God of War A war deity is a god or goddess in mythology associated with war, combat, or bloodshed. They occur commonly in both monotheistic and polytheistic religions.
The concept of a War god or Warrior god is common among most belief systems around the world. Humans are fond of war and it makes sense that we raise this particular deity to a place of worship and nobility. But this consistent representation gives us an opportunity to investigate common threads in how people worshipped feared and represented their gods.
What are war gods. In general war gods are easy to determine because they represent war. The Wear armor and wield incredible weapons. Some are good and others are seen as evil.
Anhur, god of war, not a native god. Bast, cat-headed goddess associated with war, protection of Lower Kemet and the pharaoh, the sun, perfumes, ointments, and embalming. Horus, god of the king, the sky, war, and protection.
Maahes, lion-headed god of war. Menhit, goddess of war, “she who massacres”. Montu, falcon-headed god of war, valor, and the Sun. Neith, goddess of war, hunting, and wisdom. Pakhet, goddess of war. Satis, deification of the floods of the Nile River and an early war, hunting, and fertility goddess. Sekhmet, goddess of warfare, pestilence, and the desert. Set, god of the desert and storms, associated with war. Sobek, god of the Nile, the army, military, fertility, and crocodiles. Sopdu, god of the scorching heat of the summer sun, associated with war. Wepwawet, wolf-god of war and death who later became associated with Anubis and the afterlife.
Berber. Gurzil, Amazigh bull-headed warrior god.
Ifri Warrior goddess.
East African. Apedemak, Nubian lion-headed warrior god. Maher, Ethiopian god of war.
Yoruba. Kokou, powerful Yoruba warrior god. Ogoun, Yoruba deity who presides over fire, iron, hunting, politics, and war. Oya, Yoruba warrior-goddess of the Niger River.