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Abhijit - Hindu goddess of fortune.

Aditi - "The Unfettered". Hindu mother goddess. She was self-formed and the mother of the sun and moon gods, Mitra and Varuna. She is the unlimited space of sky beyond the far east, the brilliant light from which the gods sprang. She clears obstacles, protects, and solves problems.

(Greek) Sun goddess.

Aega's title was Daughter of the Sun. She was so beautiful that Gaia hid her in a cave while the Titans were assaulting Olympus. Aega forms a triple with her sisters, Circe and Pasiphaë. Invoke her for beauty spells, solar magic, and safeguarding beautiful things.

Aella (Amazon)
During the Greeks' attempt to take Hippolyta's golden belt, Heracles slew the Amazon Aella ("whirlwind") who was known for wielding a labrys (double-ax).

AEVAL/Aibell/Aebhel: (beautiful) (Faery)
(Celtic: Irish) Goddess of love and sexuality.
The love goddess Aeval devolved into the Fairy Queen of Munster. Queen Aeval held a midnight court, where once a debate was held to determine whether the men of her kingdom were sexually satisfying the women. She judged the men to be remiss, and ordered them to overcome their prudishness and give the women what they wanted.
Aeval possessed a magical harp which would play whatever she told it to play. Its music was deadly to humans though, for any mortal who heard it playing would soon die. Young men were the most likely victims of beautiful Aeval's deadly harp.
Aeval was associated with Craig Laity (gray rock), near Killalow, Ireland. Leaves, stones, and harp music can be used to invoke her. Call upon Aeval for music, ecology, love spells, fairy magic, protection, lust, temptation, sex magic, wise judgment, earth magic, and sexual satisfaction.

Aine (Faery)

Is a beautiful fertility Goddess of ancient Ireland. She has been called the Faery Queen of Knockaine. Wherever she focused her attention Love flourished. Aine's Hill in County Kerry, was the site of glorious Midsummer celebrations in her honor.

(Celtic: Irish) Fairy goddess; goddess of herbalism.
Airmed is a goddess of witchcraft, medicine, herbal lore, and the healing arts. She mourned so keenly when her brother Miach died, that all the herbs of the world sprung from his grave while she tended it, and taught her their uses.
Airmed is Dian Cecht's daughter, one of the Tuatha de Danann. She helps him to protect his sacred healing spring (or well), and keep its location secret. Airmed is also a craftsperson who helped create Nuadha's silver hand. Invoke Airmed for healing, craftsmanship, fairy magic, magical herbalism, medicine, witchcraft, and to inspire craftspeople.

(Native American: Toba Indian) Sun goddess of ancient Argentina.

Akewa is said to be the sister of all earthly women, who dwelt in the sky as she did, before men broke the vine that women used to climb from one realm to the other. Invoke Akewa for solar magic and banishing darkness.

(Greek) Sun goddess.

Alectrona was called Daughter of the Sun. Her center of worship was at Rhodes. Invoke Alectrona for solar magic and banishing darkness.

AMATERASU/Ama-terasu/Amaterasu Omikami:
Sun/rising sun/East
(Japanese) Sun goddess.

Amaterasu, Heaven-Radiant Great Divinity, is the chief deity of Shintoism and the protector of the Japanese people. Also called The Heaven Shining, and Great Shining Heaven, she is the ruler of all deities. Her symbols are the rising sun and a mirror, which is placed centrally in her simple shrines.
Amaterasu brought winter to the world when she hid in a cave because she was angry with the outrageously destructive behavior of her brother, the storm god. The gods and goddesses despaired as the world grew dark and cold. Finally the goddess of joy performed a bawdy dance which brought such applause that Amaterasu cracked open the door of the cave to see what was happening. The other deities had a mirror ready, and the gorgeous sight of her own reflection drew Amaterasu forth. She once again assumed her proper place in the heavens, cast her brother out, and had all his nails pulled out. Amaterasu is depicted jeweled. December 2 is her feast day. Invoke Amaterasu for fertility, protection, solar magic, and cultural unity.

Amaunet (Egypt)
Means "Hidden One." She was an Egyptian mother and/or fertility goddess. At the beginning of time aspects of Amaunet merged with those of the goddess Neith. Among the Ogdoad, Amun was her consort. She was regarded as a tutelary deity of the Egyptian Pharaohs, and had a prominent part in the Pharaoh's accession ceremonies.

Ammut (Ammit) (Egypt)
"Devouress of the Dead." Demonic goddess who attends the Judging of the Dead. She was depicted as having the head of a crocodile, the torso of a lioness and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus. She waited in the Judgement Hall of the Two Truths during the Weighing of the Heart ceremony, and devoured those who were sinners in life.

Anapurna - Hindu goddess of food.

Anat (Egypt)
A goddess of Syrian origin. Anat had a warlike character. She usually was represented as a woman holding a shield and an axe.

Anentet ( Amenthes ) (Egypt)
Egyptian goddess of the West. The west was considered to be the Underworld.

Antiope (Amazon)
The Amazon queen Antiope was kidnapped by Heracles from her homeland, brought to Athens and presented to Theseus, the mythical king of Athens. Theseus took her as his wife and she bore him a son named Hippolytus after Antiope's sister Hippolyta. She is the only Amazon known to have married. Fighting by her husband's side during an Amazon attack on Athens, one of her Amazon sisters, Molpadia, ran her through with a spear.

Anuket ( Anqet, Anquet, Greek Anukis )(Egypt)
Egyptian goddess who personified the Nile as Nourisher of the Fields. She was mainly associated with the lower cataracts near Aswan. Also was a protective deity of childbirth. She was considered to be the daughter of Ra, Satis or Khnum. Depicted in human form, bearing a crown topped with ostrich feathers. Her principal sanctuary was at Elephantine. Her sacred animal was the gazelle.

Aranyani - Hindu woodland goddess.

