River god

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Related to Water deity: Water god
a deity supposed to preside over a river as its tutelary divinity.

See also: River

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They finally found it, enthroned in a kind of altar standing on a mongkok and with crocodile teeth; it had become a water deity and would be rowed out to sea whenever drought threatened.
Yemalla', is a major water deity from the Yoruba religion in Caribbean and Brazilian traditions.
The name and logo of Watatsumi, which means 'God of the Sea', is symbolic of the sea and water deity.
Some of the most compelling animals exist in the imagination, be they the snake-tailed rooster from Greek antiquity known as the cockatrice or the water deity know to Hindu and Buddhist cultures as the naga.
Some of the most compelling animals through history are the kind that exist strictly in the imagination, be they the snake-tailed rooster from Greek antiquity known as the cockatrice or the water deity know to Hindu and Buddhist cultures as the naga.
The representation originated in India where he is widely venerated as Naga and is worshipped as a Water deity, River deity, Stream deity, and a controller of the rains.