Venus is the Roman Goddess of Spring, Love, and Sexual Attraction. She seems to have been a minor deity at first, more associated with the by GeorgeCh
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GeorgeCh Venus is the Roman Goddess of Spring, Love, and Sexual Attraction. She seems to have been a minor deity at first, more associated with the
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Inanna, the goddess of love and war, with a lion. No other image of Inanna better illustrates her dual nature. She is depicted as a goddess of love, "showing some leg"; while the lion, and the weapons of battle (maces) seen rising up behind her shows that she is also the goddess of war. In all of ancient mythology, no other deity is the goddess of love and war combined. The eight-pointed star (Venus) is another symbol associated with Inanna. by rachelle
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rachelle Inanna, the goddess of love and war, with a lion. No other image of Inanna better illustrates her dual nature. She is depicted as a goddess of love, "showing some leg"; while the lion, and the weapons of battle (maces) seen rising up behind her shows that she is also the goddess of war. In all of ancient mythology, no other deity is the goddess of love and war combined. The eight-pointed star (Venus) is another symbol associated with Inanna.
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The Greek Goddess Artemis was worshiped in most Greek cities but only as a secondary deity. However, to the Greeks in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) she was a prominent deity. In Ephesus, a great temple was built in her honor, which became one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World". At Ephesus she was worshiped mainly as a fertility goddess, (and was identified with Cybele the Mother Goddess). In Greece she is a fleet-footed huntress with by proteamundi
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proteamundi The Greek Goddess Artemis was worshiped in most Greek cities but only as a secondary deity. However, to the Greeks in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) she was a prominent deity. In Ephesus, a great temple was built in her honor, which became one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World". At Ephesus she was worshiped mainly as a fertility goddess, (and was identified with Cybele the Mother Goddess). In Greece she is a fleet-footed huntress with
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Feronia was the Roman goddess of woodlands, fruits, groves, and orchards. An ancient deity, the meaning of Her name is 'goddess of springs and woods.' She was believed, also, to be a harvest goddess, and the Romans honored Her with the 'first fruits' of the season in order to secure a bountiful harvest the following year. Slaves regarded Her as the goddess of freedom and it was believed that those who sat on a holy stone in Her sanctuary would be set free. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Feronia was the Roman goddess of woodlands, fruits, groves, and orchards. An ancient deity, the meaning of Her name is 'goddess of springs and woods.' She was believed, also, to be a harvest goddess, and the Romans honored Her with the 'first fruits' of the season in order to secure a bountiful harvest the following year. Slaves regarded Her as the goddess of freedom and it was believed that those who sat on a holy stone in Her sanctuary would be set free.
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Beith ~ Birch Beginnings, Purity, Renewal, Birth, Changes File:Ogham vertical letter beith.svg One of the first trees to colonise the land after the last ice age, the Birch tree embodies the the life giving spirit of the Earth Goddess – She is also known as the ‘Lady of the Woods’. The Silver Birch was believed to have been a portal to the Otherworld and is associated with the Welsh Celtic Goddess Arianrhod. by marci
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marci Beith ~ Birch Beginnings, Purity, Renewal, Birth, Changes File:Ogham vertical letter beith.svg One of the first trees to colonise the land after the last ice age, the Birch tree embodies the the life giving spirit of the Earth Goddess – She is also known as the ‘Lady of the Woods’. The Silver Birch was believed to have been a portal to the Otherworld and is associated with the Welsh Celtic Goddess Arianrhod.
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The Louvre musem in Paris is home to the Venus de Milo, an ancient Greek statue of the goddess of love and beauty with mysteriously missing arms. Experts believe she would have once been painted colourfully and stood in a niche in a gymnasium, holding out an apple. by lori
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lori The Louvre musem in Paris is home to the Venus de Milo, an ancient Greek statue of the goddess of love and beauty with mysteriously missing arms. Experts believe she would have once been painted colourfully and stood in a niche in a gymnasium, holding out an apple.
