Durga is a fierce goddess in the Hindu pantheon. She pre-dates the Aryans. She is the mother, the origin, of other gods such as Ganesh, Kali, Saraswati & Chinnamasta. She was mistakenly referred to in another post as a demi-god in a branch of Hinduism. Durga is no one's half goddess or lesser goddess. She is a main goddess, a force to be reckoned with, and petitioned when one needs invincibility on one's side because that is how she is known: One who cannot be defeated.

Warrior Godess of Inner Strength and Protection. "What a beautiful belief and what a beautiful placebo!

Völuspá is the Norse Goddess of Wisdom and Prophecy. She is the seer or völva who tells Odin the story of how the world was created, and how it would come to its end. She is not named in the poem, and subsequent tellings have given her the name of her work, which means “the völva’s prophecy.”

Artist: Brad Kunkle ~ “Two Suns,” (Oil and Gold leaf on canvas)

In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt, when the kingdom of Egypt was divided. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.

In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt, when the kingdom of Egypt was divided.

Lilith and Eve- Lilith was Adam's first wife, edited out of the bible but still in the Torah. She refused to lay down under man and was cast from the garden. Then God took a rib from Adam and made Eve. Lilith has been demonized (note the bat wings) but all she did was say "No" [BTW- I removed the responses from people telling me Lilith's role in the Bible (She isn't in the Bible, people) and assuring me she was a demon- don't bother to educate me on your doctrine- thanks)

Lilith and Eve- Lilith was Adam's first wife, edited out of the bible but still in the Torah. She refused to lay down under man and was cast from the garden. Then God took a rib from Adam and made Eve. Lilith has been demonized (note the bat wings)

Cerridwen (also Caridwen) and her cauldron, Celtic goddess of corn, wife of Tegid Voel, Lord of the Lake. She had two children, a beautiful daughter and an ugly boy. To make up for the hideousness she gave her son the gift of inspiration ad knowledge by collecting magic herbs and brewing them in her cauldron for a year and a day

cerridwen and her cauldron, celtic goddess of magic. A rather pissed of Cerridwen, I think.

Goddess figurine, Chalandriani type Early Aegean, Cycladic, about 2300–2000 B.C. Boston Museum of Fine Art.

Female figure, Chalandriani type Early Aegean, Cycladic Bronze Age, Early Cycladic II-III Period about B. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dúfa (The Pitching One), is a Norse Giantess, a Goddess and Personification of an aspect of Ocean Waves. She is one of the Nine daughters of Ægir and Rán, God and Goddess of the Sea.

Saskia de Brauw & Kat Hessen by Boris Ovini -- While not my favourite photographer, politically speaking, he does do nice work with a plain studio.

Minoan Goddess, photo taken in the British Museum

Minoan Goddess, Late Bronze Age, British Museum Unfortunately polytheism (Olympians) destroyed most of the Greek temples and those pagan artifacts are extremely rare

Four small Venus figurines, 20,000 to 21,000 years old, found at Avdeevo, a paleolithic site near Kursk, Russia.

4 of the Avdeevo Venuses BCE) Left to Right: Venus No One of the Double Venus figures. Venus No 9 Venus No 7 BCE

Pech-Merle Cave and Museum: The Neolithic Mother-Goddess (the Universal Progenitor) dates from about 3150BC and was discovered in the town of Capdenac-le-Haut

Pech-Merle Cave and Museum: The Neolithic Mother-Goddess (the Universal Progenitor) dates from about and was discovered in the town of Capdenac-le-Haut Quercy France

Bronze female votive figure from the Bastetani or Bastuli, pre-Roman people of the Iberian peninsula

The Bastetani or Bastuli were an ancient Iberian (pre-Roman) people of the Iberian peninsula (the Roman Hispania). Bronze votive feminine figure by the Bastetani.

Terracotta Bearded Figurine w/Necklace, ca 2400-2000 BC. North Syria

Bearded Figurine with Necklace Syrian (Artist) BC terracotta (Ceramics)

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