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The 100 Daughters of the Great Mothers


This is a Hindu practice of reciting Goddess names and powers one after the other as a long form of meditation.
ITEMS NEEDED: One white candle in holder, flowers, censer and incense.
THE ALTAR: Place the above items on the altar.
TIMING AND INSTRUCTIONS: This rite can be done any time of the lunar cycle. It can be used in its entirety, or separate stanzas can be used as individual morning and evening meditations. There are fourteen stanzas. As a week-long meditation, each morning light a candle and say two stanzas. It can also be done as a ritual with several people per stanza, alternating stanzas in groups, and building energy as you go.

Light the candle and incense. Gaze into the flame and begin.

NOTE FROM HPs: the goddesses are all in alphabetical order. This meditation may also help your prowess when it comes to knowing different goddesses and what they do. ANOTHER NOTE FROM HPs: these goddesses were seen as the powers and as the mother Goddess(es). This is because the mother’s have always been there and worshipped, but have been somewhat in the background. But that’s just food for thought and idle information. AND these names are only a fraction of how many their really are, but again, that is unimportant.


First Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Amphitrite, beautiful Sea Mother, bless the world with your many riches.
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, bring love’s joys and pleasure into my life.
Ariadne, High Fruitful One, bless me with your great bounty.
Arianrhod, Goddess of the Stars, grant me your all seeing wisdom.
Artemis, Mother of All Creatures, nurture me with your power.
Athena, holy virgin, bless me with strength and knowledge.
Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn, bless the world with bright eternal hope.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Second Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Badba, bless me with all things fair from within your deep cauldron.
Blodeuwedd, Flowering Spring Maiden, bless my life with beauty.
Brigid, bring your light, your magick and the power to heal to me.
Callisto, fair queen, bless me with your great strength and power.
Ceres, Great Earth Mother, bless me with a prosperous life.
Cerridwen, Lady of the Cauldron of Inspiration, bring me bright thought.
Chthonia, Underworld Goddess, make me wise and fearless.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Third Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Clotho, spin into my fate health, happiness and contentment.
Coventina, Goddess of Sparkling Streams, bring me laughter.
Cyrene, bring the power of transforming magick into the world.
Danu, Earth Mother, bring me strength and wisdom.
Dea Mater, Earth Mother, teach me of your mysteries.
Diana, Princess of Heaven and Mother of Creatures, bless me with love.
Durga, bring me the strength that leads to victory.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Fourth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Eostre, Goddess of Spring, bring me health and joy.
Eide, Goddess of Feminine Wisdom, bless me with bright intelligence.
Eos, fair Mother Dawn, let happiness be born in my heart.
Eurynome, Universal Mother, let me understand all people.
Flora, Goddess of Spring, may my life flourish in beauty.
Fortuna, Goddess of Good Fortune, bless me through the day and night.
Freya, Beautiful Mother, bless me with loving care.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Fifth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Gaea, Divine Earth, upon your body I live. Bless me, great one.
Galatea, White Moon Mother, bless me with plenty and prosperity.
Ganges, Mother of Rivers, cleanse and purify my soul.
Gauri, Golden One, Lady of Fair Bliss, comfort me.
Hathor, Princess of Heaven, bless me with thy eternal wisdom and beauty.
Hebe, let me taste the ambrosia of my immortal soul.
Hecate, lunar Goddess of Light and Dark, teach me your magick.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Sixth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth Flame, bless my home.
Hsi Wang Mu, Royal Mother of Paradise, let me know your beauty.
Hygea, Goddess of Health, grant me a strong body.
Ilithyia, divine midwife, may all children grow in health.
Inanna, fertile mother, daily renew my spirit with love.
Iris, bridge between Earth and the Heavens, let your rainbow colours bless me.
Isis, giver of life, bless me with your magick and great power.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Seventh Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Juno, Great Maternal Being, care for and protect me.
