Caucasian Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the various ethnic groups that inhabit the Caucasus, a region between Europe and Asia.
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ACHAMAZ m Caucasian Mythology
Chechen and Ingush form of Atsamaz.
ÆKHSÆRTÆG m Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of a main character in the Ossetian epic Nart. He was the father of Uarkhaga, husband of Saynagon, and twin brother of Akhsara. Today, his name (along with the variants Akhsar, Akhsartag, and Akhsarbek) are commonly given to Ossetian boys.
AL BASTY f Caucasian Mythology
A spirit in Caucasian mythology who is seen as being a personification of guilt, associated with punishing crimes which have gone unpunished.
ASHEMEZ m Caucasian Mythology
East Circassian (Kabardian) form of Atsamaz.
BATEREZ m Caucasian Mythology
East Circassian (Kabardian) form of Batradz.
DARTSA-NAANA f Caucasian Mythology
Means "blizzard mother" in Vainakh. Dartsa-Naana was the Chechen and Ingush goddess of blizzards and avalanches. Like Sela, she lives on top of Mount Kazbek.
DAXENAGHWE f Caucasian Mythology
Derived from Circassian дахэ (dāxă) meaning "beautiful, pretty" and нагъуэ (năġ°ă) meaning "brown-eyed". Daxenaghwe is a minor character in the Circassian Nart sagas.
DELA m Caucasian Mythology
Means "god" in Chechen. In Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) mythology, Dela was the supreme god who created the earth. He was the father of Elta, Eshtr, and Tusholi.
DELA-MALKH m Caucasian Mythology
Means "sun god" from Chechen дела (dela) meaning "god" and малх (malkh) meaning "sun, solar". This was the name of the sun god in Chechen and Ingush mythology.
ELTA m Caucasian Mythology
This is the name of the god of animals and the hunt in Vainakh mythology. He was formerly the god of agriculture as well before Maetsill took his role and was blinded in one eye as a punishment for disobedience by his father Dela.
GAL-ERDA m Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Gal-Erda was the Vainakh god of cattle.
GUASCHE f Caucasian Mythology, Circassian
Derived from Circassian гуащэ (g°āš̍ă) meaning "lady, princess". In Circassian mythology, Guasche (or Gwasche) is a protectress and patroness goddess.
HELA m Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Vaianakh god of darkness.
HUNSAG m Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Hunsag (or Hunstag) was the Vainakh patron spirit of the forest and forest animals. He sought to kill hunters he met in the woods and was defended by the nature, flora, and fauna of the forest.
ISHTAR-DEELA m Caucasian Mythology
Possibly from the name Ishtar combined with Chechen дела (dela) meaning “god, deity”. This is the name of the Vainakh god of death and ruler of the underworld.
KHAGYA-YERDI m Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of the lord of rocks in Vainakh traditional mythology.
KHIN-NANA f Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Khin-Nana was the Vainakh goddess of water and believed to dwell in clear mountain springs. She was often depicted as a mermaid.
KHYMYSHCH m Caucasian Mythology
West Circassian (Adyghe) form of Khamyts.
LEPSH m Caucasian Mythology
West Circassian (Adyghe) form of Tlepsh.
MAETSILL m Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Maetsill is the Vainakh god of agriculture and harvest and the protector of the weak.
MEL-DELA f Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of the supreme goddess in Vainakh mythology.
MELER-YERDI m Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Meler-Yerdi was the god of plants and cereal beverages in Vainakh mythology.
MOKH-NAANA f Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Vainakh goddess of wind.
MOLYZ-YERDI m Caucasian Mythology
This is the name of the Vainakh god of war who brought the Chechen and Ingush people to victory.
MOZH f Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Mozh was the evil sister of the sun and moon in Vainakh mythology. She ate all her relatives and constantly chases the sun and moon, an eclipse occurring when she catches up to them... [more]
PATARZ m Caucasian Mythology
Chechen and Ingush form of Batradz.
PETREZ m Caucasian Mythology
West Circassian (Adyghe) form of Batradz.
PKHARMAT m Caucasian Mythology
Means "creator of the nation, language, or land". Pkharmat is a Demi-God (Nart) and legendary hero to the Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) people who stole fire from the god Sela and brought it to mankind and ultimately led to the people forming a nation... [more]
SATA f Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Vainakh goddess of artisanship and either the daughter or wife of the god Sela, similar to the Ossetian Satanaya. She is described as a beautiful woman and helps the hero Pkharmat to steal fire from Sela.
SATANAY f Caucasian Mythology
Karachay-Balkar form of Satanaya.
SATANAYA f Caucasian Mythology
Means "mother of one-hundred (sons)" from Persian صد (sad) (through the Iranian root */sata-/) meaning "(one) hundred" combined with the Northwest Caucasian root /na/ meaning "mother" (descended into Kabardian анэ (ānă) and Adyghe ны (nə)) and the Indo-Iranian suffix /-ya/ meaning "the one who is"... [more]
SAUSYRYQO m Caucasian Mythology
West Circassian (Adyghe) form of Sosruko.
SEELA m Caucasian Mythology
Variant transcription of Sela.
SEELASAT f Caucasian Mythology
Means "oriole (a type of bird)". Seelasat was the protector of virgins in Vainakh mythology.
SELA m Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Vainakh god of stars, thunder, and lightning. He is usually portrayed as an evil and cruel god who lives on the peak of Mount Kazbek with his fire chariot.
SETENAY f Circassian, Caucasian Mythology
West Circassian (Adyghe) form of Satanaya.
SETENEY f Caucasian Mythology
East Circassian (Kabardian) form of Satanaya.
SOSRYQUE m Caucasian Mythology
East Circassian (Kabardian) form of Sosruko.
TAAMASH-YERDI m Caucasian Mythology
Means "lord of wonder". Taamash-Yerdi was the god of fate in Vainakh mythology who could grow in size when angered.
TLEPSH m Caucasian Mythology, Circassian
Meaning unknown. In Caucasian mythology, Tlepsh was a blacksmith patron of smiths, weapons, iron, and fire.
TUSHOLI f Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly means "hoopoe" in Ingush (referring to a type of bird). In Vainakh mythology, Tusholi was the goddess of spring and fertility, protector of mankind, and daughter of the supreme god Dela... [more]
UN-NANA f Caucasian Mythology
Meaning unknown. Un-Nana was the goddess of disease in Vainakh mythology.
UYRYZMAG m Ossetian Mythology, Ossetian, Caucasian Mythology
This was the name of a hero in the Ossetian epic and saga Nart. He is the son of Ækhsærtæg and Dzerassa, twin brother of Khæmyts, and half-brother of Satanaya. His name (and the variant Uruzmag) are popular among the modern Ossetian people.