Goddess Ashman  

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"ASHNAN "(LADY OF ABUNDANCE) WAS THE SUMARIAN GODDESS OF GRAIN, LIKE MOST OF THE GRAIN GODDESSES, SHE WAS A VERY OLD DEITY WHO APPEARED SOMEWHERE AROUND 2900 BCE. ASHNAN HAD A VERY STRONG PRESENCE IN THE ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIAN WRITINGS. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ENLIL, THE GOD OF THE AIR.

ASHNAN IS BOTH AN AGRICULTURAL AND A DOMESTIC GODDESS. SHE IS VIEWED AS THE PROTECTOR AND NOURISHER OF THE FERTILE LANDS AND PROVIDES HER PEOPLE WITH GRAINS AND VEGETATION. SHE IS USUALLY DEPICTED AS A YOUNG MAIDEN WITH EARS OF CORN SPROUTING FROM HER SHOULDERS.

ANOTHER OF HER ROLES WAS TO PROVIDE FOOD AND CLOTHING TO THE GODS OF MESOPOTAMIA, BUT WHEN THE HEAVENLY CREATURES WERE FOUND UNABLE TO USE HER PRODUCTS, HUMANKIND WAS CREATED TO TAKE THEIR PLACE.

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Goddess Tiamat  

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TIAMAT is the Babylonian Goddess of the primeval saltwater sea. In the beginning there was only Tiamat and Apsu, God of the freshwater. Tiamat surrounded Apsu, and their waters mingled to produce Lahmu and Lahamu, who in turn produced Anshar and Kishar. Anshar and Kishar mated to produce the God Anu, who was the father of the Gods Enlil and Ea (known as Enki in Sumerian).

The noise of all of her descendants bothered Tiamat, and Apsu wanted to kill them but Tiamat said no. However, Ea had overheard their plans, and he plotted to kill Apsu. In vengeance, Tiamat created an army of giant snakes and dragons to attack the younger Gods. Ea's son, Marduk, engaged in combat with Tiamat, and he used the four winds against her. When Tiamat swallowed the winds, her belly became very distended, and Marduk shot her with an arrow, slicing her in two. Marduk used Tiamat's body to form the sky and the earth. Her eyes were placed as the sources of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and her breasts became great mountains. Her last breath was transformed into the clouds.

Tiamat is usually depicted as a sea monster or great dragon. She is the Babylonian equivalent of the Sumerian Goddess Nammu. Her name, which means "sea," is also seen as TIAMET, and she was also known as UMMU-HUBUR or MOTHER HUBUR, which means "mother of noise."

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Tlazolteotl Aztec And Toltec Goddess Of Filth  

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"TLAZOLTEOTL" WAS CALLED THE MOTHER OF THE GODS; SHE WAS PRESENT DURING THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. SHE IS THE AZTEC AND TOLTEC GODDESS OF FILTH; IT IS SHE WHO CONTROLS PESTILENCE, SIN, AND DISEASE; SHE ALSO RULES OVER SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SUCH AS ADULTERY AND RAPE. SHE IS THE ULTIMATE DARK MAIDEN, THE ONE WHO NOT ONLY INSPIRES SIN, BUT ALSO CLEANSES IT AWAY FOR SHE IS A PURIFICATION GODDESS AS WELL...THE ONE WHO FORGIVES THE SINS AND MISDEEDS CAUSED BY OTHERS. SHE IS ALSO SAID TO BE A GODDESS OF THE EARTH, SEX, FERTILITY, AND CHILDBIRTH.

HER NAME IS DERIVED FROM THE NAHUATI WORD "TLAZOLLI "WHICH MEANS "OLD, DIRTY, AND DETERIORATED; IT WAS ALSO USED TO CONNOTE FILTH. THE SECOND PART OF HER NAME, "TEOTL, "SIGNIFIES A DEITY. HENCE, SHE IS THE DEITY OF FILTH.

SHE IS THOUGHT TO BE A PLURAL GODDESS AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH A FOUR-PART SISTERHOOD SAID TO REPRESENT FOUR SISTERS, EACH OF A DIFFERENT AGE AND NAMES

"XOCOTZIN "IS THE YOUNGEST OF THE SISTERS; SHE IS THE ADOLESCENT...INNOCENT IN SOME WAYS YET CRUEL AND UNRELIABLE IN OTHERS; YET MANY STILL CONSIDERED HER THE ADORABLE ONE.

"TLACO" IS THE YOUNG WOMAN, THE MAIDEN...SENSUAL AND FULL OF ADVENTURE...READY TO TEST HER WILD OATS AND THAT SHE DID FOR HER MORALITY IS SAID TO BE NON-EXISTENT.

"TEICU "IS THE SECOND ELDEST OF THE SISTERS. SHE IS THE WITCH GODDESS, THE ONE WHO PURIFIES THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO CONFESS. SHE IS ASSOCIATED WITH MENSTRUATION AND CHILDBIRTH; SHE BLESSES MARRIAGES AND BRINGS PEACE AND FERTILITY TO THE LAND.

"TIACAPAN "IS THE OLDEST AND THE ONE WHO IS MOST UNFORGIVING IN HER PUNISHMENT. IT IS SHE WHO BRINGS ABOUT ALL THE DISEASES; BUT,SHE IS ALSO THE ONE WHO CAN CURE THEM IF SHE SO CHOOSES.

