500 ZINGCREED POSTS, 500 DEAD GODS

“A warm welcome to Zingreed, the world’s only Christian-atheist blog, where our motto is
More Jesus, Less Christ, No God!
To mark the 500th Zingcreed Post, I am listing the names of 500 dead gods. The list comes from that great American writer H. L. Mencken, who is sadly underappreciated here in Britain. All 500 were gods of the highest dignity – gods of civilized peoples – worshipped and believed in by millions. All were omnipotent, omniscient and immortal. And all are dead. We are all atheists about the gods on this list (unless you are a secret devotee of Thor or Baal??) As Richard Dawkins of my old Oxford College (New College 1962-65) said, “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
Mencken’s original list has been supplemented by  Matthew S McCormick to bring it up to 500. There are many more.
In solidarity,
Peter Turner, M.A., M.Sc.

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500 Dead Gods

Aa, Aah, Abil Addu, Adeona, Adjassou-Linguetor, Adjinakou, Adya Houn’to, Agassou, Age, Agwe, Ahijah, Ahti, Aizen Myo-o, Ajisukitakahitone, Ak Ana, Aken, Aker, Akras, Aku, Allatu, Altjira, Amano-Iwato, Ame-no-Koyane, Am-heh, Amihan, Amon-Re, Amun, Amurru, Anapel, Anath, Andjety, Anhur, Anit, Anu, Anubis, Anzambe, Apsu, Arianrod, Ash, Ashtoreth, Assur, Astarte, Aten, Atum, Ayida-Weddo, Ayizan, Azaka Medeh, Azaka-Tonnere, Aumi-no-isora;
Baal, Bacalou, Badessy, Bagadjimbiri, Bahloo, Baiame, Bakunawa, Bamapana, Banaitja, Ba-Pef, Baron Cimetiere, Baron La Croix, Baron Samedi, Barraiya, Bata, Bathala, Bau, Beltis, Beltu, Belus, Bernardo Carpio, Bes, Biame, Biamie, Bile, Bimbeal, Binbeal, Boli Shah, Bossou Ashadeh, Budai, Bugady Musun, Bugid Y Aiba, Bunjil;
Cai Shen, Ceros, Chenti-cheti, Chimata-No-Kami, Chi You, Chun Kwan, Cihang Zhenren, City god, Clermeil, Congo (loa), Consus, Cronos, Cunina;
Dagan, Dagda, Dagon, Daikukoten, Damballa, Dan Petro, Dan Wedo, Daramulum, Dauke, Dea Dia, Dhaken, Diable Tonnerre, Diana of Ephesus, Diejuste, Dimmer, Dinclinsin, Dragon King, Dragon King of the east sea, Duamutef, Dumu-zi-abzu, Dzingbe;
Ea, Ebisu, Edulia, Efile Mokulu, El, Elali, Elder Zhang Guo, Elum, Engurra, Enki, Enma, En-mersi, Enurestu, Erlang shen, Erzulie, Ezili Dantor;
Fan Kuai, Fei Lian, Feng Bo, Four sons of Horus, Fujin, Fukurokuju, Fu Lu Shou, Fu Xi, Furrina, Futsunushi;
Gargomitch, Gasan-Abzu, Gasan lil, Goibniu, Gong Gong, Govannon, Grand Bois, Gran Maitre, Guangchenzi, Guan Yu, Gunfled, Gwydion;
Hachiman, Hadad, Hakudo Maru, Han Xiang, Hapi, Hapy, Heka, Hemen, Hermanubis, Hermes, Heryshaf, Hoderi, Hongjun Laozu, Hoori, Horus, Houyi, Huang Feihu, Hung Shin;
Iah, Ibong Adarna, Iho, Iku-Turso, Ilat, Ilmatar, Imhotep, Imset, Iron Crutch Li, Isis, Istar, Isum, Iuna Lucina, Izanagi;
Jade Emperor, Jar’edo Wens, Ji gong, Julana, Jumala, Jupiter, Juroujin;
