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Anu, pronounced an-oo, is the Celtic Mother Goddess, Dawn Mother, and Goddess of death and the dead. She is greater Goddess of Ireland. She is the goddess of cattle, health, fertility, prosperity, and comfort. She sometimes formed a trinity with Badb and Macha as the flowering fertility aspect of the maiden. She is also called Ana, Annan, Danu, or Don, and later St Anne. She is the wife of the sun God Belenos, and is considered the ancestor of all the Gods.
Hathor is one of the most beloved of Egypt’s goddesses, a benevolent, understanding and stunningly beautiful figure responsible for all artistic endeavor and happiness in the world. The goddess of joy, celebration, music and art, she presides over festivals whose sole purpose is to bring joy to the participants; she is also a goddess of the family, and is known to protect children, provide their mothers with new siblings and to heal their small ills with infinite care.
Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of love, delights in the creation of beauty and art, sensual delights and self-adornment. Her symbols are mirrors, jewelry, honey, golden silks and feather fans. Creativity in decorating home and temple is a way of honoring Oshun, who will bless any beautiful space created in Her honor. There is no object so common that Oshun will not appreciate more if it is made artistic and pleasing to the eye.
Tlazolteotl is the Aztec and Toltec Goddess of Guilty Pleasures, who both inspires and forgives carnal acts. She is a Love and Earth goddess who is said to remove sins from Her worshippers by absorbing them into Herself. The punishment for adultery under harsh Aztec law was death; but if the offender confessed to Tlazolteotl he or she was absolved and the law would not touch them. She is the mother of Cinteotl, the Corn God, and Xochiquetzal, the Goddess of Love.