"(TO THE RIGHT IS A STATUE OF TLAZOLTEOTL GIVING BIRTH. KIND OF SCARY LOOKING, ISN'T SHE? BUT A VERY, VERY POWERFUL GODDESS IN HER DAY.*)"

THE AZTECS INVOKED TLAZOLTEOTL AT A NEW BIRTH TO CLEANSE THE BAY OF HER PARENTS SINS, AND THE OLD AND TERMINALLY ILL WOULD SEEK HER OUT TO CONFESS THEIR SINS FOR SHE NOT ONLY ENCOMPASSES ILLICIT LOVE, OVERINDULGENCE, AND PROMISCUOUS BEHAVIOR, BUT ALSO IS THE PARDONER OF THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN HER EXCESSES. THIS ABSOLUTION...WHICH UNLIKE THE CHRISTIAN PRACTICE OF CONFESSION, COULD BE GIVEN ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME.

"*NOTE: WOMEN USUALLY SQUATTED WHILE GIVING BIRTH DURING THE DAYS OF THE AZTECS; HENCE, THE SQUATTING POSITION OF TLAZOLTEOTL."

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Gypsy Goddess Amari De  

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AMARI DE is the Gypsy Goddess of motherhood and nature. She is the divine mother who bestows beauty, fertility, health, and wealth on her followers. Amari De is often shown with her face lit up--it was said that she was so holy, that she shone with the light of the divine. She is also known as DE DELEVSKI.

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Yama No Kami  

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Yama-no-Kami is the name given to a kami of the mountains in the Shinto religion of Japan. These can be of two different types. The first type is a god of the mountains who is worshipped by hunters, woodcutters, and charcoal burners. The second is a god of agriculture who comes down from the mountains and is worshipped by farmers. This kami is generally considered as a goddess, or a female deity. Yama-no-Kami appearing in Japanese mythology

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Goddess Despoina  

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SHE IS THE MYSTERIOUS DAUGHTER OF THE GREEK GODDESS, "DEMETER", THE DAUGHTER THAT WE RARELY HEAR OF. HER NAME MEANS "THE LADY. "ACCORDING TO MYTH, "I"T WAS WHEN" DEMETER" WAS TRAVELING TO ALL OF THE CORNERS OF THE EARTH IN SEARCH OF HER LOST DAUGHTER, "PERSEPHONE", (WHO HAD BEEN KIDNAPPED BY "HADES") THAT THE SEA GOD, "POSEIDON", CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF HER AND DESIRED TO MAKE "DEMETER "HIS. "DEMETER" DID EVERYTHING WITHIN HER POWER TO AVOID HIS LUSTFUL INTENTIONS, AND, EVENTUALLY EVEN DISGUISED HERSELF AS A MARE, HIDING AMONGST THE HERDS OF ARCADIA. BUT," POSEIDON" WAS NOT TO BE FOOLED AND TRANSFORMED HIMSELF INTO A STALLION TO CONTINUE THE PURSUIT. HE CAME ACROSS HER AS SHE HID AMONGST THE OTHER MARES AND HAD HIS WAY WITH HER. AND IT WAS FROM THIS UNION "DESPOINA" AND THE IMMORTAL HORSE, "ARION", WERE BORN.

SADLY, WE KNOW VERY LITTLE OF "DESPOINA." MANY DID NOT EVEN KNOW THAT SHE EXISTED. WE DO KNOW THAT SHE WAS A FERTILITY GODDESS AND AN UNDERWORLD DEITY WHOSE CHARACTER RESEMBLED "PERSEPHONE". SHE WAS WORSHIPPED ALONGSIDE HER MOTHER IN AN AKKADIAN MYSTERY CULT AS EVIDENCED BY THE ALTARS OF BOTH OF THE GODDESSES--"DESPOINA AND DEMETER"-- PLACED IN THE FRONT OF THE DORIAN TEMPLE OF "DESPOINA"; IN THE PORTICO, THERE WAS A TABLET WITH THE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE MYSTERIES. THERE WAS ALSO AN ALTAR OF "POSEIDON". IN HER SANCTUARY SHE RECEIVED MANY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE BROUGHT TO HER WHATEVER THEY HAD. BETWEEN THE OFFERINGS THE FRUITS OF ALL THE TREE--EXCEPT THE GRANATE APPLE--APPEARED AND ANIMALS WERE SACRIFICED TO HER HONOR.

THE TRUE NAME OF "DESPOINA" IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN ONLY KNOWN TO THOSE INITIATED INTO HER WORSHIP AT THE TEMPLE DEDICATED TO HER AT LYCOSURA IN ARCADIA, AND NONE OF THE INITIATES WERE ALLOWED TO PASS ON THAT KNOWLEDGE. HENCE, HER TRUE NAME HAS NOW BEEN LOST FOR ALL TIME. IT IS AMAZING TO CONSIDER JUST HOW MUCH OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY HAS BEEN LOST TO THE MODERN WORLD, AND ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY HUNDREDS OF STORIES, THE EARLIEST TALES WERE PASSED DOWN IN THE ORAL TRADITION. THUS STORIES HAVE BEEN LOST AND EVEN THE NAMES OF THESE GREAT GODDESSES ARE NOW UNKNOWN, JUST LIKE THE TRUE NAME OF "DESPOINA."