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Eir is the goddess associated with healing. She is known to be one of the handmaidens of Frigg, who is wife of Odin, the king of the gods. She is considered a minor goddess and is not one of the Æsir often thought of when one thinks of the Norse pantheon by carmella
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carmella Eir is the goddess associated with healing. She is known to be one of the handmaidens of Frigg, who is wife of Odin, the king of the gods. She is considered a minor goddess and is not one of the Æsir often thought of when one thinks of the Norse pantheon
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Perchta or Berchta was once known as a goddess in Southern Germanic paganism in the Alpine countries. Her name means "the bright one". Perchta was at first a benevolent spirit. In Germanic paganism, Perchta had the rank of a minor deity. That changed to an enchanted creature (spirit or elf) in Old High German - such as Grimm describes - but she was given a more malevolent character (sorceress or witch) in later ages. by edith
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edith Perchta or Berchta was once known as a goddess in Southern Germanic paganism in the Alpine countries. Her name means "the bright one". Perchta was at first a benevolent spirit. In Germanic paganism, Perchta had the rank of a minor deity. That changed to an enchanted creature (spirit or elf) in Old High German - such as Grimm describes - but she was given a more malevolent character (sorceress or witch) in later ages.
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Goddess: Oya (Yoruba)    Oya is the Yoruba warrior-goddess of fire, wind, magic, fertility, and other chaotic, electrifying phenomena.    She's also the goddess of the Niger river, and she wears a lot of red!    She is not a goddess in quite the same sense as a Greco-Roman deity, but is an "orisha," an elemental spirit. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Goddess: Oya (Yoruba) Oya is the Yoruba warrior-goddess of fire, wind, magic, fertility, and other chaotic, electrifying phenomena. She's also the goddess of the Niger river, and she wears a lot of red! She is not a goddess in quite the same sense as a Greco-Roman deity, but is an "orisha," an elemental spirit.
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This beautiful silver pendant of a Celtic Raven is inspired by the ancient Irish goddess The Morrigan. A prominent figure in Irish mythology The Morrigan appears to have been associated with warfare and sovereignty. She is often depicted as a raven flying over the battlefield. by proteamundi
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proteamundi This beautiful silver pendant of a Celtic Raven is inspired by the ancient Irish goddess The Morrigan. A prominent figure in Irish mythology The Morrigan appears to have been associated with warfare and sovereignty. She is often depicted as a raven flying over the battlefield.
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In Norse mythology, Rán (Old Norse "sea") is a sea goddess. She is married to Ægir and they have nine daughters together. She had a net in which she tried to capture men who ventured out on the sea She is also associated with the practice of sailors bringing gold with them on any voyage, so that if they drowned while at sea, Ran would be pleased by their gift. (wiki) by donna
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donna In Norse mythology, Rán (Old Norse "sea") is a sea goddess. She is married to Ægir and they have nine daughters together. She had a net in which she tried to capture men who ventured out on the sea She is also associated with the practice of sailors bringing gold with them on any voyage, so that if they drowned while at sea, Ran would be pleased by their gift. (wiki)
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Brigid seems to have been both a pagan goddess and a Christian saint, with a smooth transition over time. As a goddess she was the patron of healing, crafts and poetry. Although venerated all over Ireland, Brigid had special territorial power over Leinster. She was an expert in prophecy and she was invoked by women in childbirth. This fertility aspect of her character is strong: her pagan feast day was the feast of Imbolc, which was a seaonal fertility feast celebrating the lactating of ewes... by fran
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fran Brigid seems to have been both a pagan goddess and a Christian saint, with a smooth transition over time. As a goddess she was the patron of healing, crafts and poetry. Although venerated all over Ireland, Brigid had special territorial power over Leinster. She was an expert in prophecy and she was invoked by women in childbirth. This fertility aspect of her character is strong: her pagan feast day was the feast of Imbolc, which was a seaonal fertility feast celebrating the lactating of ewes...
