Guanche Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies of the aboriginal Guanche people of the Canary Islands.
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ABORA m Guanche Mythology
From a Guanche name for the star Canopus, which was derived from Guanche *ăbōra "seed (of a plant)", literally "coarse-grained sorghum" (sorghum being a tall cereal grass). This was the name of the supreme god of the heavens in the mythology of the Guanche (Berber) people native to La Palma, one of the Canary Islands.
ACHAMÁN m Guanche Mythology
One of the names of the god ACORAN, along with Achuhuran, Achahucanac, Achguayaxerax, Achoron, ABORA, Orahan and ERAORANHAN.
ACHGUAYAXERAX m Guanche Mythology
This is one of ACORAN's names and it means "behold the Spirit that sustains the firmament".
ACHMAYEXGUAYAXERAX f Guanche Mythology
This is one of CHAXIRAXI's names and it means "behold his mother, the Spirit that sustains the universe".
ACHUGUAYO m Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *at-u wayyu, meaning "here is the spirit". This name was an epithet of ACORAN.
ACHUHUCANAC m Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *at-u hu əkanak , meaning "here is the one in the rain". This name was an epithet of ACORAN.
ACHUHURAHAN m Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *at-u hu raɣan, meaning "he who is in the brilliance". This name was an epithet of ACORAN.
ACORAN m Guanche Mythology
From Guanche aqqoran, derived from *āhɣuran "God", literally "the Celestial", from *ahɣur "firmament, vault of heaven, sky". This was the name of the supreme god in the mythology of the Guanches indigenous to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands.
ALTHOS m Guanche Mythology
One of ACORAN's names, used in the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
ATENAI f Spanish (Canarian, Archaic), Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *aḍănay, meaning "recipient". This was the name of a goddess worshipped in Gran Canaria. She was represented as a black and red clay bowl.
ATGUAYCHAFANATAMAN m Guanche Mythology
This is one of ACORAN's names and it means "behold the cause of lightning".
CHAXIRAXI f Spanish (Canarian), Guanche Mythology
Means "she who sustains the firmament" in the Guanche language (source: Dr. Ignacio Reyes García). This is the name of the mother goddess in Guanche mythology. After the conquest of the Canary Islands and their subsequent Christianization, Chaxiraxi became identified with the Virgin of Candelaria, an alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary on the island of Tenerife.
CHAYUGA f Spanish (Canarian, Archaic), Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *ta-jiwəg-ah, meaning "flowering". This was the name of a goddess venerated in Tenerife.
ECHEYDE m Guanche Mythology, Spanish (Canarian)
Echeide or Echeyde is the name that the Aboriginal Guanches gave to Teide, a volcano in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). As most of the chroniclers transmitted, the Guanches (aboriginal people from Tenerife) conceived of the mountain as the place that housed the forces of evil, mainly the evil figure of GUAYOTA... [more]
ERAORANHAN m Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *era-uraɣan meaning "he who is in the fiery" (cf. Orahan). This was the name of a god worshipped by men on the island of Hierro (present-day Canary Islands, Spain), which was inhabited by a people known as the Bimbache.
GUAYOTA m Guanche Mythology
Guayota or Guaiota was the name given by the Guanches, ancient aborigines of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) to the main evil entity of their mythology according to the first historians of the Canary Islands.... [more]
IRUENE f & m Guanche Mythology, Spanish (Canarian)
This is the name of a demon that manifested itself as a large black and woolly dog, mainly in Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Variant of YURENA.
MAGEC f & m Guanche Mythology
Magec (Guanche Berber Ma-ɣeq, "possesses radiance" or "mother of brightness"), in Tenerife, was a deity in the ancient Berber mythology. He or she was god or goddess (actual gender is unknown) of the Sun and the light and also thought to be one of the principal divinities in Guanche religion... [more]
MONEIBA f Spanish (Canarian, Rare), Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *mənəy-ibba meaning literally "smoky glow". This was the name of a goddess worshipped by women on the island of Hierro (present-day Canary Islands, Spain), which was inhabited by a people known as the Bimbache.
TARA f Spanish (Canarian), Guanche Mythology
From Guanche taṛa, meaning "love". This was the name of a goddess of fertility in Guanche mythology. Alternatively, it may be derived from Guanche tara, meaning "tree", and referring to a pre-Hispanic village ubicated in Telde, Gran Canaria.
XANTENA f Spanish (Canarian, Rare), Guanche Mythology
From Guanche *šan-əḍănay, meaning "twin recipient". In Guanche mythology, she was the mother of all humans.