Goddess Names : A Guide


Names of the goddesses from Greek mythology, names from Roman legends,  goddesses Egyptian, Celtic, Slav, African,  and from every distant corner of the Great Mother Earth . . . So many god and goddess names !

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The Names of Goddesses
 and the Cultures From Which They Arose

 

How can we ever hope to keep them straight, all these god and goddess names? Just scroll down the page to find the Names of Goddesses: A Correspondence Chart".  (Warning: you're on your own with the pronunciation!)

How did we come to have so many names for all the goddesses, with some of them seeming almost identical and yet with each goddess named differently?
       

You can read a brief explanation of the evolution of the goddess names and characteristics by clicking on this link.


Use this link to access the
 
Cross-Cultural Correspondence Chart

 

Links to Additional Listings of
the Names of Goddesses in World Cultures:

Gods and Goddesses

Fertility Goddesses
(+ goddesses of pregnancy and childbirth)

Dictionary of Afro-Caribbean Gods and Goddesses

Obsidian's Dictionary of Pantheons

Polytheology, Part 4: The Deities

She of a Thousand Names

Slavic Shamanism "Koldovtsvo"

Thelema (Ancient)

Goddess Archetypes (Belorussian translation
 

To read the myths of any of the goddesses featured at the site, use the links provided below.

Goddess Names
Directory of Myths

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Aphrodite||
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Arachne||
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Athena ||
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Saint Brigid ||
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Demeter||
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Freya ||
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Hecate ||
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Inanna ||
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Mazu
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Mnemosyne ||
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Tara ||
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Uzume ||
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White Buffalo
Calf Woman
 
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Yemaya||

So many goddesses, and so little time!! We've neglected  many of them at the website, paying the most attention to the goddesses from Greek mythology

If you find that we've omitted the names of any goddesses that you feel strongly about contact us and we'd be happy to add your goddess to our To-Do list!

Names are important, so we'd like to pay homage to some of the goddesses we've neglected and promise that we plan to include more of them from different cultures on our main pages soon!

(For extensive information about the Goddesses in Greek Mythology and the names identified with corresponding Roman deities See Bulfinch's Mythology. )

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