This is an index to polytheistic deities of the different religions, cultures and mythologies of the world, listed by type and by region. This is not a list of names or epithets of gods in modern monotheistic religions, for which see "Names of God". For deified individuals see "List of people who have been considered deities", "Apotheosis" and "Imperial cult". For deities whose cult is fictional see "List of deities in fiction".
By cultural sphere
Near East and North Africa
, lord of the dead. His green skin symbolizes rebirth
Central / Northern Asia
India / South Asia
The image illustrates the Hindu belief that each part of the cow
embodies a particular deity
Contemporary poster of a Mami Wata
, "serpent priestess" painted by German (Hamburg
) artist Schleisinger, ca. 1926, displayed in shrines as a popular image of Mami Wata in Africa and in the Diaspora.
- ^ Jell-Bahlsen 1997, p. 105
- ^ Chesi 1997, p. 255)