Bust of Janus, the Roman god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings

A liminal deity is a god or goddess in mythology who presides over thresholds, gates, or doorways.

List of liminal deities

  • Greek mythology
    • Hecate, goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts, crossroads and necromancy
    • Hermes, god of messengers, omens, roads, travellers, border crossings, trade, protection of the home, thievery, cunning wiles, and animal husbandry; messenger of the gods and guide of the dead

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