Favorite nature deity?

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Do you still love nature, despite what it did to you?

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Cernunnos

Cernunnos is the conventional name given in Celtic studies to depictions of the "horned god" of Celtic polytheism. The name itself is only attested once, on the 1st-century Pillar of the Boatmen, but depictions of a horned or antlered figure, often ... seated cross-legged and often associated with animals and holding or wearing torcs, are known from other instances.Nothing is known about the god from literary sources, and details about his name, his cult or his significance in Celtic religion are unknown. Speculative interpretations identify him as a god of nature or fertility   more
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Gaia

In Greek mythology, Gaia was the personification of the Earth, one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, t... he Titans, and the Giants were born to her. The gods reigning over their classical pantheon were born from her union with Uranus, while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was Terra   more
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Jörð

In Norse mythology, Jörð, is a female jötunn. She is the mother of Thor and the personification of the Earth. Fjörgyn and Hlóðyn are considered to be other names for Jörð. Jörð is reckoned a goddess, like other jötnar who coupled with the gods. Jörð... 's name appears in skaldic poetry both as a poetic term for the land and in kennings for Thor   more
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Demeter

In ancient Greek religion and myth, Demeter is the goddess of the harvest, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. Her cult titles include Sito, "she of the Grain", as the giver of food or grain and Thesmophoros, "Law-Bringer," as a...  mark of the civilized existence of agricultural society.Though Demeter is often described simply as the goddess of the harvest, she presided also over the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death. She and her daughter Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries that predated the Olympian pantheon. In the Linear B Mycenean Greek tablets of circa 1400–1200 BC found at Pylos, the "two mistresses and the king" may be related with Demeter, Persephone and Poseidon. Her Roman equivalent is Ceres   more
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Veles

Veles also known as Volos is a major Slavic supernatural force of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is the opponent of the Supreme thunder-god Perun, and the battle between t... wo of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology. No direct accounts survive, but reconstructions speculate that he may directly continue aspects of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon and that he may have been imagined as serpentine, with horns, and a long beard   more
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Hegemone

Hegemone was a Greek goddess of plants, specifically making them bloom and bear fruit as they were supposed to. Her name means "mastery".According to Pausanias, Hegemone was a name given by the Athenians to one of the Graces. Auxo represented the sp... ring, and Hegemone autumn   more
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Ningal

Ningal was a goddess of reeds in the Sumerian mythology, daughter of Enki and Ningikurga and the consort of the moon god Nanna by whom she bore Utu the sun god, Inanna, and in some texts, Ishkur. She is chiefly recognised at Ur, and was probably fir... st worshipped by cow-herders in the marsh lands of southern Mesopotamia.The following Akkadian cuneiform signs were used in the spelling of the name:Divine name determinativeCuneiform NIN signCuneiform GAL sig   more
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Artemis

Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia ... Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter.In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth   more
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Herne the Hunter

In English folklore, Herne the Hunter is a ghost associated with Windsor Forest and Great Park in the English county of Berkshire. He has antlers upon his head.The first literary mention of Herne is in William Shakespeare's play, The Merry Wives of ... Windsor, though there are several theories attempting to place the origins of Herne as predating any evidence for him by connecting his appearance to pagan deities or ancient archetypes.Herne has appeared in various books, TV series and other media since his first mention by Shakespeare   more
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I don't like nature.

Fuel to the fire.
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Terra

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Tellus or Terra Mater is a goddess of the earth. Although Tellus and Terra are hardly distinguishable during the Imperial era, Tellus was the name of the original earth goddess in the religious practices of the Re... public or earlier. The scholar Varro lists Tellus as one of the di selecti, the twenty principal gods of Rome, and one of the twelve agricultural deities. She is regularly associated with Ceres in rituals pertaining to the earth and agricultural fertility.The attributes of Tellus were the cornucopia, or bunches of flowers or fruit. She was typically depicted reclining. Her male complement was a sky god such as Caelus or a form of Jupiter. A male counterpart Tellumo or Tellurus is mentioned, though rarely. Her Greek counterpart is Gaea, and among the Etruscans she was Cel. Michael Lipka has argued that the Terra Mater who appears during the reign of Augustus is a direct transferral of the Greek Ge Mater into Roman religious practice, while Tellus, whose temple was within Rome's sacred boundary, represents the original earth goddess cultivated by the state priests   more
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Iðunn

