. Ka A god identified with Kekui. Apparently variant names among the first eight gods. Egypt

Ka’a djaj God of the east who is ”daylight man,” whose wife is Ka’a mata. The Coastal Central Pomo, California

Ka’a mata Goddess of daylight, wife of Ka’a djaj. Pomo Indians, California

Kabezya, Kabedya Mpungu, Kabezya-mpungu The powerful and supreme sky god who controlled the elements of the Baholos and Balubas. Zaire

Kabunian The supreme god of the universe who is moral judge and the active force in important rites and ceremonies. The name is used as a term also denoting the sky as well as the deities collectively. The Nabaloi, the Kankanay, Luzon, Philippines

Kadabenjiget The supreme being of the Ojibwa Indians. Great Lakes area

Kadai The benevolent supreme god who tried to instill in men a ”pure soul” but was frustrated by Erlik. The Black Sea Tartars, Russia, Siberia

Kadaklan The supreme being, a sky god, created the universe. ”The lightning is his dog, and the thunder his drum…” He is invoked for rain, and is punitive if offences are committed against customs. His wife is Agemem, a chthonic goddess, and their sons are Adam and Baliyen. The Tinguians of northern Luzon, Philippines

Kadavul The omnipresent supreme being who is the source of all but is not worshipped. The Paraiya, Southern India

Kadeyuna The goddess of the seventh heaven is the younger sister of Tiun and the wife of Malaki Lunsud. The Bagobo, Philippines

Kaei The supreme power who is over Tuhan and Ple created all things except the earth; is also the thunder god. The Kenta in Kedah, The Semang, Malaya

Kagaba ”A vague, distant, amoral creator.” God of the Toro. Uganda

Kagingo The creator god of the Ganda. Uganda

Kahukura A ”personification of the rainbow….The upper and darker band,…is called Kahukura-pango, and the lower one Pou-te-aniwaniwa; the former…male, the latter…female.” The Maori, New Zealand

Kaila The remote, supreme, and all-powerful god of the Ihalmiut Eskimo. He is also the creator and a sky and weather god. Keewatin District, Canada

Kaira Kan The benevolent high god who created Erlik who helped him in the creation of the earth. However Erlik’s work was bad and he was banished into the darkness to become lord of the underworld. The shaman invokes Kaira Kan when he is to begin his ecstatic journey. The Altaians, Siberia

Kait Female counterpart of Ka and identified with Kekuit of the group of the first eight gods. Egypt

Kakunupmawa, Kaqunup?mawa The Sun, an anthropomorphic supreme being, is a symbol of morality, of the male force. He is both benevolent and malevolent, providing ”Life, warmth, and light” and observing mankind’s actions both good and evil, or receiving human lives in payment if he and Slo’w win at the nightly peon game which they play against Shnilemun and ‘Alnahyit’ i’akiwi, as he and his daughters are cannibalistic. His most important ceremonies are at the time of the winter solstice. The Chumash, California

Kalliphos One of the many names of the sun god, used with conjuring or magickal invocation of spirits. Greece

K’aloch, Ka’k’och The ”Prime Mover”—the remote supreme being ”created the infirm earth and the first sun and moon, as well as the Tuberose from which the primary gods emerged.” He is invisible unless he ”chooses to be seen.” The Lacandon, Chiapas, Mexico

Kalaga A sky god of the Warega. Africa

Kalangi The god of heaven is manifest in the west wind (the northwest monsoon) with which he fertilizes Lumimuut. The Alfures (Minahassa), Celebes, Indonesia

Kalesi A name of the supreme being, Kyala, as the omnipresent. The Konde, Tanzania

