occur in the mythologies
of the aboriginal Guanche people of the Canary Islands.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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.
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.
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
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]
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.