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Dea Artio, Bear-goddess of the Gauls.

Celtic Bear: Ursula - In Celtic myth the bear is a symbol of great strength and power.

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Artio is the Continental Celtic Goddess of fertility and wild animals, especially bears, and in fact that is exactly what Her name means, "Bear".

2nd C. AD the "Aufanian mothers." Gallo-Roman stela of A Trinity Celtic Goddess. In Celtic mythology, Dea Matrona, divine mother goddess, was the goddess of the river Marne in Gaul. She was also widely worshipped as triple (often fertility) goddesses called Deae Matres throughout northern Europe, not just in Celtic areas.

In Celtic mythology, Dea Matrona ("divine mother goddess") was the goddess of the river Marne in Gaul. In many areas she was worshipped as a triple goddess with a wider sphere of influence. This triadic deity is well attested throughout northern Europe not just in Celtic areas, and was similar to the Fates, Furies, Norns, and other such figures.

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The Bona Dea is a very ancient and holy Roman Goddess of Women and Healing, who was worshipped exclusively by women. Her true name is sometimes said to be Fauna, which means “She Who Wishes Well.” Fauna was considered Her secret name, not to be spoken–especially by men–so She is usually referred to by the name the women called Her: Bona Dea, or the “Good Goddess”.

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Al-Uzza (“The Most Mighty”) is a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess, the virgin warrior and youngest in the triad of goddesses with Menat (“Time”, the Death or Fate goddess, sometimes—I think erroneously—called the Goddess of the Full Moon, since the Moon in Arabia was masculine) and Al Lat (whose name means “The Goddess”, as Al Lah means “The God”).

Hathor is one of the most beloved of Egypt’s goddesses, a benevolent, understanding and stunningly beautiful figure responsible for all artistic endeavor and happiness in the world. The goddess of joy, celebration, music and art, she presides over festivals whose sole purpose is to bring joy to the participants; she is also a goddess of the family, and is known to protect children, provide their mothers with new siblings and to heal their small ills with infinite care.

✯ Gallic Goddess of moon, woods and hunting in the Ardennes. “Lady of the Forests”: The Celts of Gaul (France) honored Her as Goddess of Justice and Childbirth. The Ardennes Forest, named after Her, were Her special domain. She is accompanied by a boar, her sacred animal. The Romans equated her with their Diana.✯

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Mother Goddess (Matrika) Post-Gupta period, mid- 6th century, India. One of a group of 7 mother goddesses sprung from a Hindu male god. Despite their beauty, matrikas represent dangerous and malevolent forces— Their combined power is understood to be embodied in the mother goddess, Durga.

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, Priestess of Heaven, Light of the World, First Daughter of the Moon, Righteous Justice, Holy Shepherdess, and Loud Thundering Storm.

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Goddess Artemis

Owl Goddess