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Goddess Symbols:
Tara

 
     

Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Tara


Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Tara (most widely  known in her incarnations as the White Tara or the Green Tara) is often represented as a beautiful, light-skinned, slender and elegant woman.  She is often pictured with her male counterpart, a Buddha. When depicted as Green Tara, her skin is often painted in shades of green.  Many of her goddess symbols allude to her "all-seeing"nature by showing eyes painted on her forehead, palms, and feet . . . meant to imply that all of her acts are performed with awareness and wisdom.

 

goddess symbols Tara

 

Goddess Symbols of Tara

General:    

Star, third eye (in the middle of the forehead), seven eyes (including eyes in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet), full moon, lakes, rainbows, and the number 3, 7, and 11

 

Animals:  

Owl, raven, sow, and mare

 

Plants:    

Lotus blossom, either open or closed and any orange flowers

 

Perfumes/Scents:    

Incense (especially Green Tara incense), rose, musk, jonquils

 

Gems and Metals:    

Diamonds, rose quartz, pink tourmaline, emerald ( any pink or green stones)

 

Colors:    

All colors, but especially white and green

 

Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

Goddess Quiz: Tara

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