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Goddess Hera  

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Hera, who walks in golden sandals, is the Queen of Heaven known for her jealousy, and because of it, she persecuted her husband's lovers and the children he had by them.

Hera is a daughter of Kronos and Rhea. She, like her siblings, was swallowed by her father as soon as she was born. Zeus, with the help of Metis later tricked Kronos into a swallowing a potion that forced him to disgorge his offspring. Her siblings include Zeus, Hestia, Demeter, Hades, and Poseidon.

Hera is usually represented as a majestic woman of mature age, with a beautiful forehead, large and widely opened eyes, and with a grave and stern expression that commands reverence. Her hair was adorned with a crown or a diadem, with a veil frequently hanging down the back of her head, to characterize her as the bride of Zeus.

The children of Hera and Zeus are Ares, the goddess of yound Hebe Eileithyia, the Cretan goddess of childbirth and Typhon, the serpent of Delphi. After Zeus birthed Athena from his head, Hera conceived her own child without intercourse. This son (Hephaestus) was born deformed, and Hera cast him out of heaven in disgust. Hephaestus, when grown, trapped his mother on a magical, binding throne as punishment of her earlier rejection.

Hera's personality was not as attractive, for she was frequently petty, cruel and vindictive, and in myths is most often shown administering some sort of revenge on one of Zeus’ lovers or his illegitimate children. Some of the more famous victims of the wrath of Hera included the greatest Greek hero, Hercules, the son of Zeus and a mortal women named Alcmena. Hera hounded and punished Hercules throughout his life. Soon after his birth, she sent two snakes to kill him, but the infant Hercules, who would become known for his tremendous strength, strangled the snakes instead. Another time, Hera drove Hercules temporarily insane, causing him to kill his own wife and children. Once, when she raised a storm against Hercules' ship, Zeus retaliated by hanging Hera from Mount Olympus by her wrists, with anvils attached to her feet.

The goddess was wrathful at losing to Aphrodite the prize of the Golden Apple addressed "to the Fairest" (Aphrodite bribe to Paris for the prize). She took her anger out on the city Troy, supporting the Greeks, in a war over the elopement of unfaithful Helene.

Further reading (free e-books):

Francesca De Grandis - Be A Goddess
Francesca De Grandis - Goddess Initiation

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Cardea  

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Cardea was the goddess of health, thresholds and door hinges and handles, also associated with the wind. Her name comes from cardo, meaning door-pivot. She protected children against vampires and witches, and was also the benefactress of craftsmen. Her cult was important in ancient Rome, and was a close companion of Janus, the God of the threshold. Masks, balls and figurines (oscilla) were hung from doorways or trees to encourage crop growth in reverence to her. The hawthorn tree was sacred to her. Ovid said of Cardea, in what is apparently a religious formula, "Her power is to open what is shut; to shut what is open. " She was originally the nymph Carna until Janus gave her power over door handles and hinges and status as the protectress of children.

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Greek Goddess Athena  

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Our Goddess today is probably the third one most people think of when they think of Goddesses (after Aphrodite and Isis). She has been given so many names that she brings my current count to 74!

ATHENA is the Greek Goddess of wisdom, justice, and war. She is the daughter of Zeus and Metis, another Goddess of wisdom. When he found out that Metis was pregnant, Zeus, fearing that she would bear a son who would be mightier than him, swallowed her. Metis fashioned a robe and helmet for the daughter she would soon have, and the hammering of the helmet caused Zeus great headaches. To ease his father's pain, Hephaistos split his skull open with his mighty ax, and Athena emerged, fully grown and wearing the robe and helmet her mother had made. Zeus was astounded by this beautiful daughter, and she immediately became his favorite.

Athena is one of the primary Goddesses of the Greek pantheon. She is the patron Goddess of the city of Athens, and is often represented by an owl. Through her wisdom, she developed many inventions to make life easier for her worshippers, including the bridle, chariot, and plow. Her warrior aspect is that of protrectress, guarding the well-being of her followers.

The original meaning of Athena's name is not known, but it may be related to the concept of moral intelligence, "ethei noesin", or divine intelligence, "thou noesis". Her name was also seen as ATHENE, and she has many epithets, as follows:

ATHENA AEANTIS (from the Aeantis tribe)

ATHENA AEGISPHORA (bearer of the Aegis)

ATHENA AETHYIA (sea-bird)

ATHENA AGELEIA (leader of the people)

ATHENA AGORAIA (of the market place)

ATHENA AGRIPHA (of agriculture)

ATHENA AJANTIS (derived from the town of Aias)

ATHENA AKHAIA (of the Achaeans)

ATHENA AKRAIA (of the hills)

ATHENA ALALKOMENEIS (protectress)

ATHENA ALEA (derived from a temple built by Aleus)

ATHENA ALEKTOR (rooster)

ATHENA ALKIDEMOS (defender of the people)

ATHENA ALKIMAKHE (defender in battle)

ATHENA ALKIS (the strong)

ATHENA AMBULIA (delayer of death)

ATHENA ANEMOTIS (subduer of winds)

ATHENA APATURIA (the deceitful)

ATHENA ARKHEGETIS (founder)

