Goddesses
A - H

Listed below are some of the common myths and descriptions related to a wide range of goddesses.

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Allatu

Babylonian - Goddess of the Underworls. Her husband was Nergal - god of pestilence and destruction.
Anat

Ugaritic - A beautiful woman as well as a ferocious and bloodthirsty warrior. She is the lover of the god Baal.
Aphrodite

Greek - Goddess of desire, she is the daughter of Zeus and is said to have sprang from the foaming sea. Aphrodite is featured in several myths, from her part in the Trojan War to her affair with the war god, Ares.
Aradia

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Arianrhod

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Artemis

Greek - The daughter of Zeus and the Titan Leto, she is also the twin sister of the god Apollo. The goddess of the hunt, she is often depicted in hunting dress with a bow and arrows. She also presided over childbirth and female rites of passage. A virgin goddess who seeked terrible vengence on anyone who threatened her chastity.
Ashnan

Sumerian - Goddess of grain.
Astart

Ugaritic - Also called Lady Asherah of the Sea. She was the god El's estranged wife.
Athene

Greek - Daughter of Zeus and Metis, she sprang from Zeus head grown, fully armed and ready for battle after Zeus swallowed Metis whole. she was the patron goddess of skilled crafts with the owl being one of her special symbols. The city of Athens was named after her after she gave them the olive tree.
Audhumla

Norse - Also known as the nourisher or mother earth. Her associated colors are green and brown and her symbol is the cow. She is also associated with the day Monday.

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Badb

Celtic - In Irish myth, she is one of the subsidiaries of the Morrigan. More under the Morrigan.
Bast

Egyptian - Cat goddess of the warming rays of the sun.
Brigit

Celtic - Fertillity goddess and the festival of Imbolc is sacred to her.

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Cardea

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Ceres

Roman - Goddess of agriculture, grain and cultivated plants.
Cerridwen

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Cybele

Phrygian - Fertillity goddess.

Damkina

Babylonian - Wife of the god Ea and mother of Marduk.
Danu

Irish - The Tuatha De Danann are said to have descended from her.
Demeter

Greek - Goddess of agriculture. She was the sister of Zeus and mother of Persephone. According to myth, when Persephone was kidnapped, she mourned her loss and searched the land for her. When she discovered what had happened, she left Olympus and wondered among the mortals disguised and an old woman.
Diana

Roman - Goddess of the hunt and the moon. The equivalent of the Greek Artemis.

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Earth

Babylonian - According to myth, she was the first wife, married to Plough. Together they cultivated the land, established the city of Dunnu, and had a son - the cattle god Shakan. Earth desires her son and kills Plough so she can marry him. She is then killed by her daughter Tiamat, who marries Shakan.
Eileithyia

Greek - Daughter of Zeus and Hera, she is the goddess of childbirth.
Epona

Celtic
Ereshkigal

Sumerian - Goddess of the underworld.

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Fortuna

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Freya

Norse - Also known by: Freyja, Lady, Seer, Great Goddess, the Sage, Freyja of the Black Swordhand, Queen of the Valkyries. She is associated with physical love, as well as fertillity, protection, and revenge. Associated with the colors red, black, silver and green as well as the day Friday. Her symbols include the cat, number 13, boar, the full moon, horse and sword, necklace, Brisingamen, and the 5-pointed star. It is said that she was quite promiscuious and in one myth she even allowed 3 dwarves to each have their way with her for a whole night just so she could posess a necklace which they had crafted.
Frigg

Norse - Also known by the names: Frigga, Frija, Queen of the Gods, and Mother Goddess. Wife of Odin, goddess of love and fertility, and patron of marriage and motherhood. She is associated with the colors silver and blue, as well as the day Monday. Her symbol is the crown.


Gaia

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Gefion

Norse - Also known by the names: Gefjun, the Giver, and Mistress of Magic. She is associated with the colors green and gold, as well as the day Friday. Her symbols are the plow, wheat, and corn.
Geshtinanna

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Gula

Babylonian - The Great Physician and goddess of healing. She could restore life. Married to the god of fertility and healing, Ninib.
Gullveig

Norse - Also known by the names: Heid, Golden Branch, and Gleaming One. She is associated with the color gold, as well as the day Sunday. Her symbol is the sun.


Hannahanna

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Hathor

Egyptian - Cow goddess of love and beauty. Her symbol is he sistrum.
Hebe

Greek - Daughter of Zeus and Hera, she is the goddess of youth.
Hel

Norse goddess also called:Hela, and Queen of the dead. She is the daughter of Loki and is said to be half alive and half corpse. Odin placed her in Niflheim, the land of the dead, and charged her with providing food and lodging to all the dead who go there. She is associated with the color black and the day Saturday. Her symbols are the wolf and dog.
Hera

Greek - Queen of the Gods. Wife/sister of Zeus, she is in charge of marriage, women and families.
Hertha

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Hestia

Greek - goddess of hearth and home. Sister of Zeus.
Holda

This Norse goddess is know by many names, including: Holde, Holle, Hulda, Bertha, Berchta, White Lady, the Crone, Dark Moon Goddess, and Black Earth Mother. She is associated with the color black as well as the day Saturday. Her symbols are the wolf and bear.

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Goddesses I - P

Goddesses Q - Z

The previous descriptions came from a wide variety of sources. To learn more, please refer to the recommended reading pages.

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