List Of Gods:
Adonis: Greek; consort of Aphrodite. Also another name for "Lord". In Phoenician his counterpart is Astarte. A vegetation God. Roman counterpart is Venus.
Anubis: Egyptian; guardian of Isis. Jackal-headed God of Protection. Call on him to protect both home and person.
Apollo: Greek and Roman; twin brother of Artemis. God of the Sun, Light and the Arts.
Apsu: Babylonian; his mate is Tiamat.
Cernunnos: Celtic; Horned God and consort of the Lady.
Eros: Greek; God of Romance and Passionate Love.
Horus: Egyptian; Head of a Falcon and body of a man. God of the all-seeing eye and healing.
Hymen: Greek; God of Marriage and Commitment. His counterpart is Dionysus.
Mithra: Persian; Sun God and bringer of Light. A soldier's God.
Odin: Scandinavian; counterpart of Freya. This is the God who hung on the Tree of Yggdrasil to obtain second sight. His familiars are the Raven and the Wolf. In his youth he is depicted as a terrible God, in his old age as a God of Wisdom and psychic sight.
Osiris: Egyptian; counterpart of Isis. Over-all God form including vegetation and after-life.
Pan: Greek; God of Nature and the Woods, Laughter and Passion. Also music and personal abandon.
Poseidon: Greek; God of the Sea. His familiars are dolphins and horses.
Ptah: Egyptian; Expert craftsman and designer. God of creative enterprise with the hands.
Shiva: Hindu; consort of Kali. God of the universal cycle of birth-death-rebirth. Shiva can be both kind and terrible.
Thor: Scandinavian; God of Sky and Thunder. A kindly God of the common people, including farmers and sailors.
Thoth: Egyptian; God of Reincarnation. Also a Moon God and favorable to science and wisdom.
List of Goddesses:
Aphrodite: Greek; Goddess of passionate, sexual love. Aphrodite will assist you in pulling love energy toward yourself.
Aradia: Italian; Queen of the Witches, daughter of Diana. Aradia is an extremely powerful entity and a protectress of Witches in general.
Arianrhod: Welsh; Goddess of the stars and reincarnation. Call on Arianrhod to help with past life memories and difficulties as well as for contacting the Star People.
Artemis: Greek; Goddess of the Moon.
Astarte: Greek; Fertility Goddess. Whether you wish to bear children or have a magnificent garden, Astarte will assist in your desire.
Bast: Egyptian; Goddess of Protection and Cats. Bast is great for vehicle travel as well as walking down a dark alley. Call on her essence in the form of a giant panther to see you through to your destination.
Brigid: Celtic; Warrior Goddess and Protectress. Brigid is also a Triple Goddess. She is strong and wise. Call on her to help protect your children in a tough situation.
Ceres: Roman; Goddess of the Harvest.
Cerridwen: Welsh; Moon and Harvest Goddess, also associated with the Dark Mother aspect of the Crone.
Demeter: Greek; Earth Mother archetype. Excellent Goddess where birthing or small children are involved.
Diana: Roman; Moon Goddess and Goddess of the Hunt. Diana is many faceted. She is a seductress as well as a mother figure for Witches.
Dryads: Greek; feminine spirits of the trees.
Flora: Roman; Goddess of Spring and Birth. For beautiful flowers, babies, and all bounties of Earth Mother.
Fortuna: Roman; Goddess of Fate.
Freya: Scandinavian; Moon Goddess and wife/lover of Odin. Also commander of the Valkyries.
Hathor: Egyptian; Protectress of Woman in Business. A Hathor's Mirror is very important for the Witch. Hathor was cunning as well as beautiful.
Hecate: Greek; Moon Goddess as in Crone or Dark Mother.
Hera: Greek; Goddess of Marriage. If hand fasting or some type of commitment is the issue, Hera is the Goddess to seek. Just remember that she has a vindictive side.
Hestia: Greek; Goddess of Home and Hearth. Building a house, remodeling, or apartment hunting. Safety in the home and the family unit.
Inanna: Sumerian; Goddess representation of the Mother.
Isis: Egyptian; represents the Complete Goddess or the Triple Goddess connotation in one being.
Kali: Hindu; Creative/Destructive Goddess. Protectress of abused women. Kali-Ma should be called if a woman is in fear of physical danger. Her power is truly awesome.
