Discover and save creative ideas
    Explore these ideas and more!

    Dea Artio, Bear-goddess of the Gauls.

    Artio, Bear Goddess of the Celts by Thalia Took Artio (Dea Artio in the Gallo-Roman religion) is the Continental Celtic Goddess of fertility and wild animals, especially bears, and in fact that is exactly what Her name means, “Bear”. Her name is derived from the Gaulish word artos, bear. Other Celtic languages have similar words, such as Old Irish art, Welsh arth - which may also be the source for the modern name Arthur.

    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.

    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”.

    Goddess

    Asteria ~ Titan Goddess of prophetic dreams, astrology, and necromancy. She is the mother of Hecate by Perses.

    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”).

    Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of love, delights in the creation of beauty and art, sensual delights and self-adornment. Her symbols are mirrors, jewelry, honey, golden silks and feather fans. Creativity in decorating home and temple is a way of honoring Oshun, who will bless any beautiful space created in Her honor. There is no object so common that Oshun will not appreciate more if it is made artistic and pleasing to the eye.

    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.

    Marah is a Canaanite Water-Goddess, considered benevolent and merciful. She is the daughter of the great Mother Goddess Athirat-of-the-Sea, and twin sister to Anat, the Warrior Maiden Goddess of extraordinarily bad temper. Little is known about her, we even don't know if She is primarily a Goddess of the ocean, rivers, or lakes.

    goddess

    ✯ 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.✯

    Earth Goddess

    Mahadevi, the Great Goddess

    Moon goddess

    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.

    bear

    goddess