List of nature deities

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The Dryad by Evelyn De Morgan, depicting a Greek dryad or tree nymph

In nature worship, a nature deity is a deity in charge of forces of nature such as water deity, vegetation deity, sky deity, solar deity, fire deity or any other naturally occurring phenomena such as death deity or fertility deity. Accepted in panentheism, pantheism, deism, polytheism, animism, totemism, shamanism and paganism the deity embodies natural forces and can have characteristics of the mother goddess, Mother Nature or lord of the animals.


1 African mythology
2 Arabian mythology
3 Aztec mythology
4 Baltic mythology
5 Celtic mythology
6 Chinese mythology
7 Egyptian mythology
8 English mythology
9 Etruscan mythology
10 Finnish mythology
11 Greek mythology
12 Hinduism
13 Inca mythology
14 Japanese mythology
15 Māori mythology
16 Maya mythology
17 Mesopotamian mythology
18 Micronesian mythology
19 Native American mythology
20 Nordic folklore
21 Norse mythology
22 Germanic mythology
23 Roman mythology
24 Slavic mythology
25 Turco-Mongol
26 Vodou
27 References

African mythology[edit]

Aja, Yoruba orisha, patron of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers

Arabian mythology[edit]

Dhat-Badan, Ethiopian and Yemeni goddess of the oasis

Aztec mythology[edit]

Xochipilli, god of art, games, beauty, dance, flowers, maize and song
Xochiquetzal, goddess of fertility, beauty, female sexual power, protection of young mothers, of pregnancy, childbirth, vegetation, flowers and the crafts of women

Baltic mythology[edit]

Medeina, Lithuanian goddess of forests, trees and animals
Zeme, goddess of the earth

Celtic mythology[edit]

Abnoba, Gaulish goddess associated with forests and rivers
Artio, Gaulish bear goddess of the wilderness
Arduinna, goddess of the Ardennes forest region, represented as a huntress
Cernunnos, horned god associated with horned male animals, produce and fertility
Druantia, goddess associated with trees
Nantosuelta, Gaulish goddess of nature, the earth, fire, and fertility
Sucellus, god of agriculture, forests and alcoholic drinks
Viridios, god of vegetation, rebirth and agriculture, possibly cognate with the Green Man

Chinese mythology[edit]
Twelve Deities of Flowers

Qu Yuan, God of t