Goddess Names

Achall Irish. A goddess of medicine who herself died of grief. The personification of bereavement.

Aditi Indian. She is the boundless sky, her children are the sun and moon, night and day. She is all gods, and the past and future.

Ahemait . Egyptian. An underworld goddess whose name means ‘the devourer’. She is made up of parts of carniverous animals.

Ala Africa. She is the mother that is the earth. She gives life to unborn children and is always present throughout life. She gives the law, and holds both a child and a sword.

Ala Nigerian. The creator Goddess who gave all good things to the people she birthed. Also queen of the dead.

Ale African. A goddess who is both Queen of the Dead and also the goddess of the harvest.

Alecto Greek. One of the Three Furies who was the goddess of fallen warriors.

Amaterasu Japan. Goddess of the sun, queen of all nature, ruler of heaven. Without her, rice does not grow.

Aine Irish. A Faery Goddess of love and desire. Her name derives from the root for "fire".

Amphitrite Greek. Ruler of the sea and all its creatures, a moon goddess who can moderate the seas and winds.

Anat Jewish. The Queen of Heaven. She is fertilized by the blood of men, not by semen.

Anat . Syria. Warrior and virgin, mother of all. She destroys all dragons and gods that threaten the peace of the world.

Andrasta British. A warrior Goddess of the Iceni tribe, who accepted sacrifices of hares and, perhaps, humans. She is the deity invoked by the Iceni warrior-queen Boudicca in her rebellion against Rome.

Angerona Roman. A goddess of winter and of death.

Anu Celtic. Mother of all the gods, the earth herself. Also known as Dana and Danu.

Aphrodite Greek. Goddess of spiritual passion and sexual love, born from the sea, radiant and shining. She owns a magical girdle, the wearer of whom becomes sexually irresistable.

Arianrhod ( silverwheel ). Welsh. She is associated with Night, with the star Polaris, and her hall is said to be the aurora borealis.

Arduinna Gaulish. An Artemis/ Diana-like figure, a protectress of wild boars, and is imaged as riding upon one. 

Ariadne Greek. The keeper of the mysteries of the Labyrinth.  

Artemis Greek. Mistress of wild animals, huntress and protectress of the forests and women in childbirth, initiator of young girls. The crescent moon.  

Artha Celtic. The great she-bear, mother of all humans. She has connections with the heavens.

Aruru Mesopatamia. She made humans out of clay reddened with menstrual blood.

Asase Yaa West African. A creator Goddess who comes to fetch souls to the otherworld at the time of death.

Asherah Hebrew. She is the sacred tree, and worshipped in groves. She gave birth to life itself.

Astarte Near East. The brightest star, Mother of All, the milk of life, Queen of Heaven. 

Athena Greek. Virgin goddess of war and wisdom, patroness of goldsmithing, she gave fire to humanity.

Badb Irish. A goddess of war, death and destruction. One of the Morrigan, a triple goddess. She guards the cauldron of rebirth, where dead souls must return.

Banbha British. A goddess of the land, identified with women’s mysteries and wisdom.

Bast Egyptian. Appearing in catform, associated with both light and mothering. Her festivals are joyful and she is the protectress of women in childbirth.

Bau Chaldaean. A goddess of the dark waters, equated with the land of the dead.  

Baubo Greek. A crone goddess who makes obsence gestures in order to bring laughter to the goddess.  

Belisama Celtic. The goddess of fire as the young sun, the sun maid. Her name means “bright and shining one”.  

Biliku Micronesia. A crone goddess both kind and terrible, represented as the spider.  

Blodeuwedd Celtic. The woman who was made from flowers to be a bride to Llew. She fell in love with another man and as punishment was changed to an owl.  

Boann Celtic. A river goddess whose magical symbol is that of the silver salmon. She is the mother of the herds, consort and wife to the Dagda, the all-father.  

Branwen Welsh. A goddess of love, called the white bossomed one. Her magical symbol is the crow.  

Bride Ireland. A maiden goddess connected with sacred fire, love and marriage.  

