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

Amanoro

A spring-goddess. In some references, known as Amanoro.

Anahit

A fertility-goddess. Daughter of Aramazd. Wife of Vahagn. In some lore, occasionally known as Anahit, Arusyak, Arusyak, Astlik, Canaanite Anaitis, Canaanite Anaitis, Anahita, Aphrodite, Anat, Anat, Allat, Anaitis, Anata, Anath, Anta, Ashtareth, Athtarat, Athtart, Attart, Hanatu, Queen of Heaven, Syria Dea, Anaitis, Anthat, Ashtoreth, Ashtoroth, Astarat, Astarte, Athirat, Athtar(a)t, Yabamat Liimmim, Babylonian Ishtar, Egyptian, Anthrathi, Antit, Phoenician Antaeus, Anthyt, Phrygian Cybele, Sumerian Inanna, Baalat, Greek Aphrodite, Greek Aphrodite, Alilat, Anaitis, Aphrodisias, Aprodita, Argimpasa, Astarte, Biducht, Caelestis, Concordia, Hathor, Ishtar, Mylitta, Rati, Syrian Goddess, Turan, Persian Anahita, Persian Anahita, Anaitis, Athena or Core.

Anatha Baetyl

A lion-goddess. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Anatha Baetyl, Hebrew Ashima Baetyle or Hebrew Ashima Baetyle.

Anush

Mother of dragons. Wife of Azdahak. On occassion, referred to as Anush.

Aram

Son of Harma. He is said to have fought and defeated the god, Baal-Samin. Known as Aram.

Aramazd

A supreme god. Father of Anahit, Mihr and Nane. In some accounts, referred to as Aramazd, Georgian Armaz, Georgian Armaz, Ahura Mazda, Persian Ahura Mazda, Persian Ahura Mazda, Assara Mazas, Rudra, Zeus, Ormzdakan or Ormzdakan.

Aray

A war-god. In some references, referred to as Aray, Ara, Ara, Er, Are or Are.

Aretia

The earth personified. At times, referred to as Aretia.

Armais

A god. Father of Shara. In some references, known as Armais.

Armenak

Son of Hayk. Consort of Nvard. Father of Ara (Er). Also known as Armenak.

Artavazd

read more »

Artaxias

read more »

Arusyak

A love-goddess. Consort of Vahagn. On occassion, identified as Arusyak, Anahit, Anahit, Canaanite Anaitis, Anat, Greek Aphrodite, Persian Anahita or Astlik.

Astlik

A sky-goddess. Wife of Vahagn. Sometimes called Astlik, Anahit, Anahit, Arusyak, Canaanite Anaitis, Anat, Greek Aphrodite or Persian Anahita.

Bagvarti

A tutelary-goddess. Wife of Haldi. Also known as Bagvarti.

Barsamin

A sky-god, god of weather. Occasionally identified as Barsamin.

dev

read more »

Dsovean

A storm god. Consort of Dsovinar. Also known as Dsovean.

Dsovinar

Consort of Dsovean. At times, referred to as Dsovinar.

Dzokhk

read more »

eclipse

read more »

Er

read more »

Eri

read more »

Erkir

An earth-goddess. Known as Erkir, Armat, Armat, Perkunos or Perkunos.

Erwand

A king. Son of a dragon. He was said to be extremely ugly and could crumble rock by a mere glance from his evil eye. At times, identified as Erwand.

Haldi

A guardian god. Husband of Bagvarti. On occassion, called Haldi.

Hambarus

Spirits of deserted places. Known as Hambarus.

Harma

Father of Aram. Identified as Harma.

Hayk

read more »

hotot

Evil spirits living in rivers and marshes who lure children to their death. In some lore, occasionally identified as hotot.

Jaralez

A spirit said to revivify those killed in battle merely by licking their. Wounds: a race of dog-like people. Living in heaven. In some references, known as Jaralez, Aralez, Aralez, Arles, Arles, Ar(a)lez or Ar(a)lez.

Javersaharses

read more »

Kaches

read more »

kipriano

read more »

Mihr

A fire-god or sun-god. Son of Aramazd. Brother of Anahit and Nane. Also identified as Mihr, Meher, Meher, Mehr, Mehr, Meh(e)rPersian Mithra or Meh(e)rPersian Mithra.

Nana

read more »

Nane

A god. Son of Aramazd. Brother of Anahit and Mihr. In some accounts Nane is female, a war-goddess. Also called Nane, Hanea, Hanea, Babylonian Nana, Babylonian Nana, Sumerian Nanai or Sumerian Nanai.

Navasard

The New Year festival presided over by Aramazd. Sometimes identified as Navasard, Nauroz or Nauroz.

nhang

A malevolent spirit sometimes seen in the form of a mermaid or seal. Also known as nhang.

Nvard

Consort of Armenak. Mother of Ara (Er). Also called Nvard.

Ormzdakan

A god worshipped by the Armenians. When they discarded Armaita. This deity evolved into Aramazd, the supreme god. Sometimes known as Ormzdakan, Aramazd, Aramazd, Georgian Armaz or Persian Ahura Mazda.

Ravandiz

read more »

Selardi

A moon-god. Also called Selardi, Selardib or Selardib.

Semiramis

read more »

Shahapet

A spirit, ruler of the land. He can appear either as a man or as a serpent. Also commonly identified as Shahapet, Shvaz, Shvaz, Shvod or Shvod.

Shara

A storm-demon. Son of Armais. Occasionally called Shara.

Shvaz

A name for Shahapet as 'ruler'. Sometimes called Shvaz, Shahapet, Shahapet or Shvod.

Shvod

A name for Shahapet as a guardianspirit of the household. Also referred to as Shvod, Shahapet, Shahapet or Shvaz.

Sivini

A sun-god. Hero of the aborigines. At times, referred to as Sivini, Hittite Istanu, Hittite Istanu, Siwini, Hurrian Simigi, Hurrian Simigi, Istanu, Urartian Siwini or Urartian Siwini.

Teisbas

A god. In some references, known as Teisbas.

Tigranes

read more »

Tigranuki

read more »

Tir

read more »

Tork

A hideous mountain-god. Identified as Tork.

torx

Demons causing earthquakes or volcanoes. Appearing as both demons and giants, these beings were enormously strong. Occasionally identified as torx.

Vahagn

read more »

Van

A feathered dragon. Sometimes known as Van.

Vasapaklal

A name for Vahagn as Dragon-Slayer. In some accounts, known as Vasapaklal, Dragon Slayer, Dragon Slayer, Vahagn, Vahagn, Bahram, Greek Heracles, Hindu Vritrahan, Persian Verethragna, Visapaklal or Visapaklal.

Yazid

The devil. This name is given to the devil by the Yezidis who allege that he was reinstated as an angel. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Yazid, Satan, Satan, Lord of Fire, Lord of the Underworld, Old Bendy, Old Driver, Old Gentleman, Old Gooseberry, Old Hangie, Old Harry, Old Hornie, Old Ned, Old Nick, Old One, Old Poker, Old Scratch, Old Serpent, Prince of Darkness, Sathan, Sathanas, Nick, Sathan(as), The Adversary, Arab shaitan, Ethiopian shaytan, Scottish Auld Hornie, Clootie or Little Gude.

Zatik

A vegetation-god. Occasionally referred to as Zatik.
Armenian Mythology