Laverna
In Roman mythology, Laverna was a goddess of thieves, cheats and the underworld. She was propitiated by libations poured with the left hand. The poet Horace and the playwright Plautus call her a godde...
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Nanabozho
In Anishinaabe mythology, particularly among the Ojibwa, Nanabozho [nɐˌnɐbʊˈʒʊ] also known as Nanabush is a spirit, and figures prominently in their storytelling, including the story of the world's cr...
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Manannán mac Lir
Manannán mac Lir—also known simply as Manannán or Manann—is a sea deity in Irish mythology. 'Mac Lir' means "son of the sea". As well as being a sea god, he is also seen as a psychopomp and is associa...
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Loki
In Norse mythology, Loki (/ˈloʊki/), Loptr, or Hveðrungr is a god or jötunn (or both). Loki is the son of Fárbauti and Laufey, and the brother of Helblindi and Býleistr. By the jötunn Angrboða, Loki i...
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Daucina
In Fijian mythology (Fiji), Daucina ("torchbearer") is the great god of seafaring Fiji. When Daucina was a toddler, he was only quiet when looking at a lamp. His mother tied fiery reeds to his head s...
Maya Hero Twins
The Maya Hero Twins are the central figures of a narrative included within the colonial K'iche' document called Popol Vuh, and constituting the oldest Maya myth to have been preserved in its entirety....
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Hermes
Hermes (/ˈhɜrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods.Hermes is a god of transitions and bou...
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Anansi
Anansi (/əˈnɑːnsi/ ə-NAHN-see) is a West African god. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characte...
Sun Wukong
Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a main character in the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Sun Wukong is also found in many later stories and adaptations. In the novel, he is a...
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Coyote in mythology
Coyote is a mythological character common to many cultures of the indigenous peoples of North America, based on the coyote (Canis latrans) animal. This character is usually male and is generally anth...
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Ārohirohi
In Māori mythology, Ārohirohi is the goddess of mirages and shimmering heat and is the wife of Tama-nui-te-rā (the Sun). She created Mārikoriko, the first woman, from a mirage and then asked Paoro (E...
Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto
Ame-no-Uzume-no-mikoto (天宇受売命, 天鈿女命) is the goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry in the Shinto religion of Japan, and the wife of fellow-god Sarutahiko Ōkami. She famously relates to the tale of th...
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Anrita
In Hindu mythology, Anrita is falsehood, son of Adharma (unrighteousness or vice), married to Nikriti (immorality). They had two sons, Bhaya (fear) and Naraka (hell), and twin daughters, Máya (deceit)...
Kokopelli
Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in ...
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Azeban
Azeban is a lower-level trickster spirit in Abenaki mythology. The traditional homeland of the Abenaki is Wobanakik (Place of the Dawn), what is now called Northern New England and Southern Quebec. A...
Apate (deity)
In the religion of Ancient Greece, Apate was the personification of deceit. Her mother was Nyx, the personification of night. Her Roman equivalent was Fraus (i.e. "fraud").Her siblings were Geras, th...
San Martin Txiki
San Martin Txiki ("Little Saint Martin") is the Trickster figure from Basque mythology. "Txiki" (pronounced "cheeky") means "little" in an affectionate sense. San Martin is often called simply "Martin...
Lugh
Lugh or Lug (/luɣ/; modern Irish: Lú /lu:/) is an Irish deity represented in mythological texts as a hero and High King of the distant past. He is known by the epithets Lámhfhada (pronounced /'la:wad̪...
Huehuecoyotl
In Aztec mythology, Huehuecóyotl /weːweˈkojoːt͡ɬ/ (from huēhueh /ˈweːweʔ/ "very old" (literally, "old old") and coyōtl /ˈkojoːt͡ɬ/ "coyote" in Nahuatl) is the auspicious god of music, dance, mischief...
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Mercury (mythology)
Mercury (/ˈmɜrkjʉri/; Latin: Mercurius  listen ) is a major Roman god, being one of the Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon. He is the patron god of financial gain, commerce, elo...
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Wisakedjak
Wisakedjak (Wìsakedjàk in Algonquin, Wīhsakecāhkw in Cree and Wiisagejaak in Oji-cree) is the Crane Manitou found in northern Algonquian and Dene storytelling, similar to the trickster god Nanabozho ...
Crow (Australian Aboriginal mythology)
In Australian Aboriginal mythology, Crow is a trickster, culture hero and ancestral being. In the Kulin nation in central Victoria he was known as Waa (also Wahn or Waang) and was regarded as one of t...
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Coyote (Navajo mythology)
Coyote (Navajo: mąʼii) is an irresponsible and trouble-making character and he is one of the most important and revered characters in Navajo mythology. Even though Tó Neinilii is the Navajo god of...
Kutkh
Kutkh (also Kutkha, Kootkha, Kutq Kutcha and other variants, Russian: Кутх), is a Raven spirit traditionally revered in various forms by various indigenous peoples of the Russian Far East. Kutkh a...
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Cultural depictions of ravens
There are many references to ravens in legends and literature. Most of these refer to the widespread common raven. Because of its black plumage, croaking call, and diet of carrion, the raven has long ...
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Bamapana
In Australian Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Murngin), Bamapana is a trickster god who causes discord. He is obscene and profane and once committed incest, thus breaking a strict taboo.