Alongside her brother Apollo she was a leader of the Theoi Mousikoi or gods of music, presiding over maiden song and dance. He was originally a mortal man who was destroyed by Zeus for the crime of restoring the dead to life. Afterwards he was welcomed into Olympus as a god. ATHENA One of the twelve great Olympians, Athena was the goddess of war, fortifications and the defence of towns, and of good counsel and heroic endeavour.
She was also a patron goddess of craftsmen, presiding over the arts of weaving, pottery, carpentry and the manufacture of oil. BIA The goddess of force. She was one of four winged daemones who stood attendant on the throne of Zeus. She also bestowed the gift of eloquence upon kings and princes. The three Graces were handmaidens of the goddesses Hera and Aphrodite, and attendants of Dionysus.
They were numbered amongst the Theoi Gamelioi gods of marriage and Theoi Datioi gods of the banquet. She was a handmaiden of the goddess Hera. He was one of four winged Daemones who stood attendant by the throne of Zeus. He was a son of Ares who accompanied his father on the battlefield. She was one of the three Horae, goddesses of the seasons and heavenly order. She was a prophetic goddess, associated with the great oracle of Zeus at Dodona. He was the god of wine, viticulture, and wild vegetation. Castor and Polydeuces, the Dioscuri twins, were originally a pair of mortal heroes. When Polydeuces was offered immortality by his father Zeus he insisted on sharing the benefaction with his brother.
As a result the pair spent alternating days in heaven and the netherworld. She was a daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was one of the three Horae, goddesses of the heavenly order and the seasons. She was the wife of the medicine-god Asclepius. ERIS The goddess of strife. She was a sister and companion of the god Ares. EROS The god of love and sexual desire. He was the son and divine minion of the goddess Aphrodite. A flock of these or three Himerus, Pothos and Eros accompanied the goddess Aphrodite.
She was one of the three Horae and an attendant of Aphrodite who was numbered amongst the Theoi Gamelioi or gods of marriage. She was one of the three sister Charites. Eurynome was mother of the Charites and a handmaiden of the goddess Hera. She presided over lyric poetry. He was originally a Trojan prince whose beauty caught the eye of Zeus. As a daughter of Ares and Aphrodite she was both a goddess of war one of the Theoi Polemikoi and of marriage one of the Theoi Gamelioi.
Harmonia represented unity and harmonious action. HEBE The goddess of youth. She was one of the Theoi Gamelioi or gods of marriage, a daughter of Zeus and Hera, and wife of Heracles. Hephaestus was the craftsman's god presiding over metalworking, building, sculpture, and artistry. Synonyms for goddess Synonyms babe [ slang ] , beauty , beauty queen , cookie or cooky , cutie or cutey , dolly bird [ British ] , enchantress , eyeful , fox , honey , knockout , queen , stunner Visit the Thesaurus for More.
Examples of goddess in a Sentence a goddess of ancient Greece The actress, who is already a goddess in her own country, is finally getting recognition here. Recent Examples on the Web As goddess of water, beauty, love and fertility, Astghik would present roses and spray rosewater intent on spreading love—and to honor Vahagn, god of fire and war.
Here's what you need to know about St. George's Chapel and Windsor Castle," 13 May These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'goddess. First Known Use of goddess 14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1. Learn More about goddess. Resources for goddess Time Traveler! Explore the year a word first appeared. Dictionary Entries near goddess goddamned Goddard goddaughter goddess goddesshood goddess-ship go dead. Time Traveler for goddess The first known use of goddess was in the 14th century See more words from the same century.
English Language Learners Definition of goddess. Kids Definition of goddess. More from Merriam-Webster on goddess Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with goddess Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for goddess Spanish Central: Again in second-wave feminism in the U. Today both women and men continue to be involved in the Goddess movement Christ The popularity of organizations such as the Fellowship of Isis attest to the continuing growth of the religion of the Goddess throughout the world.
While much of the attempt at gender equity in mainstream Christianity Judaism never recognized any gender for God is aimed at reinterpreting scripture and degenderizing language used to name and describe the divine Ruether, ; Plaskow, , there are a growing number of people who identify as Christians or Jews who are trying to integrate goddess imagery into their religions Kien, ; Kidd ,"Goddess Christians Yahoo Group". The term "sacred feminine" was first coined in the s, in New Age popularizations of the Hindu Shakti.
Hinduism also worships multitude of goddesses that have their important role and thus in all came to interest for the New Age, feminist, and lesbian feminist movements. The term "goddess" has also been adapted to poetic and secular use as a complimentary description of a non-mythological woman. Shakespeare had several of his male characters address female characters as goddesses, including Demetrius to Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream "O Helen, goddess, nymph, perfect, divine! Pisanio also compares Imogen to a goddess to describe her composure under duress in Cymbeline.
Most Modern Pagan traditions honour one or more goddesses. While some who follow Wicca believe in a duotheistic belief system, consisting of a single goddess and a single god, who in hieros gamos represent a united whole, others recognize only one or more goddesses. In Wicca "the Goddess" is a deity of prime importance, along with her consort the Horned God.
Within many forms of Wicca the Goddess has come to be considered as a universal deity, more in line with her description in the Charge of the Goddess , a key Wiccan text. In this guise she is the "Queen of Heaven", similar to Isis. She also encompasses and conceives all life, much like Gaia. Similarly to Isis and certain late Classical conceptions of Selene , she is the summation of all other goddesses, who represent her different names and aspects across the different cultures. The Goddess is often portrayed with strong lunar symbolism, drawing on various cultures and deities such as Diana , Hecate , and Isis , and is often depicted as the Maiden, Mother, and Crone triad popularised by Robert Graves see Triple Goddess below.
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Many depictions of her also draw strongly on Celtic goddesses. Some Wiccans believe there are many goddesses, and in some forms of Wicca, notably Dianic Wicca , the Goddess alone is worshipped, and the God plays very little part in their worship and ritual. Goddesses or demi-goddesses appear in sets of three in a number of ancient European pagan mythologies; these include the Greek Erinyes Furies and Moirai Fates ; the Norse Norns ; Brighid and her two sisters, also called Brighid, from Irish or Celtic mythology.
Robert Graves popularised the triad of "Maiden" or "Virgin" , "Mother" and "Crone", and while this idea did not rest on sound scholarship, his poetic inspiration has gained a tenacious hold. Considerable variation in the precise conceptions of these figures exists, as typically occurs in Neopaganism and indeed in pagan religions in general. Some choose to interpret them as three stages in a woman's life, separated by menarche and menopause. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Goddess disambiguation. Earth Goddess and Mother Goddess.
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