ATHENA AREIA (warlike)

ATHENA ARISTOBULA (of excellent counsel)

ATHENA ASIA (of Asia)

ATHENA ASSESIA (derived from a temple in the town of Assesus)

ATHENA ATRYTONE (the unwearying)

ATHENA AXIOPOINOS (she who gives fair punishments)

ATHENA BOARMIA (yoker of oxen)

ATHENA BOULAIA (of the Boule, or Senate)

ATHENA BUDEIA (of oxen)

ATHENA DAMASIPPOS (horse trainer)

ATHENA DORITHARSIS (she who uses the spear)

ATHENA EIRINOFOROS (she who brings peace)

ATHENA ERGANE (craft worker)

ATHENA ERIOPIS (with strong eyes)

ATHENA ERYMA (defender)

ATHENA ERYSIPTOLIS (protector of the city)

ATHENA GIGANTOLETEIRA (destroyer of giants)

ATHENA GLAUKOPIS (bright-eyed)

ATHENA GORGOLAPHAS (Gorgon-crested)

ATHENA HALEA (of the sea)

ATHENA HELLOTIA (derived from a sacrificed maiden)

ATHENA HEPHAISTIA (friend of Hephaistos)

ATHENA HIPPIA (tamer of horses)

ATHENA HIPPOLAITIS (derived from the town of Hipplas)

ATHENA HYGIEIA (health-giver)

ATHENA IASONIA (healer)

ATHENA ILIA (derived from the town of Ilios)

ATHENA ISMENIA (derived from the river Ismenos)

ATHENA ITONIA (educated by Itonus)

ATHENA KELEUTHEIA (of the road)

ATHENA KHALINITIS (of the bridle)

ATHENA KHALKIOKON (of the brass temple)

ATHENA KHRYSE (golden)

ATHENA KISSAIA (of the growing ivy)

ATHENA KLEIDOUKHOS (keeper of the keys)

ATHENA KOLOKASIA (of the edible tubers)

ATHENA KORIA (maiden)

ATHENA KORYPHAGENES (born of the head)

ATHENA KORYPHASIA (of the head)

ATHENA KRANAIA (rugged)

ATHENA KYDONIA (derived from a temple built by Clymenus of Kydonia)

ATHENA KYNTHIA (derived from a temple on Mount Cynthus)

ATHENA KYPARISSIA (of the cypress trees)

ATHENA LAOSSOOS (rallier of the people)

ATHENA LAPHRIA (derived from the hero Laphrisus)

ATHENA LARISAIA (derived from the river Larisos)

ATHENA LEITIS (distributor of the spoils of war)

ATHENA LEMNIA (derived from the isle of Lemnos)

ATHENA LINDIA (derived from the town of Lindos)

ATHENA LONGATOS (derived from the district of Longas)

ATHENA MAGARSIA (derived from the town of Magarsos)

ATHENA MEKHANITIS (doer of deeds)

ATHENA METER (mother)

ATHENA MUNYKHIA (from the town of Mounykhia)

ATHENA NARKAIA (derived from a sanctuary built by Narcaeus)

ATHENA NAUTA (ship builder)

ATHENA NEDOUSIA (derived from the river Nedon)

ATHENA NIKE (victorious)

ATHENA NIKEPHOROS (she who brings victory)

ATHENA OLERIA (derived from the town of Oleros)

ATHENA ONGA (derived from the town of Oncae)

ATHENA OPHTHALMITIS (seeing everything)

ATHENA OPTILETIS (sightful)

ATHENA OXYDERKES (with sharp eyes)

ATHENA PAEONIA (the healing)

ATHENA PALLANTIAS (maiden)

ATHENA PALLAS (maiden)

ATHENA PALLENIS (derived from the town of Pallene)

ATHENA PANAKHAIA (goddess of all the Achaeans)

ATHENA PANIA (abundant)

ATHENA PAREIA (from a statue made of Parian marble)

ATHENA PARTHENOS (virgin)

ATHENA PHRATRIA (of kinship)

ATHENA PHRONESIS (morally responsible)

ATHENA PHRYGIA (derived from the kingdom of Phrygia)

ATHENA POLEMEDOKOS (sustainer of wars)

ATHENA POLIAS (of the polis)

ATHENA POLIATIS (keeper of the city)

ATHENA POLMITIN (patriot)

ATHENA POLIOUKHOS (protecting the city)

ATHENA POLYBOULOS (of many plans)

ATHENA POLYMETIS (of many counsels)

ATHENA PROMAKHORMA (protectress of the bay)

ATHENA PROMAKHOS (she who fights at the forefront)

ATHENA PRONAIA (of the fore-temple)

ATHENA PRONOIA (with foresight)

ATHENA PROXIMA (of nearness)

ATHENA PYLAITIS (gate keeper)

ATHENA SAIS (derived from the town of Sais)

ATHENA SAITIS (derived from the town of Sais)

ATHENA SALPYNX (patron of the Salpynx)

ATHENA SKILLUNTIA (derived from the town of Skillos)

ATHENA SKIRAS (derived from the town of Skiras)

ATHENA SOTEIRA (savior)

ATHENA SOUNIA (derived from the town of Sounion)

ATHENA STHENIAS (of strength)

ATHENA STRATEGOS (strategist)

ATHENA TAUROPOLOS (slayer of bulls)

ATHENA TELKHINIA (derived from the town of Telkhinia)

ATHENA TITHRONE (impregnator)

ATHENA TRITOGENEIA (thrice born)

ATHENA TRITONIS (derived from the river Tritonis)

ATHENA XENIA (protector of strangers)

ATHENA ZOSTERIA (girder in armor)

Thanks to reader Michael pointing out that I was missing one of Athena's epithets, I sat down and found a whole bunch more! The updated post now has 123 epithets for her, instead of a puny 70. It was only my third post, after all--I hadn't quite got the hang of epithet-hunting yet.

