Afghan Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Al

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Arom

A goddess of contracts. At times, called Arom.

Bagisht

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Bekassir

A Kafir idol. In some accounts, identified as Bekassir.

Boruk

A Kafir idol. Also identified as Boruk.

Burry Duggur Boola

The Kafir hell. In some lore, occasionally called Burry Duggur Boola.

Burry Le Boola

The Kafir paradise. In some references, referred to as Burry Le Boola.

Dagan

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Dagun

A Kafir god. Sometimes identified as Dagun.

Disani

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Dogumrik

A war god of the Kafir. Occasionally referred to as Dogumrik.

Duzhi

A local Kafir god. Occasionally identified as Duzhi.

Gish

A war-god. Son of Imra and Utr. Consort of Sanju. He was said to live in a steel fortress built in a walnut tree. In some accounts, called Gish, Giwish or Giwish.

Gujo

A local god of the Kafir. Sometimes referred to as Gujo.

Helmund

A river-goddess. Also known as Helmund, Persian Haravaita or Persian Haravaita.

Immat

A demon. He is said to carry off virgins. Sometimes called Immat.

Imra

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Indr

A Kafir weather-god and god of wine. Father of Disani and Pano, some say. Sometimes known as Indr, Inder or Inder.

Indurman

A Kafir deity of fruit and wine. Occasionally known as Indurman.

Kassir

A Kafir idol. In some lore, occasionally identified as Kassir.

Kshumai

A Kafir fertility-goddess. She appears in the form of a goat and is regarded as the mother or grandmother of Mon. Also known as Kshumai.

Luktari

A Kafir fertility-deity. Also identified as Luktari.

Lunang

A Kafir river-goddess, goddess of water-mills. Sometimes referred to as Lunang.

Malek

A Kafir deity of nut-trees. In some lore, occasionally called Malek, Moloch, Moloch, Makkal, Mukal, Mikal, Malcam, Malik, Melech, Melek, Milcom, Milkom, Mlk, Molech, Molek(h), Moloc or Molokh.

Maramalik

A Kafir god of the underworld. On occassion, identified as Maramalik.

Mon

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Munjem Malik

A Kafir earth-god. Sometimes referred to as Munjem Malik.

Nangi-Wutr

A Kafir goddess. Wife of Sudrem. Mother of Indr and Disani, some say. At times, identified as Nangi-Wutr.

Nirmali

A Kafir birth-goddess. Some regard her as an aspect of Disani, not a separate deity. Also referred to as Nirmali, Disani, Disani, Disni, Dizeile, Shuwe or Shuwe.

Nong

A Kafir winter-god. In some accounts, identified as Nong.

Panao

A Kafir creator-god. Sometimes referred to as Panao.

Paneu

A group of 7 gods of the hunt. Also known as Paneu, Paradik, Paradik, Purron or Purron.

Passamun

A Kafir rain-deity. At times, known as Passamun.

Poluknalai

A Kafir goddess of animals. In some accounts, referred to as Poluknalai.

Prakde

A local Kafir god. Also called Prakde.

Sanju

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Sanu

A Kafir god. Father of Sanju. At times, referred to as Sanu, Sanju, Sanju, Sanu or Sulmech.

Shomde

A Kafir creator-god. In some accounts he equates with Imra. Also commonly identified as Shomde, Imra, Imra, Amra, Yamri, Usum, Usum, Wushum or Wushum.

Sudrem

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Utr

Consort of Imra. Mother of Gish. On occassion, called Utr.

Zhiwud

A Kafir messenger-goddess. She took messages to Mon during his struggle to save the gods who had been imprisoned by the giants. On occassion, referred to as Zhiwud, Zhuwut or Zhuwut.
Afghan Mythology