Mythology Names

These names occur in mythology and religion.
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YIMA KSHAETA m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of JAMSHID.
YNGVI m Norse Mythology
Possibly an Old Norse cognate of ING. This was an alternate name of the god Freyr, who as Yngvi-Freyr was regarded as the ancestor of the Swedish royal family.
ZAL m Persian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh this is the name of a white-haired warrior.
ZARAMAMA f Incan Mythology
Means "grain mother" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca goddess of grain.
ZEPHANIEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
From Hebrew צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This is the name of an angel in medieval Jewish mysticism.
ZEPHYR m Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Ζεφυρος (Zephyros) meaning "the west wind". Zephyros was the Greek god of the west wind.
ZEPHYRUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Zephyros (see ZEPHYR).
ZERACHIEL m Judeo-Christian Legend
Possibly means "command of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels. His name is sometimes rendered as Sarakiel.
ZEUS m Greek Mythology
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus, from a root meaning "sky" or "shine". In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus. He had control over the weather and his weapon was a thunderbolt.
ŽIVA f Slavic Mythology, Slovene
Means "living, alive" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic goddess associated with life, fertility and spring.
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