Sky deity

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The sky has important religious significance. Most polytheistic religions have a deity whose portfolio includes or is even limited to the sky. This position is usually reserved for the deity who reigns over the others, or at least is one of the most powerful, and incorporates the concept of the Sky Father.

Ancient Near East

Ancient Semitic religion



Egyptian mythology

  • Amun, god of creation and the wind
  • Anhur, originally a foreign war god who became associated with the sky god, Shu
  • Horus, god of the sun, sky, kings and war
  • Nut, goddess of the sky
  • Shu, god of the wind and air


Hurrian mythology

  • Hepit, goddess of the sky
  • Teshub, god of the sky and storms


Mesopotamian mythology

  • An, goddess of the sky
  • Anshar, god of the sky
  • Anu, king of the gods, associated with the sky, heaven and constellations
  • Beelshamen, god of the sky
  • Enlil, god of breath, wind, loft, and breadth


Armenian mythology



Europe

Basque mythology

  • Aide, goddess of the air


Celtic mythology

  • Latobius, sky and mountain god equated with the Greek gods Zeus and Ares


Etruscan mythology

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