In Norse mythology, Iðunn is a goddess associated with apples and youth. Iðunn is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In bot... h sources, she is described as the wife of the skaldic god Bragi, and in the Prose Edda, also as a keeper of apples and granter of eternal youthfulness.The Prose Edda relates that Loki was once forced by the jötunn Þjazi to lure Iðunn out of Asgard and into a wood, promising her interesting apples. Þjazi, in the form of an eagle, snatches Iðunn from the wood and takes her to his home. Iðunn's absence causes the gods to grow old and grey, and they realize that Loki is responsible for her disappearance. Loki promises to return her and, in the form of a falcon, finds her alone at Þjazi's home. He turns her into a nut and takes her back to Asgard. After Þjazi finds that Iðunn is gone, he turns into an eagle and furiously chases after Loki. The gods build a pyre in Asgard and, after a sudden stop by Loki, Þjazi's feathers catch fire, he falls, and the gods kill him   more
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Porvata

In Polish mythology, Porvata is the god of the woods; he has no idol or image; and is manifest throughout the primeval forest. His sacred day is Tuesday and is connected with midsummer. He is thought to be one of the four seasonal aspects of Swaitow... id facing south and ruling over summer   more
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Asintmah

In Athabaskan mythology, Asintmah is an earth and nature goddess; the first woman on Earth.
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Pilumnus

In Roman mythology, Pilumnus was a nature deity, brother of Picumnus. He ensured children grew properly and stayed healthy. Ancient Romans made an extra bed after the birth of a child in order to ensure the help of Pilumnus. He also taught humanity ... how to grind grain. He was also sometimes identified as the husband of Danaë, and therefore the father of Danaus and the ancestor of Turnus.A ceremony to honour the deity involved driving a stake into the ground   more
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Faunus

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Faunus was the horned god of the forest, plains and fields; when he made cattle fertile he was called Inuus. He came to be equated in literature with the Greek god Pan.Faunus was one of the oldest Roman deities, k... nown as the di indigetes. According to the epic poet Virgil, he was a legendary king of the Latins who came with his people from Arcadia. His shade was consulted as a god of prophecy under the name of Fatuus, with oracles in the sacred grove of Tibur, around the well Albunea, and on the Aventine Hill in ancient Rome itself.Marcus Terentius Varro asserted that the oracular responses were given in Saturnian verse. Faunus revealed the future in dreams and voices that were communicated to those who came to sleep in his precincts, lying on the fleeces of sacrificed lambs. W. Warde Fowler suggested that Faunus is identical with Favonius, one of the Roman wind gods   more
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Zemes-mãte

Zeme, also referred to as Zemes-mãte, was a Slavic and Latvian goddess of the earth, identical to Lithuanian Žemyna. Her name means "Mother of the Earth." She had a total of seventy sisters, some related specifically to the function of fertility.
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Pomona

Pomona was a goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion and myth. Her name comes from the Latin word pomum, "fruit," specifically orchard fruit. She was said to be a wood nymph.
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Fjörgyn and Fjörgynn

In Norse mythology, the feminine Fjörgyn is described as the mother of the god Thor, son of Odin, and the masculine Fjörgynn is described as the father of the goddess Frigg, wife of Odin. Both names appear in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th ce... ntury from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. A number of theories surround the names, and they have been the subject of scholarly discourse   more
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Cybele

Cybele was an originally Anatolian mother goddess; she has a possible precursor in the earliest neolithic at Çatalhöyük where the statue of a pregnant goddess seated on a lion throne was found in a granary. She is Phrygia's only known goddess, and w... as probably its state deity. Her Phrygian cult was adopted and adapted by Greek colonists of Asia Minor and spread from there to mainland Greece and its more distant western colonies from around the 6th century BCE.In Greece, Cybele met with a mixed reception. She was partially assimilated to aspects of the Earth-goddess Gaia, her Minoan equivalent Rhea, and the Harvest-Mother goddess Demeter. Some city-states, notably Athens, evoked her as a protector, but her most celebrated Greek rites and processions show her as an essentially foreign, exotic mystery-goddess who arrives in a lion-drawn chariot to the accompaniment of wild music, wine, and a disorderly, ecstatic following. Uniquely in Greek religion, she had a transgender or eunuch mendicant priesthood. Many of her Greek cults included rites to a divine Phrygian castrate shepherd-consort Attis, who was probably a Greek invention   more
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Abu

