An Egyptian wooden figurine of a woman with lion's face and movable arms. Most likely the Lion-headed Goddess Sekhmet (also spelled Sachmet, Sakmet, Sakhet, Sekmet, Sakhmet and Sekhet; and given the Greek name, Sachmis).
Hebe by Bertel Thorvaldson, 1806,
This photograph was taken in Italy,Villa d’Este, Tivoli. It's a View of the grotto 'Fontana Della Madre Natura' with a statue of Diana of Ephesus, the great nature goddess. Sculpted by Gillis van den Vliete in 1568, the statue was originally part of the Fountain of the Organ, but was relocated in the 17th century for two reasons: to place in its place a little temple with a hydrolic organ, and it was felt to be overly pagan in appearance.
godesses // female icons // ancestral mothers // sacred women // life givers // original source
Pagan Celtic stone figures, c. 5th century BCE
Celtic Gneiss Stone Figure of a Goddess, perhaps Brigantia, 200-300, stone from Outer Hebrides. A mother, warrior, virgin, hag, conveyor of fertility, giver of prosperity to the land and protectress of the flocks and herds. Tied to the land whose features seemed to be manifestations of her power. When no longer venerated, converted into local nymphs, guardians of wells, or supernatural hags, conferring benefits/evils. Celtic goddesses remain traceable in local saints and spirits of localitie...
Kuba Terracotta Vessel in the Form of a Woman. Africa Origin: Southeastern Congo Circa: 20 th Century AD
Athene The goddess is depicted holding a spear in one hand and her helm in the other. Her breast is covered by the aigis, a snake-trimmed cloak.
Figure of Horus as a Falcon,Late period Egyptian-Ptolemaic Period,711-30 B.C. Metal-Bronze.............
Sculpture from the ‘sanctuary under the rocks’, 6500-5500 BC (Lepenski Vir, Serbia)
3rd–early 2nd millennium b.c.; Southwestern Arabia
Steatopygous female figure, ca. 4500–4000 B.C.; Final Neolithic Cycladic Marble. This figure, now missing its head, is a masterful example of a rare type known as steatopygous, characterized by a fleshy abdomen and massive thighs and buttocks, all undoubtedly indicative of nourishment and fertility. In contrast, the figure's upper torso is flat in profile with the arms typically framing V-shaped, pendant breasts. The corpulent, markedly stylized, thighs taper to diminutive, stumplike feet.ME...
Athena Parthnos, Roman copy of a Greek original, Ca. 130-150 CE. “A miniature Roman reproduction of the famous statue that Phidias made for the Parthenon in Athens between 447 annd 438 B.C. The original was about eleven meters in height and was of gold and ivory. The finest copies, of which the present is an outstanding example, are small works with certain differences in proportion and details.”
In the central African Luba culture, twins are called "children of the moon" & are associated w/ the spirit world
Coyolxauhqui (pronounced coh-yohl-SHAU-kee) is the Aztec Goddess of the moon and the Milky Way. Her name means “golden bells”, and she is the eldest daughter of the earth Goddess Coatlicue
Roman Khalilov - goddess
Statue of Ramesses II, Luxor Temple, Egypt
ca.1300 BCE. Dancing Goddess Waving Sheaves of Grain in her hands surrounded by lovely modeled Rampant Goats. Ugarit (N. Syria) Phoenician. Bare chested wearing an elaborate skirt, headdress, and jewelry. Symbols of fertility and agriculture. Louvre,
Ram's head crystal pendant Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.
ancient Babylonian Goddess Ishtar/Inanna
Mother Goddess Medium: Gray terracotta Dates: ca.320-200 B.C. Period: Maurya Period
Asherah - Hebrew Semitic mother Goddess who appears in Akkadian writings as Ashratum/Ashratu and Hittite as Asherdu and Ugaritic Athirat. She is the wife/consort of Sumerian Anu or Ugaritic El, the oldest deities in the pantheons. Allat is "goddess par excellence". In book of Jeremiah (628 BC) calls her queen of heaven. In Ugaritic texts (1200 BCE) she is "lady of the sea"