Ardra - Hindu goddess of misfortune.

arianrhod: (Irish/welsh)

Caer Arianrhod (arianrhod's castle) was for the celts the Corona Borealis and her name means "silver wheel". She is connected to the sky or the upperworld where she lives into her spiral castle. Magician, initiatress and lady of fate. Goddess of the full moon, she is the powerful daughter of the mother-goddess

Danu and sister of Amaethon and Gwyddyon. Symbol of inspiration and divination.

(Mesopotamian: Hittite) War goddess; Sun goddess.

Arinna's titles included Queen of Heaven and Earth, Mistress of the Hatti Lands, Sun Goddess of Arrina, and Mistress of the Kings and Queens of Hatti. Her center of worship was Arinna, where she was the high goddess. Arinna made the cedar land, and cedar trees are sacred to her. She governed through the queen, who was her high priestess. The weather god was her consort. Invoke Arinna for battle, leadership, military victory, and solar magic.

Artemis { Greek } - Diana { Roman } goddess of the Hunt, Virgins and Night

Arundhati - A Hindu astral goddess.

Astarte (As-start-a) (Egypt)
A goddess of Syrian origin. Introduced in Egypt during the 18th Dynasty. Was also known as The Queen of Heaven and as such, her cult often overlapped with Isis' worshipers.

Athena { Greek } - Minerva { Roman } goddess of Wisdom, War and Art

Ayida (Haiti) - Rainbow goddess

Ausaas (Egypt)
Egyptian wife of Herakhty (Horus).

badb: (Irish/welsh)

"Rook" and in this form she appears during battles. Along with Macha and Nemain she forms the triad called Morrigan. Symbol of death and rebirth.

Bastet ( Bast, Ubasti ) (Egypt)
Egyptian sun, cat and of the home goddess. As a sun goddess she represents the warm, life giving power of the sun. A goddess of the home, pregnant women and of the domestic cat, although she sometimes took on the war-like aspect of a lioness. Normally said to be the daughter of the sun god Ra, but sometimes her father was said to be Amun. Bastet was wife of Ptah and mother of the lion-god Mihos. She was also associated with 'Eye of Ra', as such she was a instrument of the sun god's vengeance. She was depicted as a cat or in human form with the head of a cat, often holding the sistrum. Her cult was centered on her sanctuary at Bubastis in the Delta region. A necropolis has been found there, containing mummified cats.

Bat (Bata) (Egypt)
Cow goddess of fertility and primarily a deity of Upper Egypt. She was depicted as a cow or in human form with cow's ears and horns.

Beset (Egypt)
Egyptian goddess, a female version of Bes.

blodeuwedd: (Irish/welsh)

"Born of flowers" and she was created by Gwyddyon and Math to be Llew Llaw Gyffes' bride. In her owl shape she protects the natural world.

Blodeuedd (Faery)

is an Otherworldly woman who was born of flowers. Lleu's mother Arianrhod place a gais (magical oath) on her son that he should never marry a mortal woman. So Blodeuedd, whose name means "Flower Face", was created from the flowers of oak, broom and meadowsweet by powerful magicians as a wife for Lleu. When she slept with another man she was changed into an owl and became a creature of the night

brighid: (Irish/welsh)

"Most high". Goddess of learning, inspiration and healing. Her feast was Imbolc (february 1st)

Brigitte (Haiti) - Female counterpart of Baron Samedi (see Ghede). She protects the graves in cemetaries which are marked with his cross

Buto ( Edjo, Udjo, Wadjet, Wadjit ) (Egypt)
A tutelary goddess of Lower Egypt.

CAER (yew berry)/Caer Ibormeith: (Faery)
(Celtic: Irish) Goddess of sleep and dreams; fairy maiden.
Caer is a beautiful fairy maiden of Connacht, Ireland. She lived in the guise of a swan, adorned with necklaces of golden chains and tinkling golden bells. Angus, the handsome god of love, saw Caer in a dream and fell so in love with her that he became seriously ill. According to one myth, when Angus finally learned who she was, he asked her father Ethal, one of the Tuatha de Danann, if he could marry her. Ethal replied that it was her decision, but that Angus could propose to her if he could pick her out of a flock of swans. Angus went to the Lake of the Dragonís Mouth on Samhain, knew Caer immediately, and called out her name. He was instantly transformed into a swan, and they flew away together. The song they sang together weas so beautiful that it put everyone in Ireland into an enchanted sleep for three days and nights. An alternative version of the myth has it that Angus had to get his own father, the Dagda, to imprison Ethal in order to persuade him to give Caer to him in marriage. There is even a version in which it was Caer who enticed Angus to the lake, in order to change him into a swan. Caer and Angus are said to dwell happily as swans in the megalith of Brugh na Boinne, where they sing beautifully together.
The swan is Caer's sacred animal, but she is also associated with the horse. Invoke Caer for dream magic, transformation, fairy magic, psychic dreams, and happy endings after

ceridwen: (Irish/welsh)

"Divine door", the passage through which to reach OIW (or the supreme god). She is the goddess of the cauldron of wisdom from which the shaman will have to drink. Symbol of nature, life, death, energy, initiation and inspiration.

Cerridwen (Faery)

is the Keeper of the great cauldron, the Grael. In the cauldron brews immeasurable wisdom, magic and knowledge. Whoever sips of the cauldron of Cerridwen becomes enlightened. When Gwion Bach accidentally put his finger into her cauldron and sucked it he was transformed. He, with Cerridwen in pursuit shape shifted into a hare, a fish, a bird, and a grain and the finally emerged as the great Taliesin, the greatest of bards

Chensit (Egypt)
Egyptian goddess of the twentieth nome of Lower Egypt.

