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Isis and Telethusa, by Bernard Picart (701). This work shows the interaction between the Egyptian Goddess Isis and Iphis's mother, Telethusa, before she gives birth. Iphis's father, Ligdus, told his wife they couldn’t afford to keep the child if it was a girl. Isis then answered Telethusa's prayers, saying "be sure you rear the babe, whatever it shall be.” Later, Telethusa gives birth to a baby girl (Iphis), but heeds the goddess's advice and raises the baby as a boy to hide the truth.

Isis by Tsuyoshi Nagano, Tokyo Illustrators Society copyright 1988. This illustration of the Egyptian Goddess Isis shows the beauty and strength of Ovid's "Goddess of Hope." The way that she is depicted in Japanese art shows the blending of perceptions of deities across different parts of the world.

Admete (pronounced ad-MEET-ee) is the Greek Goddess of Unmarried Women. She is one of the Okeanides, the 3000 daughters of Tethys and Okeanos, Goddess and God of the Oceans. Admete was one of the Okeanides who were attending Persephone when she was abducted by Hades. Her name means “unwedded.” Illustration: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema- A Greek Woman 1869

Anna Perenna is the Roman Goddess of long life and renewal, health and plenty. Her two names both make reference to the year: anna means "to live through a year", while perenna means "last many years" (still seen in the English words annual and perennial). She seems to be concerned with cycles of renewal, and connecting the past to the present; She Herself is described in some legends as old, and in others as young.

She is Calypso, the sea nymph, the daughter of the Titan, Atlas. She lived on a beautiful island, so beautiful that even the gods themselves were stunned by it. It was on this island that Odysseus was shipwrecked during his travels and Calypso tended his wounds and fell in love with him, offering him immortal life and love. She kept him on the island for seven years and Odysseus must have made the best of things as they had two children.