Goddess Symbols:


Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of the Greek goddess Artemis

Goddess symbols that were personalized for each goddess were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses were often worn as jewelry. They were 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 myths featuring 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.

Artemis (also known as the Roman goddess Diana) is often represented by the new moon and by symbols associated with her fierce and adventurous, yet distinctly feminine,  nature. It is hardly surprizing that many of our ikons representing  feminine strength and the passionate embrace of causes are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of Artemis. 


goddess symbols Artemis


Goddess Symbols of Artemis

Crescent moon (new moon), bow and arrow, sandals, clouds, three pillars,
and blue sky.



Dogs, guinea fowl, elephant, horses,  bear, dove, deer, and bee.



Anemones, flowering almond, hazel, ranunculus, honeysuckle, thistle, laurel, and fir tree.



Jasmine, aloe, ginseng, lemon verbena, and camphor


Gems and Metals:    

Moonstone, pearl, quartz, crystal, silver, turquoise, iron, aluminum, and diamonds.



Silver, white, red, green, and turquoise


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

Goddess Quiz: Artemis

Goddess Quiz: Artemis

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