A Guide to the
Goddesses

 

Associated correspondences for the Goddesses

Actions:

Caring, Earth, Healing, Fertility, Magick, The Moon, Mother, Space, Spring and Summer /
First Half of the Year, Trees, Triple Aspect - Maid, Mother and Crone

Animals:

Bats, Bears, Bees, Birds (non-predatory types, except Owls), Cats (domestic and wild),
Cows, Dolphins, Geese, Horses, Rabbits, Scorpions and Spiders

Stones:

All stones that are Blue, Green and Pink. Some of these stones would be
Aquamarine, Beryl, Blue Quartz, Coral (especially Pink Coral), Emerald,
Rose Quartz and Turquoise.

Symbols:

Crescents, Eggs, Flowers, Fruits, Moon, Pearls, Plants
Silver, Trees

Tools and Elements:

Bowl - Water
Cauldron - Fire
Shield - Earth

Make Your Own Goddess Incense:

Combine 3 parts myrrh, 2 parts sandalwood, 1 part frankincense,
1 part rose petals and a few drops of lotus oil


 

the Goddesses

 

This list represents some of the more common Goddesses used in the craft, but by no means is a representation of the number that could possibly be used.

 

~ A ~

Aphrodite: Greek; Goddess of Sexual Love. She was born from the bloody foam of the sea where Cronus threw the genitals of his father Uranus after castrating him. She will assist you in pulling loving energy toward yourself.

Arachne: Greek; Spider Goddess. She was skilled in weaving and challenged Athene to compete with her. The contest was held and Arachne's weave was flawless. Enraged, Athene turned her into a spider, doomed to eternally spin thread. She represents the spinning and weaving pattern of destiny.

Aradia: Italian; Goddess born from Diana and Lucifer. She came to Earth to teach the Witches her Mother's Magick. Queen of the Witches. Aradia is an extremely powerful entity and a {rotectress of Witches in general.

Arani: Hindu; Goddess of Fire, including Female Sexual Fire. Her symbol is the Firewheel. Her rituals include Female Masturbatory and/or Lesbian practices.

Ariadne: Cretan and Greek; her festival is December 26th.

Arainrhod: Welsh; a major Goddess. Is sometimes considered the Goddess of the Stars, to which souls withdraw between incarnations. She is the Goddess of Reincarnation. She is honored at the Full Moon. Call on Arainrhod to help with past life memories and difficulties as well as for contacting the Star People.

Artemis: Greek; Nature and Moon Goddess. Her name means "High Source of Water" which means she is the ruler of all waters, oceanic,psychic, and menstrual tides. She is invoked by women in childbirth. She is the protectress of youth, especially young women. She is also invoked by travelers to bring good weather.

Ariel: European; Goddess Fairy/Queen linked to the magickal power of the moon.

Astarte: Greek: she is a Fertility Goddess. She is associated with the planet Venus.

Athena: Greek; Warrior Goddess and Protectress. She is also the Goddess of Intelligence, War, and the Art of Peace. She is the Protector of Towns, Heroes, and Patroness of Architects, Sculptors, Spinners and Weavers. If someone is "bullying" you, call upon her for Protection.

Athtor: Egyptian; she is the Personification of Mother Night, the element covering the infinite abyss.

 

~ B ~

Bast: Egyptian; Goddess of Protection and Cats . She represented the beneficent power of the Sun in contrast to Sekhamet who represented the destructive powers of the Sun. She is a kind Goddess of Joy, Music, and Dancing. She also Protected men from Contagious Diseases and Evil Spirits. Call on her essence in the form of a giant panther to see you through to your destination.

Bean-Noghe: Scottish and Irish; Goddess that Haunts lonely streams washing the bloodstained garments of those about to die. A Bean-Nighe is said to be the spirit of a woman who died in childbirth, and fated to act this way until the day she was supposed to die.

Befana: Italian; Witch-Fairy who flies her broomstick on Twelfth Night to come down chimneys and bring presents to children.

Brighid: Irish; Goddess of Fertility and Inspiration.

Brigid: Celtic; Warrior Goddess and Protectress, Brigid is also a Triple Goddess. She is strong and wise. Call on her to help protect your children in a tough situation.

 

~ C ~

Callisto: Greek; Moon Goddess.

Ceres: Roman; Goddess of the Harvest.

Cerridwen: Welsh; Goddess of the Moon and Grain, the Giver of Inspiration and Knowledge. She is also associated with the Dark Mother aspect of the Crone. She is famous for her Cauldron of Wisdom.

