Tumblr user, “Klumzmonkey” asked:
Hi! I’ve been wanting to look into Earth/Nature magick and deities… Any ideas where I could start?
Firstly, you may want to determine whether you want to within a certain pantheon or not, but I’m going to just hit you with some broad spectrum information which you can then choose to delve into or research more.
*These lists will likely miss some deities out because I want to give you the basics, but further research will help if you would like to find out more.
Aztec Nature/Earth Deities:
- Xipe-Totec (god of force, lord of the seasons and rebirth, ruler of the East).
- Tonacatecuhtli (god of sustenance).
- Tonacacihuatl (goddess of sustenance).
- Tlaltecuhtli (god of the earth).
- Chicomecoatl (goddess of agriculture).
- Centeotl (god of the maize).
Celtic Nature/Earth Deities:
- Abnoba (Gaulish – associated with forests and rivers).
- Artio (Gaulish – bear goddess of the wilderness).
- Arduinna (goddess of the Ardennes forest, portrayed as a huntress).
- Cernunnos (god of male animals, produce and fertility).
- Druantia (goddess of trees).
- Nantosuelta (Gaulish – goddess of the earth, nature, fertility and fire).
- Sucellus (god of agriculture, alcoholic beverages, and forests).
- Viridos (god of vegetation, agriculture and rebirth).
Egyptian Nature/Earth Deities:
- Aker (god of the earth and the horizon).
- Geb (god of earth).
- Iah (god of the moon).
- Nut (goddess of sky).
- Renenutet (goddess of agriculture).
- Shu (embodiment of wind/air).
Greek Nature/Earth Deities:
- 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).
- Aurai (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).
- 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).
Slavic Nature/Earth Deities:
- Berstuk (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).
Norse Nature/Earth Deities:
- Idun or Ithunn (goddess of spring who guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young; wife of the god Bragi).
- Fjörgyn (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).
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