Abu in Sumerian mythology was a minor god of plants. He was one of the eight deities born to relieve the illness of Enki. Abu means "father of plants and vegetation."Stephen Langdon has proposed that Abu may have been an early name of Tammuz, on the...  basis that Abu was identified as the consort of Inanna, and that the name Abu did not appear in texts later than the Third Dynasty of Ur   more
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Dionysus

Dionysus is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in Greek mythology. Alcohol, especially wine, played an important role in Greek culture with Dionysus being an important reaso... n for this life style. His name, thought to be a theonym in Linear B tablets as di-wo-nu-so (KH Gq 5 inscription), shows that he may have been worshipped as early as c. 1500–1100 BC by Mycenean Greeks; other traces of the Dionysian-type cult have been found in ancient Minoan Crete. His origins are uncertain, and his cults took many forms; some are described by ancient sources as Thracian, others as Greek. In some cults, he arrives from the east, as an Asiatic foreigner; in others, from Ethiopia in the South. He is a god of epiphany, "the god that comes", and his "foreignness" as an arriving outsider-god may be inherent and essential to his cults. He is a major, popular figure of Greek mythology and religion, and is included in some lists of the twelve Olympians. Dionysus was the last god to be accepted into Mt. Olympus. He was the youngest and the only one to have a mortal mother. His festivals were the driving force behind the development of Greek theatre. He is an example of a dying god   more
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Rūaumoko

In Māori mythology, Rūaumoko is the god of earthquakes, volcanoes and seasons. He is the youngest son of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.Ruaumoko Patera, named after this god, is one of many paterae on Io, one of Jupiter's moons.
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Konohanasakuya-hime

Konohanasakuya-hime, in Japanese mythology, is the blossom-princess and symbol of delicate earthly life. She is the daughter of the mountain god Ohoyamatsumi. She is often considered an avatar of Japanese life, especially since her symbol is the sak... ura. Kono-hana is also the goddess of Mount Fuji and all volcanoes.Kono-hana is the wife of the god Ninigi. She met him on the seashore and they fell in love; Ninigi asked Oho-Yama, the father of Kono-hana for her hand in marriage. Oho-Yama proposed his older daughter, Iwa-Naga, instead, but Ninigi had his heart set on Kono-hana. Oho-Yama reluctantly agreed and Ninigi and Ko-no-hana married. Because Ninigi refused Iwa-Naga, the rock-princess, human lives are said to be short and fleeting, like the sakura blossoms, instead of enduring and long lasting, like stones.Kono-hana became pregnant in just one night, causing suspicion in Ninigi. He wondered if this was the child of another kami. Kono-hana was enraged at Ninigi's accusation and entered a doorless hut, which she then set fire to, declaring that the child would not be hurt if it were truly the offspring of Ninigi   more
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Charites

In Greek mythology, a Charis or Grace is one of three or more minor goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility, together known as the Charites or Graces. The usual list, from youngest to oldest is Aglaea, Euphrosyne, and Tha... lia. In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae, the "Graces". In some variants, Charis was one of the Graces and was not the singular form of their name.The Charites were usually considered the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, though they were also said to be daughters of Dionysus and Aphrodite or of Helios and the naiad Aegle. Other possible names of their mother by Zeus are Eurydome, Eurymedousa, and Euanthe. Homer wrote that they were part of the retinue of Aphrodite. The Charites were also associated with the Greek underworld and the Eleusinian Mysteries.The river Cephissus near Delphi was sacred to them   more
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Rangi and Papa

In Māori mythology the primal couple Rangi and Papa appear in a creation myth explaining the origin of the world. In some South Island dialects, Rangi is called Raki or Rakinui.
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Ash

Ash was the ancient Egyptian god of oases, as well as the vineyards of the western Nile Delta and thus was viewed as a benign deity. Flinders Petrie in his 1923 expedition to the Saqqara found several references to Ash in Old Kingdom wine jar seals:...  "I am refreshed by this Ash" was a common inscription.In particular, he was identified by the Ancient Egyptians as the god of the Libu and Tinhu tribes, known as the "people of the oasis". Consequently Ash was known as the "lord of Libya", the western border areas occupied by the Libu and Tinhu tribes, corresponds roughly with the area of modern Libya. It is also possible that he was worshiped in Ombos, as their original chief deity.In Egyptian mythology, as god of the oases, Ash was associated with Set, who was originally god of the desert, and was seen as protector of the Sahara. The first known reference to Ash dates to the Protodynastic Period, but by the late 2nd Dynasty, his importance had grown, and he was seen as protector of the royal estates, since the related god Set, in Lower Egypt, was regarded as the patron deity of royalty itself. Ash's importance was such that he was mentioned even until the 26th Dynasty   more
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Pan

