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Enlil
(Sumerian) A central figure in the mythos, child by one tradition of An, by another of Enki (II) and father to many divinities, including Iskur, Inanna, Nergal, and Utu among others. His vitality and majesty is of such strength that it is unedurable to all,...
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Donn
(lord, master). Irish A God of the underworld, and of the dead. Associated territorially with western Munster. The Romans recognized him as an aspect of their own Dis Pater. Expectedly enough from his attributes, He is a silent and solitary figure, unusual...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Lilu, Lilitu, and Ardat-Lili
(Sumerian) Not divinities as such, this trio of closely related demons inhabited the desert wastes, and functioned largely in terms of sexual and fertility aberation. Lilu and Lilitu were male and female equivalents of each other, and were regarded as...
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Taliesin
(radiant-brow). Welsh. A semi-mythical figure whose life has become deeply intertwined with the Divinities of the Celts. He apparently lived in the 6th century CE, and was regarded as the premier bard, or poet of his or any other time. A book of his work...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Ninhursaga
(Sumerian) A Mother-Goddess, one of several in Sumerian mythology. She is regarded as the mother of many divinities by Enlil, who further extends His line by incestuous unions with their daughters. Her name means "Lady of the Mountains."...
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Hod & Netzach
Just as the previous pairs of Sephiroth, (Binah - Chokmah, Chessed - Gedulah), needed to be explained together to be fully understood, (Binah depends on that of Chokmah, and Chessed relies on Geburah, visa versa), so it is with Hod and Netzach. Hod is form...
Magick >> Qabalah
The Penates
A group of household Divinities, Guardians of a particular House and Family. They had special patronage over the hearth and kitchen, and the head of each household served as their priest....
Deities & Heros >> Roman

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