Baal: Canaanite. God of rain, thunder and lightening, fertility and agricultural growth. His name means "master" or "owner."
Bacabs: Mayan. A group of four giant protective deities; upheld the sky at its cardinal points.
Bacchus: Roman. Son of Jupiter (Greek Zeus) and god of wine and intoxication. Same as the Greek god Dionysus.
Badb: Celtic (Irish). Goddess of war who took the form of a crow. She often caused confusion among soldiers to move the tide of battle to her favored side. Associated with crows and ravens, the cauldron, life, wisdom, inspiration, and enlightenment.
Baile of the Honeyed Speech: Celtic (Irish). God of Blarney, the speech valued in Irish culture. Associated with speaking and speeches, ideas and quick, clear thinking, impressing others, love magic, magic wands, and protection for lovers.
Bait: Egyptian. Goddess who watches over the soul.
Baket: Egyptian. Hawk goddess.
Balder: Norse. Son of Odin and Frigg, his name means "the Glorious." He was killed by the connivance of the trickster god Loki and mistletoe.
Banba: Celtic (Irish). One of the patron goddesses of Ireland, associated with the repelling of invaders. Initially, she could have been a goddess of war as well as a fertility goddess.
Ban-Chuideachaidh Moire: Celtic (Irish). Midwife goddess who assisted the Christian Virgin Mary with her birth. Associated with childbirth.
Ba-neb-Tetet: Egyptian. Ram-god. Since Osiris was considered dead, as god of the dead, Osiris' soul, or rather his Ba, was occasionally worshipped in its own right, almost as if it were a distinct god, especially so in the Delta city of Mendes.
Barinthus: Celtic (Wales). A sea and weather god, most likely once a Sun God.
Bast: Egyptian. Ancient solar and war goddess; protector of Lower Egypt, and consequently depicted as a fierce lioness.
Bastet: Egyptian. An ancient solar and war goddess, the protector of Lower Egypt, depicted as a fierce lioness.
Bata: Egyptian. A cow goddess, and depicted as having a human head with cow ears and horns. Associated with fertility.
Ba Xian: Chinese. Eight immortals from Taoist mythology representing youth, old age, poverty, wealth, the populace, nobility, the masculine, and the feminine. Their names are Zhang Guo-lao, Lu Dong-bin, Cao Guo-jiu, Zhong Li-quan, Li Tie-guai, Han Xian-zi, He Xian-gu, and Lan Cai-he.
Bechoil: Celtic (Irish). Possibly an early version of Dana, this goddess' legends have been lost to time.
Becuma: Celtic (Irish). Goddess of overcoming jealousy, she ruled over magic boats and had a weakness for sleeping with high kings at Tara. Became an outcast because of her behavior.
Behanzin: West African. The fish god.
Bekhkhit: Egyptian. Goddess of dawn's first light.
Bel: Celtic (Irish). Associated with heat and healing, he may have been equated with the Roman Apollo. He rules over cattle, crops and vegetation, science, fire, prosperity, hot springs, success, healing, fertility, and purification.
Belisama: Celtic. Goddess connected with lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light. Associated with the Mersey River.
Bellona: Roman. War goddess, depicted wearing a helmet and armed with a spear and a torch. Often described as the companion, sister, or wife of Mars, she is associated with the Greek Enyo.
Benten: Japanese. Goddess of love; associated with eloquence, wisdom, the arts, music, knowledge, good luck and water. Patroness of geishas, musicians, and dancers.
Berecyntia: Celtic (Irish). Earth Goddess associated with magic, fertility, and the elemental earth.
Bergelmir: Norse. An ice or frost giant who, along with his wife, were the only survivors of the flood of blood that resulted when Ymir was killed. They escaped the flood by climbing onto an ark, later becoming the progenitors of a new race of frost giants.
Bes: Egyptian. God-protector of households and in particular mothers and children; defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad.
Bes: Egyptian. Protector of households and in particular mothers and children; defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad.