Kaleya Ngungu The supreme being of the Sunday Islanders, Australia

Kali Black Earth Mother. It is said that she induces fear in anyone who looks upon her, so grim is her appearance. She is a dark, destructive aspect of the goddess, and is known for giving life and then taking it away again. She often eats her own children for sustenance. Primarily assassins worship her. She symbolizes the moon, protection, divination, creation, and necromancy, combat.
There is no light, nor any motion.
There is no mass, nor any sound.
Still, in the lamp less heart of the ocean,
Fasten me down and hold me drowned
Within thy womb, within thy thought,
Where there is naught-
where there is naught!
-Aleister Crowley, "Kali" India

Kali-matutsi ”Sky-occupation,” lived above, the zenith. The Pomo Indians, California

Kal-li-top-ti The ”Chief Above””a great ruling power….But the coyote performed all the work of creation.” The Gallinomero (Pomo Indians), California

Kalma Goddess of death. Finland

Kalo The sky god who is creator of all things, and is invoked in oaths. The Lafofa, Sudan

Kaloaraik A supreme evil being ”who created the world as miserable and full of suffering as it actually is in the minds of the Tobas.” Argentina, Paraguay

Kals The highest god, ”the Great Transformer” of the coast Salish Indians. Pacific Northwestern North America

Kalunga The supreme being among the Bakongo, Chokwe, Luena, some Luvale, Bakioko, Herero, and Aandonga Obambo peoples. Among the first four groups he is also associated with the sea. Among the latter three he is a god of natural phenomena, the weather, etc., and a god of death and the underworld, of fate, as well. Angola, Zaire, Rhodesia, and Namibia

Kama God of love. The lord of Asperas (heavenly nymphs). India

Kamantowit The great god of the Algonquin Indians and the creator of mankind.

Kambel A sky god, father of the moon. Keraki-Papuans, New Guinea

Kami-musubi Divine-Producing goddess, the third of the primeval creative deities to emerge. Mother of Suku-na-biko. Some name as male. Japan

Kanaloa One of the gods, with Kane and Lono, who created the heavens and earth. He is better known as the ruler of Po, the Dark region, and leader of the rebellious spirits. He is the octopus god, the squid, and invoked by fishermen and sailors. Hawaii

kanapenekastciwhiu One of five names of the Caribou god, supreme deity of the Davis Inlet and Barren Ground bands. Labrador

Kande Yaka The greatest of the deities, ”Lord of Beasts,” and a god of hunters. The Veddas of Ceylon

Kando The supreme being and creator of all things, the giver and restorer of life. The Santal, India

Kando God of the sky. The Numba Mountains, Sudan

Kane The god of light and creator of the universe and mankind with Lono and Kanaloa. He has numerous aspects, many having to do with weather. He introduced much of their culture. A god of procreation. Hawaii

Kane-hoa-lani God and ruler of the heavens. Hawaii

Kanitika Was ”originally a god who controlled the sun” but was removed because his heat control was not liked. Some say he later went back to the sun ”chastened,” others that he changed to an ”earthly god” named Te Atuna Pule. Pukapuka, Polynesia

Kanitu The Great Spirit at Elema and at Perau. New Guinea

Kankin The sun of the Mayas in the Corozal District invoked during the rain-making ceremonies. British Honduras

Kanobo The benevolent supreme being and creator god who is propitiated at the time of the floods. The Warrau, Venezuela

Kanonatu, Kononatoo The creator god and supreme being who gives them rain to end drought, but also punishes with floods when they are sinful. The Warau, Guiana

Kanu The supreme god of the Safroko Limba. Also called Masala, Masaranka. Sierra Leon

Ka-onohi-o-ka-la The ”eye-ball of the sun” who in some traditions escorted the souls of heroes to heaven. Hawaii

Kaptan The chief god who created the earth and plants lived in Kahilwayan, the sky, with his wife Maguayan. The Bisayan of Central Panay, Philippines

Karai Kasang The omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent supreme being is invoked to testify to truth, is a god of destiny. The Katchins, Burma

Karakarook The daughter of Bunjil who gave her ”power over the sky.” Sister of Bimbeal. The Kulin tribes, Australia