CLIODNA/Cliodhna/Clidna/Cleena/Cliona: (Faery)

(shapely one) (pronounced 'kleenah')
(Celtic: Irish, Scottish) Goddess of beauty; sea goddess; death goddess.
Beautiful, lusty, Cliodna of the Fair Hair is one of the Tuatha De Dannan, daughter of the sea god Mannan. She is the goddess of beauty, the sea, and the afterlife. She is also the matron of waves, especially large waves and the ninth wave of every series of waves that break on shore.
Cliodna (pronounced kleena) rules the Land of Promise, an otherworld where there is no violence or death. She is associated with the coastline of Ireland near Cork. Carrig Cliodna, in County Cork, is her sacred hill. With time, Cliodna devolved from goddess into a fairy queen of Munster. She was then said said to be the daughter of Geban, the last druid in Ireland. Cliodna is the protectress of the O'Keefe family, who some say are her descendants.
When she assumes human form, Cliodna is the most beautiful woman on earth. She often takes mortal men for lovers, but being loved by Cliodna can mean being loved to death. When Cliodna takes a man to the otherworld, he is never seen again. Cliodna once fell in love with a young human, Ciabhan of the Curling Lock, and she escaped from the otherworld to be with him. They reached the shore of Ireland together. Ciabhan (pronounced keevan) went hunting, and Mannan put Cliodna into an enchanted sleep. He then sent a wave that drew her back into the Land of Promise. There is another version of this legend where it is Cailleach, the crone goddess, who sent her fairies to lull Cliodna into the enchanted sleep, and then sent the wave that drowned her. It was an Irish belief that every ninth wave that breaks ashore has magical properties. Tonn Cliodna, the great wave of Cliodna, is mentioned in Irish mythology as being off the coast at Glandore, in County Cork. Cliodna can be viewed as incarnate in every ninth wave. Songbirds and sea birds are sacred to Cliodna. She often takes the form of a sea bird, and she has three magical birds that heal the sick by singing them to sleep. Nine is her sacred number. Invoke Cliodna for beauty, healing, fairy magic, love spells, life after death, water magic, and contact with the Otherworld. A beach is the best place to call upon her, since she may take the form of a sea bird or a large wave.

(Celtic: Welsh) Goddess of streams. (Compare to BANSHEE)
Originally a goddess, Cyhiraeth later devolved into a water fairy who portended death. Cyhiraeth can be invoked for fairy magic, water spells, death divinations, and personal transformation.

danu: (Irish/welsh)

Mother of the Tuatha de' Danaan. Her name means "knowledge" or "sky water". Goddess of fertility and birth.

Danu, Anu, or Dana, (Faery)

is the ancient Mother Goddess of Ireland. The Welsh Don is her equivalent. She is the Goddess worshipped by the sidhe race the Tuatha de Dannan. Some believe that the Moon Goddess Diana, the Faery Queen of Witcheries, derived from the Great Danu.

Demeter { Greek } - Ceres { Roman } goddess of the Earth and planned Society

DONAGH (Faery)

/Onagh/Onaugh/Una/Oona/Oonagy: (white summit)
(Celtic: Irish) Queen of the fairies; goddess of the Tuatha de Dannan.
Donagh is the beautiful queen of the Daoine Sidhe fairies in western Ireland. Knockshegouna, in County Tipperary, is her fairy hill. Donagh is more beautiful than any mortal woman. She has long blonde hair, and wears robes of silver gossamer that sparkle with drops of dew like diamonds, yet her husband, the fairy king Finvarra (Fionnbharr), is a cad who ceaselessly pursues human women. Evoke Donagh for beauty, fairy magic, and for learning the lesson that beauty isnt everything.

Elaine { Wales, Britain } Maiden aspect of the Goddess.

Epona { Britain, Gaul } goddess of Horses, Mother Goddess, fertility, maternity, crops

ERI (Faery)
(Celtic: Irish) Fairy goddess.
Eri of the Golden Hair is one of the Tuatha de Danaan. Her son Bres, the god of agriculture, is Brigid's consort. Cethor of the Tuatha de Danann is Eri's husband but Elatha, a handsome Fomorian king, is the father of Bres. Eri and Elatha met at the beach and were so struck by each other's beauty that they immediately made love, despite the fact that their people were enemies. According to some myths, Eri was a virgin when they met, but other myths say that she allowed her fairy husband to assume that he was the father of Bres. According to another version of the myth, Eri became pregnant with Bres when she made love in a silver boat with a beautiful man who descended to earth on a sunbeam, into the boat. He left her a gold ring as a token of their encounter.
Invoke Eri for fairy magic, chance encounters, and mating outside your faith or clan.

Eriu, Erin { Ireland } One of the three queens of the Tuatha de Danann, daughter of the Dagda

Erzulie (Haiti) - Goddess of love, beauty, flowers, jewels, dancing and fine clothes

(Celtic: Irish) Fairy goddess.
Finnine is Aine's sister. She is associated with Cnoc Finnine (Finnine's Hill) in Munster, Ireland. Invoke Finnne for fairy magic.

Flidais { Ireland } goddess of the forest, woodlands, and wild things. Shape shifter.

"Queen of the Valkyeries". Norse (Scandinavian) goddess of love, sex, sensuality, passion, and fertility. Called the most beautiful of the goddesses. She is also the patron Goddess of crops and birth. Her father is Njörd; her brother, Freyr. She spends much of her time with the faeries. She symbolizes war, fertility, leo magic, fruitfulness, the moon, poetry, child blessing, maternity.

