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Brigid, Brighid, Fiery Arrow/Power, Brid, Brigindo, Brigandu, Brigan, Brigantia, Brigantis, Bride, Breo Saighead

Brigid, Brighid, Fiery Arrow/Power, Brid, Brigindo, Brigandu, Brigan, Brigantia, Brigantis, Bride, Breo Saighead | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Breo Saighead, or the "Fiery Arrow or Power," is a Celtic three-fold goddess, the daughter of The Dagda, and the wife of Bres.

 

Known by many names, Brighid's three aspects are:

 

(1) Fire of Inspiration as patroness of poetry...

 

(2) Fire of the Hearth, as patroness of healing and fertility...

 

(3) Fire of the Forge, as patroness of smithcraft and martial arts...

 

She is mother to the craftsmen. Sons of Tuireann: Creidhne, Luchtaine and Giobhniu...

 

Excalibur, King Arthur's sword, was forged by the Lady of the Lake, a figure sometimes associated with Brighid because of her fire and forgery aspect...

 

Like the Arthurian Avalon, or "Isle of Apples," Brigid possessed an apple orchard in the Otherworld to which bees traveled to obtain it's magickal nectar...

 

The Romans equated Brigantia with Minerva, a goddess of war, wisdom and crafts. There is evidence of this from a statue at Birrens in Dumfriesshire which shows her with Minerva’s symbol of the Gorgon’s head on her breast, a mural crown, a spear and the globe of victory.

 

Brigid, which means "one who exaults herself," is Goddess of the Sacred Flame of Kildare (derived from "Cill Dara," which means "church of the oak") and often is considered to be the White Maiden aspect of the Triple Goddess...

 

Today, many places in the British Isles bear her name. As “Brigantia” she gave her name to the Celtic lands of the North of England. Rivers are also named after her including, Afon (River) Braint, the longest river on Ynys Mon (Anglesey); Brent, London; and Brue, Somerset.

 

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I received an email as well. LOVE having a collection of the Goddesses all in one place! It is WONDERFUL! Thank you!
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Bellona, Bellola, Duellona

Bellona, Bellola, Duellona | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Bellona is the goddess of war among the Romans, similar to the Ancient Greek Enyo...

 

The name "Bellona" derived from the Latin word for "war" (bellum), and is directly related to the modern English words "belligerent" (lit., "war-waging"), "bellicose" and "antebellum"...

 

In earlier times she was called Duellona, the name being derived from a more ancient word for "battle"...

 

She is frequently mentioned by the Roman poets as the companion of Mars, or even as his sister or his wife...

 

Virgil describes her as armed with a bloody scourge...

 

The main object for which Bellena was invoked, was to grant a warlike spirit and enthusiasm which no enemy could resist...

 

Ammianus Marcellinus, in describing the Roman defeat at the Battle of Adrianople refers to "Bellona, blowing her mournful trumpet, was raging more fiercely than usual, to inflict disaster on the Romans"...

 

Today Bellona stands guard over the Military Affairs Committee of the United States Congress...

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Bellona might be actually Nerio:

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Amaterasu, Amaterasu-ōmikami, Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami

Amaterasu, Amaterasu-ōmikami, Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Amaterasu is a sun goddess of the Shinto religion.

 

It is believed that Amaterasu sent her grandson Jimmu to Earth 3,000 years ago to be the first ruler of Japan, beginning the divine family of Japanese emperors...

 

Amaterasu was given rule over the sky by Izangi when he handed to her his holy necklace...

 

Later, in a competition with her brother Susano, Amaterasu gave birth to three goddesses, who with Susano's offspring, are collectively the ancestors of Jimmu...

 

During this competition, Amaterasu was unwilling to admit defeat. This caused Susano to furiously wreak havoc throughout the heavens and the Earth. Amaterasu fled into a cave, and her absence caused darkness throughout Japan...

 

Amaterasu's absence caused much dismay on Earth. As the crops died off and the people suffered, the gods decided they needed to return Amaterasu to her position in the heavens.

 

They sought the help of several dieties, and performed ritualis and sacrifieces outside of Amaterasu's cave.

 

They also hung a mirror from a tree outside of the cave...

 

Amaterasu's presence illuminated the fields and life returned to Japan's land...

 

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See Hepit:

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See Shapash:

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See Ra:

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Clayton and Annie's curator insight, October 16, 2014 4:58 PM

Amaterasu is the sun goddess of the Shinto religion. There are myths about the goddess. This myth is about how she was given rule over the sky. 

Brooke and Carina's curator insight, October 19, 2014 8:59 PM

Religion: Shinto is Japans main religion. They believe in many gods, but they believe it all came to be with a sun goddess. She was ruler of the sky. They believe in more than one god and goddesses. According to the  Shinto religion the Earth was created over 3,000 years ago. The sun goddess formed all the other gods that created the rest of the universe. 

