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Air: Ariel, Elves (singular, Elf).

Caves or Caverns: Hill-people (Hög-folk, hög = height).

Corn: Ceres (2 syl.) (Greek, Demēter).

Domestic Life: Vesta.

Eloquence: Mercury (Greek, Hermēs).

Evening: Vesper.

Fates (The): Three in number (Greek, Parcæ, Moiræ, 2 syl., Kēres).

Fire: Vulcan (Greek, Hephaistös, 3 syl.), Vesta, Mulcĭber.

Fairies: (q.v.).

Furies: Three in number (Greek, Eumenĭdes, 4 syl., Erinnʹyes).

Gardens: Priāpus, Vertumnus with his wife Pomŏna.

Graces (The): Three in number (Greek, Charĭtes).

Hills: Trolls. There are also Wood Trolls and Water Trolls. (See-below Mountains.)

Home Spirits (q.v.): Penātes (3 syl.), Lares (2 syl.).

Hunting: Diana (Greek, Artĕmis).

Infernal Regions: Pluto, with his wife Proserpine, 3 syl. (Greek, Aʹidēs and Persephŏnē).

Justice: Themʹis, Astræa, Nemesis.

Love: Cupid (Greek, Eros).

Marriage: Hymen.

Medicine: Æsculāpius.

Mines: Trolls.

Morning: Aurora (Greek, Eõs).

Mountains: Orēads or Orēades (4 syl.), from the Greek, óρoζ a mountain; Trolls.

Ocean (The): Oceanʹides.

Poetry and Music: Apollo, the nine Muses.

Rainbow (The): Iris.

Riches: Plutus. Shakespeare speaks of “Plutusʹ mine,” (Julius Cœsar, iv. 3).

Rivers and Streams: Fluviāles, 4 syl. (Greek, Potamēides, 5 syl.).

Sea (The): Neptune (Greek, Poseidon, 3 syl.), his son Triton, Necks, Mermaids, Nereids (3 syl.). (See Sea.)

Shepherds and their Flocks: Pan, the Satyrs.

Springs, Lakes, Brooks, etc.: Nēreides or Naiads (2 syl.).

Time: Saturn (Greek, Chrŏnos).

War: Mars (Greek, Arēs), Bellõna, Tʹnor.

Water-nymphs: Naiads (2 syl.), Undine (2 syl.).

Winds (The): Æŏlus.

Wine: Bacchus (Greek, Diony’sŏs).

Wisdom: Minerva (Greek, Pallas, Athēnē, or Pallas-Athēnē).

Woods: Dryads (A Hama-Dryad presides over some particular tree), Wood-Trolls.

Youth: Hēbē.

⁂ Of course this is not meant for a complete list of heathen and pagan deities. Such a list would require a volume.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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