What is goddess?

  • (noun): A female deity.

Goddess

A Goddess is a female deity. In some cultures Goddesses are associated with Earth, motherhood, love, and the household. In other cultures, Goddesses also rule over war, death, and destruction as well as healing. They can be figureheads of religions and can be accessed in modern times by religious statues.

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Hittite Deities
... god Enki Alalus - primordial entity Arinna - sun goddess and consort of Tarhunt Arinniti - sun goddess, possibly another name for Arinna ... god Aruna, god of the sea and son of Kamrusepa Aserdus - goddess of fertility and wife of Elkunirsa Elkunirsa - creator god and husband of Aserdus Ellel - god of the sky ... Halki - god of grain Hannahannah - mother goddess Hanwasuit - goddess of sovereignty Hapantali - pastors goddess Hasameli - god of metalworkers and craftsmen Hatepuna - daughter of the sea ...
Goddess - Metaphorical Use
... The term "goddess" has also been adapted to poetic and secular use as a complimentary description of a non-mythological woman ... characters as goddesses, including Demetrius to Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream ("O Helen, goddess, nymph, perfect, divine!"), Berowne to Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost ("A woman I forswore but I will prove ... Pisanio also compares Imogen to a goddess to describe her composure under duress in Cymbeline ...
Celtic Pantheon - Notable Deity Types - Goddesses of Sacred Waters
... In Ireland, there are numerous holy wells dedicated to the goddess Brighid ... At Bath Minerva was identified with the goddess Sulis, whose cult there centred on the thermal springs ... sea goddesses include Fand, her sister Lí Ban, and the mother-goddess of the Fomorians, Domnu ...
Ashima
... Ashima was a West Semitic goddess of fate related to the Akkadian goddess Shimti ("fate"), who was a goddess in her own right but also a title of other goddesses such as Damkina and Ishtar ... As a personification of fate, Ashima was cognate with the South Semitic goddess Manathu (or Manat) whose name meant "the measurer, fate, or portion" who was worshiped by the Nabataean peoples of Jordan and ... (In the same way, the name of the goddess Asherah appears in alternate verses with Elath to indicate that both names refer to the same goddess) ...
Teela - Minicomics
... Teela is presented in the earliest media as a heroic "warrior goddess," a capable female fighter—one imbued with the spirits of great warriors of the past—who roams the ... years earlier, Skeletor captured the Goddess (a.k.a ... His plan was to raise the child as an evil version of the Goddess ...

Famous quotes containing the word goddess:

    The Goddess Fortune is the devil’s servant, ready to kiss any one’s arse.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    Well, if it isn’t Aurora Ratchett, goddess of the dawn, a sight for sore eyes.... I always think of Ebenezer Pritchett, the day he led that last charge at Shiloh. There was a gallant trooper, your father. You know, there went a man of quality. There went the flower of the South.
    Laurence Stallings (1894–1968)

    Tell me who is able to keep his bed chaste, or which goddess is able to live with one god alone?
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50–16 B.C.)