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Inanna was the Queen of the Sumerian Pantheon and Goddess of love, fertility and war. Her other names included Ninanna (Queen of the Sky) and as Ninsinanna she was personification of the planet Venus, linked to the morning and evening star. The Babylonians knew her as Ishtar. Sacred marriage rites were performed at the Sumerian New Year. At the ceremony this Goddess would be invoked to bless the couples with fertility.


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Papataunuku, Maori Earth Goddess from Creation Myth. Wood carving of Rangi and Papatuanuku in Nelson NZ — with Sofia Iturralde.

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Court of the Dead

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Bronze female figure, Cretan, Late Minoan I 1600-1450 BCE Metropolitan Museum

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Numerous statues survive of a Black Artemis , like this Roman copy of the original Ephesian goddess in the Musei Capitolini. Late copies also adopt the mural (city walls) crown popular in the Hellenistic period. It was originally an attribute of Syrian Tyche, goddess of Fortune.

Upis, Goddess of Lydia, also called Artemis Ephesia

Cernunnos. "The Horned One" is a Celtic god of fertility, life, animals, wealth, and the underworld. He was worshipped all over Gaul, and his cult spread into Britain as well. Cernunnos is depicted with the antlers of a stag. The Horned God is born at the winter solstice, marries the goddess at Beltane, and dies at the summer solstice. He alternates with the goddess of the moon in ruling over life and death, continuing the cycle of death, rebirth and reincarnation

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