Cybele: Greek; Goddess of Caverns, the Earth in its primitive state, and worshipped on mountaintops. She ruled over wild beasts, and bees.

 

~ D ~

Danu: Celtic; Major Mother Goddess of Ireland, Mother of the Gods and Patroness of Wizards, Rivers, Water, Wells, Prosperity and Plenty, Magick and Wisdom. Sometimes she is Dagda's wife; othertimes his daughter. She is associated with The Morrigan, Anu and Brighid as well. Danu is the source of Goddess Power.

Dark Maid: Chinese; Goddess who sends frost and snow.

Demeter: Greek; Goddess of the fruitful Earth, Earth Mother archetype. She is the mother of Persephone. Excellent Goddess where birthing or small children are involved.

Devi: Hindu; Mother Goddess. She embraces all things from a Pure Spirit. She is the Goddess of Intelligence, the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water. The goddess of Women (Motherly Love) and Creativity. Also known as Mahadevi.

Diana: Roman; Goddess equivelent to Artemis. She is the Goddess of the Moon, as well as the Goddess of light, the hunt, mountains, woods, and the Goddess of Witches. She is invoked to protect the harvest against storms. Diana is many faceted. She is a seductress. As well as a mother figure for witches.

Dryads: Greek; feminine Spirits of the Trees.

 

~ E ~

Edain: Irish; Goddess of reincarnation.

Erzulie: Haitian; Voodoo goddess of love. She expresses the worshippers dreams of luxury and wealth.

 

~ F ~

Fauna: Roman; Goddess of the Earth and field.

Flora: Roman; Goddess of everything that flourishes, i.e. budding springtime, fruit trees, flowers, and the vine and birth. For beautiful flowers, babies, and all bounties of Earth Mother.

Fortuna: Roman; Goddess of Fate.

Freya: Scandinavian; she protects marriages and made them fruitful. Moon Goddess and wife/lover of Odin. Also commander of the Valkyries.

 

~ G ~

Gaia: Greek; Earth Mother, the first to emerge from Chaos. She created the Universe, the first race of gods, and mankind. She presides over marriages, was invoked in oaths, and offered the first of fruit and grain.

 

~ H ~

Hathor: Egyptian; Goddess of the Underworld, she also ruled the Sky. Her name means "Habitation of The Hawk and Birdcage of the Soul", and she was essentially the body in which the soul is caged. As this would imply she was the absolute Goddess of Pleasures: Joy, Love, Makeup, Music, and Dancing. Protectress of Women in Business. She was a most beloved Goddess to her people.

Hecate: Greek; Moon Goddess of the Moon as in Crone or Dark Mother, Underworld, and Magick. She is associated with the Crossroads.

Heket: Egyptian; Goddess of childbirth and resurrection. She is the midwife of kings and queens, and also of the sun every morning.

Hera: Greek; Goddess of marriage and maternity. If handfasting or some type of commitment is the issue, Hera is the Goddess to seek. Be aware, however, that she has a vindictive side.

Hestia: Greek; Goddess of the domestic fire and of safety in the home and the family unit. Building a house, remodeling, or apartment hunting.

 

~ I ~

Inanna: Sumerian; Queen of Heaven. She is the Mother Goddess, associated with Earth, love, grain, oracles, battles, weaving, and wine. She is also the goddess of sovereignty.

Ishtar: Assyro-Babylonian; Mother Goddess. She is the goddess of Earth, fertility, love, battles, storms, marriage, the moon, and divination. She is honored on the Full Moon.

Isis: Egyptian; Goddess of reincarnation, rebirth, etc. She has a very rich history and the mythology stories about her are fascinating but lengthy. She represents the Complete Goddess or the Triple Goddess connotation in one being.

 

~ J ~

Jana: Roman; Guardian Goddess of doors and of the turn of the year. The month of January was named after her.

Juno: Roman; Goddess of the new moon and sky.

 

~ K ~

Kali: Hindu; She is often called Kali Ma, which means "the black mother." She is the Goddess of Demons, the Creative Force, she is a terrible but necessary destroyer. She governs every form of Death but also rules every form of Life. Kali-Ma should be called if a woman is in fear of physical danger. She is the Defender of women and children, and violence against any woman is forbidden by her. She is also the Goddess of Regeneration, Revenge, Fear, Sexual Activities and Intuition.

Kundalini: Hindu; Goddess of the Universal Life Force.

Kwan-Yin: Chinese/Buddhist; Goddess of Healing and Children. Her image is of sitting on a lotus flower and a child in her arms. She is a Magician, a Teacher of Magick, sometimes a Prostitute.