Brigantia British. The earth, the goddess of the land, of all of England.

Brigit Celtic. The fire goddess, as well as goddess of poetry, blacksmithing and healing.

Cailleach Beara Irish. A giantess associated with mountains. She holds in her apron huge boulders with which to add to mountainous realms.

Cailleach Bheur Scottish. A giantess associated with Winter. She is said to be blue in color, and a peculiarity of hers is that she emerges on Samhain as a ancient hag, gradually ages in reverse, and disappears at Beltain as a young and beautiful maiden.

Callisto Greek. The she-bear, initiator of young girls, the virgin aspect of the goddess.

Ceres Roman. The Great Goddess, Queen of Heaven. Her priestesses founded the Roman legal system. She is the source of all food.

Cerridwyn Welsh. Dark goddess associated with the sow (especially black), magic and rebirth. In her cauldron was brewed potions of great power.

Changing Woman Native American. She is the initiator of women, and teaches the wisdom of nature and the cycles of birth and death.

Ch’ang-O Chinese. Moon goddess and keeper of the ambrosia of immortality, which she dispensed to women only.

Chicomecoatl Mexican. Called the Heart of the Earth, no god could equal her in power. Her son is a fertility sacrifice and she has seven serpent messengers.

Cihuacoatl Aztec. Life-giving, death-dealing eagle goddess.

Circe Greek. A sorceress, associated with the Sirens and sexual enchantment, who lured sailors onto her island, and famously turned them into pigs.

Cliodna Irish-Scottish. An ocean and otherworld goddess who takes the form of a sea-bird. She takes her mortal lovers into the otherworld.

Coatlicue Aztec. She dwells between life and death, emboying both. She created all life, as well as the stars, moon and sun. She wears skulls on her breasts and is dressed in the heads of serpents and the talons of a bird.

Corn Mother Native American. She is First Mother who sacrifices herself into the earth so that her children might have food, for from her body the corn grows.

Coventina Celtic. Goddess of childbirth, renewal and healing springs. Her well represents the womb of the earth.

Cybele Anatolia. The great mountain goddess, mother of all deities who sits upon a lion throne. Her story of the death and resurrection of her son-lover predates the Christian myth.

Cymidei Cymeinfoll Welsh. A War-Hag, said to give birth every six weeks to a fully armed warrior. Keeper of the Cauldron of Regeneration.

Dana Celtic. Mother of all the gods, the earth herself. Also known as Danu.

Danu Celtic. Mother of all the gods, the earth herself. Also known as Dana.

Demeter Greek. The goddess of cultivated earth, the giver of fruitfulness and abundance. In her grief over the loss of her daughter Persephone she created the first winter, and on her daughter’s return Spring came to the earth.

Derceto Babylon. The fish goddess, the great fish who gave birth to the Queen of Babylon and to the solar god.

Devaki India. The virgin mother of Krishna. An aspect of Devi (Great Mother).

Devayani India. An aspect of Devi, Great Goddess. The divine yoni, the way leading to the gods.

Diana Roman. Lady of the Beasts, mistress of wild things and wilderness. She is huntress, protectress and also hunted (as deer).

Domnu Ancient Irish. The goddess who is the abyss, the deep sea.

Druantia Gaulish. A forest Goddess, Patroness to coniferous trees, especially Firs. She is said to be the "mother" of the Celtic Tree Calendar.

Durga India. She has eight or sixteen arms, each of which holds a weapon and she rides on a lion or a tiger into battle and defeated demons and monsters, protecting the gods who were her children. She is the slayer of demons.

Eostre Celtic. Goddess of regereration and fertility, particularly spring. Her animal is the hare.

Epona Celtic Gaul. Protectress of horses, sometimes a horse herself, she is the bringer of fertility, a lunar goddess who has a wild aspect and is associated with the choosing of kings.

Ereshkigal Sumer. Goddess of the Underworld, she holds the gates of both death and life. All who come to her must die.

[The] Erinyes A triple goddess who kill or drive mad any who dare to murder their kinsmen.

