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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

A water deity is a deity in mythology associated with water or various bodies of water. Water deities are common in mythology and were usually more important among civilizations in which the sea or ocean, or a great river was more important. Another important focus of worship of water deities were springs or holy wells.


List of water deities

Greek/Roman mythology


  • Aegir, personification of the sea
  • Rán, sea goddess of love who collects the drowned in a net
  • Njord, god of the sea, particularly of seafaring
  • Nerthus, goddess of lakes, springs, holy waters
  • Nix, water spirits who usually appear in human form
  • Lud, a river god of Celtic mythology

Hindu/Vedic Mythology

Water deities in other cultures

See also

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