Triple Goddess

There are many forms of triple, tripartite or threefold deities in ancient mythology.  Some are seen as a triad who always appear in a group (such as the Norse Norns, the Greek Fates, or the Roman Matres), while some are seen as a single deity having three aspects (such as Greek Hecate). For example, BrigidContinue reading “Triple Goddess”

Persephone, The Maiden

Persephone is a Greek vegetation goddess, daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter (Roman Ceres).  Also known as Kore or Proserpina, she was also Goddess of the Underworld. Demeter searched for nine days for her daughter, however was told by Helios what had really happened.  Hades had abducted Persephone, with the permission of Zeus,Continue reading “Persephone, The Maiden”

The Morrígan, Great Queen

Morrígu, Morríghan, Morrígna, Morgan, Badb, Macha, Nemain, Anand, Fea The Morrígan is a Celtic goddess of war, death, battle, strife, sovereignty, rebirth, fate, prophecy and magic.   She is also known as The Great Queen, Phantom Queen, Specter Queen, or Supreme War Goddess.  The Morrígan is associated with the sometimes frightening aspects of female energy andContinue reading “The Morrígan, Great Queen”

Isis, Divine Mother

Isis is a popular Egyptian goddess, tied to nature, magic, fertility, motherhood and family.  She is also seen as a goddess of rebirth, reincarnation, and protector of the dead.  Her other names include Divine Mother, Mistress of the West, Queen of the Earth, Lady of Truth, Giver of Life, and Mistress of the Tomb ofContinue reading “Isis, Divine Mother”

Hel, Queen of the Underworld

Hella, Hela, Halja Hel is the Norse Goddess of the dead and underworld, ruler of the Land of Mist.  Her name is thought to mean ‘hidden’, ‘to conceal’, or ‘to cover up’.  To say to “go to Hel” is to die, as described in the ancient Norse manuscripts, Poetic Edda, Prose Edda, and Heimskringla. HelContinue reading “Hel, Queen of the Underworld”

Gaia, Earth Mother

Gaia (Pagan Blog Project) Gaea, Gaiea, Ga, Ge Gaia is a primordial Greek goddess, representing the Earth.  The Greek word for ‘land’ is ‘ge’ or ‘ga’.  Gaia’s other names include Mother Earth, the Deep-Breasted One, or Great Mother of All. She is thought to have been born from Chaos, the great void of emptiness within theContinue reading “Gaia, Earth Mother”

Freyja, Goddess of Love and War

Freya, Frejya, Freyia, Frøya, Frøjya, Freia Freyja is a Norse goddess of love, beauty, fertility, crops, war, wealth, divination and magic.  Famed for her great beauty, with blue eyes and golden hair, she has been referred to as ‘The Fair One’.  She was the symbol of sensuality and was called upon in matters of love. Continue reading “Freyja, Goddess of Love and War”

Danu, Great Mother

Danu (Pagan Blog Project) Dana, Danand, Danuvius (Roman), Duna (Hungarian), Donau (German) Danu is an ancient Irish triple goddess who is considered the “Great Mother” of Ireland. She is the Mother of the Irish gods and faery people, the Tuatha Dé Danann , which literally means the “People of the Goddess Danu”. Danu means knowledge, wisdom,Continue reading “Danu, Great Mother”

Áine, the Faery Goddess

Áine of Knockainy, Ain Cliach, Ain of the Light, Áine N’Chliar, Ain Cliar the Bright Áine (On-ya) is an Irish Goddess of summer, love, fertility, wealth and sovereignty. In her role of Moon Goddess, she guards livestock, crops, and cattle, and is known as a Love Goddess. In her role as Sun Goddess, she could take theContinue reading “Áine, the Faery Goddess”