Art by Cathy Delanssay. Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of love, delights in the creation of beauty and art. She is called the “Lady of Secrets”, “Lady of Love” and “Lady of Gold”. She rules the 'sweet' waters - rainfall, lakes, rivers, and streams. She is the Goddess of passion, and sensuality, as well as abundance, and prosperity. She belonged to no man and believed all was fair in games of love. Her symbols are mirrors, jewelry, honey, golden silks and feather fans.
The Goddess Inanna in breast-offering pose. As early as 3500 B.C.E. Inanna was worshiped as the great Goddess of Sumeria. Also known as Queen of Heaven and Earth..