GREINE/Grian/Grainne/Grania/Dia Greine/Deorgreine: (Faery)

(sunny) Sun/Earth/Fire
(Celtic: Irish, Scottish, Manx) Sun goddess; goddess of herbalism.
Greine, House of the Sun, is a master herbalist. She is also a crone goddess who awakens the fertility of the earth every Spring. Her priestesses dwelt in griannon, sun houses. Also called Daughter of the Sun, Tear of the Sun, and Greine of the Bright Cheeks, she devolved into the fairy queen of Leinster, Ireland. Cnoc Greine, in Leinster, is her sacred hill. Some say that Greine alternates with Aine, ruling the waxing year while Aine rules the waning year. There are several legends about Greine. When Conall's sons attacked the stronghold of her father, King Cormac Mac Art, she ran them down and turned them into badgers. Most of Geine's legends center on her elopement with Diarmuid of the Love Spot. Cormac had promised Greine in marriage to Finn MacCool, the head of his bodyguard. But the willful Greine had her own ideas about marrying the aged Finn, and things went awry at the wedding. Heroes gathered to celebrate the wedding feast. Greine offered herself to each man in turn, until Diarmuid accepted her advances. There are versions of the tale in which the handsome Diarmuid is the only one Greine wants, but he is too afraid of Finn's wrath to respond. The usual version of the story is that Greine fell in love with Diarmuid after she glimpsed the magical spot on his forehead that rendered any woman who saw it hopelessly in love with him. Defying her father, Greine used magic to escape from Tara and elope with Diarmuid. They slept in separate tents at first, and it took several nights before she was able to have her way with him. Relentlessly pursued by Finn MacCool, they wandered the length and breadth of Ireland for sixteen years, camping outdoors. Piles of stones called 'the bed of Diarmuid and Grania' were once a common sight in Ireland. A cloak of invisibility helped Greine to escape capture. After many adventures, the intercession of the love god Angus with Finn enabled the couple to finally rejoin the community and live together in peace. They had four sons together. Diarmuid was killed by a boar while hunting. Grian blamed Finn MacCool for this and swore vengeance upon him, but he was able to seduce her into accepting him and they were finally married. There is another myth wherein Cailleach and Brian freed her from captivity in the Land of Big Women. Invoke Greine for herbalism, sorcery, fairy magic, wisdom, battle, escape, fire spells, transformation, herbal charms and spells, solar magic, invisibility, fertility, evading capture, making your own choices, being responsible for the consequences of your actions, and for the fertility of the earth.

Gwenhwyfar, (Faery)

whose name means White Spirit, is the original May Queen of
Faery. It is said that she wed King Arthur on Beltaine , or May Day, a month
reserved for the marriage of the Gods. Whoever bedded Gwenhwyfar ruled the
Land. Her grace and beauty were highly sought after and her love affair with
Sir Lancelot weakened the power of the idyllic Camelot .

Hathor (Hethert, Athyr) (Egypt)
Cow goddess. A goddess of love and motherhood, Hathor was the daughter of Nut and Ra. In early Egyptian mythology she was said to be the mother Horus, but was later replaced with Isis. After being displaced, Hathor became a protectress of Horus. The Greeks identified Hathor with Aphrodite. Her name means "House (or Mansion) of Horus," referring to her role as a sky goddess. The heavens were often depicted as being a cow with stars on it, thus the "house." She was often regarded as the mother of the Pharaoh, who called himself the "son of Hathor." Since the Pharaoh was also considered to be the Living Horus, as the son of Isis, it is plausible that the phrase "son of Hathor" came from when Hathor was the mother of Hours. The snake, the Egyptian rattle known as the sistrum, and the papyrus reed often symbolized Hathor. Her image could also be used to form the capitals of columns in Egyptian architecture. Her principal sanctuary was at Dandarah, which may also be where Hathor got her origins. At Dandarah, she was mainly worshipped in her role as a goddess of fertility, women and childbirth. At Thebes she was regarded as a goddess of the dead with the title of "Lady of the West." This associated her with Ra on his descent below the western horizon and various deaths related gods, such as Osiris and Anubis. She was depicted either as a cow or in human form wearing a crown consisting of a sun disk held between the horns of a cow.

Hat-mehyt (Hatmehit) (Egypt)
Fish goddess of Mendes in the Delta and the consort of Banebdjedet. She was occasionally represented as a woman with a fish on her head.

Hauhet (Egypt)
Goddess of infinity and a member of the Ogdoad. Her consort was Heh

HEBAT/Hepat/Hepit/Hepatu: (earth mother)
(Hurrian, Hittite) Sun goddess; Earth Mother. (Comparable to HEPAT)

Hebat, Great Goddess of the Sun, was also called Mighty Mother of the Gods, and Sovereign of Heaven and Earth. She is the wife of Teshub, and the mother of Sharruma. The lion is her sacred animal. In a myth of Hebat that survived, she was forced from her temple by a giant, and lost communication with the other gods for a time. Hebat is best invoked in high watchtowers for earth magic, solar magic, banishing darkness, and reestablishing communication.

Hecate { Greek } - Trivia { Roman } goddess of Decisions and Great Mysteries

Hedetet (Egypt)
A scorpion goddess.

Heket (Heqet)(Egypt)
A goddess of childbirth and protector of the dead. She is the daughter of Ra and is sometimes called the 'Eye of Ra' and 'Mother of the gods'. She is shown as a frog, a symbol of life and fertility (millions of them are born after the annual inundation of the Nile), or as a woman with a frog's head. Women often wore amulets of her during childbirth. She is regarded as the consort of Khnum.

Hemsut (Hemuset) (Egypt)
The Egyptian goddess of fate.

Heqet (Egypt)
A frog-goddess of Antinoopolis. She was a helper of women during childbirth. At Antinoopolis she was associated with Khnum.

(Mesopotamian) Earth Mother; sun goddess. (Comparable to HEBAT)

Hepat, Great Goddess of the Sun, was also called Earth Mother, Sovereign of Heaven and Earth, and Mighty Mother of All the Deities. Invoke her for solar magic and banishing darkness.

Hera { Greek } - Juno { Roman } Queen of the Olympians, goddess of Marriage

Hermouthis (Egypt)
See the goddess Renenutet

Hesat (Egypt)
An Egyptian cow goddess. The ancient Egyptians referred to milk as 'the beer of Hesat.'

