Goddess Uzume - Shinto Goddess of Dance and Joy

Goddess Uzume – Shinto Goddess of Dance and Happiness

Goddess Uzume (Ame-no-Uzume) is a Shinto Goddess who overflows with joy and is also considered the Goddess of Dance. It is said that Uzume was the one who created the Kagura dance style that continues to be danced in Japan to this day. Uzume is also considered the goddess of entertainment in general, and the …

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Goddess Hathor - Egyptian Goddess of Fate and Pleasures

Goddess Hathor – Egyptian Goddess of Fate and Pleasures

Goddess Hathor is one of the most important Goddesses in Egypt. Her worship extends for more than 3000 years. She is usually depicted as a Cow and she is related to the destiny and to the pleasures of the flesh. Due to the greatness of her worship (both territorial and temporal), it is common to …

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Saule – Goddess of the Sun and Life Cycle

Attributes: Goddess of the sun, life, fertility, warmth and health Symbols: Amber, apple, crown, daisy or sunflower, rosette Place: Lithuania, eastern Poland and the Baltic Sea The Goddess Saule is the Lithuanian Goddess of the Sun, responsible for the well-being and regeneration of the life cycle on Earth. It is said that it accompanies the …

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Goddess Bast - Egyptian Goddess of Cats and Protection

Goddess Bast – Egyptian Goddess of Cats and Protection

The Goddess Bast or Goddess Bastet is considered to be a conterpart of the Lion Goddess Sekhmet in some legends. In other, they are twin sisters. Bast is a Cat Goddess, dauguthter of the Sun God Ra. The Goddess Bast is related to the ancient Egyptians’ devotion to their domestic cats. The felines kept the rodent population low, …

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Ereshkigal – Goddess of Death and Renewal

Attributes: Goddess of death and transformation, queen of the underworld Symbols: Horses, lions and death itself Place: Mesopotamia Inside a palace of Lapis Lazuli lies a large black-haired nude woman who draws the dead to herself. This is the Goddess Ereshkigal, Queen of Irkalla or Attalu, the underworld in Sumerian and Babylonian Mythologies. Sometimes she …

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Cailleach – Goddess of Winter and Endings

Attributes: Goddess of Winter, Protection of Animals, Wisdom Symbols: Stones, mountains, gorges, cats, rabbits Place: Ireland, Scotland, England The Goddess Cailleach is one of the oldest deities associated with Celtic Mythology, perhaps the earliest known in Ireland. It is not possible to know how she was venerated or by whom, since the Celts arrived at those lands …

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Demeter – Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility

Attributes: Goddess of Agriculture, Harvest, Fertility and Seasons Symbols: Cornucopia, wheat beam, corn, torch, bread, sickle Place: Greece Daughter of Cronos and Reia, Demeter is the Greek Goddess of the cultivated land, the crops, fertility and the seasons. Known as Ceres in Roman mythology, she was named after the word cereal, thus referring to all …

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