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knowledge deity is a deity in mythology associated with knowledge, wisdom, or intelligence.
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 ]
Wenchang Wang, god of literature and scholarship.
文殊菩萨, god of wisdom
Confucius, sage of education
Laozi, god of wisdom
Lü Dongbin, patron of scholars
Bao Zheng, star of scholars Dou Kui, god of examination achievements
Guan Yu, god of military scholars Ju Qi, god of essay/scholar paper being accepted at exams
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.
Isis, goddess of wisdom, magic, health and marriage.
Serapis, god of knowledge and education.
Etruscan mythology [ edit ]
Greek mythology [ edit ]
Aidos, goddess of the Moral Sense and teaching right and wrong choices
Apollo, Olympian god of light, music, poetry, knowledge, and the sun.
Arachne, goddess of spiders, crafts & weaving.
Athena, Olympian goddess of wisdom, warfare, civilization, strength, strategy, crafts, and justice.
Coeus, Titan, god of intellect, grandfather of Apollo.
Eidyia, an Oceanid, sometimes sources call her "the goddess of knowledge".
Metis, Oceanid of wisdom, wise counsel and cunning, skill, and crafts.
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)
Theseus, god of Justice and Wisdom.
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 wealth.
Vidyadevis, the sixteen knowledge-goddesses of Jainism
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.
Bekki, Ticketian goddess of writing, learning, and the base of all knowledge yet unknown.
Norse mythology [ edit ]
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.
Persian mythology [ edit ]
Anahita, goddess of 'the Waters' ( Aban) - fertility, healing and wisdom.
Polynesian mythology [ edit ]
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.
Turco-Mongol mythology [ edit ]
Mergen - Turkic deity of abundance and wisdom. Mergen symbolizes the intelligence and thought.
References [ edit ]