Deities Who Assist With Protection

The table below lists Deities, Spirits and other Higher Powers that can be called upon for rituals, spells, and other magical work relating to protection & defense magick.  As always, before working with any of them, do some research to become familiar with all of their facets, lest you be caught off guard by their ways.  Each Higher Power is unique in they way they approach a situation – some may be very straightforward, others brutal, and others gentle.  If you are unsure who to pick, you should instead begin with a spell written by someone else, or do a lot more research.  Do not rush into any magical work.  Take your time and understand your actions, and their potential consequences, fully before proceeding. Deities Who Assist With Protection

Name Pantheon / Mythos Gender / Description
Urmya Hindu, Vedic Protectress of sleep and guardian against thieves.
Vajravarahi Hindu Goddess who drives away evil spirits
Kan-u-Uayeyab Mayan God who guarded cities
Agni Hindu God, guardian of homes and protector of humans against evil
Herne The Hunter Celtic, British Spirit of a Hunter who guards travelers
Airsekui Huron Great Spirit invoked at times of great danger
Barong Balinese Protective Spirit
Sraosa* Iranian God who protects against the demons that want to drag the soul to hell** 
Lubangala Bakongo Protector of villages, men and the souls of the dead
Vayu Persian / Iranian A warrior god who chases the Evil Spirit with his sharp spear & golden weapons to protect the good creations of Ahura Mazda.1

* Formerly known as Aryaman but was stripped of his status as a deity during the Zoroastrian reform but was ‘reborn’ as the God Sraosa.

** This does not include his former functions as Aryaman, God of the Arya people. The name Aryaman means “friend.” His is often associated with Mithra and Varuna. He maintained the bonds that united Arya society, he also guaranteed hospitality obligations, freedom of travel (on earthly roads & in the hereafter), marriages, ritual, and gifts and loans. (~Georges Dumezil)

(1) Taken verbatim from: Persian Myths (The Legendary Past). Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis. British Museum Press. ©1993