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Goddess Asherah, the Forgotten Goddess

The Canaanites were the inhabitants of what is now Palestine and actually became a general term for "all the inhabitants" of the land of ancient Israel. They were a peaceful prosperous people who worshiped both male and female deities. Their pantheon tracing back to a Mother of the Sea - Goddess Asherah and a father of the heavens - El. The worship of Goddess Asherah is no different than the myths of many ancient people who created a loving...

Goddess Diana

Diana,  the Roman Goddess was known by many names including Queen of Heaven; the Great Goddess; Lunar Virgin; Mother of Animals; Lady of Wild Creatures; and the Huntress. Diana as the Roman Moon-Goddess was originally worshipped on the mountain Tifata near Capua and in sacred forests. Later she was given a temple in the working-class area on the Aventine Hill where she was mainly worshipped by the lower class (plebeians) and the slaves, of whom she was the patroness....

Goddess Isis

Au Set of the winged arms, was born in Nubia along the Nile swamps on the first day of creation. It was the colonizing Greeks that altered the pronunciation to yield the now-familiar Isis, first daughter of the overarching sky Goddess Nuit, and the earth God Geb. Her worship would span generations and spread from Alexandria to all the Mediterranean countries reaching its peak in the third century BC. Its decline would come with the church and Christianity, the last...

Goddess Kali Ma

The Hindu triple Goddess Kali (pronounced kah'lee) is a warrior Goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction. She is also called Dark Mother of destiny as 'Kal' means Darkness of Time and “i” means the cause. Goddess Kali is “I who am beyond time” or “I who am time eternal”. Goddess Kali is endless spiral, unchangeable as She absorbs the Darkness of Karma for just as all the colors of the spectrum mix into black, yet still black remains black,...

Goddess Gaia

In the beginning there was Gaia, a beautiful Goddess born from the great void of the Air known as Khaos. Goddess Gaia was life, a single living cell, dividing and re-dividing in its own creation. As beautiful as life was Goddess Gaia was alone in the great void of Khaos so once again She created life of Herself and gave birth to the Starry Heaven- Ouranos. She longed for Him to be her mate and lie with Her at...

Goddess Quan Yin – Goddess of Wisdom and Mercy

Kuan Yin is the name for the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, bodhisattva translating to mean; bodhi-wisdom & sattva- being in Sanskrit. She is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition, Her name is short for Kuan Shih Yin (Guan Shi Yin) which means "Observing the Sounds of the World". As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Also known as Quan Yin, Quan'Am (Vietnam), Kannon (Japan), and Kanin (Bali), She is the embodiment...

Goddess Aphrodite

Aphrodite, the beautiful goddess of love, was the only goddess who had neither a father nor a mother. Nobody knew from where she had come. The West Wind had first seen her in the pearly light of dawn as she rose out of the sea on a cushion of foam. She floated lightly over the gentle waves and was so lovely to behold that the wind almost lost his breath. With soft puffs, he blew her to the flowering...

Who is Goddess – Reflecting and Working with Her

Yes, this class is back to basics. Yes this is the beginning, a no brainer, but this is exactly what we forget. The simple of Goddess gets lost in the complexity of Goddess. Control suppresses freedom and our struggles are granted power over our senses and trust. The wheel has turned my sisters and we find ourselves in the darkest part of winter. It is time to turn inward and return to the basics, the beginning where Goddess silently...

Goddess Hecate

Some say she was an eastern Goddess and Her name may have originated from the Egyptian Goddess Heket, whose name meant "All Powerful", "Magical" or "Incantation and Sorcery". Others say she is strictly a Greek goddess, that was later brought into worship by the Roman people. Contrary to popular modern Pagan beliefs, Goddess Hecate is not the Crone in ancient myths. In days of old the Amazon women painted their hands and feet with henna in honor of their young...

Goddess Persephone

Persephone, daughter of Demeter, was a young and beautiful Greek Goddess. Her innocence of the world grew from the love and protection her Mother surrounded her in. Persephone lived in eternal Spring, unaware of any existence outside Her Mother’s Realm. One day as Persephone was walking in a meadow she sees a flower, the beautiful narcissus - the flower of death. As she reaches down to pluck the flower the earth trembles and opens up releasing Hades from the underworld....

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