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

Ajalpal

A king. Son of Anomatan and Manikesara. Father of Dasha-ratha. In some accounts, known as Ajalpal, Ajalpala, Ajalpala, Ajapal, Aja, Aja or 'unborn'.

Ananta Nakhon

A city, home of Sison. Occasionally referred to as Ananta Nakhon.

Ananta Thewi

A goddess of good luck. Consort of Phra Sao. Sometimes known as Ananta Thewi, Sanskrit Ananda or Sanskrit Ananda.

Anomatan

A king. Son of Narayana. Father of Ajalpal. Consort of Manikesara. He is said to have been born from the lotus with no mother. On occassion, known as Anomatan.

Athityarat

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Diamond Buddha

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Djao Thraya

A goddess of the River Menam. Referred to as Djao Thraya.

elephant-tiger

A mythical animal, an elephant with a tiger's head. In some accounts, referred to as elephant-tiger.

Hirantayaksa

The Thai version of Hiranyaksha. In some lore, occasionally known as Hirantayaksa.

Hom

Sister of Phrom. Her sister found the son of Kong abandoned in the forest and gave the child to Hom who reared him, calling him Phan. At times, referred to as Hom.

In Lao

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Kham Daeng

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Khrut

The Thai version of Garuda. On occassion, called Khrut, Gallus, Gallus, cock, Galon, Galon, Krut, Krut, Garuda, Garuda, Agni, Devourer, Garutmant or Suparna.

Khun Kan

One of the Three Great Men. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Khun Kan.

Khun Ket

One of the Three Great Men. In some accounts, referred to as Khun Ket.

khuna

Paradise. Sometimes identified as khuna.

khwan

The soul which, it is said, can leave. The body and return. In some lore, occasionally referred to as khwan, windjan, windjan, Indonesian badi or Indonesian badi.

Kinnara

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Kong

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Kuna

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Kupera

A god of wealth. Also identified as Kupera, Buddhist Kubera, Buddhist Kubera, Kompira, Kovero, Kuwera, Indonesian Kuwera, Indonesian Kuwera, Kubera, Japanese Kompira or Japanese Kompira.

Ma Muang

A mango-goddess. Sometimes identified as Ma Muang.

Machanu

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Maiyarab

King of the underworld realm, Patal. Sometimes referred to as Maiyarab.

Manikesara

Wife of Anomatan. On occassion, identified as Manikesara.

Menam

A sacred river. Sometimes referred to as Menam, Maenam or Maenam.

Mountain Spirit

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Narayana

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Panyasa-Jataka

The Thai version of the Jatakas. Occasionally referred to as Panyasa-Jataka.

Patal

The underworld. This realm, ruled by Maiyarab, can be reached by sliding down inside the hollow stalk of the lotus. On occassion, known as Patal, Patali, Patali, Hindu Patala or Hindu Patala.

Phan

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phi

A spirit of the dead. Also known as phi, Burmese nat, Burmese nat, neq, thi, Pakistani neq, Pakistani neq or nat.

Phra In

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Phra In Suen

The name for Shiva in Thailand. At times, referred to as Phra In Suen.

Phra Men

A sacred mountain. Sometimes referred to as Phra Men.

Phra Naret

The name for Lakshmi in Thailand. Also referred to as Phra Naret, Lakshmi, Lakshmi, Indira, Ksirabdhitanya, Laksmi, Lotus, Mahalakshmi, sacred birds, Dakshina, Devi-Seri, Devi-Shri, Dharani, Empress of the Sea, Gajadevi, Haripriya, Jaladhi-ja, Karisini, Ksama, Lokamata, Lotus, Mahasarasvati, Matrirupa, Padma(vati), Radha, Rohini, Rukmini, Sadana, Shri, (Sri) Laksmi, Sita, Sri(-devi), Tulsi, Vaishnavi, Vriddhi, Buddhist Maya or East Indies Dewi-Shri.

Phra Sao

A god of ill-fortune, ruler of the planet Saturn. Consort of Ananta Thewi. Occasionally referred to as Phra Sao.

Phrom

An old woman. She found the son of Kong when he was abandoned. Also called Phrom.

Phrom-Kuman

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Phroo

The Thai version of Bharata. Sometimes known as Phroo.

Pitsanukukon

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Pu Lang Seung

One of the Three Great Men. Sometimes called Pu Lang Seung.

Ramakien

The story of Hanuman's visit to the underworld realm, Patal. Occasionally called Ramakien, Ramakirti or Ramakirti.

Ramasoon

A thunder-god. Also identified as Ramasoon.

Saksit

The realm of the spirits. Occasionally known as Saksit.

Sam Muk

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Satrud

The Thai version of Satrughna. Also referred to as Satrud.

Sikantapatewada

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Sison

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Sommonacodum

A saviour god. Sometimes known as Sommonacodum.

Songkran

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Sura Uthaka

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Tavan

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Then Lo

Grandfather of the king of the Thens. He entertained the Three Great Men when they went to the sky, kingdom of the Thens. Also commonly identified as Then Lo.

Then Teng

One of the sky-lords. After the flood waters had receded, he came to earth to teach the new race the arts of agriculture. In some accounts, referred to as Then Teng.

Thens

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Thewi Suthat

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thi

A spirit of the dead. Occasionally identified as thi, Burmese nat, Burmese nat, neq, phi, Pakistani neq, Pakistani neq or nat.

Thonamun

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Three Great Men

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Thung

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Tipaka

A flying horse owned by Sison. Occasionally referred to as Tipaka.

Typanon

A dancing angel holding. A thunderbolt. Identified as Typanon.

windjan

The soul of the individual which leaves the body at death. Sometimes called windjan, khwan, khwan or Indonesian badi.

Witsanukam

A supreme god, architect of the gods. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Witsanukam.
Thai Mythology