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Goddess Atira  

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"ATIRA "IS THE NATIVE AMERICAN GODDESS OF THE EARTH; SHE IS THE SACRED MOTHER OF EVERY LIVING CREATURE. THE PAWNEE PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA WORSHIPPED HER AS THE EARTH MOTHER. THE PAWNEES WERE A HUNTING PEOPLES WHO FOCUSED THEIR EFFORTS MORE ON HUNTING THAN ON FARMING....FEELING THAT THE ACT OF AGRICULTURE AND PLOWING WAS AN INSULT TO HER.

IN FACT, WHEN ASKED TO ABANDON THEIR HUNTING AND AND SETTLE DOWN TO FARMING, THEIR PRIEST REPLIED...."YOU ASK ME TO PLOW THE GROUND? SHALL I TAKE A KNIFE AND TEAR MY MOTHER'S BOSOM? THEN WHEN I DIE, SHE WILL NOT TAKE ME TO HER BOSOM TO REST."

ATIRA IS THE SACRED MOTHER OF ALL LIFE, AND HER INFLUENCE IS MOST PREVALENT IN THE UNTAMED FIELDS AND FORESTS.

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Goddess Lethe  

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"(THE RIVER LETHE)"

THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO LETHES TO BE FOUND IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY--THE GODDESS AND THE RIVER. "LETHE" IS THE GREEK GODDESS OF OBLIVION; SHE IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF FORGETFULNESS AND CONCEALMENT. SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF ERIS (STRIFE) AND THE SISTER OF THANATOS (DEATH), AND ACCORDING TO SOME SOURCES, SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF THE GRACES/CHARITIES. NOT MUCH IS KNOWN ABOUT THIS GODDESS, BUT ONE OF THE EARLIEST REFERENCES TO THIS LETHE COMES TO US FROM HESIOD IN HIS "THEOGONY."

..."BUT ABHORRED ERIS BARE PAINFUL PONOS (TOIL) AND LETHE (FORGETFULNESS."...

THE RIVER "LETHE" IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE "RIVER OF FORGETFULNESS AND IS ONE OF THE FIVE RIVERS OF THE GREEK UNDERWORLD THAT FLOW THROUGH HADES. THE RIVER LETHE HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE AFTERLIFE OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS. IT IS SAID THAT THE NEWLY DEAD WHO, UPON THEIR ARRIVAL IN HADES, DRANK OF THIS RIVER WOULD FORGET ALL ABOUT THEIR EARTHLY LIVES AND THEIR HOW THEY DIED. SOME ANCIENT GREEKS HELD THE BELIEF THAT SOULS WERE MADE TO DRINK FROM THE RIVER BEFORE BEING REINCARNATED SO THEY WOULD NOT REMEMBER THEIR PAST LIVES. HENCE, THE RIVER LETHE IS STRONGLY CONNECTED TO REINCARNATION.

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Goddess Eir  

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EIR (pronounced AIR) is the Norse Goddess of healing. She is one of Frigg's twelve handmaidens, and is also named in a list of the Valkyries. Eir was called upon for healing especially by women, and any woman who climbed the mountain on which she lived would return healed. Her name, which means "mercy," is also seen as EIL, EIRA, ERIA, and EYRA.

"EIR" IS A MASTER PHYSICIAN WHO WIELDS POWER IN THE HEALING OF THE MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT. EIR KNOWS THE SECRET POWERS OF THE HERBS AND HAS EVEN BEEN KNOWN TO RESURRECT THE DEAD. SHE BESTOWS HEALING AND WISDOM ONLY TO WOMEN FOR IN SCANDINAVIA WOMEN DOMINATED THIS HONORABLE FIELD. SHE IS DEPICTED AS A BEAUTIFUL, SLENDER YOUNG WOMAN WITH REDDISH BLOND HAIR, BLUE EYES, AND FAIR SKIN.

IT IS SAID THAT SHE RESIDES ON MOUNT LYFIA (TO HEAL THROUGH MAGIC) WHERE SHE UTILIZES HER MANY MAGICAL AND NATURAL TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE HELP TO THOSE IN NEED. SHE USES HERBS THAT SHE HAS GATHERED FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAD PREPARED MAGICALLY TO BIND WOUNDS AND CURE ILLNESSES. AS PATRONESS OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND HEALERS, SHE PREFERS, IN ADDICTION TO HERBS, GENTLE, HOLISTIC METHODS OF NATURAL HEALING SUCH AS FLOWER ESSENCES, FOLK MEDICINE, MASSAGE, NUTRITION, AND SHAMANIC SOUL RETRIEVAL.