In Greek religion and mythology, Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs. His name originates within the Ancient Greek language, from the word paein, meaning "... to pasture." He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is also recognized as the god of fields, groves, and wooded glens; because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism.In Roman religion and myth, Pan's counterpart was Faunus, a nature god who was the father of Bona Dea, sometimes identified as Fauna, he was also closely associated with Sylvanus, due to his role. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Pan became a significant figure in the Romantic movement of western Europe and also in the 20th-century Neopagan movement   more
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Rhea

Rhea is the Titaness daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus, in Greek mythology and sister and wife to Cronos. In early traditions, she is known as "the mother of gods" and therefore is strongly associated with Gaia and Cybele, wh... o have similar functions. The classical Greeks saw her as the mother of the Olympian goddesses and gods, but not as an Olympian goddess in her own right. The Romans identified her with Magna Mater, and the Goddess Ops   more
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Horae

In Greek mythology the Horae or Hours were the goddesses of the seasons and the natural portions of time. They were originally the personifications of nature in its different seasonal aspects, but in later times they were regarded as goddesses of or... der in general and natural justice. "They bring and bestow ripeness, they come and go in accordance with the firm law of the periodicities of nature and of life", Karl Kerenyi observed: "Hora means 'the correct moment'." Traditionally, they guarded the gates of Olympus, promoted the fertility of the earth, and rallied the stars and constellations.The course of the seasons was also symbolically described as the dance of the Horae, and they were accordingly given the attributes of spring flowers, fragrance and graceful freshness. For example, in Hesiod's Works and Days, the fair-haired Horai, together with the Charites and Peitho crown Pandora—she of "all gifts"—with garlands of flowers   more
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Antheia

Antheia was one of the Charites, or Graces, of Greek mythology and was the goddess of flowers and flowery wreaths. She was depicted in Athenian vase painting as one of the attendants of Aphrodite.Her name which is derived from the ancient Greek word...  ανθος anthos means 'flower' or 'blossom'. Her symbols are gold colored items. She was known to the Romans as Anthea. Her center of worship was on the island of Crete. The name Antheia was also given to Hera and connected to the Horae, under which she had a temple at Argos. It was also an epithet of Aphrodite at Knossos. She was the goddess of vegetation, gardens, blossoms, especially worshipped in spring and near lowlands and marshlands, favorable to the growth of vegetation. She was also the goddess of human love.Antheia is also the Greek name of Ancient Sozopolis in modern Bulgaria, and another Antheia was a village which was later adopted into Patras around 1000 BC   more
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Emesh

Emesh is a Sumerian god of vegetation. He was created, alongside the god Enten, at the wish of Enlil to take responsibility on earth for woods, fields, sheep folds, and stables. He is identified with the abundance of the earth and with summer.
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Ops

In ancient Roman religion, Ops or Opis, was a fertility deity and earth-goddess of Sabine origin.
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Ninsar

In Sumerian mythology, Ninsar is the goddess of plants.Daughter of Ninhursag and Enki. Mother of Ninkurra by EnkiAlso known as Ninki, Ninmah, Ninmu, Nin-shar
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Ningikuga

Ningikuga in Sumerian mythology was a goddess of reeds and marshes. She was one of the consorts of Enki, by whom she became the mother of Ningal, and the daughter of An and Nammu.
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Grand Bois

In Haitian Vodou, Grand Bois is an elemental, nature-oriented loa closely associated with trees, plants and herbs. Offerings to him include leaves and herbs, honey, and spiced rum. As a Petro Loa and Loa of the wilderness he can be fierce and unpred... ictable in some aspects.Grand Bois, Maitre Carrefour, and Baron Cimetière form the Triad of Magicians. They represent the journey of life: Grand Bois represents the rich earth that you spring from and the dark woods you stumble through, Maitre Carrefour represents the various roads and paths you choose to travel on, and Baron Cimitère represents the end of the trip.Grand Bois is represented by Saint Sebastian as his Catholic counterpart. His colours are commonly shades of green   more
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Porewit

Porewit is the West Slavic deity in Wendish mythology revered in the town of Charenza on Rugia.Porewit was the second of the three gods, revered in Charenza, along with Rugiewit and Porenut. A wooden idol of the Porewit stood in the temple, which wa... s dedicated to him. Porewit was depicted with five heads and without arms   more
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Ua-Ildak