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Tykhe, Tyche

Tykhe, Tyche | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Tykhe, daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or Hermes, is the spirit of originally fortune and chance, and then of prosperity in Greek folklore.

 

However, according to Hesiod, Tyche is an oceanide; daughter of the Sea Titans Oceanus and Tethys.

 

She is usually honoured in a more favourable light as Eutykhia, goddess of good fortune, luck, success and prosperity.

 

Tyche personified the combination of unexpected, random, circumstances that we call luck, fortune, chance or fluke can be good or evil. The element of ill fortune and bad luck is reflected by words such as disaster, misfortune and unlucky whereas good luck and fortune reflect success, and prosperity.

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Indeed, paired with her sister Eudora, she and her sibling together represent a combination of Bounty and Luck...

 

Tykhe is represented with different attributes. Holding a rudder, she is conceived as the divinity guiding and conducting the affairs of the world, and in this respect she is called one of the Moirai (Fates); with a ball she represented the varying unsteadiness of fortune--unsteady and capable of rolling in any direction; with Ploutos or the horn of Amalthea, she was the symbol of the plentiful gifts of fortune...

 

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Dewi Sri, Dewi Shri, Shridevi, Nyai Pohaci Sanghyang Asri

Dewi Sri, Dewi Shri, Shridevi, Nyai Pohaci Sanghyang Asri | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Dewi Sri is the Indonesian Rice goddess, equivalent of the Indian Goddess Lakshmi. 

 

Sri is the goddess of the earth, the Rice Bride, and the Mother of the Javanese people. 

 

In the Javanese wayang cycle, Dewi Sri is reborn as the Goddess Sinta to marry her Wisnu in his incarnation as Rama. 

 

Dewi Sri is believed to have dominion over the underworld and the Moon. Thus, Dewi Sri encompasses the whole spectrum of the Mother Goddess- having dominion over birth and Life: she controls rice: the staple food of Indonesians; hence life and wealth or prosperity; most especially rice surpluses for the wealth of kingdoms in Java such as Mataram, Majapahit and Pajajaran; and their inverse: poverty, famine, hunger, disease (to a certain extent) and Death.

 

Dewi Sri is, as in this Balinese example, usually presented as a young, beautiful, slim yet curvaceous woman with stylized facial features idiosyncratic to the respective locale.

 

In Bali she is almost always depicted as a narrow-waisted woman at the height of her femininity and fertility, wearing what is essentially a typical dance costume with a finely detailed and elaborate headdress...

 

Reborn as Rukmini, she marries him in his new form as Kresna.  Reborn as Subadra, she once again marries him as Arjuna, son of King Pandu...

 

Dewi Sri is often associated with the rice paddy snake...

 

Another power held in high esteem by the Sundanese is Dewi Sri. This is clearly shown by the important role that Dewi Sri holds in the Sundanese ceremonies.

 

The function of Tali Paranti is to organize the life cycle of the Sundanese. The life cycle's ceremonies start before one is born and continue until t

 

he thousandth day after one's death. Out of all the life cycle ceremonies, the most important is circumcision for men and marriage for women. Circumcision is ranked first, followed by marriage.

 

In these ceremonies, Dewi Sri holds a vital position.

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See Gaia:

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See Cybele:

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Pinga

Pinga | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

'The one on high' is Pinga, the Eskimo goddess of game, the hunt, helper of medicine, men and the living.

 

Pinga is also the Psychopomp (from the Greek word psuchopompos, literally meaning the "guide of souls"). She brings the souls of the recently deceased to (Adlivun), the transit area where souls are purified before moving on...

 

Pinga in Inuit folklore also watches over humans' treatment of animals.

 

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Oynyena Maria, Fiery Mary, Mary the Fiery One

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Oynyena Maria in Slavonic and Polish folklore is the "Fiery Mary," a fire goddess who assists and counsels the thunder god Piorun...

 

Oynyena Maria may have been a fire goddess who later became submerged by Piorun...

 

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Hebat, Kheba, Khepat, Hepatu, Hepit

Hebat, Kheba, Khepat, Hepatu, Hepit | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Hebat is the Hurrian mother goddess of beauty, fertility and royalty, and probably sun. She is the wife of the supreme god Teshub, and the mother of Sharrumas. She may be identical to the sky-goddess Hepit. 

The mother goddess is likely to have had a later counterpart in the Phrygian goddess Cybele.

 Hebat is sometimes depicted with a lion... 

 

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Brünnhilde, Brynhildr, Brunhild, Brynhild

Brünnhilde, Brynhildr, Brunhild, Brynhild | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Brynhildr,the daughter of Budli, is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Norse folklore, where she appears as a main character in the Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same events...

 

Under the name Brünnhilde she appears in the Nibelungenlied and therefore also in Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen.

 

She may be inspired by the Visigothic princess Brunhilda of Austrasia.

 

The history of Brynhildr includes fratricide, a long battle between brothers, and dealings with the Huns...