Kaawan, Kaggu-tsuchi, Kalfu, Kalma, Karakarook, Kara Khan, Karei, Kari, Karora, Kerridwen, Khaltesh-Anki, Khepri, Khnum, Khonsu, Kidili, Kini’je, Kitchen God, Kmvum, Kneph, Kojin, Ksitigarbha, Kui Xing, Kuk, Kumkatok, Kuski-banda, Kuu, Ku’urkil;
Lagas, Lan Caithe, Lei \Gong, Leizhenzi, Lempo, Ler, Leza, Li Jing, L’inglesu, Llaw Gyffes, Lleu, Loco (loa), Lu Dogbin, Lugal-Amarada;
Maahes, Ma-banba-anna, Mademoiselle Charlotte, Maitresse Delai, Maitresse Hounon’gon, Maman Brigitte, Mamragan, Mami, Mamlambo, Manwyddan, Mandulis, Mangar-kunjer-kunja, Marassa Jumeaux, Marduk, Maria Cacao, Maria Makiling, Maria Sinukuan, Marinette, Mars, Marzin, Matget boat, Mawu, Mayari, Mbaba Mwana Waresa, Meditrina, Mehen, Melek, Memetona, Menthu, Merodach, Mider, Mielikki, Min, Molech, Mombu, Moorrigu, Mounanchou, Mulu-hursang, Mu-ul-lil, Muzha;
Naam, Nana Buluku, Na Tuk Kong, Naunet, Ndyambi, Nebo, Nehebkau, Nergal, Nezha, Nga, Ngai, Nin, Ninib, Ninigi-no-Mikoto, Nin-lil-la, Nin-man, Nio, Nirig, Ni-zu, Njirana, Nogomain, Nuada Argetlam, Numakulla, Num-Torum, Nusku, Nu’Tenut, Nyan-Kupon, Nyyriki, Nzambi, Nzame;
Odin, Ogma, Ogoun, Ogyrvan, Ohoyamatsumi, Okuninuushi, Olorun, Omoikane (Shinto), Ops, Osiris;
Pa-cha, Ppangu, Papa legba, Peko, Perkele, Persephone,  Petbe, Pie (loa), Ple, Pluto, Potina, Ptah, Pu’gu, Puluga, Pundjel, Pwyll;
Qarradu, Qebehsenuef, Qingxu Daode Zhenjun, Qin Shubao;
Ra, Raijin, Randeng Dauren, Rauni, Resheph, Rigantona, Robigus, Royal Uncle Cao, Ruwa, Ryojin;
Saa, Sahi, Samas, Sarutahiko, Saturn, Seker, Serapis, Sesmu, Shakpana, Shalem, Shangdi, Shango, Sharrab, Shen, Shennong, Shezmu, shina-Tsu-Hiko, Simbi, Sin, Sirtumu,Sobek, Sobkou, Sojobo, Sokk-Miimi, Sopdu, Sousson-Pannan, statilinus, Suijin, Suiren, Suqamunu, Susanoo;
Tagd, Taiyi zhenren, Tala, Tam Kung, Tammuz, Ta Pedn, Tapio, Temaukel, Tenenet, Tengu, Tenjin, Theban Triad, Thoth, Tian, ti-Jean Petro, Ti Jean Quinto, Tilmun, Ti Malice, Tirawa Atius, Todore, Toko’Yoto, Tomam, Tororut, Tu Di Gong, Tu Er Shen, Tuonetar, Tuoni;
Ubargisi, Ubilulu, U-dimmer-an-kia, Ueras, Ugayafukiaezu, U-ki, Ukko, UKqili, Umai, U-Mersi, Umvelinquangi, Ungud, Unkulunkulu, Ura-gala, U-sab-sib, Usiququmadvu, U-Tin-dir-ki, U-urugal;
Vaisravana, Vaticanus, Vediovis, Vellamo, Venus, Vesta;
Wadj-wer, weneg, Wenshu Guangfa Tuianzun, Wen Zhong, Wepowawet, Werethekau, Wollunqua, Wong Tai Sin,
Wuluwaid;
Xargi, Xaya Iccita, Xevioso, Xuan Wu;
Yama, Yau, Yemaja, Youchao, Yuanshi Tianzun, Yuchi Jingde, Yunzhongzi;
Zagaga, Zaraqu, Zer-panitu, Zhang Guifang, Zheng Lun, Zhongli Quan, Zhu Rong, Zonget.

433

How long before “Jehovah” joins their ranks?

Sources:
McCormick, Matthew S. “Atheism and the case against Christ” Prometheus books (2012) (p. 195)
Mencken, H. L. “A Mencken Chrestomathy” Vintage (1982)
Dawkins, Richard on ted.com/talks/richard_dawkins_on_militant_atheism.html

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