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Forum: Underworld Beings
Name Description Status
Ala Earth and Underworld goddess of the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria. Added 8 April
Ankou Skeletal being who escorts the dead to the Underworld Breton, Cornish and Norman folklore. Added 8 April
Arawn King of the otherworld in Welsh mythology. Added 8 April
Meng Po The old lady who greets you in the Chinese Underworld and ensures that all memories of life are forgotten before the soul is reincarnated. Added 8 April
Rhadamanthys/Minos/Aeacus The three judges of the Underworld in Greek mythology. Added 8 April
Supay Ruler of the Underworld in several pre-Columbian Andean cultures, including the Incas. Added 8 April
Osiris Egyptian god of the afterlife, the Underworld and the dead, in ancient Egyptian mythology. Often portrayed with green skin. Added 8 April
Pinga Escort who takes the souls of the dead to the Underworld, in Inuit mythology. Added 8 April
Zalmoxis God of the Underworld to the Thracian people, who live in southeastern Europe at the time of the ancient Greeks. Added 8 April
Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone The three Furies, deities of vengence from the Greek Underworld.
Ammit Goddess who devoured the souls of the sinful in Egyptian mythology.
Anhangá Guarani evil god of the Underworld, sent there by Tupã after he lost the great battle between good and evil. Often pictures as a deer with fiery eyes. Added 21 March
Anubis God with the head of a jackal, associated with the afterlife in Egyptian mythology.
Atai Wife of the supreme god Abassi, she brought death to the world after the first humans as a remedy to over-population. From the Efik religion of west Africa. Added 28 March
Balrog Evil creature haunting the Mines of Moria in The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien. Added 21 March
Cthulhu Great old deity in the The Call of Cthulhu (1928) and other tales by H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), US writer.
Demeter Sister of Hades in Greek mythology Used on Venus
Diem Vuong King of the Underworld in Vietnam, similar to Yama. The traditional Vietnamese name for Pluto is "Diem Vuong Tinh". Added 25 March
Erebus Primordial Underworld deity, Greek mythology Used on Mars
Ereshkigal The Sumerian Goddess of the underworld Added 21 March
Erlik God of the Underworld in Mongolian mythology.
Gaunab The unspeakably evil god of sickness and death, who is locked in constant battle with the supreme gods, in the religion of the San people of southern Africa. Added 28 March
Hades God of the Underworld in Greek mythology, equivalent to Pluto. Added 21 March
Hecate Proserpina's attendant in the Underworld, Greek mythology Used on Venus
Hera Sister of Hades in Greek mythology Used on Venus
Hestia Sister of Hades in Greek mythology Used on Venus
Hun-Came & Vucub-Came Death Gods defeated by the Hero Twins in Mayan mythology.
Kalunga-ngombe God of the Underworld in Bantu and other African myths. Added 25 March
Krun Overlord of the Underworld in the Mandaean faith. The Mandaeans are the last surviving Gnostic group from late antiquity. Added 28 March
Melinoë Underworld nymph and "bringer of nightmares and madness" in Greek mythology.
Mephistopheles From German folklore, the demon who bargains for Faust's soul in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. Added 25 March
Morgoth The "Satan" of The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien. Added 21 March
Morlock A fictional species, descended from humans, from the 1895 novel The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells. Added 28 March
Nazgûl Black riders seeking the ring for Sauron in The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Orc Evil goblin-like creatures who fight for Sauron in The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Peklenc God of the Underworld in Slavic mythology.
Sisyphus From Greek mythology, condemned to push a rock up a hill every day, only to have it roll back down every night. Added 21 March
Tantalus From Greek mythology, condemned to stand thirsty and hungry with his feet in a pool of water and grapes on the vine over his head, but both forever beyond his reach. Added 21 March
Tuoni & Tuonetar King and queen of the Finnish underworld. Added 25 March
Vanapagan The foolish god of the Underworld in Estonian folktales.
Xargi Ruler of the Underworld in Siberian mythology.
Xipe Totec Aztec god of Underworld. Added 28 March
Yama Judge of the dead in East Asian mythology.