AGRONA f Celtic Mythology
Perhaps derived from an old Celtic element agro
meaning "battle, slaughter"
. This is possibly the name of a Brythonic goddess for whom the River Ayr in Scotland was named.
BA'AL m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l
meaning "lord, master, possessor"
. This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad
ENLIL m Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian 𒂗 (en)
meaning "lord" and possibly 𒆤 (lil)
meaning "wind". Enlil was the Sumerian god of the wind and storms, the son of An
. He was later worshipped by the Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and other Mesopotamian peoples.
HADAD m Semitic Mythology
Derived from a Semitic root meaning "thunder"
. Hadad was a Western Semitic (Levantine) god of thunder and storms, often called Ba'al
. He was imported to Mesopotamia by the Amorites, where he was known as Adad
to the Assyrians and Babylonians.
ISHKUR m Sumerian Mythology
Meaning unknown, of Sumerian origin. This was the name of a Sumerian storm god, later identified by the Akkadians with Adad
PERUN m Slavic Mythology
in Slavic. In Slavic mythology Perun was the god of lightning, sometimes worshipped as the primary god. The oak was his sacred tree.
RAIJIN m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese 雷 (rai)
meaning "thunder" and 神 (jin)
meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god (or gods) of thunder and storms in the mythology of Japan.
SUSANOO m Japanese Mythology
Of Japanese origin, possibly meaning "wild male, impetuous male"
. In Japanese mythology he was the god of storms and the sea, as well as the brother and adversary of the goddess Amaterasu
. He was born when Izanagi
washed his nose after returning from the underworld. After he was banished from the heavens, he descended to earth and slew an eight-headed dragon.
TARANIS m Celtic Mythology
Derived from Celtic taran
, cognate with Þórr
). This was the name of the Gaulish thunder god, who was often identified with the Roman god Jupiter
THOR m Norse Mythology, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
From the Old Norse Þórr
, ultimately from the early Germanic *Þunraz
. Thor was the Norse god of strength, thunder, war and storms, the son of Odin
. He was armed with a hammer called Mjolnir, and wore an enchanted belt that doubled his strength.
YAM m Semitic Mythology
in Ugaritic. Yam was the Ugaritic god of the sea, also associated with chaos, storms and destruction. He was a son of the chief god El