Top 12 Weirdest Deities from Around the World

Top 12 Weird Deities around the world

Here is a list of some of the more fascinating deities and supernatural beings that ancient mythology has given birth to. Some of these might just make you look at the world in a whole new light!

1. Loki

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2. Osiris

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3. Chinnamasta

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4. Inanna

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5. Sheela Na Gigs

Her name means, ‘the old hag of the breasts’ — most often depicted as an old woman with an exposed and exaggerated vulva. To add to the weirdness of her very appearance, she is rumored to have been a lustful pagan Goddess who attempted to seduce men by exposing herself, despite her outwardly repulsive appearance. Most men refused the offer, but those that accepted, she rewarded with prosperity and Kingship. She has also been associated with fertility rituals and weddings. Most of her figurines originated in ancient Ireland and Britain.

6. Dionysus

Dionysus was the Greek God of wine, intoxication, chaos, and ritual frenzy. He was born prematurely when his mother died while gazing enraptured at the glory of his father, Zeus. As a result, Zeus sewed him onto his thigh until he was able to survive on his own. He was initially raised as a girl to hide him from the envy of Zeus’ wife, Hera.

7. Pan

One of the oldest Greek deities, Pan has the horns and hind legs of a goat and is the God of shepherds, their flocks, and pastoral music. He is rumored to be the result of the union between Odysseus’ lonely wife and her 108 suitors.

8. Gefion

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9. Týr

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10. Tu’er Shen

One of China’s stranger contributions in the mythology department, Pu’er Shen is the God who manages the love and sex between homosexual men. His name means ‘rabbit deity’. According to 17th-century legend, a soldier fell in love with a Government official and spied on him to see him naked. The official had him captured and killed. However, he returned in the form of a new-born rabbit in the dream of a village elder, urging him to build a temple to him in the village, where worshippers would light incense in the interest of ‘the affairs of men’.

11. Ixtab

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12. Izanami

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