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Demeter was the second eldest of the gods and really chill. She was important as a fertility deity, and was often syncretized with other goddesses like Rhea and Gaia and with Roman Ceres and "Phrygian" Cybele. Though she never married, she was no stranger to the arts of love (well, duh, for a fertility goddess). In fact, her priestesses initiated brides and grooms into the "secrets of the couch." While she was still young she and Zeus produced Persephone (called Kore, or Girl) and Iacchus (wh... by Kirly
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Kirly Demeter was the second eldest of the gods and really chill. She was important as a fertility deity, and was often syncretized with other goddesses like Rhea and Gaia and with Roman Ceres and "Phrygian" Cybele. Though she never married, she was no stranger to the arts of love (well, duh, for a fertility goddess). In fact, her priestesses initiated brides and grooms into the "secrets of the couch." While she was still young she and Zeus produced Persephone (called Kore, or Girl) and Iacchus (wh...
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I AM a Goddess~. A goddess is a woman who emerges from deep within herself. She is a woman who is able to fall in love with the magnificent possibilities within her. She is a woman who radiates light. She has powerful sexual energy that's not dependent on physical looks. She adores her body and it shows by the way she comfortably lives and moves. She is a seeker of Truth and cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She is a woman in love with love. Image Amanda Clark  The Wyse woman by mable
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mable I AM a Goddess~. A goddess is a woman who emerges from deep within herself. She is a woman who is able to fall in love with the magnificent possibilities within her. She is a woman who radiates light. She has powerful sexual energy that's not dependent on physical looks. She adores her body and it shows by the way she comfortably lives and moves. She is a seeker of Truth and cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She is a woman in love with love. Image Amanda Clark The Wyse woman
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Imbolc brings with it the first small signs of Spring. The Crone aspect of the Goddess is now replaced with the Maiden aspect, as the land grows more fertile. This Sabbat is most often associated with the Goddess Brigid. Many fill there houses with candles and honor her by making Brigid Crosses from the wheat of last years harvest. Brigid is a goddess of creativity, fertility, protection and fire. - Artist Megan Welti by fran
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fran Imbolc brings with it the first small signs of Spring. The Crone aspect of the Goddess is now replaced with the Maiden aspect, as the land grows more fertile. This Sabbat is most often associated with the Goddess Brigid. Many fill there houses with candles and honor her by making Brigid Crosses from the wheat of last years harvest. Brigid is a goddess of creativity, fertility, protection and fire. - Artist Megan Welti
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In Egyptian mythology, Meretseger, meaning "She Who Loves Silence" was Goddess of Tomb Builders and Protector of Royal Tombs. She  exerted great authority during the New Kingdom era over the Theban Necropolis and was considered to be both a dangerous and merciful Goddess. As a Cobra-Goddess She is sometimes associated with Hathor. As a cobra, she spat poison at anyone who tried to vandalise or rob the royal tombs. by proteamundi
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proteamundi In Egyptian mythology, Meretseger, meaning "She Who Loves Silence" was Goddess of Tomb Builders and Protector of Royal Tombs. She exerted great authority during the New Kingdom era over the Theban Necropolis and was considered to be both a dangerous and merciful Goddess. As a Cobra-Goddess She is sometimes associated with Hathor. As a cobra, she spat poison at anyone who tried to vandalise or rob the royal tombs.
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In ancient Greek mythology, Amphitrite was a sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon. Under the influence of the Olympian pantheon she became merely the consort of Poseidon, and was further diminished by poets to a symbolic representation of the sea. (In Roman mythology her counterpart is Salacia the goddess of saltwater and the consort of Neptune; another comparatively minor figure). by Tere Hernández Huerta
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Tere Hernández Huerta In ancient Greek mythology, Amphitrite was a sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon. Under the influence of the Olympian pantheon she became merely the consort of Poseidon, and was further diminished by poets to a symbolic representation of the sea. (In Roman mythology her counterpart is Salacia the goddess of saltwater and the consort of Neptune; another comparatively minor figure).
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Ninsianna : The Black Venus- Babylonian Goddess seen as the personification of the planet Venus As the goddess of war and strife, she held the title Nin- kur-ra-igi-ga, "the queen who eyes the highland" meaning that other lands feared her. Battle was called the "dance of Inanna' and she was at the very heart of it. She was 'the star of the battle-cry.' Her symbol is the eight-pointed star. A goddess of sexuality and fertility, her worship included sacred prostitution. A goddess associated ..... by marissa
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marissa Ninsianna : The Black Venus- Babylonian Goddess seen as the personification of the planet Venus As the goddess of war and strife, she held the title Nin- kur-ra-igi-ga, "the queen who eyes the highland" meaning that other lands feared her. Battle was called the "dance of Inanna' and she was at the very heart of it. She was 'the star of the battle-cry.' Her symbol is the eight-pointed star. A goddess of sexuality and fertility, her worship included sacred prostitution. A goddess associated .....
