Posts Tagged ‘goddess’

Theia—Greek Goddess of Light, the Sun, the Moon, and Wisdom

By Caleb Strom The Olympian gods are well known to most people in the Western world. A lesser-known Source

Beyond Fertility: Goddess Heqet’s Extensive Influence on Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, the goddess Heqet reigned supreme as a symbol of fertility and childbirth. Read more Section:  News Human Origins Religions Myths & Legends Africa Read Later  Source

Ancient Goddess Cults and Temple Prostitution (Video)

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exist countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained. The goal […]

Returning Volcanic Rocks Of Pele, Ancient Fire Goddess Of Hawaii

Creation in action.  That is how one Hawaiian resident describes the goddess Pele’s movement.  The earth’s red blood issuing into the sky, creating new landmasses and changing the planet itself, washing it anew.  It is at once a process of renewal and purification, and from the beginning of time, her force has been, and always […]

Coatlicue: Fearsome Fertility Goddess of the Aztecs

Coatlicue was one of the most important gods in the Aztec pantheon. Not only was she the goddess of fertility, but she also gave birth to Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec god of war and the sun. Her high ranking in the pantheon doesn’t mean she received the respect she deserved, however. Many Aztec gods came to […]

Tlaltecuhtli: Fearsome Fertility Goddess of the Aztecs

Tlaltecuhtli was a Mesoamerican earth goddess predominantly worshiped by the Aztec people. Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Americas Read Later  Source

Greek goddess Artemis returns humanity to the moon; NASA scraps today’s launch

NASA announced it was scrapping today’s Artemis I launch to the moon citing weather concerns and other technical challenges including a fuel leak, reported Reuters. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, tropical storm Ian is expected to hit Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Center, this week. Artemis I, an un-crewed test flight, is… […]

Hestia: Greek Goddess of the Hearth and Home

A woman stands next to a large flame, with a staff in one hand and tending to the fire with the other. This is Hestia, the Greek goddess of the hearth, home, and family. Her name literally means “hearth” or “fireplace.” Although Hestia may not be the strongest among her peers, she holds great importance […]

The Story, Symbols and Powers of Freya, the Norse Goddess of Love

Freya is old Norse for “lady” and was the name given to the Norse goddess of love. Whilst she certainly sought out passion and pleasure, she was a complex character. In fact, to the Vikings she was a powerful force, a goddess on par with Odin and Thor within the legends of Norse mythology. The […]

Nyx, the Primordial Goddess of the Night

The Ancient Greek pantheon of gods is large and can be hard to keep track of. Greek mythology has seeped into pop culture in such a way that most people these days have at least a passing knowledge of the big names. Most people have heard of Zeus, Hades, and Hercules for example, courtesy of […]

Iris: Greek Rainbow Goddess and Messenger Between Heaven and Earth

Anyone interested in Greek mythology will probably tell you it’s like going down the rabbit hole. Whilst most people are familiar with the major Greek gods and myths, the Greek pantheon is nearly endless and there are so many minor major gods and goddesses. And some of the least known gods and goddesses played outsized […]

Don’t Mess with the Chaste Huntress and Greek Goddess Artemis

The ancient Greek goddess Artemis was many things to many people. A huntress, virgin, midwife, twin, independent woman, protector, plague-bearer… the list goes on and on. Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

Greek Goddess Rhea: Mother of the Gods & Queen of the Titans

Rhea is one of the most important ancient Greek gods. Although a Titan, she was responsible for both the birth and survival of the most famous Greek Gods such as Zeus and Hera. Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

Rare Roman Coin Portraying Moon Goddess Luna Retrieved from Israeli Waters

A rare and beautiful bronze coin from the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, who ruled as emperor between 138 and 161 AD, has been discovered off the coast of Haifa in Israel. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Myths & Legends Europe Read Later  Source

8,000-Year-Old Yarmukian Mother Goddess Unearthed

An 8,000-year-old “Mother Goddess” figurine has been uncovered at a Neolithic site in Israel.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

7,500-year-old Juniper Stump Is Believed Oldest Goddess Asherah Idol

​Archaeologists excavating an ancient cemetery in Israel have uncovered an idol which they believe dates the worship of the goddess Asherah back an incredible 7,500 years. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Memories Of An Ancient Goddess At Sintra’s Mountain Of The Moon

Nothing about magical and mysterious Sintra is straightforward, including its name. Sintra can refer to a small town in western Portugal, a short distance north and west of Lisbon, or the large and populous municipality that surrounds it, or finally the Serra de Sintra , also known as The Mountain of the Moon, on whose […]

Foot of ancient Greek goddess makes its way to Athens museum from Palermo

It’s only the size of a shoebox, carved with the broken-off foot of an ancient Greek goddess. But Greece hopes the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived Monday on loan from an Italian museum, may help resolve one of the world’s thorniest cultural heritage disputes and lead to the reunification in Athens of all surviving Parthenon […]

