What guidelines are there to categorizing a particular deity as a "monster"? Somethings seem obvious (Bali, either one), but there are countless others who don't have an outward "monster" appearance, but could be considered such by way of simply being... well a deity.
Edgeways 20:07, 28 February 2007 (EST)
Monstrous deities are those whose physical form is monstrous ie "animal" gods (Egypt, India, ..) or "demons". However, it seems necessary to list the main deities of each sub mythology even if they are not monstrous .... Note that Odin f.i is depicted as humanoid but is able to morph into a variety of animals ...