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    Can someone list me some nature deity characters with some interesting stories?
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    I meant gods or spirits who govern nature.
    When immersing myself in especially 19th century artsy stuff, such as paintings or music and writers/poets belonging to the "Romantics", I often start believing these people want to see nature as the leading (subtly both as most powerfully) government to existence itself.

    Like as if government in its most bare or honest state would be nature. Folklore - as in what tales people tell amongst themselves since the longest - seems to have much in common with such. With nature interferring with human lives in a logic of itself and quite outside of what would seem commonly important or prestigious but still, weird playful kobolds and nimphs or such will plague or come fuck with anyone, if only to show there'd be more to life and living?

    An example of such would be the writings of William Hope Hodgson, an American-published Englishman & bodybuilder who died in WW1.
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    How about Lady Hell And Lady Purgatory And Lady Death I love all three of them but unfortunately it would take me forever to do bios about and sadly I don't have the time rignt now fellow comic book fans.
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    Can someone list me some nature deity characters with some interesting stories?
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    I meant gods or spirits who govern nature.
    From Wikepedia:

    African mythology:

    Oko, Yoruba orisha, patron of new harvest of the white african yam and of hunting.
    Aja, Yoruba orisha, patron of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers
    Oshosi, Yoruba orisha, patron of the forest and of hunting.
    Osanyin, Yoruba orisha, patron of the forest, herbs and healing.

    Arabian mythology:

    Dhat-Badan, Ethiopian and Yemeni goddess of the oasis
    Aztec mythology
    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
    Tonantzin, mother goddess

    Baltic mythology:

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

    Celtic mythology:

    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:

    Twelve Deities of Flowers

    Qu Yuan, God of the Orchid
    Lin Bu, God of the Plum Blossom
    Pi Rixui, God of the Peach Blossom
    Ouyang Xiu, God of the Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa)
    Su Dongpo, God of the Peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall)
    Jiang Yan, God of the Pomegranate
    Zhou Dunyi, God of the Lotus
    Yan Wanli, God of the Crape Myrtle Flower
    Hong Shi, God of the Osmanthus
    Fan Cheng, God of the Hibiscus
    Tao Qian, God of the Chrysanthemum
    Gao Sisun, God of the Paperwhite

    Egyptian mythology:

    Ash, god of the oasis and the vineyards of the western Nile Delta
    Geb the Egyptian god of earth with sister/wife Nut the sky father of Osiris and Isis and Set and Nephthys and maybe Horus

    English mythology:

    Apple Tree Man, the spirit of the oldest apple tree in an orchard, from the cider-producing region of Somerset.[1]
    Churnmilk Peg, female guardian spirit of unripe nut thickets. She prevents them from being gathered by naughty children before they can be harvested. Melsh Dick is her male counterpart and performs the same function. Respectively, they derive from the traditions of West Yorkshire and Northern England.[2]

    Etruscan mythology:

    Selvans, god of the woodlands

    Finnish mythology:

    Lempo, god of wilderness and archery
    Tapio, god and ruler of forests
    Mielikki, goddess of forests and the hunt. Wife of Tapio.

    Georgian mythology:

    Dali, goddess of mountain animals such as ibex and deer

    Germanic mythology:

    Ēostre or Ostara, the goddess of spring
    Nerthus, goddess of the earth, called by the Romans Terra Mater.
    Herne the Hunter, god of forest and wild animals.

    Greek mythology:

    Actaeon, god of the wilderness, wild animals, the hunt, and male animals
    Antheia, goddess of flowery wreaths
    Anthousai, flower nymphs
    Aristaeus, god of shepherds, cheesemaking, beekeeping, honey, honey-mead, olive growing, oil milling, medicinal herbs, hunting, and the Etesian winds
    Artemis, goddess of the hunt, the dark, the light, the moon, wild animals, nature, wilderness, childbirth, virginity, fertility, young girls, and health and plague in women and childhood
    Aurae, nymphs of the breezes
    Chloris, goddess of flowers
    Cybele, Phrygian goddess of the fertile earth and wild animals
    Demeter, goddess of the harvest, crops, the fertility of the earth, grains, and the seasons
    Dionysus, god of wine, vegetation, pleasure, and festivity. Roman equivalent is Bacchus.[3]
    Dryads, tree and forest nymphs
    Epimeliades, nymphs of highland pastures and protectors of sheep flocks
    Gaea, the goddess of the earth and its personification. She is also the primal mother goddess.
    Hamadryades, oak tree dryades
    Hegemone, goddess of plants, specifically making them bloom and bear fruit as they were supposed to
    Horae, goddesses of the seasons and the natural portions of time
    Karmanor, god of reaping
    Meliae, nymphs of honey and the ash tree
    Nymphs, nature spirits
    Naiades, fresh water nymphs
    Nereids, salt-water nymphs
    Oceanides, fresh water nymphs
    Oreades, mountain nymphs
    Oxylus, god of forests & mountains
    Pan, god of shepherds, flocks, mountain wilds, and rustic music
    Persephone (Kore), goddess of spring growth
    Physis, primeval goddess of nature
    Rhea, goddess of fertility, motherhood, and the mountain wilds
    Satyrs, rustic nature spirits