Ua-Ildak is, in ancient Mesopotamian religion, a goddess responsible for pastures and poplar trees.
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Flora

In Roman mythology, Flora was a goddess of flowers and the season of spring, a symbol for nature and flowers. While she was otherwise a relatively minor figure in Roman mythology, being one among several fertility goddesses, her association with the...  spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime   more
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Ēostre

Ēostre or Ostara is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name, is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Ēostre is attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work The Reckoning of Time, where Bede states that during Ēos... turmōnaþ, pagan Anglo-Saxons had held feasts in Eostre's honor, but that this tradition had died out by his time, replaced by the Christian Paschal month, a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.By way of linguistic reconstruction, the matter of a goddess called *Austrō in the Proto-Germanic language has been examined in detail since the foundation of Germanic philology in the 19th century by scholar Jacob Grimm and others. As the Germanic languages descend from Proto-Indo-European, linguists have traced the name to a Proto-Indo-European goddess of the dawn *H₂ewsṓs, from which descends the Common Germanic divinity from whom Ēostre and Ostara are held to descend. Scholars have linked the goddess' name to a variety of Germanic personal names, a series of location names in England, over 150 2nd century BCE matronae Austriahenae – inscriptions discovered in Germany, and have debated whether or not Eostre is an invention of Bede's   more
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Berstuk

Berstuk is the evil god of the forest in Wendish mythology.
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Nerthus

In Germanic paganism, Nerthus is a goddess associated with fertility. Nerthus is attested by Tacitus, the first century AD Roman historian, in his ethnographic work Germania.In Germania, Tacitus records that the remote Suebi tribes were united by th... eir veneration of the goddess at his time of writing and maintained a sacred grove on an island and that a holy cart rests there draped with cloth, which only a priest may touch. The priests feel her presence by the cart, and, with deep reverence, attend her cart, which is drawn by heifers. Everywhere the goddess then deigns to visit, she is met with celebration, hospitality, and peace. All iron objects are locked away, and no one will leave for war. When the goddess has had her fill she is returned to her temple by the priests. Tacitus adds that the goddess, the cart, and the cloth are then washed by slaves in a secluded lake. The slaves are then drowned.The name Nerthus is generally held to be a Latinized form of Proto-Germanic *Nerþuz, which is the Proto-Germanic precursor to the Old Norse deity name Njörðr, who is a male deity in works recorded in the 13th century   more
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Jarilo

Jarilo, alternatively Yarilo, Iarilo, or Gerovit, is a Slavic god of vegetation, fertility and springtime.The Slavic root jar or yar means spring or summer.
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Nei Tituaabine

Nei Tituaabine, is a red-skinned maiden in Micronesian mythology, specifically in Kiribati.She fell in love with the giant red-skinned chief, Auriaria, but they had no children. After her death, three trees grew from her grave: a coconut from her he... ad, a pandanus from her heels and an almond from her navel. She became a tree goddess   more
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Ceres

In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. She was originally the central deity in Rome's so-called plebeian or Aventine Triad, then was paired with her daughter Proserpina in wh... at Romans described as "the Greek rites of Ceres". Her seven-day April festival of Cerealia included the popular Ludi Ceriales. She was also honoured in the May lustration of fields at the Ambarvalia festival, at harvest-time, and during Roman marriages and funeral rites.Ceres is the only one of Rome's many agricultural deities to be listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature   more
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Diana

In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals. She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, though she had an ind... ependent origin in Italy. Diana was worshipped in ancient Roman religion and is revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Dianic Wicca, a largely feminist form of the practice, is named for her. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Diana, Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry.Oak groves were especially sacred to her. According to mythology, Diana was born with her twin brother Apollo on the island of Delos, daughter of Jupiter and Latona. Diana made up a triad with two other Roman deities: Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god   more
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Fufluns

In Etruscan mythology, Fufluns was a god of plant life, happiness, wine, health and growth in all things. He is the son of Semla. He was worshipped at Populonia.He was adopted by the Romans but was quickly replaced with other Italic gods of fertilit... y   more
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Feronia

In ancient Roman religion, Feronia was a goddess associated with wildlife, fertility, health and abundance. She was especially honored among plebians and freedmen. Her festival, the Feroniae, was November 13, Ides of November, during the Ludi Plebei... i, in conjunction with Fortuna Primigenia; both were goddesses of Praeneste   more
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Druantia