Lilith: Hebrew; Goddess of Higher Intelligence or a representation of the Star People.
Maat: Egyptian; Goddess of Justice and Divine Order. Maat is the true balance of any situation. She plays no favorites and will dispense justice to all parties involved. Be sure your own slate is clean in the situation before you call her.
Morgan: Celtic; Goddess of Water and Magick. Morgan was said to be married to Merlin. It was from him she learned her magick. She was also doubled with The Lady of the Lake.
Muses: Greek; Goddesses of Inspiration who vary in number depending upon the pantheon used.
Nephtys: Egyptian; Goddess of Surprises, Sisters of Midwives.
Norns: Celtic; the three sisters of the Wyrd. Responsible of weaving fate - past, present, and future.
Nuit: Egyptian; Sky Mother. Often seen depicted in circular fashion cradling the stars.
Persephone: Greek; Goddess of the Underworld as well as Harvest. Daughter of Demeter.
Selene: Greek; Goddess of the Moon and Solutions. Appeal to Selene to bring a logical answer to any problem.
Valkyries: Scandinavian; women warriors who carried the souls of men slain in battle to heaven.
Venus: Roman; Goddess of Love and Romance.
Vesta: Roman; Goddess of Fire.
The Deities are the forms in which wiccans as limited beings can try to do the impossible, namely to comprehend the infinite. In reality, there is but one Great Force, which dictates the ways of the universe.
Because wiccans are finite beings and they are trying to understand the infinite, they divide the Great Is into terms with which they are familiar and comfortable. Some are most comfortable with a God and a Goddess whom they refer to as "The Lord and The Lady" or "The Bright Ones".
The Lady is the more tender and nurturing side of The Way. She is the one who works in mysterious and beautiful ways. She gives women their sense of intuition and knowledge in the subtle ways of turning big, strong men into jelly. She is crafty but honest, incredibly wise and appealingly dinghy, she is as soft as a mother's kiss and as firm as her wooden spoon. She has a razor sharp wit, which can leave you bleeding, but laughing at yourself for being stupid enough to cut yourself with it. She has no desire for any but Her husband but still plays Her teasing games with Him. She is the more subtle disciplinarian. She often gives one a warning in the form of 'a funny feeling' or premonition. She is what each woman should strive to be.
"The Goddess is seen as Mother Earth and Mother Nature, and is represented by the Moon. She is seen in the fertility of the plant, animal, and human kingdoms. Her power is at a peak in the "fertile half" of the year, from May until October."
The Lord is the more firm side of The Way. He is the one who provides honor, courage, loyalty, and sustenance to the men who seek to be like Him. He is the hunter who provides for the home. He works hard and plays fairly. He has no desire for any other woman but His wife and will rain His wrath upon those who try to interfere with a happy marriage. He is brutally honest. When He speaks The Truth it often leaves people dazed or in tears when their own lies are dispersed. He enjoys games of strategy and physical exercise. He is the more forceful disciplinarian. His wrath is slow in coming and well earned when received. Often when one has received a strong 'karmic backlash' one can look back and see several warnings and minor punishments, which had been ignored. The God knows the dangerous effects of His temper and keeps it under control. He is what each man should strive to be.
"The God is seen in the woodlands, the Sun, grain, & the hunt. Because most of the animals that prehistoric humans hunted had horns, He is usually depicted as the "Horned One". His power is at a peak in the "dark half" of the year, from October to May."
The traits of The Lord and The Lady above are not mutually exclusive. For instance, The Lord is often crafty but The Lady is usually more so. Conversely, The Lady also speaks The Truth but she usually does so in a less shocking manner. These two are married in a holy union, which, like all marriages based upon love, friendship, honesty, and loyalty cannot be dissolved. They are the father and the mother of the universe. It is through their combined efforts that we get The Way of the universe. Their system of punishment and reward is what is often referred to as karma.
The Unknowable or The "Is"
The Unknowable is exactly that: unknowable. It is everything that The Bright Ones are plus everything that they are not. It is both masculine and feminine and neither, all at exactly the same time. It is the Universe and all things that are, were, could have been, may be, and will never be. As I said, It is unknowable... because it Is everything.