The Gods must be Crazy (A list of Unusual Gods from godchecker.com) – Unfinished Draft

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These websites would be great for writers of fantasy/folklore although they take time to read. Thousands of Gods are listed. This is a first draft, because I’m only a few minutes in and I haven’t even scratched the surface. I need to save these and go through them when I am bored, have time, and need inspiration. Classes would be fun, but there are too many to go through. It would be better for creative people to form clubs devoted to folklore where they can discuss/share their findings. There is no need to invent characters when you can plagiarize the ancient folklore..

http://www.godchecker.com/ (4,000 Gods. Easier to navigate. Way more flavor.  I love how it summarizes the types of Gods people of different cultures were attracted to!)

http://www.godfinder.org (Vaster with 5,000 Gods, but has more concise descriptions of Gods.)

Weird Gods people actually believed in:

The Chinese rabbit god of homosexuality.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu%27er_Shen

The African god of smallpox. (Cracked calls him the first God literally science made extinct.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopona

ABEGUWO the Polynesian God of rain. Whenever she pisses on the Earth, rain falls.
http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/oceanic-mythology.php?deity=ABEGUWO


(Going alphabetically…)

Mari (Buddhist) The deification of literature
Maya (Hindu) A goddess of illusion
Me’mdeye-Ecl’e Yukaghir/ Siberia Known as father fire, a fire spirit
Melkart/ Melqart Phonecia A rather busy god in charge of travelers, sailors, colonies & the city of Tyre who, like the Phoenix, is regenerated by fire

Sexy/Dangerous Gods:

Lofn: The Norse God of Illicit unions.
Luamerava The African God of sexual desire.

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By Geography:

Japanese Shinto:

Ukemochi, the God of Fast Food

Otohime = monster goddess of the sea

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/japanese-mythology.php?deity=UKE-MOCHI

Maya:

EK-CHUAH = The God of Chocolate

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/mayan-mythology.php?deity=EK-CHUAH

Middle East:
Astarte was apparently a god of sex, depicted with cows.

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/middle-eastern-mythology.php?deity=ASTARTE

YHWH:

I just love how people were so afraid to use his name they eventually forgot the pronunciation.

Roman
Sterculius: God of Dung

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/roman-mythology.php?deity=STERCULIUS

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