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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).

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godesses // female icons // ancestral mothers // sacred women // life givers // original source

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Roman Khalilov - goddess

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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…

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Statue of Ramesses II, Luxor Temple, Egypt

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3rd–early 2nd millennium b.c.; Southwestern Arabia

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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…

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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.”

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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"

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Pagan Celtic stone figures, c. 5th century BCE

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