Tyr is a one-handed Warrior-god from Norse mythology.
Archive for April, 2009
Mr. Wednesday is one of the main characters from American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. He is (spoiler alert) an American incarnation of the Norse god, Odin, who was brought to the new world a thousand years ago by Viking settlers. Due to the “poor growing ground for gods” that is this continent, he has evolved to survive solely as a drifter and a con man. He is described as dressing in a light gray suit with a tie pin of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, and he seems to eat a lot of rare steaks (a nod to his connection to wolves). Also, he wears a glass eye.
Fujin was a god of the wind in Japanese mythology. He was often shown hangin’ out with Raijin. That bag he carries is full of “the wind.”
Hephaestus (Roman: Vulcan) was a volcano-god from Greek mythology, who was also the god of smiths, craftsmen, and technology.
Eostre (in German: Ostara) is an Anglo-Saxon goddess figure, representing the dawn. She was celebrated and invoked during the month of April, and her customs were connected to hares and eggs. They evolved into the “secular” elements of Easter that we know today.
Gozer is an ancient god, worshipped by the Hittites, Mesopotamians, and the Sumerians around 6000 BC. Gozer has appeared on this world several times. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the traveler came as a large and moving Torb. Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the meketrex supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Sloar. Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was the be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day, I can tell you.
Helios is the personification of the sun in Greek mythology, essentially a god, but later overtaken (and combined with) the more popularly-known Apollo, god of light.
Horus is a very important sky/sun/war god from Egyptian mythology.
Bast (later Bastet) is an Egyptian goddess of war and the sun.
Astaroth is a Prince of Hell in Christian demonology.