Eriu Ireland. A goddess of war and leadership. Ireland is named for her.

Etain Celtic. A moon goddess of fertility and all life. Married to the king of the underworld, she was jealously murdered by his first wife to be reborn and married again to the fertility god; finally then dividing her time between the two of them.

Flidhais Celtic. Woodland goddess in the form of a hind or doe. She leads heroes on mystic adventures, and upon their death, into the otherworld.

Flora Roman. The embodiment of all nature, especially flowers. She adds sweetness and pleasure to life.

Fortuna Roman. She controls the destiny of all humans, she is the changability of life and luck, she represents abundance.

Freya Norse. A warrior goddess who rides through the night skies in a chariot drawn by giant cats. She is sexual and magical.

Frigg Norse. Wise, loyal and resourceful, she is often depicted as wife and mother. Married to the high god, Odin, she spins the fate of everyone.

Gaia Greek. Goddess of all, the earth herself and all the powers of earth; life and death. Fertility, abundance, the living, breathing earth.

Galatea Greek. Milk-giving goddess, sometimes a sacred or celestial cow, sometimes married to the high priest. The stars are made from her milk.

Gefjon Norse. A fertility goddess whose name means ‘the giver’. She also created an island and a lake.

Geshtinanna Sumerian. The goddess of the vine, who yearly spent half her time in the underworld by her own choice, so that her brother would not die.

Grainne Celtic. The sun goddess, mother of all life on earth.

Gula Babylon. The Great Goddess as the lady of birth, also the mother of dogs. She rules fate.

Gunnlöd Norse. Earth goddess, primal giantess. She has the underground cauldron which has the wise blood of imortality and magic.

Gwyar Welsh. A mother and death goddess whose name means ‘shedding blood’.

Hathor Egyptian. The great mother goddess, mother of all gods and goddesses. Usually protrayed as a cow, with the sun between her horns.

Hebe Greek. She is the cupbearer to the gods, dispenser of the ambrosia of immortality. Without her, the gods would grow old and die. She is a virgin form of Hera, Mother of the gods.

Hecate Greek. A crone goddess of death and the crossroads. She rules over the death and rebirth of souls.

Hel Norse. Queen of the underworld, place of death and renewal. She is especally responsible for those who die of disease or old age.

Helice Greek. The virgin form of Hecate, crone goddess, she is represented by water and willows. She has a grain basket made of willow wands.

Hera Greek. Queen of the gods, all-powerful, patroness of marriage, protecter of children, responsible for every aspect of existence.

Hestia Greek. Goddess of the hearth, she represents the home, the centre of the earth and rules over each hearthplace.

Hikuleo Polynesian. A goddess of competition and of the Land of the Dead.

Hine-Nui Tepo Polynesian. She is the original creator of the world, all the gods and goddesses and humans. She lives in the moon.

Horsel Teutonic. Originally a triple goddess, three great fires in the air, she had many lovers.

Hsi Wang Mu Chinese. She rules over the abode of the mortals, her dwelling is on the highest level of Heaven. She supplies the peaches of immortality for the banquets of the gods.

Hyrax Central African. A death and war goddess.

Idun Norse. She is called the Renewing One. In her western garden the apples of immortality grow, which give the gods eternal life.

Ilythia Eleutho Greek. The goddess who is the liberator - she frees the infant from the womb. Women in childbirth prayed to her.

Inanna Sumer. Goddess of Heaven and Earth, she is the morning and evening star. In search of her sister, the Dark Goddess she descends to the Underworld, dies there and is reborn.

Io Greek. White cow goddess who is mother, milk-giving and becomes the three aspects of the triple goddess.

Iris Greek. Goddess of the rainbow, she remains veiled by it, unseen. She personifies the bridge between heaven and earth.

Ishtar Babylon. Creator goddess, morning and evening star, her girdle is the zodiacal belt. Giver of life and light, goddess of both war and love.

Isis Egypt. The throne of the land, the oldest of all goddesses, known by many names, Isis is magical, powerful, divine and both mother and lover.

