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knowledge deity is a deity in mythology associated with knowledge, wisdom, or intelligence.
Aztec mythology [ edit ]
Celtic mythology [ edit ]
Ogma, a figure from Irish and Scottish mythology, said to have invented the Ogham alphabet
Lugh, a figure from Irish mythology, said to be skilled in all arts.
Chinese mythology [ edit ]
Egyptian mythology [ edit ]
Neith, goddess sometimes associated with wisdom.
Thoth, originally a moon deity, later became god of wisdom and scribe of the gods.
Sia, the deification of wisdom.
Seshat, goddess of wisdom, knowledge and writing. Scribe of the gods. Credited with the invention of writing and the alphabet. Later demoted in pantheon of Egyptian deities to consort of Thoth. [1 ]
Isis, goddess of wisdom, magic,health and marriage
Etruscan mythology [ edit ]
Greek mythology [ edit ]
Apollo, Olympian god of light, music, poetry, knowledge, and the sun.
Athena, Olympian goddess of wisdom, warfare, civilization, strength, strategy, crafts, and justice.
Coeus, Titan, god of intellect, grandfather of Apollo.
Eidyia, an Oce anid, sometimes sources call her "the goddess of knowledge".
Metis, Oceanid of wisdom, wise counsel and cunning, skill, and crafts, mother of Athena.
Muses, personification of knowledge and the arts
Prometheus, he is said to be the god of forethought, the god of intelligence, a trickster, and as a champion of humanity, because he stole fire from Hephaestus, and brought it to mortals (for which he suffered great consequences)
Hindu mythology [ edit ]
, the Hindu god of knowledge and wisdom
Saraswati, goddess of knowledge and all literary arts including music, literature and speech.
Ganesha, god of intellect and wisdom.
Lakshmi, goddess of knowledge and wealth.
Hittite mythology [ edit ]
Japanese mythology [ edit ]
Fukurokuju, god of wisdom and longevity.
Kuebiko, scarecrow god of wisdom and agriculture.
Omoikane, Shinto god of wisdom and intelligence.
Tenjin, god of scholarship.
Benzaiten, a Japanese form of Saraswati, goddess of everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension, knowledge
Mesopotamian mythology [ edit ]
Al-Kutbay, Nabataean, god of knowledge, commerce, writing, and prophecy.
Enki, god of intelligence, crafts, mischief, water and creation.
Nabu, Babylonian god of wisdom and writing.
Nidaba, Sumerian goddess of writing, learning, and the harvest.
Norse mythology [ edit ]
Tiwaz/ Tyr, "Tyr, known for his great wisdom and courage".
Odin, the ruler of Asgard, who sacrificed his eye and was hung for nine days from the world tree Yggdrasil in order to gain the wisdom of the ages.
Mímir, a god renowned for his knowledge and wisdom; Odin is advised by his severed head.
Sága, goddess of wisdom.
Vör, goddess associated with wisdom.
Snotra, goddess associated with wisdom.
Gefjon, goddess of knowledge,chastity and agriculture.
Persian mythology [ edit ]
Anahita, goddess of 'the Waters' ( Aban) - fertility, healing and wisdom.
Polynesian mythology [ edit ]
Anulap, god of magic and knowledge.
Roman mythology [ edit ]
Egeria, water nymph who gives wisdom and prophecy in return for libations of water or milk at her sacred grove.
Fabulinus, the god who teaches children to speak.
Minerva, goddess of wisdom and the Roman equivalent of Athena.
Apollo, Greco-Roman god of light, knowledge, intellect, and the sun.
Providentia, goddess of forethought.
Slavic mythology [ edit ]
Gamayun - symbol of knowledge and wisdom.
Yoruba mythology [ edit ]
Orunmila, African god of widom, divination, destiny, and foresight.
References [ edit ]
^ Russel, Jesse; Cohn, Ronald. "Seshat." Book on Demand, 2012