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ISIS: Alchemy Isis, queen of the sky, the earth and the moon, is one of the most enigmatic goddesses in history (whether or not you consider mythology history is irrelevant; she is part of our collective psyche and has been for thousands of years). Like any female deity she was associated with motherhood and fertility, but her primary domains were magic and healing. by proteamundi
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proteamundi ISIS: Alchemy Isis, queen of the sky, the earth and the moon, is one of the most enigmatic goddesses in history (whether or not you consider mythology history is irrelevant; she is part of our collective psyche and has been for thousands of years). Like any female deity she was associated with motherhood and fertility, but her primary domains were magic and healing.
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Isis, the main goddess of the Egyptian pantheon, is associated with pharaohs and the Underworld. The throne sign is used in hieroglyphs to represent Isis. She is often associated with the goddess Hathor, and as such is shown with cow horns and a sun disk on her head and may have Hathor's sistrum or rattle. The ankh sign may also represent Isis as her girdle. by Hercio Dias
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Hercio Dias Isis, the main goddess of the Egyptian pantheon, is associated with pharaohs and the Underworld. The throne sign is used in hieroglyphs to represent Isis. She is often associated with the goddess Hathor, and as such is shown with cow horns and a sun disk on her head and may have Hathor's sistrum or rattle. The ankh sign may also represent Isis as her girdle.
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The Morrígan ("phantom queen") In Irish mythology she is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries. She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain. or Badb, Macha and Anand. by rachelle
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rachelle The Morrígan ("phantom queen") In Irish mythology she is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries. She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain. or Badb, Macha and Anand.
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Sjöfn (Old Norse ‘Sgafni’ or ‘Sefi’) is a goddess associated with love. In other kennings, her name is associated with the word ‘woman’ who represents the feminine side of romance and attraction. women and men."  Artwork: Annie Stegg — with Ryan Beamis. by guadalupe
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guadalupe Sjöfn (Old Norse ‘Sgafni’ or ‘Sefi’) is a goddess associated with love. In other kennings, her name is associated with the word ‘woman’ who represents the feminine side of romance and attraction. women and men." Artwork: Annie Stegg — with Ryan Beamis.
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Alke is the Greek Goddess of strength in battle. She may have been a daughter of Rhea, or the Phrygian Goddess Kybele who became identified with Rhea. She is one of the personifications who are shown on Athena’s shield, along with Eris (strife), Ioke (onslaught), and Phobos (terror). Alke’s name, which means “strength,” is also seen as Alce. --- art by Jill Archer. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Alke is the Greek Goddess of strength in battle. She may have been a daughter of Rhea, or the Phrygian Goddess Kybele who became identified with Rhea. She is one of the personifications who are shown on Athena’s shield, along with Eris (strife), Ioke (onslaught), and Phobos (terror). Alke’s name, which means “strength,” is also seen as Alce. --- art by Jill Archer.
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Love for Lindsey | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com Lindsey has been diagnosed with a rare Leukemia and needs as much support as she can get to make it through all of this. She is strong and we know that she is very grateful for everybody who is helping her at St. Jude's and everyone supporting her back home. This is an extremely tough time for the family but we have to keep our heads up and hope for the best. Thank you everyone! #PrayForLindsey by socorro
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socorro Love for Lindsey | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com Lindsey has been diagnosed with a rare Leukemia and needs as much support as she can get to make it through all of this. She is strong and we know that she is very grateful for everybody who is helping her at St. Jude's and everyone supporting her back home. This is an extremely tough time for the family but we have to keep our heads up and hope for the best. Thank you everyone! #PrayForLindsey
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Traditionally, Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish Goddess of hearth and home. There are a number of other Deities who are represented at this time of year and who have been, and still are, celebrated by many different peoples, in many ways, and by countless names. by elsa
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elsa Traditionally, Imbolc is associated with Brighid, the Irish Goddess of hearth and home. There are a number of other Deities who are represented at this time of year and who have been, and still are, celebrated by many different peoples, in many ways, and by countless names.
