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  1. Frigg: Queen of Asgard, Beloved Norse Goddess, Mother

    ... or Frigga (which means ‘Beloved’ in Old Norse) is a goddess found in Norse mythology. As the wife of Odin, and the mother of ... ‘Queen of the Æsir’. This deity was worshipped as a sky goddess and is believed to be responsible for weaving the clouds. Additionally, ...

    dhwty - 06/03/2018 - 22:57

  2. Navigating the Realm of an Aztec Water Goddess and One of the Five Suns

    ... in the hands of Chalchiuhtlicue. She was primarily a goddess of freshwater, thus her domain included lakes, rivers, and streams. But ... in the hands of Chalchiuhtlicue. She was primarily a goddess of freshwater, thus her domain included lakes, rivers, and streams. But ...

    dhwty - 06/07/2018 - 01:56

  3. A Cycle of Life and Death: Slavic Goddesses Morana and Vesna

    Forever intertwined, Morana, goddess of winter and death, and Vesna, goddess of spring and rebirth, could not exist without each other. However, ...

    Veronica Parkes - 10/11/2016 - 03:45

  4. Minerva Is Often Identified With The Greek Athena, But Her Origins Ran Deeper

    Minerva was an important goddess in the pantheon of the ancient Romans. She was worshipped primarily as the goddess of wisdom. Nevertheless, she was also believed to be the goddess of ...

    dhwty - 25/12/2018 - 23:06

  5. Rice Goddesses - Earth Mothers who Influenced Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld

    ... Among them are Cambodia’s Po Ino Nogar, the polyandrous goddess who is also associated with the sky, clouds and water. Indonesia’s goddess Dewi Sri is associated with rice and the moon, also believed to have ...

    MartiniF - 18/12/2017 - 15:27

  6. Woman, Healer, Goddess? Famous (and Forbidden) Female Physicians in the Ancient World

    ... physician-healers who obtained their healing powers from the goddess Isis herself. Egyptian records show that women studied at the royal ... their other functions. In ancient Greece, for example, the goddess Athena cured blindness and the goddess of marriage, Hera, was also ...

    MartiniF - 19/04/2017 - 15:34

  7. Tlazolteotl: An Ancient Patroness and Purifier for all things Filthy

    Tlazolteotl was an earth goddess in the pantheon of the Aztecs, although her area of influence is a ... immoral behavior. Tlazolteotl was an earth goddess in the pantheon of the Aztecs, although her area of influence is a ... behavior. It seems that Tlazolteotl was originally a goddess of the Huastecs, but there was something that set her apart and she was ...

    dhwty - 20/07/2018 - 02:00

  8. Benzaiten, Japanese War Goddess Transformed into Water Goddess of Music

    ... and a divine representation of the supreme Shinto sun goddess, Amaterasu. Benzaiten is also an agricultural deity invoked for rain ... artists, writers, dancers and geisha. Benzaiten (Goddess of Music and Good Fortune) Seated on a White Dragon ( CC0) ...

    MartiniF - 21/11/2018 - 16:42

  9. Aine: A Radiant Celtic Goddess of Love, Summer, and Sovereignty

    Aine is often remembered as a Celtic goddess of love. But she was also a deity of wealth, sovereignty, and the ... regions. Aine is often remembered as a Celtic goddess of love. But she was also a deity of wealth, sovereignty, and the ... and any other love deity are vague. She was a very complex goddess. One may assume that the goddess of love would have had bright and ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 28/11/2016 - 21:47

  10. Artemis, the Chaste Huntress: You Really Didn’t Want to Mess With This Greek Goddess

    The ancient Greek goddess Artemis was many things to many people. A huntress, virgin, midwife, ... across time and space. The ancient Greek goddess Artemis was many things to many people. A huntress, virgin, midwife, ... were thought to both cherish and fear the chaste, determined goddess. There were many facets to Artemis, and several of them could appear ...

    Alicia McDermott - 16/11/2018 - 18:52

  11. Solar Goddess Amaterasu, Divine Ancestor of the Japanese Imperial Family

    Amaterasu is a major goddess in the Shinto religion. Although she is considered primarily to be a sun goddess, she is also believed to be the ruler of the Takama no Hara (the High ... Plain), which is the realm of the kami or spirits. This goddess has also been identified as the key ancestor for all Emperors of Japan. ...

    dhwty - 30/10/2017 - 00:57

  12. Aphrodite Rock: The Birthplace of a Goddess

    ... suggests, the rock is associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. According to legend, this was the place where the goddess was born.  Aphrodite Rock is a landmark located off the ...

    dhwty - 24/12/2018 - 23:22

  13. Goddess… or Demon? Hidden History of Vinayaki, the Mysterious Elephant-Headed Woman of Hindu Myth

    ... this deity is clearly female. Elephant-Headed Goddess: Black Stone, Circa 10th Century CE (Biswarup Ganguly/ CC BY 3.0 ... But the same level of adulation has never been given to this goddess - Vinayaki. The 16th century Shilparatna (“Sculptural ...

    MartiniF - 30/10/2017 - 14:37

  14. Xochiquetzal: Aztec Goddess of Beauty, Pleasure and Love… But Don’t Mess With Her!

    According to the Aztecs, Xochiquetzal was the goddess of beauty, pleasure, and love. She is commonly associated with such ... According to the Aztecs, Xochiquetzal was the goddess of beauty, pleasure, and love. She is commonly associated with such ...

    dhwty - 14/07/2018 - 01:46

  15. Meenakshi: The Warrior Goddess Who Could Not Be Defeated by Any Man …Until She Met Shiva

    Meenakshi is a goddess in the Hindu pantheon who is worshipped mainly in the southern part of India. This goddess is believed to be an avatar of the goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva. Meenakshi is a goddess in the ...

    dhwty - 13/08/2017 - 23:03

  16. Hecate: Holding Court Over Ancient Greek Witchcraft, the Moon, and Ghosts

    According to Greek mythology, Hecate was a goddess primarily associated with magic and witchcraft. Her sphere of influence ... Golden Ass According to Greek mythology, Hecate was a goddess primarily associated with magic and witchcraft. Her sphere of influence ...

    dhwty - 16/09/2018 - 01:44

  17. Bellona: The Roman Goddess of War and Artistic Muse

    ... a popular figure in the arts of later ages. The image of the goddess, decked out in armor and wearing a plumed helmet while carrying a ... Greece, whilst the people of Anatolia worshipped a similar goddess known as Ma. ‘Bellona’ (1633) by Rembrandt. ( ...

    dhwty - 04/05/2018 - 13:58

  18. How Many Maya Gods Were Worshipped? Hint: There Were Hundreds!

    ... to two different age groups. This is also the case for ‘Goddess I’, identified as Ix Chel, the moon goddess. To complicate matters further, there is another goddess, ‘Goddess ...

    dhwty - 25/11/2018 - 14:00

  19. Magu: The Hemp Goddess Who Healed Ancient Asia

    ... gods, hemp has long been named an "elixir of life".  The goddess Magu's association with cannabis primarily lies in its use as a healing ... ways in which she aided the poor and the sick either as a goddess outright, or as a priestess of an unnamed healing deity. Magu takes on ...

    Riley Winters - 31/08/2017 - 22:51

  20. Dismembering the Great Goddess

    The reign of the Great Goddess was stable enough to endure for thousands of years - but then something ... In fact, it started with the rebellion against the Great Goddess. The myths and attributes of the Great Goddess are remarkably similar all over the world. Her nature all-encompassing, ...

    ancient-origins - 11/10/2018 - 16:17

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