Druantia is a hypothetical Gallic tree goddess proposed by Robert Graves in his study The White Goddess.In Neopaganism, Druantia is an archetype of the eternal mother as seen in the evergreen boughs. Her name is believed to be derived from the Celti... c word for oak trees, "drus" or "deru". She is known as "Queen of the Druids". She is a goddess of fertility for both plants & humans, ruling over sexual activities & passion. She also rules protection, trees, protection of trees, knowledge, creativity   more
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Nantosuelta

In Gaulish religion, Nantosuelta was a goddess of nature, the earth, fire, and fertility. The Mediomatrici depicted her in art as holding a model house or dovecote on a pole. Other likely depictions show her with a pot or bee hive. Nantosuelta is at... tested by statues, and by inscriptions. She was sometimes paired with Sucellus   more
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Sucellus

In ancient Celtic religion, Sucellus or Sucellos was a god depicted in Gallo-Roman art as carrying a hammer or mallet and also a bowl or barrel. He has been associated with agriculture or wine production.
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Twelve Deities of Flowers

Qu Yuan, God of the Orchid. Lin Bu, God of the Plum Blossom. Pi Rixui, God of the Peach Blossom. Ouyang Xiu, God of the Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa). Su Dongpo, God of the Peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall). Jiang Yan, God of the Pomegranate. Zhou Duny... i, God of the Lotus. Yan Wanli, God of the Crape Myrtle Flower. Hong Shi, God of the Osmanthus. Fan Cheng, God of the Hibiscus. Tao Qian, God of the Chrysanthemum. Gao Sisun, God of the Paperwhite   more
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Yum Kaax

Yum Kaax is a Yucatek name for the god of the wild vegetation and guardian of its animals.In the past, this character has wrongly been described as an agricultural deity, or even as the Maya maize god, which has become a popular and still existing m... isconception. In ethnographic reality, Yum Kaax is a god of wild plants and of animals that are important to hunters. As such, he grants protection of the fields against the incursions of the wild nature he himself represents. For the same reason, his name is invoked by traditional farmers, who present him with the first fruits of their fields, carved out from the forest.This type of deity is also found among indigenous peoples of North America. Invoked by hunters, he is owner of all the game. He can appear to hunters in an instant, and possesses songs that will warrant a hunter success, and allow his arrows to come back to him   more
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Silvanus

Silvanus was a Roman tutelary deity of woods and fields. As protector of forests, he especially presided over plantations and delighted in trees growing wild. He is also described as a god watching over the fields and husbandmen, protecting in parti... cular the boundaries of fields. The similarly named Etruscan deity Selvans may be a borrowing of Silvanus, or not even related in origin.Silvanus is described as the divinity protecting the flocks of cattle, warding off wolves, and promoting their fertility. Dolabella, a rural engineer of whom only a few pages are known, states that Silvanus was the first to set up stones to mark the limits of fields, and that every estate had three Silvani:a Silvanus domesticusa Silvanus agrestis, who was worshipped by shepherds, anda Silvanus orientalis, that is, the god presiding over the point at which an estate begins.Hence Silvani were often referred to in the plural   more
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Damu

Damu is a god of vegetation and rebirth in Sumerian mythology.
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Mielikki

Mielikki is the Finnish goddess of forests and the hunt. She is referred to in various tales as either the wife or the daughter-in-law of Tapio, and the mother of Nyyrikki. She is said to have played a central role in the creation of the bear.In the...  Kalevala, the Finnish national epic based on Karelian folklore, the hero Lemminkäinen offers her and Tapio prayers, gold and silver so he can catch the Hiisi elk. In another passage, Mielikki is asked to protect cattle grazing in the forest. In a country where the forest was central to providing food through hunting, gathering and cattle grazing, it was thought very important to stay on her good side. She is also offered prayers by those who hunt small game and those who gather mushrooms and berries.Mielikki is known as a skillful healer who heals the paws of animals who have escaped traps, helps chicks that have fallen from their nests and treats the wounds of wood grouses after their mating displays. She knows well the healing herbs and will also help humans if they know well enough to ask her for it. Her name is derived from the old Finnish word mielu which means luck   more
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Pachamama

Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. She causes earthquakes and is typically ... in the form of a dragon. She is also an ever present and independent deity who has her own self-sufficient and creative power to sustain life on this earth. Pachamama is the wife of Pacha Kamaq and her children are Inti, the sun god, and Killa, the moon goddess. In Quechua cosmology, these are the four organizing principles of nature based on water, earth, sun, and moon. Llamas as well as burned, elaborate miniature garments are sacrificed to her. After the conquest by Spain, which forced conversion to Roman Catholicism, the figure of the Virgin Mary became united with that of the Pachamama for many of the indigenous people. In pre-Hispanic literature, Pachamama is seen as a cruel goddess eager to collect her sacrifices. As Peru began to form into a nation, however, Pachamama began to be–and to this day is–perceived as being benevolent and giving. She is also seen as nature itself   more
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Aranyani

In Hinduism, Aranyani is a goddess of the forests and the animals that dwell within them.Aranyani has the distinction of having one of the most descriptive hymns in the Rigveda dedicated to her, in which she is described as being elusive, fond of qu... iet glades in the jungle, and fearless of remote places. In the hymn, the supplicant entreats her to explain how she wanders so far from the fringe of civilization without becoming afraid or lonely. She wears anklets with bells, and though seldom seen, she can be heard by the tinkling of her anklets. She is also described as a dancer. Her ability to feed both man and animals though she 'tills no lands' is what the supplicant finds most marvellous. The hymn is repeated in Taittiriya Brahmana and interpreted by the commentator of that work.Aranyani bears resemblance to later day forest deities like Bonobibi in Bengal and Vana Durga. Her worship has declined in modern day Hinduism, and it is rare to find a temple dedicated to Aranyani   more
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Kishar

In the Akkadian epic Enuma Elish, Kishar is the daughter of Lahmu and Lahamu, the first children of Tiamat and Abzu. She is the female principle, sister and wife of Anshar, the male principle, and the mother of Anu. Kishar may represent the earth as...  a counterpart to Anshar, the sky, and can be seen as an earth mother goddess.Kishar appears only once in Enuma Elish, in the opening lines of the epic, and then disappears from the remainder of the story. She appears only occasionally in other first millennium BCE texts, where she can be equated with the goddess Antu   more
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Ninhursag

In Sumerian mythology, Ninhursag or Ninkharsag was a mother goddess of the mountains, and one of the seven great deities of Sumer. She is principally a fertility goddess. Temple hymn sources identify her as the 'true and great lady of heaven' and ki... ngs of Sumer were 'nourished by Ninhursag's milk'. Her hair is sometimes depicted in an omega shape, and she at times wears a horned head-dress and tiered skirt, often with bow cases at her shoulders, and not infrequently carries a mace or baton surmounted by an omega motif or a derivation, sometimes accompanied by a lion cub on a leash. She is the tutelary deity to several Sumerian leaders   more
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Aja

African patron of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers.
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Dhat-Badan

The nature goddess of ancient Yemen and Ethiopia. She was the goddess of the oasis and was worshipped at tree-circled pools throughout the region.
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Xochipilli

Xochipilli was the god of art, games, beauty, dance, flowers, and song in Aztec mythology. His name contains the Nahuatl words xochitl and pilli, and hence means "flower prince". As the patron of writing and painting, he was called Chicomexochitl th... e "Seven-flower", but he could also be referred to as Macuilxochitl "Five-flower". His wife was the human girl Mayahuel, and his twin sister was Xochiquetzal. As one of the gods responsible for fertility and agricultural produce, he was also associated with Tlaloc, and Cinteotl. Xochipilli corresponds to the Tonsured Maize God among the Classic Mayas.Xochipilli was also the patron of both homosexuals and male prostitutes, a role possibly resulting from his being absorbed from the Toltec civilisation He among other gods was depicted wearing a talisman known as an oyohualli which was a pendant shaped as a teardrop crafted out of mother-of-pearl   more
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Xochiquetzal

In Aztec mythology, Xochiquetzal, also called Ichpochtli Classical Nahuatl: Ichpōchtli, meaning "maiden", was a goddess associated with concepts of fertility, beauty, and female sexual power, serving as a protector of young mothers and a patroness o... f pregnancy, childbirth, and the crafts practised by women such as weaving and embroidery. In pre-Hispanic Maya culture, a similar figure is Goddess I   more
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Medeina