Ix Chel Mayan. Moon goddess, married to the sun but fiercely independent. A fertility goddess for the earth and for women.

Izanami Japan. Creator who, with her twin bother, gave birth to matter. They discovered sex and she gave birth to all things. She is known as the ‘female who invites’.

Juno Roman. Great Mother, Queen of Heaven, mother of the people, patroness of marriages and the family.

Juno Lucina Roman. The goddess of childbirth. One of the aspects of Juno the Great Goddess.

Kadi Babylon. A serpent with a woman’s head and breasts. She has magical blood which gives immortality.

Kali Indian. Creator and destroyer of life she is often depicted with a necklace of skulls. Her sexuality and her rage are both shown as being part of the forces of creation.

Kalma Finnish. A death goddess who rules over corpses.

Kaltes Siberia. A moon goddess and shape-shifter, her sacred animal is the hare. Protectress of women in childbirth.

Ker Celtic. The maiden of the wheatfield. Corn-dollies are made for her.

Kersair Celtic. A goddess who is daughter of the cosmos and connected to the sea and the great flood.

Khon-Ma Tibetan. Mother earth, she rules over all the spirits of earth. She is the old mother.

Kuan Yin Chinese. The goddess of mercy and compassion. She listens to the suffering of the world and gives assistance, particularly to women.

Kupala Slavic. She holds the mystery of the language of trees and is connected with the Fire-flower of the fern, which blooms only one night a year. She renews her virginity yearly.

Kurukulla Tibetan. The Tibetan equivelent of India’s Kali, mother of life and death.

[The] Lady of the Lake Celtic. She granted kingship to Arthur, through her bestowal of the sword Excalibur. Guardian and hidden power.

Lah-Mo Tibetan. Crone who is a she-devil and also a great Queen.

Lakshmi India. Embodiment of feminine beauty. Goddess of fortune and prosperity, she holds a lotus in one of her four hands.

Lamia Greek/Libyan. Serpent Goddess, a serpent with a woman’s head. She is a destroyer, yet also Daughter of Heaven. Lamia became a term for witch in the Middle Ages.

Lara Roman. An underworld goddess regarded as the mother of all the dead.

Lif Norse. Mother of all living, she is the true parent of creation and will give birth to the next cycle of existance.

Lilith Middle Eastern. Ancient goddess of abundance, fertility and the giver of agricultre to humans. Then turned into the first wife of Adam. Associated with owls, death and transformation.

Luonnotar Finnish. She is the Daughter of Nature, made fertile by the sea. She creates the islands and land from the waves.

Lyssa Greek. An underworld goddess who runs with a pack of wild dogs and can induce deadly madness.

Ma Indo-European. The maternal force that binds elements together to create forms at the beginning of the world. Intelligence.

 Maat Egyptian. She is the feather of trutht that weighs on the scale against the soul of those who have died. She is balance and wisdom, cosmic order.

Macha Irish. A horse and battle goddess, also concerned with death, war, disease and destruction. One of the Morrigan, a triple goddess.

Madron British. The cow mother who created the universe. She is provider, nurturer and protecter.

Maia Greek. Her name means ‘Grandmother’, the month of May comes from her name.

Malinalxochitl Aztec. Primal mother, ruler of all people and animals.

Mama Quilla Incan. She is the moon, her image is a silver disk with human features. She is the protecting goddess of married women.

Manat Arabic. Moon Goddess who is ruler of fate, her name means luck, or fortune.

Mania Roman. A goddess of the dead who inspires madness. She takes the souls of the dead with her to the Land of the Dead, and is offered dolls on her feast night so as to leave the living alone.

Mara India. Ancient name of the Goddess-as-Crone, the death-bringer. She is the weight and darkness of the sea-womb. She is the fear of death.

Mary Christian. Moon of the Church, Star of the Sea, virgin mother of Jesus. Mother of mercy and inifinite compassion.

Mary Magdalene Christian. A disciple of Christ, said to be a prostitute and also the most beloved of his followers. Sometimes believed to be the lover or wife of Christ.

