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

Amanoro

A spring-goddess. Occasionally called Amanoro.

Anahit

A fertility-goddess. Daughter of Aramazd. Wife of Vahagn. On occassion, called 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. On occassion, identified as Anatha Baetyl, Hebrew Ashima Baetyle or Hebrew Ashima Baetyle.

Anush

Mother of dragons. Wife of Azdahak. Referred to as Anush.

Aram

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

Aramazd

A supreme god. Father of Anahit, Mihr and Nane. Identified 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. Also known as Aray, Ara, Ara, Er, Are or Are.

Aretia

The earth personified. Identified as Aretia.

Armais

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

Armenak

Son of Hayk. Consort of Nvard. Father of Ara (Er). In some lore, occasionally referred to as Armenak.

Artavazd

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Artaxias

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Arusyak

A love-goddess. Consort of Vahagn. Occasionally referred to as Arusyak, Anahit, Anahit, Canaanite Anaitis, Anat, Greek Aphrodite, Persian Anahita or Astlik.

Astlik

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

Bagvarti

A tutelary-goddess. Wife of Haldi. Occasionally identified as Bagvarti.

Barsamin

A sky-god, god of weather. Known as Barsamin.

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Dsovean

A storm god. Consort of Dsovinar. Sometimes identified as Dsovean.

Dsovinar

Consort of Dsovean. Also commonly identified as Dsovinar.

Dzokhk

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Er

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Eri

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Erkir

An earth-goddess. Also identified 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. Also commonly identified as Erwand.

Haldi

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

Hambarus

Spirits of deserted places. Referred to as Hambarus.

Harma

Father of Aram. Sometimes referred to as Harma.

Hayk

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hotot

Evil spirits living in rivers and marshes who lure children to their death. In some lore, occasionally known 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. On occassion, identified as Jaralez, Aralez, Aralez, Arles, Arles, Ar(a)lez or Ar(a)lez.

Javersaharses

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Kaches

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Mihr

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

Nana

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Nane

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

Navasard

The New Year festival presided over by Aramazd. At times, referred to as Navasard, Nauroz or Nauroz.

nhang

A malevolent spirit sometimes seen in the form of a mermaid or seal. Occasionally called nhang.

Nvard

Consort of Armenak. Mother of Ara (Er). On occassion, identified as Nvard.

Ormzdakan

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

Ravandiz

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Selardi

A moon-god. Occasionally known as Selardi, Selardib or Selardib.

Semiramis

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Shahapet

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

Shara

A storm-demon. Son of Armais. Occasionally known as Shara.

Shvaz

A name for Shahapet as 'ruler'. On occassion, identified as Shvaz, Shahapet, Shahapet or Shvod.

Shvod

A name for Shahapet as a guardianspirit of the household. On occassion, called Shvod, Shahapet, Shahapet or Shvaz.

Sivini

A sun-god. Hero of the aborigines. Known as Sivini, Hittite Istanu, Hittite Istanu, Siwini, Hurrian Simigi, Hurrian Simigi, Istanu, Urartian Siwini or Urartian Siwini.

Teisbas

A god. Occasionally known as Teisbas.

Tigranes

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Tigranuki

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Tir

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Tork

A hideous mountain-god. On occassion, known as Tork.

torx

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

Vahagn

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Van

A feathered dragon. Occasionally called Van.

Vasapaklal

A name for Vahagn as Dragon-Slayer. In some lore, occasionally referred to 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 accounts, known 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. Sometimes called Zatik.
Armenian Mythology