Karakwa The sun. The Iroquois Indians, Eastern United States

Karei, Kari The supreme being is the creator of all but the earth and mankind. The latter where created by Ple, but were given souls by Kari. He is the judge of the dead as well as being a god of thunder and storms, which he sends as punishment. Among the Jehai his wife is Manoid with whom he communicates through lightning. Among the Menri his wife is Takel, his son Hanei. The Semang, Malay Peninsula

Kariyavva A goddess who represents the female creative principle. The village of Sivapur, state of Karnataka, India

Karmba A high god whom the Vais invoke ”in moments of great distress and pain.” Sudan

Kashchar-Torum God and ruler of the highest of the three heavens. The Mansi, Siberia

Kashila, Kashiri The high god of the Igbiri, the Kitimi, the Anirago. Among the Bogana he is invoked at the planting season. Nigeria

Ka Singi The sun, eldest sister of the moon, who had incestuous intentions toward her. The Khasis, India

Kasiwa An omniscient supreme being. Nukumanu, Micronesia

Katema The name of the supreme being, also that of the sun. Ugala, East Africa

Katit The creator—the prairie falcon. The Patwin Indians, California

Katkuyen The omnipresent and omniscient high god of the Didnga. Sudan

Katonda The supreme being and creator god. The Baganda and the Basoga, Uganda

Kaunzhe Pah-tum-owans The Great Spirit, creator of the Indians. The Lenape/Delaware, Eastern United States

Kaya Nu Hima An herb goddess. Japan

Kayai, Kadai The supreme being, a sky god, and a god of thunder and storms who punishes with the elements. Also called Bayagaw. The Aeta (Negritos) of Luzon, Philippines

Kayum-Polung-Sabbo A primeval spirit ”who had the form of a great mithan [a form of cattle],” who dug a pit with his horns to let the waters drain away so there would be land. The people must sacrifice to him and to Sedi-Irping-Puing-Idum-Botte or ”the Wiyus [spirits] get angry and try to turn the world again into water by shaking it.” The Adi, the Minyong, Northeastern India

Kayum-Sedi-Nane-Wiyu A primal spirit who had Kayum-Polung-Sabbo make a pit with his horns to drain away the water and make the land. All was water before. The Adi, the Minyong, Northeastern India

Kazoba The remote, yet benevolent, high god and creator. The Kiga, Uganda

Kazoba, Kazooba A god associated with the sun as well as the moon and the stars. The Haya, Tanzania; The Ankore, Uganda

Ke The supreme being who is identified with the sun. The northern Yungur, Nigeria

Kea A god of the creation group of deities, known only because mentioned in the sacred chants. The Marquesas, Polynesia

Keesuckqu’and The God of the Sun. The Narragansett Indians, Rhode Island

Kekui, Kuk With Kekuit the third of the four pairs of deities representing primeval matter, their aspect the ”powers of darkness.” He ”represents that period of the night which immediately precedes the day.” Sometimes identified with Ka. Egypt

Kekuit, Kauket With Kekui the ”powers of darkness.” She represents ”that period of the night which immediately follows day.” Sometimes identified with Kait. Egypt

Kele With Biki (Piki) the first pair of primeval twins born of Touia-a-Futuna and parents of Taufulifonua and Haver-lolo-fonua. An earlier Kele is named as the mother of Touia-Futuna who became the mother of the gods. Tonga, Polynesia

Kemush A shorter form of K’mukamtch, the creator god. The Modoc Indians, Oregon, California

Kepenopfu The beneficent supreme being and creator whose sex is debatable, but who is generally considered female as the ancestress of mankind and the larger cats. The Angami Nagas, India

Kerh With Kerhet the fourth pair of the primeval deities who are indefinite in nature. Sometimes the names of the pair are different. For Kerh: Ni, Amen, and Enen. Egypt

Kerhet The female counterpart of Kerh, the fourth pair of primeval deities. She is sometimes named as Ennit, Ament, and Enenet-hemset. Egypt