Masaya Native American. She is the goddess of volcanoes, and sacrifices are made to her after earthquakes. She has black skin and sagging breasts and is consulted for oracles.

Mati-Syra-Zemlya Slavic. Moist Mother Earth, her ceremonies take place outside and in the fields, she rules weather and the spirits of the underworld.

Medusa Greek. A Gorgon, associated with blood, snakes, the moon; both sacred and terrible. She had the power to turn those who looked upon her into stone.

Mem-Loimus Native American. A water and Otherworld goddess.

Mera Egyptian. She is the Mother goddess of the Nile.

Mertseger Egyptian. A goddess of death who lives in burial grounds and pyramids. She gives out punishments and rewards in the afterlife.

Mictecaciuatl Mexican. Lady of the Place of the Dead. She represents the earth’s vulva, from which all things are born, and she also places corpses into the earth.

Minerva Greek. Goddess of war and wisdom. Patroness of learning.

Minerva Roman. Goddess of war and wisdom. Patroness of all arts, crafts, guilds and medicine. Goddess of dawn.

Miru Polynesian. Underworld goddess who takes the souls of the dead to regenerate them.

Modgud Norse. A goddess who guards the pathway to the Norse Otherworld of Valhalla.

Modir Norse. The mother who gave birth to the ruling caste, she is clay, mud, earth and water mixed.

Morgana Celtic. A goddess of war, fertility and magic. Appears to be either of unearthly beauty or a hag, she works with fate and power.

Morgan le Fay Celtic. Mystical queen-goddess, ruler of Avalon. Magical, the centre of many stories and drawing on powers of ancient goddesses.

Mór Muman Irish.. The Great One of Munster. She is connected with the sun and sovereignty.

Morrigan Celtic. A goddess of war, battle, death and destruction. She takes the form of a black crow or raven.

Mylitta Carthage. She personifies the primal womb of the abyss. She is birth-producer, the deep feminine.

Nanshe Babylon. Interpreter of dreams and prophesies, which skills are passed onto her priests after an initiation ceremony representing death and rebirth. Goddess of water and fertility.

Natoselta Gaulish. A river goddess who is the waters of the cauldron of rebirth.

Nehalennia Gallo-Belgic. She protects travelers over the sea. Her temples are on the coast, and inscriptions praise her for completed voyages, or implore her for successful journeys. She has a large dog as her companion.

Neith Egyptian. A goddess of birth, and also of the animal spirits who guard the bodies of the dead.

Neith Egypt. The world body, the primal abyss from which the sun first rose. She is all that has been, all that is and all that will be.

Nekhbet Egypt. The vulture-headed mother who is the origin of all things, she is the one who ordains the death of the sun each evening.

Neman Celtic. One of the Morrigan, a triple goddess of war, death and destruction.

Nemetona Celtic. Goddess of the oak grove, she is also a warrior goddess and the protectress of springs.

Nemisis Greek. Goddess of human fate. To meet her is to be absolutely tested.

Nephthys Egypt. The sister-goddess of Isis. Associated with the Underworld, the daily rebirth of the sun and the rebirth of souls. When Isis was pregnant, she hid her in her in the reed-beds and made sure she gave birth safely.

Nethus Norse. A fertility goddess who personiifies earth. She has a spring festival during which peace is sacred, after her ceremony anyone except the priests who had witnessed the mystery was drowned.

Nimue Celtic. Moon goddess, seen as young and bewitching, in Arthurian stories she lures the great magician Merlin to his doom. She is fate.

Ninazu Sumerian. The great mother who holds in her arms the souls of all the dead between incarnations.

 Ninhursag Sumer. The goddess who gives life to the dead. She created the first humans from clay.

Ninti Sumer. Lady of life. She is the birth goddess who enables pregnant women to make their babies’ bones from their own ribs

Niritti Indian. A death Goddess, wife of the death God.

Nut Egyptian. The great sky mother stretched across the heavens. Her body holds the stars, each morning she gives birth to the sun and each evening she swallows it again.