Medeina or Medeinė, often treated as synonymous to Žvorūnė or Žvorūna, is one of the main deities in the Lithuanian mythology, and is similar to Latvian Meža Māte. She is a ruler of forests, trees and animals. Her sacred animal is a hare.A Slavic tr... anscription of John Malalas' Chronicle mentioned Žvorūna and three other gods. The Hypatian Codex, describing events of 1252, mentioned pagan gods still worshiped by King Mindaugas. The Codex mentioned Medeina and an unnamed hare goddess. There is an academic discussion whether Medeina is the name of hare goddess mentioned in the Codex or those two are independent deities. As part of the official pantheon, Medeina represented military interest of warriors and later was replaced by Žemyna, goddess of earth representing agricultural interest of peasants. In the 15th century, Jan Długosz compared Medeina with Roman goddess Diana. She was also mentioned by Jan Łasicki, Mikalojus Daukša, and in the Bychowiec Chronicle.According to research by Algirdas Julius Greimas, Medeina is single, unwilling to get married, though voluptuous and beautiful huntress. She is depicted as a young woman and a she-wolf with an escort of wolves   more
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Abnoba

Gaulish goddess associated with forests and rivers.
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Artio

Artio was a Celtic bear goddess. Evidence of her worship has notably been found at Bern. Her name is derived from the Celtic word for "bear", artos.
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Arduinna

In Celtic mythology, Arduinna was the eponymous goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar. Her cult originated in what is today known as Ardennes, a region of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. She was later ass... imilated into the Gallo-Roman mythology of goddess Diana   more
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heil74 says2015-07-06T22:07:39.4596609-05:00
Nudity=spam
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:21:47.9492067-05:00
This poll is offensive, you didn't add the flying spaghetti monster
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T22:23:19.4215689-05:00
How'd that talk with Max go?
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:29:42.3745301-05:00
I forgot to ask him PetersFemaleSupremasmith
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T22:30:47.6242326-05:00
Triangle.128k: You should go ask him right now, he's online, especially considering you clearly still have a problem. That was very clever by the way, and I will commend you for it.
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:32:55.3789673-05:00
Okay, i'll do that
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T22:33:32.6612077-05:00
Triangle.128k: Great, but that's also what you said yesterday.
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:36:04.7173810-05:00
I just sent him the message.
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:36:35.0751756-05:00
And why didn't you add the flying spaghetti monster to this list?
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T22:38:02.0613332-05:00
Triangle.128k: He's not a nature deity because that would be like saying the Christian God is a nature deity.
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:42:21.5810658-05:00
But FSM is the deity of everything,
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T22:42:45.9932552-05:00
Triangle.128k: Just keep telling yourself that.
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:50:45.3353336-05:00
Airmax stated neither is allowed if you're creating polls or content purely for the intent of racism/sexism so,
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:51:17.0164865-05:00
Common logic: 1
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:51:37.6888842-05:00
PetersSmith: 0
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T22:51:55.1164195-05:00
Triangle.128k: And is that what I've been doing?
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:55:06.4186072-05:00
But you said racism isn't allowed on the site and sexism is so,
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:55:16.4894936-05:00
Common Sense: 2
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:55:28.2843205-05:00
PetersSmith: 0
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T22:56:01.3309592-05:00
Triangle.128k: Really? When did I say that?
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:58:56.6005282-05:00
Remember when you were being sexist and you said racism isn't allowed on DDO on one of your polls?
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T22:59:26.2752991-05:00
Then you said if I have a problem that I should complain to airmax?
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T23:01:12.0709344-05:00
Triangle.128k: Yes I do remember saying that racism isn't allowed, airmax said it as well. You also complained and airmax gave you an answer. I'm not banned yet, so I clearly wasn't doing anything wrong. Open sexism, such as if someone made a poll that was purely sexist, is also not allowed. I made that "female superiority" statement in a poll that was admiring the greatest men in history. Does that seem like ban-worthy sexism to you?
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T23:04:38.0218713-05:00
But airmax told me that open racism is allowed. So I could easily state "asians are clearly superior to whites" in a poll related to affirmitive action. (I don't believe they are, I just used an example.)
PetersSmith says2015-07-06T23:05:52.2933391-05:00
Triangle.128k: If you are expressing your beliefs, I guess so, but a poll dedicated to how inferior whites are and how superior whites are aren't allowed. I don't necessarily agree with that, but what airmax says goes I guess.
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T23:14:06.6452557-05:00
I win
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T23:14:18.1424557-05:00
Common Sense: 3
triangle.128k says2015-07-06T23:14:30.4343076-05:00
PetersSmith: 0

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