Ketanitowet The Great Spirit, the same as Patumawas. The Minsi, Lenape Indians, Eastern United States

Ketchimanetowa The Great Spirit of the Fox Indians. Wisconsin

Ketci Niweskwe The omnipresent Great Spirit and creator, the source of all power. The Penobscot, Maine

Keto, Ketok The Benevolent supreme god—”the light…whose eyes are the sun and moon.” He controls the weather and the passage of the night and day; observes the actions of mankind. Keto created Taogn and Tegn who are also creators. The Bateg, the Batek, Malaya

Ketq Skwaye Grandmother Toad who is the creator. The Huron Indians, Eastern United States

Ke-vish-a-tak-vish The first being of the beginning who lived in empty space; created Tuk-mit and To-mai-yo-vit. The San Luiseño, California

Keyum ”the hypothetical first cause,…also sometimes called the Great Mother,…” out of whom came Sedi-Melo. The Miris (Adi), Northeastern India

Khaldi, Khaldis The supreme god who forms a triad with Teisbas and Ardinis. Armenia

Khabdobā> As he ”represents both sun [masc.] and moon [fem.]” their union in the cult represents ”an interior androgynization within him.” India

Khalls The sun god of the Okanagan Indians. Washington and British Columbia

Khambageu A self-existent being, a culture hero type, who established customs and morals and had powers of healing. He died and rose again ascending to the sky to live in the sun. A sun god as identified with Riob. The Sonjo, Tanzania

Khandobā He ”represents both sun [masculine] and moon [feminine](who unite in an interior androgynization within him)…and his worship culminates on the day when the sun and moon meet in a union that is by implication sexual.” Mahāraşţra, India

Khang, Kaang The high god of the Bushmen. South Africa

Khazang pa The supreme being and creator god was invoked for offspring, for prosperity, abundant crops and animals, good hunting. He was also a god of fate. The Lakher, India

Khem The personification of the male generative principle, of all productiveness, vegetable and animal. Egypt

Khen-pa The master of the sky closes the doors of the sky when the proper ceremony is performed. He is ”the grandfather of the three worlds” with white hair, white robes ”and riding on the white dog of the sky, and in his hand he carries a crystal wand.” Tibet

Khepera, Khepri The beetle god, the self-produced primordial deity who came into being before all else out of the Watery abyss. Through self-conception he produced Shu and Tefnut. He is a form of solar god, the rising sun. The creator god who raised things up out of Nu, a god of creation and resurrection. Egypt

Khiou A celestial god, son of Lugeilang and Ilamamlul, half-brother of Iolofath. Ulithi, the Carolines, Micronesia

Khnum God of childbirth. Sometimes shown as a ram-headed human, often at a potter's wheel forming the child in the womb with his clay. Egypt

Khogein Pooteeang The supreme being of the Kookies, near Chittagong, India

Khonvoum, Khonvum The supreme god of the Pygmies is a sky god who ”controls celestial phenomena” as well as a god of the forest, its games, and hunting. Equatorial Africa

Khormusta-Tengri The supreme deity is the chief of the Tengris. Another name for Ulghen. The Altaians, the Mongols, Siberia

Khors, Khors Dazhbog The sun ”generated” by Svarog. Apparently identical with Dazhbog but sometimes separate deities. Slavic Russia

Khotal-Ekva The sun of the Mansi. Brother of Numi-Torum. Siberia

Khourrou The supreme being and creator god. The Khoi-Khoi (Hottentots), South Africa

Khovaki, Savaki The creator god. The Tungus, Siberia

Khri khug rgyal po (pr. Trhikhuk Gyelpo) The name of the creator in Bon religion. Also known as Kun snang khyab pa and sNang ba ‘od ldam. His creation has ”two aspects, the exterior world (phyi snod) and that contained within it (bcud).” Tibet

Khu Egyptian god of light.

