The Tuatha Dé Danann, or “people of the goddess Danu”, were an ancient race of supernatural beings in Ireland. They were said to have arrived from four great cities to the North, Failias, Gorias, Findias, and Murias, along with with several treasures. The first was the Stone of Fal (Lia Fail) from Failias, which would scream whenever aContinue reading “Tuatha Dé Danann”
Bastet, Baast, Baset, Ubasti, Pasch, Pasht, Ailuros, Aelurus A popular ancient Egyptian feline goddess. Patron of the sun, the moon, lions, cats, women, sex, fertility, passion and secrets. Also associated with perfume and protective ointments. Bast is also known as a war goddess, protector of the lands. Originally, Bast was viewed as a fierce lioness,Continue reading “Bast, Goddess of Cats”
Hel (Hella) 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.
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, protection, fertility, wealth and sovereignty. In her role of Moon Goddess, she guards livestock, crops, and cattle. In her role as Sun Goddess, she could take the form of ‘Lair Derg’, a redContinue reading “Áine, Faery Goddess”
Nyx, the Greek goddess of Night, is one of the first-born elemental gods. These primeval gods also include Earth (Gaea), Air, Sea, Sky, Fresh Water, Underworld, Darkness, Night, Light, Day, Procreation and Time.
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.
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.
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”
Nuada Airgetlám, Nuadu, Nodens (Gaulish), Nudd / Ludd / Lludd Llaw Eraint (Welsh) Nuada was the first king the Tuatha Dé Danann, equivalent to the Gaulish Nodens and Welsh Nudd/Ludd. He was also called Nuada Airgetlám (Nuada of the Silver Hand/Arm) or Lludd Llaw Eraint (Lludd of the Silver Hand). Nuada was the god ofContinue reading “Nuada of the Silver Arm”
Rhiannon is a Welsh goddess of the earth, fertility, birds and horses. She appears in the First and Third branches of the Mabinogion, as well as the Arthurian tale of Culhwch and Olwen. Through her marriage to Pwyll pen Annwfn she is also connected to the Otherworld. Rhiannon is thought to be predecessor of theContinue reading “Rhiannon”