Tag Archives: Goddess

Hecate – Goddess of Witchcraft

Hecate

Hecate is in Greek mythology, a powerful goddess who became the patron of magic and witchcraft. Hecate has three aspects: goddess of fertility and plenty; goddess of the Moon; and queen of the night, ghosts and shades. In her moon-goddess aspect, she is often part of a trinity with Selene and Diana/Artemis. Hecate possesses infernal power, roaming the earth at ...

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Persephone – Goddess of the Underworld

Persephone was a Greek goddess and the queen of the Underworld and the wife of the god Hades. In myth, Persephone was identified with Kore, the daughter of the grain goddess, Demeter. Modern writers, for the sake of thoroughness, sometimes refer to her as Kore-Persephone.

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Prende – Goddess of Love

Prende was a goddess of love in the Albanian folklore. She was the wife of Perendi and referred to in Albanian legends as zonja e bukuris (“the queen of beauty”), while her sacred day was Friday. When Albania became Christianized in the early Middle Ages, Prende was identified by the Catholic Church as Saint Anne, mother of Virgin Mary Albanian: ...

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Mari – Basque Supreme Deity

Mari is the supreme deity in Basque mythology. The name means simply ‘queen’. She appears as a richly bejewelled lady; often she flies through the air, exhaling fire, at other times she rides on a ram. She can also traverse the heavens in a chariot drawn by four horses. Finally, she can appear as a white cloud or as a ...

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Marama – Maori Moon Goddess

Marama is a Moon-goddess of the Maori people in New Zealand. Periodically her body wastes away but it is restored to new splendour when she bathes it in the water of life.

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Ix Chel – Mayan Goddess of Water

Ix Chel is a Mayan goddess of water, medicine, weaving, childbirth, and the Moon; sometimes referred to as Goddess I. According to some interpretations, Ix Chel was married to the sun god, Itzamna.

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Ixtab – Mayan Goddess of Suicide

Ixtab is the Mayan goddess of suicide. She is usually shown hanging by a noose around her neck from the sky or from a tree, with her eyes closed and her body in a state of decomposition. The Maya considered suicide by hanging honorable. Those who hanged themselves went straight to paradise where Ixtab guarded their souls. Taken from : ...

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Sulis Minerva – Healing Goddess

Sulis Minerva was a Celtic healing goddess who was linked with the Roman goddess Minerva. She was worshipped at the sacred thermal springs at Bath, England, where a pre-Roman shrine was converted to a massive religious complex in the late first century.

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Libertas – Goddess of Liberty

Libertas is a Roman goddess who was the personification of liberty, the condition of a free man (not a slave but not necessarily possessing other rights, including political ones). Under the empire, Libertas came to mean the personification of political liberty. This goddess had a temple on the Aventine Hill in Rome which was founded around 238 BCE and which ...

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Fides – Goddess of Faith

Fides is a Roman goddess of faith, especially good faith. Fides was considered the personification of faithfulness and hence was used on the coins of the empire to symbolize the trust placed in the government or the legions. Her temple was situated on the Capitoline Hill, near the Temple of Jupiter.

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