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Baiulgan  

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Bai-"Ulgen or "Ulgen is a Turkic and Mongolian creator-deity, usually distinct from Tengri but sometimes identified with him in the same manner as Helios and Apollo. His name is from Old Turkic bey, "rich", and "ulgen, "magnificent". Ulgan is thought to be without a beginning and an end. In Turkic and Mongolian mythology, the birch tree, regarded as a cosmic axis between earth and sky, was regarded as sacred to him, as was the horse (horse-sacrifice was a part of his worship). Ulgan symbolizes goodness, welfare, abundance, plenty of food, water, etc. Furthermore, he created earth, heaven and all living beings. In addition, he controls the atmosphere events and movements of stars. He creates land for people to live, humans' and animals' heads, and the rainbow. He was regarded as the patron god of shamans and the source of their knowledge. It is believed that Ulgan has been created from Tengri (Tengere Kayra Khan). He is the highest deity after Tengri. Sometimes, Ulgan is compared with Tengri and they are thought to be the same. In some sayings, Ulgan takes place of Tengri, but not completely. Ulgan is the enemy of Erlik who is the god of evil and darkness. Ulgen protects humankind against him. Ulgan has seven sons, named "Karakus, Karsit, Pura Kan, Burca Kan, Yasil Kan, Er Kanim, Bakti Kan", and nine daughters, named Akkizlar and Kiyanlar. His daughters are source of inspiration for shamans. Bai-Ulgan lives on the sixteenth floor of the sky above the stars, sun and moon in a golden house. People can never reach him, except shamans or kams. Animals are used for sacrifice to him, especially horses. Once in every third, sixth, ninth, or twelfth year, shamans sacrifice a white horse at the first step of reaching Ulgan. Then he accompanies its soul, penetrates through all the layers of heaven until he reaches Ulgan. Firstly, kam meets Yayik who is the servant of Ulgan. This deity informs the kam whether or not the offering has been accepted, and the shaman learns of impending dangers, such as bad harvests.

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Chalchiuhtlicue Aztec Goddess Of Water  

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CHALCHIUHTLICUE IS THE AZTEC GODDESS OF WATER, THE MOTHER OF THE LAKES, STREAMS, RIVERS, AND THE SEA. HER NAME MEANS "JADE SKIRT" OR "LADY OF THE PRECIOUS GREEN." SHE WAS UNIVERSALLY REVERED BY THE NAHUA PEOPLE SHE IS A FERTILITY DEITY WHO PRESIDES OVER THE BIRTH OF CHILDREN AND BLESSES THEM DURING THEIR FIRST BATH. IT IS SAID THAT DURING THE BIRTHING PROCESS AND THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEWBORN, THE MIDWIFE PERFORMS A SPECIAL CEREMONY WHICH INVOLVES THE MIDWIFE SHOUTING WAR CRIES IN HONOR OF THE BATTLE THE MOTHER HAD JUST FOUGHT IN GIVING BIRTH. THE CORD IS THEN CEREMONIOUSLY CUT WHILE THE MIDWIFE TELL BABY ALL ABOUT LIFE. THEN, DURING THE FIRST BATH, THE MIDWIFE TELLS THE BABY THE STORY OF CHALCHIUHTLICUE. IN MY OPINION, THIS IS REALLY A WONDERFUL CUSTOM.

CHALCHIUHTLICUE IS DEPICTED AS DRESSED IN CLOTHING WHICH IS DECORATED WITH WATER LILIES. TASSELS HANG DOWN FROM EITHER SIDE OF HER FACE. SHE HOLDS A RATTLE IN HER HANDS. SHE WAS THE PERSONIFICATION OF YOUTHFUL BEAUTY. TO THE PEOPLE, SHE WAS SEEN AS A FLOWING RIVER WHICH PRODUCED A PRICKLY PEAR TREE, THE SYMBOL OF THE HUMAN HEARTS THAT WERE SACRIFICED TO HER. IN AZTEC MYTHOLOGY, SHE IS THE CONSORT OF TLALOC, THE GOD OF THE SKY. HOWEVER, HE WAS DRIVEN AWAY BY QUESTZALCOALI; CHALCHIUHTLICUE WAS FURIOUS OVER THIS TURN OF EVENTS AND CAUSED VIOLENT FLOODS OVER THE EARTH AND ONLY THOSE WHO WERE TURNED TO FISH SURVIVED.

CHALCHIUHTLICUE WAS THE PATRON SAINT OF THE SEA AND THE VERACRUZ REGION OF THE GULF OF MEXICO. PEOPLE WHO MADE THEIR LIVING FROM THE WATER PRAYED TO HER CONSTANTLY. AN ANNUAL FEAST TO THIS GODDESS WAS ALWAYS A WELL-ATTENDED EVENT IN WHICH A SPECIAL SACRIFICE WAS MADE. SHRINES MADE TO HER WERE USUALLY BUILT NEAR STREAMS, AQUEDUCTS, AND IRRIGATION DITCHES.

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Goddess Mariamman  

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MARIAMMAN is a Hindu Goddess of fertility and rain. She is Mother Earth, worshipped especially in southern India and by Tamils around the world. Mariamman is often identified with Shitala, the Goddess of smallpox, and as such, she is also said to be able to cure disease. The rain she brings washes villages clean, taking the disease away. Mariamman is usually depicted with a reddish hue to her skin, and she wears a red dress. In some villages, she is represented only by a stone in the ground, symbolizing her head-the whole village is seen as her body.