    Hinduism:

    Prithvi, goddess regarded as Mother Earth. The Sanskrit name for 'Earth'
    Agni, god of fire
    Varuna, god of oceans
    Vayu, god of wind
    Indra, god of rain, lightning and thunders
    Aranyani, goddess of the forests and the animals that dwell within it
    Brahma, creator god
    Vishnu, preserver god
    Shiva, destroyer god
    Ganesha is widely revered as remover of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, the deva of intellect and wisdom, the god of beginnings (honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies), invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions
    Durga, also known as Durga Mata, Devi, Shakti, and numerous other names - she is a mother but also a warrior goddess

    Inca mythology:

    Pachamama, fertility goddess who presides over planting, harvesting and earthquakes

    Japanese mythology:

    Amaterasu, goddess of the Sun
    Izanagi, forefather of the gods, god of creation and life and first male
    Izanami, Izanagi's wife and sister, goddess of creation and death, first female
    Konohanasakuya-hime, the blossom-princess and symbol of delicate earthly life

    Māori mythology:

    Papa, personification of the earth
    Ruaumoko, god of volcanoes and seasons
    Tāne, god of forests and of birds

    Mayan mythology:
    Yum Caax, god of agriculture, wild plants and animals

    Mesopotamian mythology:

    Abu, minor Sumerian god of plants
    Damu, Sumerian god of vegetation and rebirth
    Emesh, Sumerian god of vegetation
    Kishar, Akkadian goddess representing the earth
    Ningal, Sumerian goddess of reeds
    Ninhursag, Sumerian mother goddess associated with the earth and fertility
    Ningikuga, Sumerian goddess of reeds and marshes
    Ninsar, Sumerian goddess of plants
    Ua-Ildak, Babylonian and Akkadian goddess responsible for pastures and poplar trees

    Micronesian mythology:

    Nei Tituaabine, Kiribati goddess of trees

    Native American mythology:

    Asintmah, Athabaskan earth and nature goddess, and the first woman to walk the earth
    Ngen, Mapuche spirits of nature

    Nordic folklore:

    Rå, Skogsrå, Huldra, female forest spirit, lures men to their death by making them fall in love and marrying them
    Nøkken, male water spirit, lures foolish children into the lakes at the deepest, darkest parts of the lakes

    Norse mythology:

    Jörð, personification of the earth. She is the Icelandic version of Fjörgyn, and the mother of Thor
    Idun or Ithunn, the goddess of spring who guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young; wife of the god Bragi[4]
    Fjörgyn, the female personification of the earth. She is also the mother of the goddess Frigg and, very rarely, mother of Thor
    Freyja, goddess of fertility, gold, death, love, beauty, war and magic
    Freyr, god of fertility, rain, sunlight, life and summer
    Skadi, goddess of mountains, skiing, winter, archery and hunting
    Vidar, god of the forest, meditation, silence, wilderness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    Can someone list me some nature deity characters with some interesting stories?
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Z View Post
    I meant gods or spirits who govern nature.
    Continued...

