A-Z Gods and Goddesses & Plant Associations: A Reference & Guide
Our ancestors believed the trees, rivers, mountains, stones and animals had souls. These nature spirits were eventually deified and came to be the gods and goddesses as we know them today. For those who need a reference to gods and goddesses and their magical plant associations, here’s our A-Z list. The deities are not categorized by culture or origin. Knowing the magical plants associated with your deities will help you learn, as well as give ideas of appropriate offerings. If your god or goddess isn’t included, please leave a comment.
Goddesses and Magical Plant Associations
- Aphrodite – apples, linden tree, myrtle tree, pomegranate, poppies, prickly lettuce, roses, star of bethlehem
- Artemis – artemisia (mugwort, southernwood, tarragon, wormwood), bay laurel, cedar, chase tree, fir, myrtle, oak, walnut, wild fig, willow
- Astarte – alder, arabic gum, cypress, juniper, myrtle, pine
- Athena – cinnamon, citrus, cedar, cypress, dragon’s blood, geranium, hellebore, oak, olive, patchouli
- Arianrhod – ivy
- Baba Yaga – black sunflowers, medicinal herbs, poppies, rye, tobacco
- Bast (Bastet) – catnip, myrrh, frankincense
- Berchta – birch, evergreens, flax, wild berries, straw
- Blodeuwedd – broom, meadowsweet, and oak
- Brighid – blackberries, oak, rushes, clover
- Cerridwen – corn
- Circe – Alder, juniper, mandrake, nightshade
- Demeter – barley, chaste tree, fig, oak, mint, poppies, pomegranate, pennyroyal, wheat
- Diana – apple, grain, oak
- Freya – apples, barley, flowers
- Hathor – blue lotus
- Hecate – asphodel, black poplar, date palm, garlic, henna, lavender, mandrake, medicinal herbs (various), pomegranate
- Hel – beech, elder, elm, ivy, juniper, mullein, willow, yew
- Hera – chaste tree
- Hestia – Angel’s trumpet (Datura), California poppy, chaste tree, goldenrod, hollyhock, purple coneflower, and yarrow
- Holda – flax
- Iris – iris
- Isis – flowers, myrrh, sycamore fig, vervain
- Kali – red hibiscus, red rhododendron, poinsettia
- Kuan Yin – lotus, oolong tea leaves, orange, pomegranate, willow
- Ma’at – papyrus
- Medea – aconite, hemlock, nightshade
- Morgan Le Fay – apple, blackthorn, herbs, lily of the valley, oak, willow
- The Morrigan – blackthorn, Belladonna, Juniper berries, Nightshade, Dragon’s blood, Mugwart, Yew
- Nerthus – beech, blackthorn, elder, elm, ivy, juniper, mullein, thistle, willow, yew
- Oya – anise, aspen, cinnamon, carnation, calamus, clove, dragon’s blood, dittany of crete, hibiscus, lemon, myrrh, nutmeg, oak moss, star anise, sandalwood, tangerine
- Persephone – asphodel, crocus, iris, larkspur, lily, pomegranate
- Rhiannon – bayberry, cedar, daffodils, forsythia, leeks, pansies, pine, rosemary and sage
- White Buffalo Woman – tobacco
Gods and Magic Plant Associations
- Aries – ash
- Baron Samedi – Tobacco, Sugar Cane
- Buddha – rice, lotus
- Cernunnos – oak, ivy, grain
- Dagda – grains, oats
- Dionysus – bindweed, elm, fennel, fig, fir, grapes, ivy, walnut
- Elegba – Bitter melon
- Hades – asphodel, elm
- Hermes – crocus
- Jesus – aspen, cedar, grapes, oak, olive, palm
- Jupiter – acorn, agrimony, almond, aloe, aspen, beech, cassia, carnation, cedar, cypress, daisy, fig, gorse, hyssop, leek, mullein, oak, olive, orange, palm, pine, sage, vervain, violate
- Krishna – acacia, bay, frankincense, vine