Hippo (Amazon)
Hippo's name means "horse," a word found in many Amazon names. She was one of the queens who helped found the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Cyrene, and Myrina. After conquering Asia Minor and Syria, the warrior woman set up a wooden image of Artemis near a beech tree in Ephesus. There the Amazons would perform a shield dance with rattling quivers, beating the ground in unison to the accompaniment of pipes playing a wild, warlike melody.

Hippolyta (Amazon)
Hippolyta was one of the greatest queens of the Amazons and one of the most beautiful and strongest women of her time. She wore the golden girdle of Amazonian queenship, a gift from her father, Ares. This royal belt became the object of Heracles' ninth labor.
Hippolyta was attracted to Heracles and was ready to give him the girdle until Hera, Heracles' nemesis, disguised herself as an Amazon and spread the rumor that the queen had been robbed by him. The Amazons rose to assist their queen and a fight ensued. In the battle, Heracles, believing Hippolyta plotted against him killed her, took the girdle and left.

Isdes (Egypt)
She was a goddess of Heliopolis whose name means, "she comes who is great." She was a counterpart to the creator god Atum. Normally depicted wearing a scarab beetle on her head.

Isis (Aset, Eset, Aat, Menkhet, Hert, Ament, Menhet) (Egypt)
"Throne." Egyptian mother goddess. Isis has many names: "Mistress of Magic,The Queen of Heaven (similar to Astarte), The Great Lady, the God-Mother, lady of Re-a-nefer; Isis-Nebuut, Lady of Sekhet; Lady of Besitet; Isis in Per Pakht, the Queen of Mesen; Isis of Ta-at-nehepet; Isis, dweller in Netru; Isis, Lady of Hebet; Isis in P-she-Hert; Isis, Lady of Khebt; Usert-Isis, Giver of Life, Lady of Abaton, Lady of Philae and Lady of the Countries of the South." Isis ruled over all matters concerning mothering, life, and sorcery. She was the daughter of Geb and Nut, according to the Heliopolitan genealogy, sister-wife of Osiris and, according to most myths, the mother of Horus. As the personification of the throne, Isis was an important source of the Pharaoh's power. Isis' Latin epithet was Stella Maris, which means, "star of the sea." Isis was depicted in human form, crowned either by a throne or by cow horns enclosing a sun disk, occasionally a vulture was incorporated in her crown. She is also depicted as a kite above the mummified body of Osiris. She was divinely represented by the Ankh. Isis' cult was popular throughout Egypt, however, the most important sanctuaries were at Giza and at Behbeit El-Hagar. During the Late Period, Philae was her main cult-center. Later on, she had an important cult in the Greco-Roman world, with sanctuaries at Delos and Pompeii. Isis is one of the four great protector goddesses, which included Bast, Nephyths, and Hathor. She guarded coffins and the Canopic jars. In the origin myth of Ra and the world, Isis found out Ra's name by enchanting a poisonous snake to bite him. When Ra was close to dying, Isis told him that she could only heal him if she knew Ra's true name. By knowing Ra's name, she then had power equal to him and was then given all of her magical power and was forever known as the Divine Sorceress. Isis and Nephyths were the divine mourners for the dead (Osiris). Isis was the one who retrieved and reassembled the body of Osiris after his murder and dismemberment by Set. In this way she took on the role of a goddess of the dead and funeral rites. Isis impregnated herself from the corpse and gave birth to Horus. She gave birth in secrecy at Khemmis in the Nile delta and hid the child from Set in the papyrus swamps. Horus later defeated Set and became the first ruler of a united Egypt. Isis, as mother of Horus, was by extension regarded as the mother and protectress of the Pharaohs. This relationship between Isis and Horus may also have influenced the Christian conception of the relationship between Mary and the infant Jesus Christ. There is a resemblance to the depiction of the seated Isis holding or suckling the child Horus and the seated Mary and the baby Jesus.

Kauket (Egypt)
Goddess of darkness and a member of the Ogdoad. Her consort was Kek.

Kebechet (Egypt)
Goddess who personified the purification through water. Daughter of Anubis, Kebechet plays an important role in the funeral cult. Her appearance is that of a snake.

Lysippe (Amazon)
In Greek legend, the Amazon queen Lysippe had a son, Tanais, who offended Aphrodite by his scorn of marriage and his devotion to war. In revenge Aphrodite caused him to fall in love with his mother. He was so shamed by this that he flung himself into a river, drowning himself. Lysippe lost her sorrow in work, consolidating her queendom, building the city of Themiscyra and raising temples to worship Artemis. It is said she led a force of women that were the first to use calvary in battle.

Ma'at (Maat, Mayet) (Egypt)
"Straight": law and order. Egyptian goddess of cosmic harmony, truth and justice. Ma'at was depicted as a woman with an ostrich feather on her head, she was sometimes represented only by the feather. Ma'at was closely associated with Ra from the beginning and eventually became known as the 'daughter of Ra.' Thoth was sometimes given as her consort. The Pharaohs were said to derive their authority from Ma'at and claimed to uphold the cosmic order embodied in her. In the funerary papyri of the New Kingdom it was Ma'at who sat in judgement at the weighting of the heart ceremony in the Hall of the Two Truths. The heart of the deceased was weighed against the image of Ma'at, often represented simply by the ostrich feather. Her only know sanctuary was in Karnak.

macha: (Irish/welsh)

Goddess of war, she carries the souls of the dead. With Nemain and Badb she forms the Morrigan.

Mafdet (Egypt)
The first deity to be mentioned who is half-cat (domesticate). She appears to be associated with the protection of the king's chambers. OR Panther Goddess Her ferocity prevails over snakes and scorpions.