Bixia Yuanjin: Chinese. Taoist goddess of childbirth, the dawn, and destiny.
Bladud: Celtic (Wales). Mythical king of the Britons, for whose existence there is little historical evidence. Depicted as a very virile male figure with flaming hair, he is associated with the sacred English hot spring known as Aquae Sulis, and also with protection, employment, and any endeavors governed by the Sun.
Blai: Celtic (Irish). A Faery Queen with a burgh of her own Drumberg. Represents a personal or mascot deity to Ossian.
Blathnat: Celtic (Irish). Her name means "like a flower"; a fertility goddess associated with roses, cow and cauldron trinities; fertility and abundance.
Blodeuwedd: Celtic (Wales). Lily maid of Celtic initiation ceremonies; a woman made from the flowers of broom, meadowsweet and the oak. Associated with initiations, flowers, lunar mysteries, and wisdom.
Boann: Celtic (Irish). Goddess of the River Boyne, associated with water magic, healing, and fertility.
Bo Dhu: Celtic (Irish). Associated with prosperity, fertility, and food abundance, she is a Black Cow goddess who helped bring fertility to barren Ireland.
Bodua: Celtic. Gaulish war goddess identical to the Irish goddess Badb. Comparable to the Roman Victoria, the Greek goddess Nike and possibly the Nordic goddess Sigyn.
Bo Find: Celtic (Irish). Goddess whose name means "white cow," she helped to bring fertility to the Irish countryside. She came from the Western Sea with her sisters, the Red Cow goddess (Bo Ruadh), and the black cow goddess (Bo Dhu). Associated with prosperity, fertility, and food abundance.
Bormanus: Celtic. One of the earliest Celtic gods, about whom little is known today; a healing deity associated with bubbling spring water.
Bo Ruadh: Celtic (Irish). "Red cow goddess," the third sister who -- along with white cow goddess (Bo Find) and black cow goddess (Bo Dhu)-- brought fertility and food abundance to Ireland.
Borvo: Celtic (Britain). God of hot springs who replaced his mother, Sirona, in this function when her story was patriarchalized. The spring he ruled had great healing powers. Possibly the same as Bo Ruadh.
Bragi: Norse. God of poetry; renowned for wisdom, fluency of speech and skill with words.
Brahma: Indian (Hindu). The self-born creator of the universe, he is the first member of the Hindu trinity.
Bran The Blessed: Celtic (Wales). Name means "Blessed Crow." A giant and king of Britain in Welsh mythology, associated with ravens. Rules over the arts, leaders, prophecy, war, writing, music, and the sun.
Branwen: Celtic (Wales). Goddess of love and beauty, lady of the lake, venus of the northern seas. Associated with beauty and love.
Breasal: Celtic (Wales). God of all Earth, his island dwelling is visible to humans only one night every seven years. Portuguese explorers who first reached South America mistakenly thought they had landed on Breasal's world and so named the land they discovered "Brazil." Associated with protection and guidance for explorers and travelers.
Bregon: Celtic (Irish). A minor Celtic figure who plays a role as either the human son of Milesius or the divine father of Bile and Ith.
Brenos: Celtic. God of war attributed to victories at Delphi and Allia.
Briant: Celtic. River goddess associated with water magic.
Brigantia: Celtic (Britain). Goddess associated with self-control and leadership, sovereignty, prosperity, and protection of one's land.
Brigit: Celtic. Associated with perpetual, sacred flames, she is the goddess of fire, healing, and fertility; the patroness of smiths.
Brihaspati: Indian. Personification of piety and religion, the chief offerer of prayers and sacrifices.
Bronach: Celtic (Irish and Scottish). A divine hag, a creatrix, and possibly an ancestral deity or deified ancestor. The word simply means 'old woman' in modern Scottish Gaelic.
The Buddha: Indian. Siddh?rtha Gautama, a spiritual teacher in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent who founded Buddhism; generally seen by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddha (Samm?sambuddha) of our age.
Buto: Egyptian. Protector-goddess associated with cobras.