List of night deities
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A night deity is a god or goddess in mythology associated with night, the night sky, or darkness. They commonly feature in polytheistic religions. The following is a list of night deities in various mythologies.
- Lords of the Night, a group of nine gods, each of whom ruled over a particular night
- Itzpapalotl - fearsome skeletal goddess of the stars
- Metztli, god or goddess of the moon, night and farmers
- Tezcatlipoca, god of the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war and strife
- Yohaulticetl, lunar goddess known as the "Lady of the Night"
- Shalim, god of dusk
- Apep, the serpent god, deification of evil and darkness
- Kuk, personification of the primordial darkness
- Nephthys, goddess of night as well as death and birth
- Asteria, goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars
- Erebus, primordial god of darkness and consort of Nyx
- Hecate, goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy
- Nyx, primordial goddess of night
- Achlys, primordial goddess of eternal night, misery and sorrow
- Artemis, goddess of the moon, hunting,and young women. associated with the night.
- Selene, goddess of the moon.
- Ratri, goddess of night
- Chandra, god of the moon
- Rahu, a celestial deity of darkness and eclipse
- Varuna (Hindu mythology)
- Breksta, goddess of twilight and dreams, who protects people from sunset to sunrise
- Nótt, female personification of night
- Nox, primordial goddess of night; equivalent to the Greek goddess Nyx
- Summanus, god of nocturnal thunder
- Diana, goddess of the moon, hunting, and the wild, equivalent to Artemis.
- Somnus, god of dreams, equivalent to Hypnus.
- Trivia, goddess of sorcery, ghosts, tombs, death, and torches, equivalent to Hecate.
- Luna, goddess of the moon, equivalent to Selene.
- Latona, an equivalent to the goddesses Leto and Asteria.
- Zorya, two guardian goddesses, representing the morning and evening stars.
- Chthonic (underworld) deities