Head of Demeter or Kore Greek, made in Sicily, 350-300 BC Terracotta Inventory # 76.AD.34 The worship of Demeter (goddess of agriculture) and her daughter, Kore, was popular in Sicily. The island was famous in antiquity for its fertile fields, which supplied grain to the rest of the Greek world. This head, broken from a bust or a full-length statue, would have been left as an offering in one of Demeter's many sanctuaries and temples.
Pompeii. Isis Statue | Temple of Isis. Isis (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις, original Egyptian pronunciation more likely "Aset" or "Iset") is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.
Pallas Athene the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage was a daughter of Zeus. He suffered a terrible headache, so called upon the blacksmith god Hephaestus to bring him a radical cure. With a single swing of his mighty axe, Hephaestus cleaved open the head of Zeus, whereupon with a loud cry sprang forth Pallas Athene - fully grown and armed.
Statue of Hermanubis, a hybrid of Anubis and the Greek god Hermes. In the Ptolemaic period (350–30 BCE), when Egypt became a Hellenistic kingdom ruled by Greek pharaohs, Anubis was merged with the Greek god Hermes, becoming Hermanubis. The two gods were considered similar because they both guided souls to the afterlife. The center of this cult was in uten-ha/Sa-ka/ Cynopolis, a place whose Greek name means "city of dogs."
An ancient Greek statue of Athena Parthenos (Phidias); the goddess of arts and warcraft is depicted with her symbolic attributes: a shield, a helmet and a figure of the victory-goddess Nike. (National Archaeological Museum of Athens)
Vanth is an Etruscan goddess of the Underworld whose presence indicates recent or impending death. Many Etruscan goddesses were shown with wings, but with Vanth they seem to be an integral part of her character. Sometimes her wings are painted with eyes, perhaps to represent all-seeing and inevitable death. She is depicted as partner to Kharun, the Etruscan version of the Greek god Charon, the Underworld guardian.
Urania ( /jʊˈreɪniə/; Greek: Οὐρανία; which stems from the Greek word for 'heavenly' or 'of heaven') was, in Greek mythology, the muse of astronomy. Some accounts list her as the mother of the musician Linus. She is usually depicted with a globe in her left hand. She is able to foretell the future by the arrangement of the stars. She is often associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit.
Mayan peoples of highland Guatemala honor Ixchel as the protector of women during childbirth. In this Mayan Goddess statue she is shown in her moon-maiden aspect with a fecund rabbit companion, an ancient and modern symbol of fertility.