A water deity is a
deity in mythology associated with water or various bodies of water. Water
deities are common in mythology and were usually more important among
civilizations in which the sea or ocean was more important.
Atl god of water in Aztec mythology (Central Mexico)
Atlaua god of fishermen in Aztec mythology
Chalchiuhtlatonal god of water in Aztec mythology
Rodon god of the sea in Illyrian mythology (Balkans)
Dylan Eil Ton sea god in Welsh mythology (pre-Christian Britons)
Arnemetia water goddess in British mythology
Manannán mac Lir (Irish)
German folklore/Scandinavian folklore
Anapos (water god of eastern Sicily in Greek mythology)
Asopus river god in Greek mythology, and father to river nymph Aegina
Doris goddess of the Mediterranean Sea, wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids in Greek mythology
Hydros god of freshwater in Greek mythology
Naiads (usually fresh water)
god of the sea in
Saraswati goddess of knowledge in Hinduism, originally a river goddess (the Saraswati River was named after her)
Manannán mac Lir sea and weather god in Irish mythology
Boann goddess of the River Boyne in Irish mythology
Alignak god of tides in Inuit mythology (Siberia, Greenland and Alaska)
Tootega goddess that walked on water in Inuit mythology
Nethuns god of wells in Etruscan mythology (Italy)
Untunktahe water god with great magical powers in Native America (Lakota) mythology
Rán, goddess who collects the drowned in a net
Njórd, seagod who lives at Nóatun
Duberdicus god of water in Lusitanian mythology (Portugal)
Enki god of the freshwater ocean of groundwater under the earth in Sumerian mythology (also referred to as Ea)
Abzu - water lord in Sumerian mythology that threatens to take back the creation of men by a universal flood, but is imprisoned beneath the earth by Enki (Mesopotamia)
Ninhursag - goddess of the waters and consort of Enki in Sumerian mythology
Tonga (Zambizi Valley Zimbabwe)
Varuna (celestial ocean)
Various rivers associated with goddesses in the Rigveda, such as Sarasvati (Sarasvati River) and Yamuna
Yoruba religion/Afro-American religions
Achelous, Acheron, Aeas, Aegaeus, Aesepus, Almo, Alpheus, Amphrysos, Apidanus, Ardescus, Asopus, Asterion, Axius
Caicus, Cayster, Cebren, Cephissus, Chremetes, Cladeus or Kladeos, Clitunno (Roman mythology), Cocytus, Cratais
Enipeus, Erasinus, Eridanus, Euphrates, Evenus
Haliacmon, Heptaporus, Hermus
Inachus, Istrus or Ister
Nessus, Nilus, Numicius, Nymphaeus
Pactolus, Parthenius, Phasis, Peneus
Rhesus, Rhine, Rhodius,
Sangarius, Scamander, Simoeis, Sperchius, Strymon
Termessus, Tiberinus (Roman mythology)
in Greek mythology, one of the Centaurs, the son of the Titan Cronus and Philyra, an Oceanid or sea nymph. Chiron lived at the foot of Mount Pelion in Thessaly.
in Greek mythology, daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Aethra, the five (or more) sisters of the Pleiades who nursed the infant wine god, Dionysus,...
in Greek mythology, any of a large class of inferior female divinities. The nymphs were usually associated with fertile, growing things, such as trees, or with water.
in Greek mythology, the seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Pleione: Maia, Electra, Taygete, Celaeno, Alcyone, Sterope, and Merope.
In Greek religion, sea god called by Homer “Old Man of the Sea,” noted for his wisdom, gift of prophecy, and ability to change his shape.
in Greek mythology, son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Clymene (or Asia) and brother of Prometheus (creator of mankind). In Homer's Odyssey, Book I, Atlas seems to have been a marine creature.
in Greek mythology, daughter of Inachus (the river god of Argos) and the Oceanid Melia. Under the name of Callithyia, Io was regarded as the first priestess of Hera, the wife of Zeus.
They were not immortal but were extremely long-lived and were on the whole kindly disposed toward men. They were distinguished according to the sphere of nature with which they were connected. The Oceanids, for example, were sea nymphs; the Nereids inhabited both saltwater and freshwater; the Naiads presided over springs, rivers, and lakes