Oya African. The goddess who guards the cemetery. She is a whirlwind who blows open or shut the doors to the otherworld.

Parvati India. The feminine half of Shiva-Parvati, between them they made all the world. Also the mother of Ganesh.

Pele Hawaii. The volcano goddess, daughter of the earth Goddess. Killed in a fight with her sister the ocean, she retreated to the volcano where she receives and regenerates the souls of the dead.

Persephone Greek. Daughter of the earth Goddess Demeter, she is the maiden of spring who yearly descends to the underworld and then returns.

Pi-hsia-yuan-chun China. Princess of the streaked clouds, she protects women and children and presides over births. She has a head-dress of three birds with outstretched wings.

Psyche Greek. A mortal woman who through her love for the god Eros and the passing of tests required to prove that love, became a goddess.

Pukkeenegak Eskimo. She procures food and materials for clothes and gives children to Eskimo women. She has a tatooed face.

Qamatis Native American. A death goddess whose name means ‘maker of sorrow’.

Radha India. The lover of Krishna, she is endless desire and the dance and games of passion.

Rati Balinese. She has an overflowing sexuality and fertility, she is named for erotic delight.

Renenet Egypt. The Lady of the Double Grainary, she gives each baby its secret soul-name as well as its mother’s milk. Goddess of breast-feeding.

Rhea Greek. The mother of all things, including Zeus, the patriarchal father-god.

Rhiannon Welsh. A shape-shifter, particularly into the form of a white horse. She is the source of the king’s power, which is only granted through her.

Rosmerta Gaulish/Continental. She is essentially a Goddess of success and prosperity, and her chief attribute is an inexhaustable Purse of Plenty.

Saci Indian. Her name means ‘power’, the essence of divinity comes from her. She is also the cupbearer, who gives the wine of life

Saosis Egyptian. Depicted as the Tree of Life and Death.

Satine Indonesian. An earth goddess who chose to move to the underworld, where all the souls within her care live in peace and happiness.

Scathach ( Shadowed ) Irish/Scottish. "Lady of Shadows", or, "of the Shadowy Isle". She is a warrior, with additional associations in smithcraft and oracular wisdom. She dwells in Albannach (Scotland), on the Isle of Skye (Scaith)

Scota Celtic. The goddess known as the Dark One, the hag of winter. Scotland takes its name from hers.

Sedna Eskimo. Once a beautiful woman, whose suffering at the hands of men gave birth to all the mammals of the sea.

Sekhmet Egypt. Lion headed goddess who is a blood-drinking goddess, ferocious in battle.

Selene Greek. Queen of the starlight heavens, she carries the moon across the sky. She fell in love with a mortal and visited him nightly. She particularly represents the full moon.

Semele Greek/Asian. An underworld goddess who is also the mother of the wine god Dionysus.

Shakti India. The divine feminine, the force of female sexuality, the essence of being. From her, creation emerges.

Sheela-Na-Gig British. The sqatting hag whose hands hold open her vulva, used to scare away demons.

Shekina Jewish. The female soul of God, who cannot be perfect unless he is united with her. She brings to her lover enlightenment, wisdom and creativity.

Shina-to-Be Japan. Wind goddess who fills the void between heaven and earth. Together with the god of wind, they hold up the earth.

Shin-Mu China. The Mother of Perfect Intelligence, the Holy Virgin who miraculously conceived her son, the spirit of grain. She then gave birth to 33,333 creatures.

Sirona ( divine star ). Gaulish. A Continental divinity of healing and fertility.

Sita India. Her name means sexual enjoyment, she is the wife of Krishna and a personification of female genitals.

Smyrna Syria. She is a birth goddess. Her emblam is the lion’s head, and both that and the first part of every year is sacred to her.

Sophia Christian. The great goddess from Christian Gnosticism, associated with the Holy Spirit, she is divine wisdom.

Spider Woman Native American. She is a teacher and creator, to different tribes she brought fire, the sun, pottery, weaving and ceremony. Sometimes called Grandmother Spider.