Cappadocia, Enchanted Land of Khepat, Ancient Anatolia’s Mother Goddess

Cappadocia in central Anatolia/Turkey presents an ancient scenery mesmerizing the mind and captivating the imagination, where Khepat, the Mother Goddess, carved a fairy tale landscape against the backdrop of Mount Erciyes, called ‘Harkasos’ during the Hittite era , meaning Gods of Mountains. The etymological root of the name Cappadocia derives from ‘Khepatukh’, (Khepat meaning Mother […]

The Goddess of Rauhnächte

From Řαvη⊕βrαηη Frigg is the name used in the North (Scandinavia), Holla/Frau Holle/Holda in Germany and Perchta in parts of southern Germany and Austria. Frigg/Holle uses a spindle to spin the thread of destiny. The thread is used by the Norns to weave the Wyrd, the destiny of mankind. The Norns are allowed to weave […]

Ritual Tools Used to Honor Goddess Hathor Found in Ancient Egyptian Temple Mound

A team of archaeologists recently tunneled into an ancient temple mound in Kafr El-Sheikh, north of Cairo in Egypt. Surrounding a stone icon depicting the goddess Hathor, a collection of rare ancient, ritual artifacts has now been unearthed. Archaeologists digging at the ancient Egyptian site of Tel al-Fara, in the Kafr El-Sheikh province north of […]

The Gardens of the Goddess

Renegade Editor’s Note: This is a strange story of how women from all over were brought to serve Aphrodite. It’s interesting how they were somewhat segregated according to race. By Pierre LouysFrom Aphrodite [1932] THE temple of Aphrodite-Astarte was erected outside the gates of the city in an immense park full of flowers and shadowy […]

The Resurrection of Asherah, Mother-Goddess of Humankind

Scant referrals in the Bible alert to the presence of a vilified female deity destined to be banished into oblivion. Yet the Biblical referrals obscure the beloved benevolent mother-goddess Asherah, also called Ashratum/Athirat, who was worshipped in sacred groves on mountain summits throughout the Levant. Cuneiform tablets dating to the Early-Bronze Age (6000 BC) unearthed […]

Aine: Radiant Celtic Goddess of Love, Summer, and Sovereignty

Aine is often remembered as a Celtic goddess of love. But she was also a deity of wealth, sovereignty, and the summer. Her sensitive and joyful personality brought her many followers in the Celtic world. The heart of her cult was located in Limerick, Ireland, though her fame spread like the sun’s rays over many other […]

Goddess Ninkharsag—Ancient Powerful Mother who Faded into The Holy Ghost

The tale of our creation we know from the Bible is only half the story—one which has been heavily edited. But have you ever wondered how god created male and female in his image? There are other sources that give alternate accounts, filling in missing details or answering questions raised by reading Genesis. The Jews […]

Unravelling the Roots of Hera, the Wrathful Goddess of Marriage

Hera, also known by her Latin title as Juno, is best known in Western culture as the wife of Zeus, king of the gods. While technically subordinate to him, Hera is never a submissive figure, in fact in the opening of Virgil’s Aeneid, he calls her Iunonis iram meaning wrathful Juno. In the stories and […]

11-Year-Old Boy Finds Rare Ancient Fertility Goddess Amulet In Israel

A rare 2,500-year-old fertility goddess amulet has been unearthed in Israel’s Negev Desert, not by archaeologists, but by a boy on holiday. Dating to the 5th or 6th century BC, known to historians as ‘the Late Temple period,’ the bare-breasted female fertility goddess figure is thought to have served as a protection amulet for assuring […]

The Rape of a Goddess: How Demeter Beat the All-Powerful Zeus

Who were Demeter and Persephone? And why did their myth resonate so strongly with women of ancient Greece? The story of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, and her daughter Persephone, queen of the underworld, has inspired many. And while there are twenty-two variations of the myth, it is the Homeric Hymn to Demeter (hereafter called […]

Anahita: ancient goddess fertility

TEHRAN – Anahita, also known as Anaitis, and Anahit, was an ancient Iranian goddess of royalty, water, and fertility; she is particularly associated with the last. Possibly of Mesopotamian origin, her cult was made prominent by Artaxerxes II, and statues and temples were set up in her honor throughout the Persian empire. A common cult […]

Goddess of the Seven Stars: The Rebirth of Sobekneferu

In 2017 cinema audiences were treated to the latest reboot of the classic movie franchise surrounding the resurrection of an ancient Egypt mummy. Titled, inevitably, The Mummy, and starring Tom Cruise, it was an action-packed thriller featuring an Egyptian princess named Ahmanet. She, however, was just the latest incarnation of a fictional character that appears […]

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