God (male deity)
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A 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.[page needed]
- 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
- Hornblower, Simon (2003). The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860641-9.
- Redford, Donald B. (2003). The Oxford Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology (Berkley ed.). New York: Berkley Books. p. 20. ISBN 0-425-19096-X.
- Duval, Paul-Marie (1993). Les dieux de la Gaule. Paris: Payot. ISBN 2-228-88621-1.
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