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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

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A-Z Gods and Goddesses and Their Magical Herb Associations


  1. Rick Pereira

    January 8, 2024 at 6:48 pm

    Any god associated with the citrus and specifically the tangerine.

  2. Anonymous

    February 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.

    1. kitty fields

      February 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.

  3. NaTasha

    December 29, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Also, Buddha is not a god.

    1. Anonymous

      July 19, 2023 at 2:53 am

      his is in Hinduism he’s the planet Mercury

  4. Anonymous

    August 11, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Many people are not realizing you can ask your deities what herbs and flowers they like!

    1. kitty fields

      August 13, 2021 at 7:50 am

      very true

  5. Margaret

    July 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I really wish they had Sequana on here!

    1. Margaret

      August 11, 2021 at 7:54 pm

      Also missing Anubis and Lilith.

  6. heblef

    May 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.

  7. Pius Nyombi

    August 30, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Ugandan (Buganda) gods;
    Bulamu/ Ryangombe(Rwandan) , erythrina abbysinica tree
    Ndawula/Ndahura, Cassava
    Bamweyana(for mad people), cannabis
    Nakayima(for herdsmen), pawpaw and milk weed

  8. SolarWitch

    July 7, 2020 at 2:04 am

    missing Apollo… Sunflowers, Dandelions, Hyacthin, Bay

  9. Fear Factor

    May 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

    1. admin

      June 3, 2020 at 10:41 am

      We have an article on Aztec gods. Do a search on our website and you’ll find it.

      1. Margaret

        July 30, 2021 at 4:18 am

        What is Nekhbet associated with?
        And Sequana.

      2. Margaret

        August 11, 2021 at 7:55 pm

        What about Anubis and Lilith.You have articles non them but nothing mentions their plant associations.

  10. Matt

    May 1, 2020 at 1:54 am


  11. dominique

    February 21, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    wow… great this list…
    missing Airmid, Dana,..thank you loved this!

  12. Melissa

    February 6, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Does Sekhmet have one?

    1. Danielle

      February 11, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Exactly what I was wondering – I’d love to know if Sekhmet had a herb affiliation.

      1. Anonymous

        August 11, 2021 at 7:56 pm

        Hers is pomegranates

      2. Tamla

        March 8, 2022 at 11:24 pm

        Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Egyptian Roses, Copal

    2. Charity

      June 27, 2020 at 4:50 am

      Eros and Psyche ? Anything on them?

    3. Tamla

      March 8, 2022 at 11:25 pm

      Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Egyptian Roses, Copal

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