- Loki – beech, blackthorn, elder, elm, ivy, juniper, mullein, thistle, willow, yew
- Mabon – apple, berries, grains
- Manannan Mac Lir – aquatic plants, seaweed
- Mars – bay laurel, dogwood, fig, oak
- Odin – amanita muscaria, elecampane, juniper, monkshood, Wotan’s Herb, yew, ash
- Osiris – acacia, benzoin, cedar, clove, dittany of crete, grains, ivy, orris, palm date, tamarisk, vine, willow
- Pan – grapes, pine, reeds
- Poseidon – aquatic plants, kelp, seaweeds, wild celery
- Ra – acacia, bay, cinnamon, frankincense, heliotrope, myrrh, olive, sunflower, vine
- Set – myrrh, patchouli, thistle
- Thor – acorns, avens, dragon’s blood, juniper, oak, oak moss, pine, thistle
- Thoth – bamboo, papyrus
- Tyr – blackthorn, juniper, oak, thistle, vervain
- Zeus – ash, crocus, wild celery
AnonymousFebruary 1, 2023 at 6:12 am
Holle is not Hel. Holle is an older god than Odin and Thor. For you to look into German beliefs from an outside perspective and say “oh I want that god to be like this one” is the same problem the Romans had.
kitty fieldsFebruary 3, 2023 at 6:45 pm
Where is there any reference to Holle being Hel in this article? I’m confused. And I’m pretty certain I’ve never said they were the same deity.
NaTashaDecember 29, 2022 at 6:23 am
Also, Buddha is not a god.
AnonymousAugust 11, 2021 at 11:30 am
Many people are not realizing you can ask your deities what herbs and flowers they like!
kitty fieldsAugust 13, 2021 at 7:50 am
MargaretJuly 21, 2021 at 12:00 am
I really wish they had Sequana on here!
MargaretAugust 11, 2021 at 7:54 pm
Also missing Anubis and Lilith.
heblefMay 1, 2021 at 12:38 am
ok please please i need more slavic deities than just baba yaga…do you know the herb associations for Veles? Marzanna? Lada? Jarilo? Zosia? Svarog? Perun? Belobog? Chernobog? Mokosz? Diewana? Zhiva? Svetovid? Kupala? Vesna? You obviously can’t find info on all of these but please please please I would love any info you could get.
Pius NyombiAugust 30, 2020 at 3:20 pm
Ugandan (Buganda) gods;
Bulamu/ Ryangombe(Rwandan) , erythrina abbysinica tree
Bamweyana(for mad people), cannabis
Nakayima(for herdsmen), pawpaw and milk weed
SolarWitchJuly 7, 2020 at 2:04 am
missing Apollo… Sunflowers, Dandelions, Hyacthin, Bay
Fear FactorMay 31, 2020 at 9:10 am
I cannot find my deitys / gods. If you know what Cizin, Kukulkan ,Yum Kaax , Huracan , or Quetzalcoatl likes then I would love the help. :3
adminJune 3, 2020 at 10:41 am
We have an article on Aztec gods. Do a search on our website and you’ll find it.
MargaretJuly 30, 2021 at 4:18 am
What is Nekhbet associated with?
MargaretAugust 11, 2021 at 7:55 pm
What about Anubis and Lilith.You have articles non them but nothing mentions their plant associations.
MattMay 1, 2020 at 1:54 am
dominiqueFebruary 21, 2020 at 10:03 pm
wow… great this list…
missing Airmid, Dana,..thank you loved this!
MelissaFebruary 6, 2020 at 1:05 am
Does Sekhmet have one?
DanielleFebruary 11, 2020 at 11:14 am
Exactly what I was wondering – I’d love to know if Sekhmet had a herb affiliation.
AnonymousAugust 11, 2021 at 7:56 pm
Hers is pomegranates
TamlaMarch 8, 2022 at 11:24 pm
Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Egyptian Roses, Copal
CharityJune 27, 2020 at 4:50 am
Eros and Psyche ? Anything on them?
TamlaMarch 8, 2022 at 11:25 pm
Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Egyptian Roses, Copal