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The Cailleach Bheur lives in the Highlands of Scotland. She is seen as a seasonal deity or spirit, ruling the winter months between Samhainn (1 November or first day of winter) and Bealltainn (1 May or first day of summer). She carries a hammer for shaping the hills and valleys, and is said to be the mother of all the goddesses and gods. The Cailleach displays several traits befitting the personification of Winter: she herds deer, she fights Spring, and her staff freezes the ground. by Wildmother555
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Wildmother555 The Cailleach Bheur lives in the Highlands of Scotland. She is seen as a seasonal deity or spirit, ruling the winter months between Samhainn (1 November or first day of winter) and Bealltainn (1 May or first day of summer). She carries a hammer for shaping the hills and valleys, and is said to be the mother of all the goddesses and gods. The Cailleach displays several traits befitting the personification of Winter: she herds deer, she fights Spring, and her staff freezes the ground.
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Emerald is the birthstone for May. Emerald is rumored to have been Cleopatra’s favorite gem. It is said that the Ancient Romans dedicated this stone to Venus, the Goddess of love and and beauty. In today’s time the Emerald is thought to signify wisdom, growth and patience. by loraine
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loraine Emerald is the birthstone for May. Emerald is rumored to have been Cleopatra’s favorite gem. It is said that the Ancient Romans dedicated this stone to Venus, the Goddess of love and and beauty. In today’s time the Emerald is thought to signify wisdom, growth and patience.
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Artio is the Gaulish Goddess of wild animals, especially bears. She was worshiped in Switzerland, where a bronze statue of her feeding a bear calls her Deae Artioni. She is also associated with fertility and fruition, since breeding bears spend their hibernation pregnant and give birth when they rise in the spring. Photographer Katerina Plotnikova by victoria
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victoria Artio is the Gaulish Goddess of wild animals, especially bears. She was worshiped in Switzerland, where a bronze statue of her feeding a bear calls her Deae Artioni. She is also associated with fertility and fruition, since breeding bears spend their hibernation pregnant and give birth when they rise in the spring. Photographer Katerina Plotnikova
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The Greek goddess of the hunt, childbirth, fertility and plagues, and she is associated with the moon. Most modern legends portray her as a virginal goddess, however in ancient Greek writings she was a dichotomy. While she was called virginal and shown to be such in some works, she was also shown to be a lover of many Greek heroes including Orion and even of her own twin brother, Apollo. In the context of the DH mythos, she is a primary goddess who rules over all the Dark-Hunters. by victoria
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victoria The Greek goddess of the hunt, childbirth, fertility and plagues, and she is associated with the moon. Most modern legends portray her as a virginal goddess, however in ancient Greek writings she was a dichotomy. While she was called virginal and shown to be such in some works, she was also shown to be a lover of many Greek heroes including Orion and even of her own twin brother, Apollo. In the context of the DH mythos, she is a primary goddess who rules over all the Dark-Hunters.
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MACHA ~ Goddess of Sovereignty. She is a Triple Goddess Morrigan associated with the goddess of war and peace. Macha was also a leader of wisdom, physical strength, sexuality, fertility, and mastery over men. Macha (Irish) – The wild goddess who battles against injustice to woman and children. by maritza
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maritza MACHA ~ Goddess of Sovereignty. She is a Triple Goddess Morrigan associated with the goddess of war and peace. Macha was also a leader of wisdom, physical strength, sexuality, fertility, and mastery over men. Macha (Irish) – The wild goddess who battles against injustice to woman and children.
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The Morrigan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the form of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with cattle also suggests a role connected with fertility, wealth, and the land. by rachelle
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rachelle The Morrigan is a goddess of battle, strife, and fertility. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the form of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with cattle also suggests a role connected with fertility, wealth, and the land.
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