Khu, Khuva, Huve The omniscient being whose punitive measure is the weather. The northwestern Bushmen, Africa

!Khuba, Hishe The sky, the heavens, is invoked for longevity and health. The Bushmen of the Kalahari, Botswana

Khudjana Believed to be the creator of the world. Son of Ribimbi. Transvaal

Khuswane, Khuzwane, Khutsoane The creator god, of the world and mankind. The Lovedu, the Ba Venda, Botswana, Transvaal

Kiara, Mbamba The beneficent sky, personified. The Konde, Tanzania

Kibumba The creator god of the Basoga and the Gwere. Uganda

kice-manito The Great Spirit and omnipotent creator. The Cree, Plains Indians, Canada, United States

Kickeron An earlier name of the Great Spirit of the Lenape Indians. Eastern United States

Kiehton The benevolent Great Spirit and creator of the other gods, of mankind, and of all things. The Algonquin, Massachusetts. Also known as Woonand and Cautantowit in Connecticut

Kihigilan A name for the Supreme Being in one of the myths of the Koryak. Siberia

Kiho, Kio, Io The supreme god and creator of the universe, of all gods, of all things. Anaa Islands, Tuamotua, Polynesia

Kij The ”god of light and good principle.” Guatemala

Kikaawei turide The sun-father. The Pueblo Indians at Isleta, New Mexico

Kilima A sky god of the Bantu. South Africa

Kilunge The Firmament to whom, with others, libations are offered for protection from ”an unjust war by an enemy.” The Wapare, Tanzania

Kimulani The sky is the husband of Sinekepapa and father of Naleau. Nukumanu and Ontong Java, Melanesia

Kinharingan With his wife Munsumundok the chief gods and creator deities. One myth states that ”As there was no food, they killed their child, cut it up and planted it, from which came rice, coco-nut, betel-nut, vines, corn, sugar cane, etc.” North Borneo

Kinich Ahau, Kinich Kakmo The sun god, considered an aspect of Itzamna. He is a god of health and of medicine whose wife is Ix Azal Uoh. The Mayan, Yucatan, Mexico

Kinneskasus Creator and chief god of the Wichita. Plains Indians, Kansas

Kinohoingan, Kinoingan The supreme being who lives in the sky. He is invoked in oaths, punishes incest and immorality with ”floods, epidemics and other disasters.” His wife is Sinumundu and their son is Hinomodun. At Putatan his personal name is Sunumundu and his wife is Hinomodun. The Dusuns, Borneo

Kinorohingan A god associated with the sky. Consort of Warunsasadun. The Dusuns, Borneo

Kinorohingan A god associated with the sky. Consort of Warunsasadun. The Dunsun, Borneo

Kin-tah-I The otiose supreme being of the Kabinapek (Pomo) Indians. California

Kio The supreme primordial god and creator who gave ”all his magical powers and inherent prestige to Oatea.” Vahitahi Island, Tuamotua, Polynesia

Kipu-Tytto Goddess of illness. Finland

Kisaludenos A sun god of Smyrna identified with Apollo and Helios. Turkey

Kishi-Mojin Goddess who protected children. Universal mother. She symbolizes compassion, children, life, fertility, and balance. Japan

Kit, Kittum The sun god of the Kossaean. Near east

Kitabumbuire The principle god of the Banabuddu. Uganda

Kitchemonedo, Kiche Manitou, Kitchi Manito, Kitci manitu The omnipresent and invisible Great Spirit and benevolent creator who brought into existence what he saw in a vision; ”made the Great Laws of Nature for the well being and harmony of all things and all creatures.” The Ojibway, the Potawatomi (Wisconsin). As identified with the sun the latter also called him Kisis. The Great Lakes area

Kitix An Ixil name for the sun god. Mayan, Guatemala

Kizho, Kizhox The sun, the god of the day. The Minsi (Lenape Indians), Eastern United States

Kleseakarktl The sun is worshipped by the Makah and the Klallams on rising. He represents the supreme god. Washington