Sul Gaulish. A goddess of sacred wells, sometimes also a death or underworld goddess.

Tanit Carthage. She is the Queen of the Stars and her temple is the Temple of the Moon. Her priestesses were famous astrologers whose prophesises were listened to throughout the Roman Empire.

Tara Tibetan. The earth goddess, she is fertility, feminine beauty, mastery and compassion. She vowed to live every incarnation in the body of a woman.

Ta-Urt Egypt. A goddess with connections to the hippo, who watches over women in childbirth.

Tefnut Egypt. Primitive death goddess who lives at the bottom of the underworld. She is fed with the blood of the dead.

Tellus Mater Roman. Goddess of fecundity, she watches over marriage and the conception of children. She protects the fruitfulness of the soil and the seeds in the soil.

Tellus Mater Roman. An earth and vegetation goddess. She is the great womb where the dead must return to await rebirth.

Themis Greek. Daugther of Gaia, mother of the three fates, the giver of dreams, bestower of oracles.

Thetis Greek. A beautiful, nymph-like sea goddess she is also a shape-shifter in animal and elemental forms.

Tiamat Babylon. Mother of all Mothers and the tempestous sea, she is the chaos that gave birth to all the worlds. Her body, split in half is the earth and heaven.

T’ien Hou Chinese. The Empress in Heaven, she is the highest in all dignity of the gods.

Tien Mu Chinese. She is Mother-Lightning who produces the flashes of lightning during storms with the aid of mirrors that she holds in her hands.

Tlazolteotl Toltec. Goddess of earth, of carnal love and desire. The eater of impurities, she devours everything and thus transforms it.

Tlitllan Aztec. Snake woman, she lives in a house of utter blackness and is ever-ravenous. Children were sacrificed to her

Tsun Kyankse Khymer. Goddess of afterlife.

Tuonetar Finnish. Queen of the otherworld, which lies across the dark river and can only be accessed by persuading one of the swans on the river (who are her daughters) to act as guide.

Tuulikki Finland. She is a deity of the wood who ensures the abundance of game. She is the daughter of the lord of trees and plants.

Tyche Greek. Goddess of Fate. She is connected with prophesy of the future and the selection of sacrificial victims.

Tzazolteotl Aztec. She rides a broomstick and is associated with the moon, snakes and bats.

Uke-Mochi-No-Kami Japan. The goddess of food, she-who-possesses food. She produces rice and food from her mouth.

Uma India. The Destroyer, or Crone, she is a demoness who has teeth inside her vagina. She is Mother Death, but also Daughter of Heaven and Daughter of the Mountains.

Ushas India. Goddess who symbolizes the dawn, she is the daughter of Heaven and the sister of Night. She travels in a chariot drawn by cows or red horses.

Valkyrie European. Bird Goddess associated with death and magic. Valkyries lead dead souls to the afterworld.

Vanths Etruscan. Underworld goddess depicted as a serpent and a hunter.

Venus Roman. Goddess of grace and love, the beauty of nature and women. The star of evening and morning, she represents both spirtual and physical love.

Vesta Roman. The most beautiful of all Roman divinities, she is bright and pure like the flame that is her symbol. The Vestal Virgins are dedicated to her.

Wakahiru-Me Japan. Younger sister of the sun goddess, she is the personification of the rising sun.

White Buffolo Woman Native American. She brought ceremony, corn and cooking to her people, as well as herds of buffalo. She taught the prayers and spiritual practises.

White Shell Woman Native American. Creator and sustainer of life for the Navajo people. She gave them corn, shells, plants and animals and rain.

Xochiquetzal Mexican. A lover goddess, moon virgin, fairy queen and madonna. She is the patroness of all feminine arts.

Yabme-Akka Lapp. A death goddess to whom black cats are sacrificed. Queen of the Underworld.

Yuki-Onne Japanese. A goddess of death who chills into numbness those who will die, making their death peaceful. She cuts the cord at life’s end.

Zorya Slavic. A virgin warrior and patroness of warriors, whom she protects with her long veil.

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