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Pluto Theme #4: Underworlds Beings

Underworld beings icon Underworld Beings: the deities, demons and denizens of the Underworld in our stories. Revisit our discussion forum.

Proposed Name Description Citation Notes
Pluto Theme 5: Underworld Beings
P4.1 Cthulhu Great old deity in the The Call of Cthulhu (1928) and other tales by H. P. Lovecraft, US writer, 1890-1937. britannica.com Most popular entry in the category, favored by 39% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
P4.2 Balrog Evil, underground creature haunting the Mines of Moria in The Lord of the Rings, 1933 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. [278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. Second most popular entry in the category, favored by 34% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
P4.3 Anubis God with the head of a jackal, associated with the afterlife in Egyptian mythology. britannica.com Third most popular entry in the category, favored by 34% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
P4.4 Proserpina Roman goddess known as Persephone to the Greeks, who was abducted by Hades and taken to the Underworld to live as his bride. britannica.com Fourth most popular entry in the category, favored by 29% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
P4.5 Morgoth The "Satan" of The Silmarillion, 1977 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. [278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978. Fifth most popular entry in the category, favored by 26% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
P4.6 Meng-p'o The old lady who greets you in the Chinese Underworld and ensures that all memories of life are forgotten before the soul is reincarnated. mythologydictionary .com  
P4.7 Ala Earth and Underworld goddess of the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria. pantheon.org  
P4.8 Krun Overlord of the Underworld in the Mandaean faith. The Mandaeans are the last surviving Gnostic group from late antiquity. mandaeannetwork .com  
P4.9 Hun-Came One of the two death gods defeated by the Hero Twins in Mayan mythology. pantheon.org  
P4.10 Vucub-Came One of the two death gods defeated by the Hero Twins in Mayan mythology. mythologydictionary .com  
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