K’mukamtch The unapproachable and dreaded creator god is a sky god who represents the sun and its influence on the weather. He is associated with the pine marten (Skel) in his wisdom and omniscience, but is also a trickster and deceiver. The Klamath, Modoc, and Lutuami Indians, Oregon and California

knaritja The immortal and otiose Great Father, “called also the Eternal Youth (Altjira nditja).” An emu-footed being with an emu-footed family. Strehlow (authority quoted by Eliade) does not consider him a supernatural. However, Eliade feels he can be included with supreme beings because of ”his immortality, his youth, and his beatific existence” and because he has been in the sky for so long, and anterior to the totemic heroes who were responsible for ”all creative and meaningful acts.” The Aranda, Australia

Kobine A goddess who, with her father Naruau, created heaven and earth. Gilbert Island, Micronesia

Kohkomhthena ”Our Grandmother”—the supreme deity and creatress. The Shawnee, East-central United States

Kokuzo A compassionate Dhyani-Bodhisattva, ”Essence of the Void Space above.” Akasagarbha, Japan

Komba The supreme being of the Nkundo. Zaire

Komwidapokuwia A creator goddess, patroness of shamans, and grandmother of Skatakaamcha. The Yavapai, Arizona

Kongola A sky god. East Africa

Konjini A self-created goddess who, with Mbasi, the snake god, produced and egg from which came the first human pair. Rossel Island, Indonesia

Kono-hana-sakuya-hime Goddess of the cherry tree who makes the flowers bloom. Japan

Konori A god who created the world. Geelvink Bay, New Guinea

Koolukoolwani A ”heavenly being of great power.” created by Villeangi. The Zulu, South Africa

Kors Torum The remote creator and highest god of the Vogel; father of the other gods. Siberia

Kosane, Kusane The benevolent but indifferent creator god of the Bewenda. South Africa

Kot The omniscient supreme being is a sky and wind god who causes storms when angry; credited with the creation of the world. The Nuer, Sudan

Kotan kara Kamui Also called Moshiri Kara Kamui and Kando Koro Kamui. The supreme being and creator. The Ainu, Japan

Koulo-Tyolo The creator god of the Senufo. Central Guinea

Kpaya At Azu, among a sub-tribe of the Ewe, he is the high god and Mawu is his son. His wife is Korsakov. Ghana

Kran, Kren The sun god of the Ona is invoked for fish. His wife is the moon, Kre. Tierra del Fuego

Krishna As an avatar (the eighth) of Vishnu, he is a solar deity. He represents love in all its forms from erotic to mystical. India

Krsanu A Vedic sun god who is malevolent or benevolent depending on the time of the year. India

Ktahandowit The Great Spirit. Also called Ketci Niweskwe. The Penobscot, Maine

Ku A powerful and beneficent creator god. Liberia

Kuade The sun, who lived on earth, was killed by a Juruna, and then was replaced by his (Kuade’s) youngest son. Xingu River area, Brazil

Kuan-de The ”supreme Architect of the Universe.” Burma

Kuan Ti God of war. Protects people from injustice and evil spirits. China

Kuan Yin One of the most loved Chinese goddesses. It is said that her name brings protection and relief when it is simply spoken. Before she was a goddess, she was the daughter of a cruel father. When she refused to marry into wealth like her sisters, she was sent to a temple where she was made to perform the most difficult of tasks. Birds, snakes, and tigers had pity on her and came to her aid. But her father was angered that she had not given in and married, so he first tried to burn her to death. However, she put out the fire with her hands. When he finally did kill her, she was sent to the underworld. But she recited the words out of holy books, and the god of the dead was upset because he could not make them suffer while she was there. Frustrated, he sent her back to earth, where the Buddha made her immortal and rewarded her with great insight. She became a goddess of mercy and compassion.

