occur in the mythologies
and legends of the various ethnic groups that inhabit the Caucasus, a region between Europe and Asia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
ATSAMAZ m Caucasian Mythology, Ossetian
Meaning uncertain, most likely of Alanian origin. In Caucasian mythology Atsamaz is a musician who plays a magical golden pipe. He is also a hero in the Nart sagas.
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, deity" in Chechen. In Chechen mythology, Dela was the supreme god who created the earth. In modern times, his name is sometimes used to refer to Allah
, the Islamic God.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
TLEPSH m Caucasian Mythology, Circassian (Rare)
From Ancient Greek χάλυψ (khálups)
meaning "steel, iron" via Latin chalybs
. In Circassian mythology, Tlepsh is a patron god of blacksmiths, 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