 

~ L ~

Lakshmi: Hindu; Goddess of Good Fortune and Beauty. She was an early Mother and Earth Goddess.

Li: Chinese; Goddess of Solar Feminine Aspects, Fire, the Middle Daughter, the Lucid, the Bride. She is associated with Mid-summer and noon.

Lilith: Hebrew; Adam's first wife. She would not subordinate herself to him and was thus turned into a Demoness.

Lilitu: Sumerian; Goddess that brought Nightmares and other Nocturnal menaces. She was also a Storm Goddess and the name is often associated with Lilith.

Luna: Roman; Moon Goddess, identified with Diana and the Greek Selene.

 

~ M ~

Ma'at: Egyptian; Goddess of justice, truth, law, and the divine order, the natural and inevitable order of the universe rather than artificially imposed rules. She played an important part in the judgement of the dead.

Maya: Hindu; Goddess of Nature, she is the Universal Creatress. She is associated with Magick, Witches, and Knowledge.

Meshkent: Egyptian; Goddess of Childbirth.

Minerva: Roman; Goddess of Industry, Commerce, and Education. She was also a War Goddess.

Morgan: Celtic; Goddess of Water and Magick. Morgan was said to be married to Merlin. It was from him she learned her magick. She was also doubled with The Lady of the Lake.

Morrigan: Celtic; Dark aspect of the Celtic Triple Goddess. The "Washer at the Ford," seen washing bloody laundry prior to battle by those destined to die. The Battle Goddess, also Queen of the Witches and Goddess of Magick. Could appear as a Raven, a beautiful Maiden or an ugly Hag. Marries Dagdha at Samhain. The Goddess of Death.

Muses: Greek; Goddess of Inspiration who vary in number depending upon the Pantheon used.

 

~ N ~

Nemesis: Greek; Goddess of Divine Anger, against mortals who offended the moral law, broke taboos, or achieved too much happiness and wealth.

Nephthys: Egyptian; Goddess of the Desert. She was a mourner with Isis and also Guardian of the Dead. She stood at the head of the coffin, Isis stood at the foot.

Nike: Greek; Goddess of Victory.

Norns: Celtic; the three sisters of the Wyrd. They were responsible for Weaving Fate - Past, Present and Future.

Nuit: Egyptian; Sky Mother. Often seen depicted in circular fashion cradling the Stars. Also called Nut.

 

~ P ~

Pandora: Greek; Each God and Goddess gave her a gift, Zeus put it in a box and gave it to her, instructing her not to open it. She did anyways and all the evils that plague mankind came out of it. All that was left at the bottom was Hope.

Parvati: Hindu; Goddess of Love, Metaphysics, and Power.

Persephone: Greek; Underworld Goddess as well as the Harvest Goddess. Daughter of Demeter. Her attribute is the pomegranate.

~ R ~

Rhiannon: Welsh; Goddess of Fertility, Otherworld, Horses, Birds, Night, Death, and the Moon.

 

~ S ~

Sarasvati: Hindu; Goddess of Speech, Music, Wisdom, Knowledge, and the Arts. She was originally a River Goddess.

Sekhmet: Egyptian; Goddess of War, the Destructive Power of the Sun, and also the Defence of the Divine Order.

Selene: Greek; Moon Goddess and Goddess of Solutions. Appeal to Selene to bring a logical answer to any problem.

 

~ T ~

Tara: Hindu; Star Goddess, Teacher of the Gods, the founder of the Lunar Dynasties.

Tauret: Egyptian; Goddess of Childbirth. She was depicted as having the head of a hippopotamus, the arms and legs of a lion, the breasts of a woman, the tail of a crocodile, and a great swollen belly like a pregnant woman. Her fierce and strange appearance was supposed to frighten away any spirits that were a threat to the safety of the baby. She is often in the company of Bes, the Dwarf God. Pregnant women in Egypt used to wear amulets bearing the Goddess' head. Also known as Taweret, Taurt, Apet, Opet.

 

~ U ~

Uma: Hindu; Goddess of Light and Beauty, called the Golden Goddess.

 

~ V ~

Valkyries: Scandinavian; Women Warriors who carried the souls of men slain in battle to heaven.

Venus: Roman; Goddess of Love and Romance. Goddess of Spring. Protectress of vegetation and gardens.

Vesta: Roman; Goddess of Fire both domestic and ritual. Her name means torch or candle.

Victoria: Roman; Goddess of Military Success, protectress of fields and woods.

~ X ~

Xochhiquetzal: Aztec; Goddess of the Moon and Magick, the deity of flowers, spring, sex, love, and marriage.

 


     
     
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