    Philippine mythology:

    See also: Anito, Diwata, and Deities of Philippine mythology
    Amihan, Tagalog god of the monsoon
    Apúng Sinukuan (Maria Sinukuan), Kapampangan mountain goddess associated with Mount Arayat
    Dayang Masalanta (Maria Makiling), Tagalog mountain goddess associated with Mount Makiling
    Mayari (Bulan), goddess of the moon
    Kan-Laon, Visayan god of time associated with the volcano Kanlaon
    Tala, Tagalog goddess of the morning and evening star

    Roman mythology:

    Bacchus - god of wine, nature, pleasure and festivity; equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus
    Ceres, goddess of growing plants and motherly relationships; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter
    Diana, goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness and the moon; equivalent to the Greek goddess Artemis
    Faunus, horned god of the forest, plains and fields
    Feronia, goddess associated with wildlife, fertility, health and abundance
    Flora, goddess of flowers and the spring; equivalent to the Greek goddess Chloris
    Fufluns, god of plant life, happiness and health and growth in all things
    Liber, cognate for Bacchus/Dionysus
    Nemestrinus, god of the forests and woods
    Ops, goddess of fertility and the earth
    Pilumnus, nature god who ensured children grew properly and stayed healthy
    Pomona, goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards
    Silvanus, tutelary spirit or deity of woods and fields and protector of forests
    Terra, primeval goddess personifying the earth; equivalent to the Greek goddess Gaea

    Slavic mythology:

    Berstuk, evil Wendish god of the forest
    Jarilo, god of vegetation, fertility, spring, war and harvest
    Porewit, god of the woods, who protected lost voyagers and punished those who mistreated the forest
    Porvata, Polish god of the woods
    Siliniez, Polish god of the woods for whom moss was sacred
    Tawals, Polish blessing-bringing god of the meadows and fields
    Veles, god of earth, waters and the underworld
    Mokosh, East-Slavic female god of nature
    Turco-Mongol
    Yer Tanrı, is the goddess of earth in Turkic mythology. Also known as Yer Ana.

    Vodou:

    Baron Samedi, loa of the dead
    Grand Bois, loa associated with trees, plants and herbs
    L'inglesou, loa who lives in the wild areas of Haiti and kills anyone who offends him
    Loco, loa associated with healers and plants, especially trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orunmila-Oni View Post
    Continued...

    Philippine mythology:

    See also: Anito, Diwata, and Deities of Philippine mythology
    Amihan, Tagalog god of the monsoon
    Apúng Sinukuan (Maria Sinukuan), Kapampangan mountain goddess associated with Mount Arayat
    Dayang Masalanta (Maria Makiling), Tagalog mountain goddess associated with Mount Makiling
    Mayari (Bulan), goddess of the moon
    Kan-Laon, Visayan god of time associated with the volcano Kanlaon
    Tala, Tagalog goddess of the morning and evening star

    Roman mythology:

    Bacchus - god of wine, nature, pleasure and festivity; equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus
    Ceres, goddess of growing plants and motherly relationships; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter
    Diana, goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness and the moon; equivalent to the Greek goddess Artemis
    Faunus, horned god of the forest, plains and fields
    Feronia, goddess associated with wildlife, fertility, health and abundance
    Flora, goddess of flowers and the spring; equivalent to the Greek goddess Chloris
    Fufluns, god of plant life, happiness and health and growth in all things
    Liber, cognate for Bacchus/Dionysus
    Nemestrinus, god of the forests and woods
    Ops, goddess of fertility and the earth
    Pilumnus, nature god who ensured children grew properly and stayed healthy
    Pomona, goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards
    Silvanus, tutelary spirit or deity of woods and fields and protector of forests
    Terra, primeval goddess personifying the earth; equivalent to the Greek goddess Gaea

    Slavic mythology:

    Berstuk, evil Wendish god of the forest
    Jarilo, god of vegetation, fertility, spring, war and harvest
    Porewit, god of the woods, who protected lost voyagers and punished those who mistreated the forest
    Porvata, Polish god of the woods
    Siliniez, Polish god of the woods for whom moss was sacred
    Tawals, Polish blessing-bringing god of the meadows and fields
    Veles, god of earth, waters and the underworld
    Mokosh, East-Slavic female god of nature
    Turco-Mongol
    Yer Tanrı, is the goddess of earth in Turkic mythology. Also known as Yer Ana.

    Vodou:

    Baron Samedi, loa of the dead
    Grand Bois, loa associated with trees, plants and herbs
    L'inglesou, loa who lives in the wild areas of Haiti and kills anyone who offends him
    Loco, loa associated with healers and plants, especially trees
    Thank you for the response.

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    Can I get a list of stories of humans becoming deities please?

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