Daily Deity #186 NokkenIf you ever find yourself near any water source in the Scandinavian nations I highly recommend putting in a pair of earbuds and turning your favorite song on full blast. Or just, running away really fast, because you do not want to come across this creature.Daily Deity #186 Nokken by mythgirl68
The Nokken is a malicious water spirit. Unlike most of the other malicious water spirits of the world (sirens, banshees, mermaids, etc) the Nokken is male. Unfortunately, this doesn't really help the women of the world. The Nokken is said to be extremely attractive, about as handsome as they come. So, amazingly gorgeous that the legends of this creature suggest that they can lure a woman into following them simply due to their appearance. (Though, these creatures are also said to lure children into watery graves, as well.)
However, Nokkens don't seem to be the type of creature that is willing to risk losing their prey. So, while they may look more attractive than any human male on, the music they play is all the more beautiful. The
Daily Deity #185 NinigiThis god is very integral to the history of Japan, as he is credited with being the first member of the Japanese Imperial family on Earth and the great grandfather to the first emperor of Japan.Daily Deity #185 Ninigi by mythgirl68
Ninigi has very esteemed origins. His grandmother is the sun goddess Amaterasu, who is a top goddess in Japanese Shinto mythology. Even though Amaterasu isn't as direct as mother, having her within the family lineage already elevates one to a high level of respect. This helped a lot when Ninigi came down to Earth.
The reason Ninigi came to Earth is largely due to his father. His father is Ama-no-Oshiho-mimi, Amaterasu's son, and he was meant to head down to Earth and restore some order down on Earth. However, Ama-no-Oshiho-mimi took a long and thoughtful look down at the planet from high up in the heavens and shook his head, saying, "Yeah... thanks for the offer, but I'd really rather not." Which sort of put a bit of a wrench in Amaterasu's plans. I don't know if Amaterasu came up with th
Daily Deity #182 TeliavelisFor this god you have to head to the Baltic nations of Eastern Europe in order to meet him. Thought, don't get your hopes up about actually meeting this god or even catching a glimpse of him. He's a really busy god.Daily Deity #182 Teliavelis by mythgirl68
No, he's not a messenger god. Granted, messenger gods are probably some of the gods with the least amount of free time on their hands with having to run around to all different immortals conveying the latest to them. Teliavelis is at least as busy or even more occupied than messengers. The reason behind this is because of his job.
Teliavelis forges the sun.
There is so much implicated in this concept that it's a little bit mind blowing. First off, is how much this separates Teliavelis from other sun gods. Most gods of the sun just transport the sun across the sky and rarely, if ever, have an actual hand in creating the celestial body. Teliavelis actually creates the sun every single day and then throws it up into the sky, only to repeat the process the next morning.
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