Marinette (Haiti) - Earth goddess (wife of Ti-Jean Petro)

Marpesia (Amazon)
One of the great military queens, Marpesia began a victorious campaign at the Black Sea and soon conquered Thrace and Syria. Then, with Queen Hippo she marched through Ephesus and Cyrene, finally reaching the Aegean Sea. After settling down to rule her empire, she was called back to the battlefield to defend it from the uprising of her subjects and lost her life in the process.

Medb, (Faery)

also known as Mab or Maeve, is the magnificent Warrior Queen of Faeries. According to Irish legend, as in the stories of Gwenhwyfar, no King could reign in this world unless he was married to this Queen of the Otherworld. In other words the King must have one foot in this world and one in the other. Her fierce invasion of Ulster precipitated her downfall. In revenge for this act, she was slain by the single slingshot of Forbai, son of the Ulster King, while she was bathing in a pool

Mekhit (Mechit) (Egypt)
A lion goddess and consort of Anhur

Meret (Mert) (Egypt)
The Egyptian goddess of song and rejoicing.

Meretseger (Mertseger,Meresger) (Egypt)
"She who loves silence." Egyptian cobra goddess and protective deity of the Theban necropolis. She was believed to live on a mountain overlooking the Valley of the Kings. Worshiped by the workers at the necropolis, she was believed to poison or blind anyone who committed a crime. Supposedly, this belief was intended to reinforce the taboo against desecrating or robbing the tombs. She was depicted as a coiled cobra or as a cobra with the head of a woman and a single human arm. Her cult died out when the Theban necropolis was abandoned during the XXI Dynasty.

(Celtic: Irish) Dark Goddess of death and rebirth; sea goddess; Sun goddess.

Mor, Queen of the Island of Woman, is associated with Corco Duibne, Ireland. Her symbol is a throne. Invoke Mor while the sun is setting, for sea spells, rebirth, and solar magic.

Morgan Le Fay or Morgan of the Faeries (Faery)

was Arthur's half-sister. She was a
priestess of Avalon where she was raised and tutored in the magickal arts.
She may have been a lover of Marlin, who taught her many skills. Morgan,
means "of the Sea", and may refer to her Avalonian home across the waters.
Morgan le fay was a seductive enchantress, a wild woman of Faery.

Mut (Egypt)
Egyptian vulture goddess and chief goddess of Thebes. Also a mother goddess occasionally referenced to as the queen of all gods. She was depicted in the form of a vulture or in a human form with a vulture headdress and the combined crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. She was usually dressed in a bright red or blue gown. In Thebes she replaced Amaunet as the consort of the sun god Amun. With their adoptive son Khonsu, the two formed the Theban triad. Her principal sanctuary was in Thebes.

Naunet (Egypt)
Goddess of the primordial abyss and member of the Ogdoad. Her consort was Nun.

Nebethetepet (Egypt)
A goddess whose name means "mistress of the offering." She is a feminine counterpart of the male creative principle of Atum. She supposedly was "namely his Hand with which he brought about the ejaculation that brought the cosmos into being." A goddess of Heliopolis.

Neith(Neit) (Egypt)
Egyptian creator goddess and of war, the hunt and domestic arts. Her symbol was a shield bearing crossed arrows. Said to be a self-begotten virgin. She later came to be identified as the consort of Set and the mother of the crocodile god Sobek. Her principal sanctuary was at Sais in the Nile Delta, where she originally developed as a local goddess. After rising to national prominence, a sanctuary was dedicated to her in Memphis. In the Esna cosmology, Neith was said to have emerged from the primeval waters to create the world, subsequently following the Nile north to the delta where she founded Sais. Depicted in the form of a woman wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt and bearing a shield with crossed arrows.

Nekhbet (Nekhebet, Nechbet) (Egypt)
"She of Nekhbet." Egyptian vulture and tutelary goddess of Upper Egypt. She was also a protective goddess of childbirth who was depicted as the nurse of the future monarch during his infancy. In her capacity as protectress of the infant monarch she was known as the "Great White Cow of Nekheb." She was usually depicted as a vulture wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt and holding the eternity symbols in her talons. Her principal sanctuary was in Nekheb (El Kab) in Upper Egypt.

Nephthys (Greek form; Egyptian Neb-hut, Nebthet) (Egypt)
"Mistress/Lady of the House." Egyptian goddess of the dead and daughter of Geb and Nut. Nephthys was the sister of Isis, Osiris and Set. She was the consort of Set until Set killed Osiris. According to one tradition, she was also the mother of Anubis by Osiris. Nephthys' principal sanctuary was in Heliopolis. Along with Isis, she was one of the guardians of the corpse of Osiris. She is shown in human form wearing a crown in the form of the hieroglyph for house. Sometimes depicted as a kite guarding the funeral bier of Osiris.

Nepit (Egypt)
An Egyptian corn goddess. She is the female counterpart of the god Neper.

Nimue (Faery)

Is the Otherworld Goddess sometimes known as The Lady of The Lake. The
Lady of The Lake appears throughout the Arthurian legends as a mysterious figure that offers advice and intervention. It is thought that a number of Goddesses have assumed this role including Morgan Le Fay and Vivienne, as well as Nimue. In some versions of the legend Nimue turns against the aging Merlin and traps him in her crystal cave. Some believe she merely kept him there for safe-keeping and healing until the people of the Earth invoked his return

Nut (Neuth, Nuit) (Egypt)
Egyptian goddess of the sky and the heavens. Daughter of Shu and Tefnut, in the Heliopolitan genealogy. Originally just a mother goddess who had numerous children. The hieroglyph of her name is thought to be a womb although a water pot represented the womb. She was typically depicted as a woman with her elongated and naked body arching above Shu and the earth god Geb to form the heavens. Sometimes she appeared in the form of a cow whose body forms the sky and heavens. Nut was the barrier separating the forces of Chaos form the ordered cosmos in this world. Her fingers and toes were believed to touch the four cardinal points or directions. The sun god Ra was to be reborn from her vagina each morning. Nut was also a goddess of the dead, and the Pharaoh was said to enter her body after death, from which he would later be resurrected. Her principal sanctuary was in Heliopolis.