One myth that explains Mariamman's origin says that she was once a beautiful woman named Nagavali. One day, while her husband was out, the Trimurti (a three-headed figure representing Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) came to see if the stories of her beauty and virtue were true. Not knowing them, Nagavali turned the Gods into little children. They then cursed her-her beauty faded away to be replaced by pox, which she carried to the people around her. She then became known as Mariamman, "the goddess who changed". Alternative versions of her name include MARIAMMA, MARIKA, AMMAN, MARI, MAHAMAAYI, and MAARIAMMA.

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Goddess Ammavaru  

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AMMAVARU is the Hindu Goddess of the beginning. She existed before time began, and she is the mother of the Trimurti--the Gods Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu--by means of an egg that she laid.

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Goddess Satis  

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SATIS is the Egyptian Goddess of the Nile floods and fertility. She is associated with the star Sirius, which the Egyptians called Sothis, because its return to the night sky heralded the beginning of the flood season. Her temple at Elephantine was built to align with the position of the star. Satis also protected the southern border of Egypt; her name means "one who shoots" and the hieroglyph for her name included an animal skin pierced by an arrow. Her association with fertility comes from the fact that the Nile floods resulted in very fertile soil. Her name is also seen as SATET, SATES, SATI, and SATJIT.

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Egyptian Gods  

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OTHER NAMES

Bastet, Ubasti, Baset, Baast, Lady of Flame, Eye of Ra, Ailuros, Perfumed Protector, Pacht, Pasch

ASSOCIATIONS


"Deity": Artemis, Sekhmet

"Animal": Cat"s, Lions

"Symbol": Sistrum, Aegis

FAMILY & OTHER CONNECTIONS

Bast was sister to Sekhmet and their parents were Ra and Atum. Or alternatively she was sister to Horus and the daughter of Osiris and Isis. Wife of Ptah, mother of Mihos. Bast became associated with Wadjet, eventually the two becoming Wadjet-Bast.

INFORMATION the cat-headed goddess is certainly easy to recognise and remember. She was a local deity whose worship was centered in the city of Bubastis or 'House of Bast'. The 'Bastet' variant of her name has been translated to mean 'she of the ointment jar' and Bast was known as a goddess of perfumes. In this role she was seen as wife to Anubis, god of embalming, despite other stories giving her as his mother.

Bast was given one of the Divine Eyes in the form of Uraeus, the serpent of wisdom, by Ra as a reward for defending him against Apep. As a lion goddess, Bast was patron and protector to Lower Egypt, but when it lost in the wars against Upper Egypt Bast took on a less threatening form; that of a cat. In this guise she was recognised as a good mother, and Egyptian women wanting children would honour her.

MAGIC


Goddess of music, dance, pleasure and fertility, Bast was protector of women and children as well as domestic cats. Bast is also associated with qualities of the lion, such as strength, agility and loyalty.

MISC


Bast was a sun goddess for most of the time she was being worshipped, but as she became known more as a cat goddess than a lion goddess, so also did she turn into a moon goddess. Cats were particularly revered in Egypt as they would keep the grain stores free from rats. Some Egyptians even had their cats mummified and buried with them in tombs.

Her feast day was celebrated on October 31st.

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Greek Goddess Metis  

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METIS (pronounced MEE-tiss) is the Greek Goddess of good counsel. She is the daughter of the Titans Tethys and Okeanos, Goddess and God of the oceans. She is said to have been Zeus's first wife, and was one of his greatest counsellors. It was Metis who gave Zeus's father Kronos a potion that caused him to vomit up the other Gods he had eaten, leading to the war between the Titans and the Olympians. Unfortunately, Metis was too wise for her own good--she told Zeus that she would bear children to him who would surpass him in wisdom, and when she was pregnant, Zeus tricked her into turning herself into a fly and swallowed her. Inside Zeus, Metis continued to prepare for the coming of the child inside her, a daughter. She made a robe and a helmet for the girl, and the hammering of the helmet gave Zeus such a headache that he begged his son Hephaistos to use his ax to split his head open and relieve the pain. When Hephaistos did this, the Goddess Athena sprang out, fully grown and dressed in the robe and helmet that her mother had made. Metis remained inside Zeus, and continued to give him advice. Metis's name means "counsel," and the epithets FAIR-FACED and LOVELY-HAIRED were used to describe her.

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Ku  

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In Hawaiian mythology Ku or Ku-ka-ili-moku (see below) is one of the four great gods along with Kanaloa, Kane, and Lono. He is known as the god of war and the husband of the goddess Hina. Some have taken this to suggest a complementary dualism, as the word ku in the Hawaiian language means "standing up" while one meaning of hina is "fallen down". This analysis is not supported by evidence from other Polynesian languages which distinguish the original "ng" and "n". Hina's counterpart in New Zealand for example, is Hina, associated with the moon, rather than Hinga, "fallen down". Thus, the Hawaiian name Hina is probably rather connected to the other meaning of hina, denoting a silvery-grey color (like the full moon); indeed the moon is named Mahina in the Hawaiian language. File:Kuka'ilimoku. jpg Ku-ka-ili-moku Ku is worshipped under many names, including Ku-ka-ili-moku (also written Kukaʻilimoku), the "Seizer of Land", a feather-god. He was the guardian of Kamehameha I who erected monuments to him at the Holualoa Bay royal center and his residence at Kamakahonu. Rituals included human sacrifice, which was not part of the worship of the other gods. Ku, Kane, and Lono caused light to shine in upon the world. They are uncreated gods who have existed from eternity. The Kailua-Kona lighthouse was built on land known as Kukailimoku Point.