Kali-Ma, Dark Goddess, bring me the wisdom of right endings.
Kilya, Bright Mother Moon, teach me of life’s divine patterns.
Kore, blessed Spring Maiden, sing your song of joy unto my heart.
Kwan Yin, tender-hearted Mother of All, let me live with your compassion.
Lakshmi, sovereign Goddess of Bounty and Prosperity, bless all people.
Lilith, First Mother, bless my life with fertile possibilities.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Eighth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Lucina, Mother of Light, let me carry your light into dark places.
Luna, Mother Moon, bless me with your iridescent magick.
Ma’at, Lady of Justice, bring all things to a balance within my life.
Maia, Mother of Wisdom and magick, let me hear your song.
Mari, Sea Mother, may I honour the power of the deap ocean.
Mary, Princess of Heaven, bless me with a compassionate heart.
Mera, Mother of the Nile Waters, bless our Earth.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Ninth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Metis, Mother of Athena, grant blessings to all of deep wisdom.
Nanshe, ancient Mother of Deep Waters, help me understand my dreams.
Nimue, Goddess of the Moon, enchant my life with beauty.
Ninhursag, Ancient Earth Mother, grant me a life of contentment.
Nuit, Goddess of the Starry Night Sky, lend me light when I have need.
Nu-kua, Goddess of Marriage, bring bliss unto all sacred lovers.
Om, Mother of Mantras, bless me.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Tenth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Panacea, all-healing daughter of Rhea, bless me with health.
PanGaea, Universal Mother, bring the world into peace and accord.
Parvati, virgin daughter of the Heavens, bless my life with beauty.
Pasiphae, Lady Who Shines for All, send your light into the cruelest heart.
Persephone, Princess of the Underworld, set me a place in fair Elysium.
Pomona, Fruitful Mother, send your abundant goodwill into my life.
Prakriti, Goddess of Nature, may I see the divinity in Earth, sea and sky.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Eleventh Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Radha, Goddess of Loving Desire, through your power may I know bliss.
Rangi, Sky Mother, bless me with far-ranging vision.
Rhea, Mother of Life, Death and Rebirth, grant me a full life well lived.
Samjna, Goddess of Signs and Letters, let all I write bring understanding.
Saraswati, flowing one, Goddess of Wisdom and All the Arts, bless me.
Selene, Lady of the Moon, bless me with bright intuition.
Shakti, Goddess of Cosmic Energy, I bow to you.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Twelfth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Shashti, protectress of children, bless us, for we are all your children.
Shekina, may I unite with thy light and glory.
Siduri Sabitu, enlighten me with the wine of paradise.
Sophia, send your holy dove to bring peace unto my soul.
Stella Maris, star of the sea, guide me in my life’s journey.
Sulis, eye of the sun, send your rays of light unto all.
Sybil, Great Mother, bring the wisdom of the Oracle unto my life.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Thirteenth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Tara, Goddess of the Living Earth, revered in all the arts, bless me.
Taueret, bless all women with ease at childbirth.
Tefnut, Goddess of Rain and of sparkling dew, refresh my soul.
Terra, deep breasted Earth; ancient one, I bow to you.
Thalia, creatress of music, beautiful one, may my spirit sing.
Themis, divine Goddess of Knowledge and Magick, grant me wisdom.
Tiamat, Creatress Who Gave Birth to the Universe, bless my spirit.
Tyche, Mother of Fortune and Destiny, bless my life with goodness.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.


Fourteenth Stanza

Many are the daughters of the Great Mothers . . .
Uma, Mother Love, surround me with sweet caresses.
Urd, Fountain of Wisdom, may I awake to your perfect knowledge.
Ushas, Goddess of the Dawn, awake my heart with joy.
Vach, Creatress of the Om, of all sound and speech, bless my words.
Venus, evening star and Goddess of Love, bring me the light of pure loving.
Vesta, Goddess of Bright Temple Fires, bless my prayer.
Yin, feminine force of the white tiger, grant me health.
Zoe, Mother of All Living Things, I praise the Perfect miracle that is life.
All honour to the Great Goddesses.




-- Morgan Le Fay’s Book of Spells and Wiccan Rites
Jennifer Reif
Citadel Press
2001
New York