Kuaray The sun of the Guarani-Mbya. Paraguay

Kuat The beneficent sun god of the Kamaiura taught them how to fish and the arts of music and dancing. He is the brother of Iae, the moon. The Xingu River area, Brazil

Kue'i-Hsing God of safe travels, tests, literature, and students. China

Kudai Among the South Yenesei Turks he is the ”spirit of light.” Siberia

Kugo-jumo The high god who lives in the sky and rules the lesser deities. The Cheremis, Russia

Kuju A beneficent sky god who supplies men with good. The Yukaghir, Siberia

Kuksu With Marumda he created the world. The Pomo. Among the northern Pomo it was with Makila. California

Kukulcan Mayan god of light, learning, culture, organization and order, laws, calendar. Deification of the west.

Kuma The moon goddess, creator of all things, assisted by her brother Puana (the water snake) and Itciai (the jaguar). She is goddess of the afterworld of happiness where she receives the dead and where they receive all good things. Mother of Hatchawa. The Yaruro, Venezuela

Kumokums Creator of the earth and all things in it. The Modoc, California

Kumulipo The ”Source-of-deep-darkness.” The primordial male. With Po’ele the first pair, and ”the parents of all hard-shelled things that came into being in the sea in the darkness and of all plant life.” Hawaii

Kun Goddess of the sun whose husband is Ai-ada, the moon. The Turks of Central Asia

Kundalini Feminine aspect serpent force. She is the universal life force from which electricity and magnetism is derived. India

Kunmanngur The rainbow-serpent as ”the regenerative source of life, as the creator and source of fertility.” The Murinbata tribe, Australia

Kun snang khyab pa A name of the creator in Bon cosmogony. Other names: sNang ba ‘od Idan and Khri khug rgyal po. Tibet

Kun Toyon The sun god of the Yakut. Siberia

Kuñyan The demiurge of the Dené Hare of Northwest Canada.

Kurbystan The supreme god of the Altaian Turks. South Soviet Union

Kurn The master of the universe, and the universe itself, who is also the creator of all things. The Gilyak, Siberia

Kuru, Kurumasaba The all-powerful supreme god of the Temne who is associated with the sky. Sierra Leone

Kutka, Kutkh, Kutku The raven who was the creator of the world and the father of all creatures. His wife was Ilkxum. The Kamchadal, the Itelmen, Siberia

Kutnahin The supreme being of the Chitimacha also makes thunder, earlier considered female. He was represented as a traveler as well as a teacher of culture. Louisiana

Kuu A moon goddess. Finland

Kwawar The creator god of the Gabrielino Indians. California

Kwikumat Creator of the earth and of people. The Yuma Indians, Arizona

Kwoelecun The creator deity of the Tolowa. Oregon

Kwoth (a nhial) An omnipresent and invisible god who lives in the sky and is the creator of all—though ”creation is more often explained in mythology by reference to ancestors.” Also a god of justice. The Nuer, Sudan

Kyala The supreme god—”a first cause—the origin of death, and of social institutions.” As the creator of life and of things he is also accused of their faults, their malfunctions. The Nyakysa (Ngonde), Tanzania. Among the Konde he is manifested in many natural phenomena as well as in special things—e.g., animals, trees, etc.; has numerous names—Chata, Tenende, Nkurumuke, Kyaubiri, Kalesi, Mperi, Ndorombwike (used on solemn occasions).

Kyoi, Nagaicho The creator of the earth and men. The Sinkyone, California

Kyumbi Beneficent creator of the world who gave mankind cattle and taught them to raise foods. Most of the people identify Kyumbi, Ithuwa (Izuwa), and Mrungu as one god. The Wapare or Wasu, Tanzania

Kyuvish The primordial male—”vacant”—the brother of Atavish. He became successively: Omai, ”not alive”; Whaikut Piwkut, ”white pale,” the Milky Way; Tukomit, ”night,” with the implication of ”Sky.” The creators, through birth, of the things and features of the world, animate and inanimate. The Luiseño, California


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