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.
Anu, pronounced an-oo, is the Celtic Mother Goddess, Dawn Mother, and Goddess of death and the dead. She is greater Goddess of Ireland. She is the goddess of cattle, health, fertility, prosperity, and comfort. She sometimes formed a trinity with Badb and Macha as the flowering fertility aspect of the maiden. She is also called Ana, Annan, Danu, or Don, and later St Anne. She is the wife of the sun God Belenos, and is considered the ancestor of all the Gods.
✯ 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.✯
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.