Questions tagged [goddesses]

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Did Sif (the Norse Goddess) ever become a Warrior in mythology?

In modern recreations of the character (e.g. in the Marvel Universe), Sif is depicted as a Warrior, usually of Justice*), generally associated with the aspect(s) of Justice. However, in the original ...
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Greek female name associated with gifts, a tool, a weapon, or a lie - must sound relatively 'normal' for a modern name

I'm writing a story, and the beginning of the story has a woman in it that doesn't actually exist - she's a figment of some mental manipulation upon the protagonist by a magical Greek cult. I've done ...
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Adeona and Abeona

I've been trying to research the roles of the goddesses Adeona and Abeona in Roman mythology, but am having great difficulty finding primary sources, such as the texts of Roman myths and literature. ...
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Are there any myths that prove Athena was the favorite daughter of Zeus?

In Greek mythology, Athena is often said to be favourite child of Zeus. The only proof that I know of is him gifting her his shield (Aegis). But are there any other myths that provide proof for this ...
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What is that on Athena's chest?

In this statue there is something what looks like a face on Athena's chest. I have seen it on some other statues of Athena. What is it? Is there a myth behind it?
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Who is the Queen of Heaven in the The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl?

In the The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl classic of ancient China, who exactly is the Queen of Heaven? Is it Doumu or The Queen Mother of the West or Wusheng Laomu?
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Are Canaanite Goddesses Associated with Pigs?

Many goddesses are associated with pigs, mostly because of their fertility. For example, the pig was sacred to Isis, and the Greeks sacrificed pigs to Demeter, and also in sacrificial rituals at ...
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Norse god/goddess of law or justice

Is there a Norse god/goddess of law or justice? Or is law/justice a too western of concept to have back then?
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Who is Mother Weather, to which some people refer in their essays or posts?

Is this the same as Mother Nature? And here are some examples. Don’t Mess with Mother Weather By Vicki Lathom Just because...
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What was Athena's punishment for her involvement in a plot against Zeus?

When Hera, Apollo, Poseidon and Athena lead a revolt/rebellion against Zeus, they failed and were punished. Apollo and Poseidon were sent to build Troy's wall. Hera was tied upside down from the ...
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Goddesses Who Give Birth Without Pain

I'm aware that some Mesopotamian goddesses are said to give birth painlessly, and also the case of Leto in Greece who does the same, but I'm looking for other examples. Does anyone know other examples?...