Omphale (Amazon)
The Amazon queen Omphale was said to have ruled the southern empire of Libya. Omphale bought Heracles in a sale of slaves and had him weave, spin and card wool as well as many other duties. If he made mistakes she would beat him with a golden sandal. Eventually growing bored with him, Omphale sent Heracles back to his homeland.

Otrere (Amazon)
Otrere meaning "nimble" was the name given in some tales to the ancestral goddess of the Amazons. It was also a title of distinction bestowed upon women leaders.

Pachet (Pakhet) (Egypt)
Lioness Goddess of the Eastern Desert and a night huntress.

Pantariste (Amazon)

Pantariste killed the Greek messenger Tiamides, who was on his way to alert his countrymen about the Amazonian revolt against the Greeks' attempt to steal Queen Hippolyta's belt.

Penthesilea (Amazon)
One of the greatest Amazon warriors, Penthesilea led a troop to Troy to fight the Greeks. There she engaged Achilles in single combat that was a close combat but was finally killed. Achilles mourned her death when he tore off her helmet and saw her beauty. Thersites, reputed to be the ugliest Greek at Troy, jeered at Achilles' grief and accused him of unnatural lust, whereupon Achiles killed him. This enraged some of the Greeks and Diomeds, a cousin of Thersites, threw Penthesiliea's corpse into the River Scamander.

PERCHTA/Percha/Perchte: (Faery)
(Germanic) White Goddess; elf goddess.
Perchta, the Elf Woman, is a sun goddess whose titles include Shining One and Bride of the Sun. She has long white hair, and wears a white cloak. Perchta can be seen moving through fields, like mist. She is the mhe matron of spinning, and cannot tolerate laziness or wastefulness. Perchta punishes lazy and the wasteful people by scratching their faces, or by scratching their stomachs open.
The last day of Yule is sacred to Perchta. Pancakes are traditionally made in her honor then, and the remains of the meal left as an offering to her. It is said that anyone who tries to spy on Perchta when she comes for her offering will go blind that year. Invoke Perchta for fertility, spinning, knot magic, and the fertility of cattle and sheep.

Persephone { Greek } - Proserpina { Roman } goddess of the Underworld and the Spring Maid

Qadesh (Qetesh) (Egypt)
A goddess of Syrian origin. Often represented as a woman standing on a lion's back.

Renenutet (Ernutet, Renenet) (Egypt)
Egyptian cobra goddess. Depicted either as a hooded cobra or in human form with the head of a cobra. Her name seems to have the meaning of nurturing or raisin a child, and she was both a goddess associated with motherhood and the tutelary deity of the Pharaoh. Her gaze was said to have the power to vanquish all enemies and also to ensure the fertility of the crops and the bounty of the harvest. She was associated with the magical properties believed to inhere in the linen bandages that wrapped the dead and was known at Edfu as the 'mistress of the robes.' She had an important cult center in the fertile Faiyum region, where she was closely associated with the local crocodile god Sobek. In the Greco-Roman period she was worshipped as the goddess Hermouthis, in which form she came to be combined with Isis.

Renpet (Egypt)
The Egyptian goddess of youth and springtime.

Reret (Egypt)
An Egyptian hippopotamus goddess.

rhiannon: (Irish/welsh)

Queen of the underworld, but she travels also on the earth, riding a horse. Her ancient name "Rigantona" means "great queen". She is the goddess of the sacred land, of horses and of birds (messengers of the otherworlds).

Rhiannon, (Faery)

"The Great Queen", was cursed by a scorned lover's father. As a result she became barren and childless for many years. When at last she gave birth to her first son, she was falsely accused of devouring her child. She is seen riding a swift white steed accompanied by blackbirds. She is thepatroness of all unjustly accused and of those who suffer long-term hardships.

RODENICA/Rozhenica: (Faery)

(Slavic) The Goddess.
Rodenica, The Lady, created the universe with her consort Rod, the Lord. Ceremonial meals of mead, bread, porridge and cottage cheese were eaten in their honor. In Christian times, Rodenica evolved into a glowing white fairy who appeared with her daughter at the birth of a baby to determine its fate. Invoke Rodenica for creation, divination, fairy magic, and casting natal charts.

Satet (Egypt)
Goddess of the inundation of the Nile and fertility

Satis (Greek form, also Sati; Egyptian Satjit or Satet) (Egypt)
An Egyptian goddess whose primary role was that of a guardian of Egypt's southern (Nubian) frontier and killing the enemies of the Pharaoh with her arrows. As 'Queen of Elephantine' she figures as the consort of Khnum and the mother of Anuket, the three sometimes being referred to as the 'Elephantine's triad.' Depicted in human form wearing the tall conical white crown of Upper Egypt bounded on either side by plumes or antelope horns, holding a scepter and the Ankh (life) symbol. She had a major sanctuary on the island of Sahel near Elephantine (Aswan). She was also associated with the annual inundation of the Nile.

(Baltic) Sun goddess.

Saule was depicted pouring golden light from a jug. Households kept green snakes, her sacred animal, to encourage her favor. Killing a snake ensured Saule's displeasure. Invoke her for warmth, wealth, fertility, solar magic, and the well-being of the household.

Sekhmet (Sachmet, Sakhmet) (Egypt)
"The Powerful One." Egyptian lioness goddess, daughter of Ra. In Memphis she formed part of the Memphite triad together with Ptah as her consort and Nefertum (otherwise the son of Bastet) as her son. Depicted as a lioness or in a human form with the head of a lioness. She was generally shown crowned by the solar disk, holding the Ankh (life) symbol or a scepter in the shape of a papyrus reed. In Thebes Sekhmet came to be combined with Mut, the consort of the Theban sun god Amun. She had a warlike aspect and was said to breathe fire at the enemies of the Pharaoh. Like the goddess Hathor, Sekhmet could become the 'eye of Ra,' an agent of the sun god's punishment. She was believed to be the bearer of plague and pestilence, but in a more benign aspect she was called upon in spells and amulets to ward of disease.