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Temazcalteci Aztec Goddess Of Cleanliness  

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"TEMAZCALTECI" IS AN AZTEC GODDESS; HER NAME MEANS "GRANDMOTHER OF THE SWEET BATH". SHE IS THE AZTEC GODDESS OF CLEANLINESS WHO KEEPS DEMON SPIRITS AWAY FROM BATHERS. SHE WAS THE PATRONESS OF HEALERS, MIDWIVES, SOOTHSAYERS, SORCERERS, AND WITCHES WHO TEACHES US HOW TO USE MEDICINAL HERBS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN OUR HEALTH OR TO BANISH ILLNESS AS SUMMER TURNS INTO AUTUMN. SHE WAS WORSHIPPED BY THOSE WHO HAD BATHS IN THEIR HOMES AND VENERATED BY DOCTORS.

IN THE AZTEC TRADITION THERE IS A "SONG" TITLED "TETEO INNAN", "TEMAZCALTECI OUR GRANDMOTHER, THE GRANDMOTHER SWEAT LODGE". THE "SONG" SPEAKS TO "OUR GRANDMOTHER"AS THE "HEART OF THE EARTH", AND THE "TREE OF LIFE "WHOSE FLOWERS BLOOM IN THE FOUR COLORS THAT REPRESENT THE FOUR DIRECTIONS OF THE UNIVERSE.

HER FOLLOWERS MADE THIS GODDESS A FEAST EVERY YEAR, BUYING A WOMAN FOR A SACRIFICE AND DECORATING HER WITH THE ORNAMENTS PROPER TO THE GODDESS. ALL DURING THE EVENING THEY DANCED WITH AND REGALED HER DELICATELY, PRAYING HER TO EAT AS THEY WOULD A GREAT LADY, AND AMUSING HER IN EVERY WAY THAT SHE MIGHT NOT WEEP NOR BE SAD AT THE PROSPECT OF DEATH.

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Goddess Taueret Done  

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"TAUERET" WAS AN EARLY EGYPTIAN MOTHER GODDESS, REPRESENTED AS A HIPPOPOTAMUS; SHE REPRESENTED MOTHERHOOD AND THE CARE OF CHILDREN. HER NAME MEANS" THE GREAT ONE", AND SHE WAS A POWERFUL GODDESS. IN ANCIENT EGYPT, THE HIPPOPOTAMUS, WHICH GIVES BIRTH IN THE WATER, REPRESENTED THE MOTHER PRINCIPLE IN THE FORM OF THE GODDESS "TAUERET", WHO ASSISTED WOMEN IN LABOR AND PROTECTED NEWBORN BABIES. THIS GODDESS IS KNOWN FROM THE ARCHAIC PERIOD 5,000 YEARS AGO WHEN HIPPOS LIVED IN THE FERTILE MUD ALONG THE NILE. SOMETIMES HER HEAD WAS THAT OF A LION, WHICH REPRESENTS HER

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Goddess Asherah  

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ASHERAH is the Semitic Goddess of fertility, the moon, and the sea. She, along with her sisters Astarte and Anat, was known by various names throughout the ancient Mesopotamian area, and is sometimes confused with her sisters. Asherah appears in the Hebrew Bible as the consort of Yahweh and is represented by a sacred tree or pole.

In the Ugaritic tradition, Asherah is consort of the God El, the father of all the Gods. She is mother of the gracious Gods, the 70 sons of El. She is often depicted either standing with or riding a lion, and she is usually naked, symbolic of her role as fertility Goddess.

Her many names come from the fact that she was worshipped throughout the ancient Near East. She is known as ATHIRAT or ATIRAT in Ugaritic; ASHRATUM or ASHRATU in Akkadian; and ASHERDU, ASHERTU, ASERDU, or ASERTU in Hittite. Other names and epithets include:

QADESH (holy)

QATESH



QETESH



KADESH



QADESHET



QODESH



QUDSHU


ELAT (feminine form of El)

LABI'ATU (Lady of Lions)

DAT BA'THANI (Lady of the Serpent)

RABAT CHAWAT 'ELAT (Great Lady Eve the Goddess)

RABAT 'ATHIRAT YAM (Great Lady She who Treads on the Sea)

LADY OF HEAVEN



QUEEN OF HEAVEN



LADY OF THE STARS OF HEAVEN



MISTRESS OF ALL THE GODS



QUEEN OF THE GODS



SHE WHO GIVES BIRTH TO THE GODS



PROGENITRIX OF THE DEITIES


WET-NURSE OF THE GODS

LADY OF THE SEA



LADY WHO TRAVERSES THE SEA


GODDESS OF THE TREE OF LIFE

GODDESS OF THE GROVE

SACRED GROVE


SACRED COW



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