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Goddesses of Motherhood, Fertility or Pregnancy

Goddesses of Motherhood, Fertility or Pregnancy

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The golden-haired wife of the god Thor. There is not much known about her, except that she could originally have been a fertility goddess

Bunzi - rain and fertility Goddess of Zaire who is depicted as a rainbow colored snake.

Villa d'Este - Diana of Ephesus, multi-breasted fertility goddess, by kganes, via Flickr

Anahita - A Persian water goddess, fertility goddess, and patroness of women, as well as a goddess of war

Pachamama, a fertility goddess that presides over the harvest, is revered by many indigenous people in the Andes.

In Sumerian mythology, Ninhursag is the Earth and Mother Goddess, one of the seven great deities of Sumer. She is principally a Fertility Goddess. Temple hymn sources identify her as the 'true and great lady of heaven' and kings of Sumer were 'nourished by Ninhursag's milk'. She is typically depicted wearing a horned head-dress and tiered skirt, often with bow cases at her shoulders, and not infrequently carries a mace or baton surmounted by an omega motif or a derivation, sometimes

Buk (or Abek) is a Fertility Goddess, still worshiped by some of the Dinka and Nuer people of Sudan. She is the Goddess of Rivers and Streams. She's the mother of Deng, God of Rain, but unlike her son she never loses her temper. She also has two thriving daughters: Candit and Nyaliep. She represents the fertile aspect of women, and thus rules over gardens, and her symbol is a small snake.

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Mokosh - Slavic fertility goddess

Irish Fertility Goddess - Sheela na Gig at Castlmagner Co. Cork. Their role is hotly debated - this particular one however, attracts women hoping to concieve.

Danu is the Irish earth Goddess, mother of the Tuatha Dé Danann (people of the Goddess Danu). Danu is an ancient Goddess, and was worshipped extensively throughout Western Europe, ruling over rivers, magic, fertility, wells, and wisdom. She gives her name to many European places, including the Danube River and the country of Denmark. Danu, whose name means “wisdom”, was known as Don in Wales, and her name is also seen as Dana or Danann.

Rhiannon, Welsh Goddess of the earth, fertility, horses and birds, who also has links to the Underworld

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Druantia is the Celtic Goddess of Fir Trees and Fertility. Her names derives from the Indo-European root “deru” meaning tree or wood. Also called the Queen of the Druids, Druantia is associated with the fertility of both plants and humans, ruling over sex and passion. She is credited with the creation of the Celtic tree calendar, which divides the year into 13 months that correspond to the cycles of the moon. One association that is frequently mistaken with Druantia is with the Dryads—while b...

Mater Matuta from the Estruscan city of Chiusi (4th c. BCE) -- In Roman religion, Mater Matuta was the goddess of the ripening of grain and of women's fertility. Her worship in Italy was widespread and of ancient origin. The festival of the Mater Matuta (the Matralia) was held on June 11.

Nane was an Armenian pagan Mother Goddess. She was the Goddess of War, Wisdom, and Motherhood, and the daughter of the supreme God Aramazd. Nane looked like a young beautiful woman in the clothing of a warrior, with spear and shield in hand, like the Greek Athene, with whom she was identified in the Hellenic period.

Juno – Roman Goddess of Fertility

Ode to Juno - Roman Goddess of Fertility

Boldogasszony is the Hungarian Goddess of Motherhood and Birth. She watches over children and assists with birth. With the coming of Christianity, she was replaced by the Virgin Mary, but one of Hungary’s most famous churches, Sarlos Boldogasszony (Visitation of Our Lady), still bears her name. Boldogasszony means “happy mistress”, and she is also known as Nagyasszony (big mistress) or Kisasszony (little mistress).

Mokosh (aka Makosh). A goddess of fertility, water, and women in old #Slavic #mythology. According to folk belief she shears sheep and spins thread. The name itself is derived from the word combination maty kota ‘mother of the cat,’ that is, ‘mother of good fortune.’ She is related to All Mother Goddesses.

"Brid, the great mother goddess of Ireland, represents fertility, childbirth, power, creativity and inspiration. Also known as Brighid, Brigit and Bride, she is credited as a protectress and guardian of children; also a Goddess of fire, the sun, music and medicine. " This image copyright © Jessica Galbreth 2002.

[Fantasy art] Brid by jagalbreth at Epilogue

Aysyt is the Yakut Mother Goddess of the Turkic Yakut of Siberia. The name means "birthgiver" and may also be called the "Mother of Cradles". Her full name is given as Ajysyt-ijaksit-khotan, meaning "Birthgiving nourishing mother". Ajysyt was responsible for conducting the soul of a newborn child to its birth and attended every birth. Women would channel Ajysyt, believing that doing so would relieve them of pain during childbirth.

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Hathor: This Egyptian goddess is represented by the head of a cow to symbolize life-giving milk. She is a sky and sun goddess who helps with all aspects of mothering. Hathor personified the principles of love, beauty, music, motherhood and joy

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Isis: Egyptian Goddess of motherhood and fertility. Creatrix and Divine Queen.

Frigga is a Norse Goddess. She is the wife of Odin, and ruler over love, birth, marriage, destiny, and the sky. She weaves the sky and fates, and is considered responsible for the fertility of crops (due to the rain and sun from the sky). She is considered the “All mother

Deity of the Day: Frigg/Frigga

Frigg is one of the foremost goddesses of Norse mythology. She is the patron of marriage and motherhood, and the goddess of love and fertility.

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Matrona Gaul goddess

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