god (male deity)

god is a male deity, in contrast with a goddess, a female deity. While the term “goddess” specifically refers to a female deity, the plural “gods” can be applied to deities collectively, regardless of gender. The Greek and Roman pantheons were ruled by Zeus, and Jupiter.

When ancient Egyptian religion developed closer to monotheism, it was Amun, a male god, who rose to the most prominent place.

War gods, like the rulers of the pantheon, could often be male, such as Ares/Mars, Kartikeya and Toutatis.

Greek gods

Greek gods

Examples

  • Anubis, god of mummification in Egypt
  • Dyeus, sky father for the Proto-Indo-Europeans
  • Dyaus Pita, the reflex of Dyeus in the historical Vedic religion
  • Tengri, primary chief deity and sky father of the early Turkic peoples and the proto-Mongols.
  • Zeus, king of the gods in ancient Greece
  • Ra, primary/sun god in Ancient Egyptian mythology
  • Enki, patron god of the Mesopotamian city of Eridu
  • Odin/Wotan, all father, war god, and king of the gods in Germanic mythology
  • Shiva, one of the primary gods in Hinduism

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