Selene { Greek } - Luna { Roman } goddess of the Moon, protector of Magick

Selkis (Selkit, Selket, Selkhet, Serqet) (Egypt)
A scorpion-goddess who was identified with the scorching heat of the sun. A protector goddesses, she guarded coffins and Canopic jars. Sometimes shown as a woman with a scorpion on her head.

Sentait (Egypt)
A cow goddess.

Serket (Selket, Selkis, Selchis, Selquet; Egyptian Serket-hetyt)(Egypt)
"She who causes the throat to breathe." Egyptian scorpion goddess. Depicted in human form with a scorpion-shaped headdress or with a scorpion body and a human head. She was an early tutelary deity of the Egyptian monarchs. Serket was associated with mortuary rites and helped guard the Canopic jars in which the viscera of the dead were placed. From this association she came to be a tutelary goddess of the dead. She was called upon in Egyptian magic to advert venomous bites and stings.

Seshat (Sesat, Sesheta) (Egypt)
The goddess of writing; the divine keeper of royal annals. Was represented as a woman.

Shait (Egypt)
An Egyptian goddess of destiny.

(Semitic: Canaanite) Sun goddess.

Shapash, Torch of the Gods, is Elís messenger. She was also called Pale Shapshu, and was the guardian of the dead. Shapash was responsible for hot, dry weather, while Baal provided rain and wind. Invoke Shapash for weather magic, solar magic, and banishing darkness.

(Norse) Sun goddess. (Comparable to SUNNA)

Sol drives her chariot, which carries the sun, across the sky each day. She is Mundilfari's daughter, and Mani's sister. Invoke Sol for solar magic and banishing darkness.

Sothis (Greek form; Egyptian Sopdet) (Egypt)
Egyptian goddess who personified the Dog Star, Sirius. The appearance of Sirius at dawn in July (called the helical rising) heralds the annual inundation of the Nile. She naturally became associated with fertility and prosperity resulting from the annual floods. Depicted in human form, wearing the tall conical white crown of Upper Egypt, surmounted by a star. In a forth century BC papyrus, Isis identifies herself with Sothis as she laments the death of Osiris and vows to follow him in his manifestation as the constellation Orion.

SUNNA: (shining face deity)
(Germanic, Scandinavian) Sun goddess. (Comparable to SOL)

Sunna, Mistress Sun, weaves light. Also called Bride of Heaven, she is able to deceive dwarves. Invoke Sunna for solar magic, controlling winds, and dealing with earth elementals.

Tara - "Queen of Physicians". Hindu, Buddhist. The first female buddha and a teacher of the gods. Protectress against fears that block people from happiness. She saves those who call her name when they are suffering or need her help. Symbolizes wishes and health.

Tasenetnofret (Egypt)
An ancient Egyptian goddess. She was the consort of Horus when he was Har-wer ("Horus the Elder").

Tawret (Taueret, Taurt, Apet, Opet; Greek Thoueris, Thoeris, Toeris) (Egypt)
"The Great One." Egyptian hippopotamus goddess and protective deity of childbirth, also protectress of rebirth into the afterlife. She was depicted with the head of a hippopotamus, the legs and arms of a lion, the tail of a crocodile, human breasts, and a swollen belly. This appearance was meant to frighten off any spirits that might be harmful to the child. She was often depicted holding the Sa, amulet symbolizing protection. As a protective deity of childbirth, she was often depicted in the company of the dwarf god Bes, who ad a similar function. Taweret was the most popular among ordinary Egyptians as a protectress. Pregnant women commonly wore amulets bearing the goddess' image.

Tefnut (Tefnet, Tefenet; Greek Tphenis) (Egypt)
Primeval Egyptian goddess personifying moisture, particularly in the forms of dew, rains and mist. According to the Heolopolitan cosmology, she was the daughter of Atum (sun), sister-wife of Shu (air) and the mother of Geb (earth) and Nut (sky). Tefnut could take on the role of the 'eye of Ra' (Ra being another form of her sun god father), in which case she was depicted as a lioness or in human form with the head of a lioness. She could also be depicted as a snake coiled about a scepter. In the Pyramid Texts she was said to create pure water from her vagina. Her principal sanctuary was at Heliopolis. Tefnut and Shu were also worshipped as a pair of lions at Leontopolis in the Nile delta.

Tenenit (Egypt)
The Egyptian goddess of beer.

(Aztec) Sun Goddess.

Teteovinnan, Grandmother of Birth, rules midwives, doctors, and fortune tellers. Invoke her for healing, childbirth, medical divination, and the healing power of nature.

Thalestris (Amazon)
The Amazon queen Thalestris visited Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) during one of his Asian campaigns, wishing to have a daughter by such a famous general. She stayed with him for 13 days before returning to her own country. Writing more than 400 years later, Plutarch lists no less than 14 authorities who mention this tale, though nine of them, he says, dismissed it as 'complete fiction', and it was laughed at after Alexander's death by his successor in Thrace, Lysismachus.

Unut (Egypt)
An Egyptian rabbit-goddess.

(Hungarian) Sun goddess.

Xatel-Ekwa has three horses, which she rides simultaneously across the sky each day. Invoke her for solar magic, equestrian skills, and banishing darkness.

Wadjet (Buto, Uajyt, Uto) (Egypt)
Cobra and tutelary goddess of Lower Egypt.

Wosyet (Egypt)
The Egyptian protector goddess of the young.

Zenenet (Egypt)
The Egyptian goddess of Hermonthis.