List of knowledge deities
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- 1 African mythology
- 2 Armenian mythology
- 3 Caribbean mythology
- 4 Celtic mythology
- 5 Chinese mythology
- 6 Egyptian mythology
- 7 Etruscan mythology
- 8 Gnostic mythology
- 9 Greek mythology
- 10 Hindu mythology
- 11 Hittite mythology
- 12 Japanese mythology
- 13 Mesopotamian mythology
- 14 Muisca mythology
- 15 Norse mythology
- 16 Persian mythology
- 17 Polynesian mythology
- 18 Roman mythology
- 19 Slavic mythology
- 20 Turco-Mongol mythology
- 21 References
- Anansi, the spider trickster and spirit of all stories, best known from Akan and Ashanti folklore; according to some tales, also creator of the sun, moon and stars, and teacher of agriculture to humans.
- Orunmila, god of wisdom, knowledge, and divination.
- Tir, the god of written language, schooling, rhetoric, wisdom, and the arts.
- Papa Legba, loa of speech, communication, understanding, and guardian of the crossroads.
- 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.
- Brighid, a triple deity of poetry, healing, and smithing.
- 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.
- Isis, goddess of wisdom, magic, health and marriage.
- Serapis, god of fertility, healing and the afterlife.
- Minerva, goddess of wisdom.
- Sophia, feminine personification of divine wisdom.
- Apollo, Olympian god of light, music, poetry, knowledge, and the sun.
- Athena, Olympian goddess of wisdom, architecture, art, war strategy, and civilization
- Coeus, Titan of intellect.
- Hephaestus, Olympian god of inventing and fire.
- Hermes, Olympian psychopomp and god of wisdom, heraldry, trickery, omens, language, education, thievery, luck, rustic poetry, animal fables, trade, travel, and athletics
- Metis, Oceanid of wisdom and wise counsel.
- Muses, personifications of knowledge, wisdom and the arts.
- Prometheus, Titan of forethought.
- Phoebe, Titan of prophecy.
- Hecate, goddess of sorcery, magic, witchcraft, necromancy, ghosts, prophecy, fire, light, crossroads, darkness, night, the moon, wilderness, and dogs.
- Helios, the “all-seeing”, god of the sun.
- Ganesha, god of intellect and wisdom
- Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, creativity and speech
- Brihaspati, Guru of the gods, bestower of knowledge and eloquence
- Shukra, Guru of the demons, bestower of knowledge
- Dakshinamurthy, aspect of the god Shiva as a guru and bestower of knowledge
- Hayagriva, god of knowledge and wisdom.
- Brahma, god of creativity and wisdom.
- Gayatri, goddess of knowledge and hindu scriptures.
- Savitri, goddess of wisdom.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bochica, messenger god of knowledge.
- Tīwaz/Týr, "Týr, 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.
- Kvasir, god of wisdom and poetry.
- Bragi, god of knowledge, poetry, and music.
- Anahita, goddess of 'the Waters' (Aban) - fertility, healing and wisdom.
- Ahura Mazda, Zoroastrian god of light, benevolence, creation, truth, and perfect wisdom.
- Chista, goddess of wisdom and knowledge, she leads the mortals to the right way in life and the afterlife; she is also the goddess of religion in Zoroastrian mythology.
- 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.
- Gamayun, symbol of knowledge and wisdom.
- Mergen, Turkic deity of abundance and wisdom. Mergen symbolizes intelligence and thought.