 

According to the Völsunga saga, Brynhildr is a valkyrie  She was ordered to decide a fight between two kings, Hjalmgunnar and Agnar, and knew that Odin preferred the older king, Hjalmgunnar, yet she decided the battle for Agnar.

 

For this Odin condemned her to live the life of a mortal woman, and imprisoned her in a remote castle behind a wall of shields on top of mount Hindarfjall in the Alps, where she must sleep within a ring of fire until any man rescues and marries her...

 

The hero Sigurðr Sigmundson (Siegfried in the Nibelungenlied), heir to the clan of Völsung and slayer of the dragon Fafnir, entered the castle and awoke Brynhildr by removing her helmet and cutting off her chainmail armour.

 

He immediately fell in love with the shieldmaiden and proposed to her with the magic ring Andvaranaut...

 

Promising to return and make Brynhildr his bride, Sigurðr then left the castle and headed for the court of Gjuki, the King of Burgundy...

 

Gjuki's wife, the sorceress Grimhild, wanting Sigurðr married to her daughter Gudrun (Kriemhild in Nibelungenlied), prepared a magic potion that made Sigurðr forget about Brynhildr.

 

Sigurðr soon married Gudrun. Hearing of Sigurðr's encounter with the valkyrie, Grimhild decided to make Brynhildr the wife of her son Gunnar (Gunther in the Nibelungenlied)...

 

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Dragoniae 11: Tiamat

Dragoniae 11: Tiamat | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

Tiamat is a huge Mesopotamian (Babylonian-Akkadian) female sea-dragon, presumably originating from the Sumerian monster Labbu begot and killed by Enlil...

 

Tiamat personifies the saltwater ocean, the water of Chaos...

 

She created an army of monstrous creatures, which was to be led by her new...

 

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MORRIGAN: the Goddess of War from Celtic mythology

MORRIGAN: the Goddess of War from Celtic mythology | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

Godchecker's entry on MORRIGAN: Megalithic Military Mother Goddess and 'Phantom Queen', from Celtic Mythology: the Gods of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Gaul

 

on't attempt to mix it with the MORRIGAN. You would be very unwise to mess with her and her sisterly accomplices. She was one of the original members of the TUATHA-DE-DANANN (People of the Goddess DANU) who chose Ireland as their base and headquarters. This was good preparation for battle and shenanigans as the Fir Bolgs had to be defeated first.


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just love this handy guide to gods and dieties   ! 

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The Morrigan's major form is of an old woman, wrapped in a cape of black raven feathers. Sometimes she takes the form of the death raven announcing death, or the banshee predicting it with shrieks. She is the thunderhead that descends at death, and the soul which is torn from the body rises through it like lightning. Her body becomes the conduit of death, the stormy pathway of the soul.

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Rhiannon, Riannon

Rhiannon, Riannon | Faces of the Goddess | Scoop.it

 

Rhiannon is the Celtic goddess of Inspiration and the Moon...

 

She is a goddess of movement and change who remains steadfast, comforting us in times of crisis and of loss...

 

Rhiannon's name meant “Divine /Great/ Queen” of the fairies. She is probably a reflex of the Celtic Great Queen goddess Rigantona and may also be associated with the horse goddess Epona.

 

She is an inspiring figure to invoke for Poets, Artists, and Singers. 

 

She possesses deep magic and can manifest her dreams and desires for the good of all.

 

Rhiannon was married to Pwyll, the Lord of Dyfed. When Pwyll first saw her, she appeared as a golden goddess upon a magnificent white horse.

 

Rhiannon managed to outrun Pwyll for three days, and then allowed him to catch up, at which point she told him she'd be happy to marry him, because it would keep her from marrying Gwawl, who had tricked her into an engagement.

 

Rhiannon and Pwyll conspired together to fool Gwawl in return, and thus Pwyll won her as his bride. Most of the conspiring was likely Rhiannon's, as Pwyll didn't appear to be the cleverest of men.

 

In the Mabinogion, Rhiannon says of her husband, "Never was there a man who made feebler use of his wits." After Pwyll's death, Rhiannon married Manawyden.

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Later, after Pwyll's death, Rhiannon married Manawydan, brother of Bran and Branwen and son of Llyr, a great magician. One day, all of Dyfed turned into a wasteland, and only Rhiannon, Manawydan, Pryderi, and his wife Cigfa, were spared.

 

Manawydan and Pryderi out hunting followed an enormous white boar into a caer, where Pryderi saw a golden bowl; when he touched it, he was enspelled.

 

Rhiannon went after him and fell under the same spell the caer then vanished, taking them with it.

 

She was rescued when Manawydan captured the wife of their enemy, Llwyd, who was taking revenge for the illtreatment of Gwawl.

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The story of the Rhiannon reminds us of the healing power of humor, tears, and forgiveness...

 

She appears in both the first and third branches of the Mabinogi and is further mentioned in the early Arthurian prose tale Culhwch and Olwen...

 

 

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