goddesses by name

The Goddess Names & Correspondences

Goddess Mazu (Matsu)

Goddesses by Categories

Compiled by A. C. Smythe

Animals/Hunting

Anat (hunting; Canaanite)
Arachne (spiders; Greek)
Arduinna (hunting; Romano-Celtic)
Artemis (hunting; Greek)
Aspalis (hunting; Western Semitic)
Atalanta (hunting; Greek)
Diana (hunting; Roman)
Epona (horses; Celtic)
Hastseoltoi (hunting; Navajo)
Janguli (snakes; Buddhist)
Kebechet (snakes; Egyptian)
Neith (hunting; Egyptian)
Pakhet (hunting; Egyptian)
Rhiannon (horses; Celtic)

Art/Inspiration/Dancing/Music/Poetry

Ame-No-Uzume (dancing; Shinto-Japanese)
Athena (inspiration; Greek)
Brigid (poetry; Celtic)
Ceridwen (inspiration; Celtic)
Harmonia (music; Greco-Roman)
Hi'aika (dancing; Hawaiian)
Iambe (poetry; Greek)
Laka (dancing; Polynesian)
Minerva (arts and crafts; Roman)
Mnemosyne (mother of Muses; Greek)
Muraja (music; Buddhist)
Muses (inspiration; Greek)
Rhiannon (inspiration; Celtic)
Sarasvati (the arts; Hindu)

Childbirth/Midwifery

Anukis (Egyptian)
Artemis (Greek)
Aveta (Romano-Celtic)
Belet-Ili (Mesopotamian)
Brigid (Celtic)
Decima (Roman)
Diana (Roman)
Eileithyia (Greek)
Heket (Egyptian)
Hera (Greek)
Hesat (Egyptian)
Isara (Mesopotamian)
Nammu (Mesopotamian)
Renenutet (Egyptian)
Sasuratum (Western Semitic)
Taweret (Egyptian)
Teteoinnan-Toci (Aztec)
Thalna (Etruscan)
Xochiquetzal (Aztec)
Zarpanitum (Mesopotamian)

Creatrix

Antu (Mesopotamian)
Birrahgnooloo (Australian Aboriginal)
Cihuacoatl-Quilaztli (Aztec)
Danu (Celtic)
E Alom (Mayan)
Gunabibi (Australian Aboriginal)
Ishtar (Egyptian)
Iusaas (Egyptian)
Izanami-No-Kami (Shinto-Japanese)
Mawu (West African)
Nammu (Mesopotamian)
Neith (Egyptian)
Nu Kua (Chinese)
Nut (Egyptian)
White Buffalo Calf Woman (Native American)
Yhi (Australian)

Crones/Wise Women

Baba Yaga (Slavic)
Black Annis (Celtic)
Cailleach (Celtic)
Greine (Celtic)
Hecate (Greek)
Hel (Norse/Germanic)
Oya (Nigerian)
Pax (Roman)
Sedna (Inuit)
Skuld (Norse/Germanic)
Takotsi (Mesoamerican)
Toci (Aztec)

Destruction/Vengeance/Wrath

Badb (Celtic)
Bast (Egyptian)
Belili (Mesopotamian)
Durga (Hindu)
Erinys (Greek)
Hina (Polynesian)
Indrani (Hindu)
Itzpapalotl (Mesoamerican)
Kali Ma (Hindu)
Morrigan (Celtic)
Nemesis (Greco-Roman)
Nephthys (Egyptian)
Nirrti (Hindu)
Pele (Hawaiian)
Sekhmet (Egyptian)

Earth Mothers

Aeracura (Celtic)
Arianrhod (Celtic)
Bhumidevi (Hindu)
Changing Woman (Native American)
Chibirias (Mayan)
Cybele (Anatolian)
Danu (Celtic)
Demeter (Greek)
Devi (Hindu)
Gaia (Greek)
Green Tara (Hindu)
Hu-Tu (Chinese)
Inanna (Sumerian)
Iord (Nordic)
Kali (Hindu)
Mari (Basque)
Mokos (Slavic)
Ninhursag (Mesopotamian)
Paca-Mama (Inca)
Parvati (Hindu)
Rhea (Cretan/Greek)
Sita (Hindu)
Tellus (Roman)
Terra Mater (Roman)
Tlazolteotl (Mesoamerican)
Touia Fatuna (Polynesian)

Fate/Destiny

Ananke (Greek)
Atropos (Greek)
Freya (Norse)
Laima (Latvian)
Manawat (Western Semitic)
Nortia (Etruscan)

Fertility

Abundantia (Roman)
Ahurani (Persian)
Ama-Arhus (Mesopotamian)
Amaunet (Egyptian)
Anaitis (Persian)
Anat (Canaanite)
Andarta (Celtic)
Asase Yaa (West African)
Ashtoreth (Philistine)
Astarte (Western Semitic)
Athirat (Western Semitic)
Baba (Mesopotamian)
Bast (Egyptian)
Brigid (Celtic)
Demeter (Greek)
Diana (Roman)
Disani (Afghan-Hindukush)
Estsanatlehi (Navajo)
Frigga (Norse/Germanic)
Inanna (Sumerian)
Ishtar (Mesopotamian)
Morrigan (Celtic)
Ostara (Anglo-Saxon)
Quades (Western Semitic)

Good/Nurturing Mothers

Aditi (Hindu)
Ammavaru (Hindu)
Anu (Celtic)
Artemis (Greek)
Asherah (Canaanite)
Atargatis (Assyrian/Semitic)
Aya (Mesopotamian)
Bhrkuti-Tara (Buddhist)
Brahmani (Hindu)
Ceres (Roman)
Coatlicue (Aztec)
Cybele (Anatolian)
Demeter (Greek)
Devaki (Hindu)
Danu (Celtic)
Frigga (Norse/Germanic)
Gaia (Greek)
Hathor (Egyptian)
Ishtar (Mesopotamian)
Isis (Egyptian)
Kundalini (Aztec)
Kybele (Phrygian)
Magna Mater (Roman)
Mata (Hindu)
Meter (Greek)
Mut (Egyptian)
Ninhursaga (Mesopotamian)
Nut (Egyptian)
Parvati (Hindu)
White Buffalo Calf Woman (Native American)

Guardians/Protectors

Ankalamman (against demons; Hindu)
Anna Perenna (against famine; Roman)
Artemis (the vulnerable; Greek)
Bast (household; Egyptian)
Bes (women in labor; Egyptian)
Brigid (protects all who call; Celtic)
Diana (animals, virginity; Roman)
Green Tara (against physical and spiritual danger; Hindu)
Hecate (household, travelers, newborns; Greek)
Kuan Yin (against danger; Taoist)
Maharaksa (group of five guardian goddesses; Buddhist)
Mazu/Ma Tsu (seafaring; Chinese)
Securita (stability of empire; Roman)
Sekhmet (against disease; Egyptian)
Volumna (infants; Roman)
White Tara (life, peace; Hindu)
Wosret (protected Horus; Egyptian)

Healing/Health

Athena (Greek)
Bast (Egyptian)
Brigid (Celtic)
Gula (Mesopotamian)
Hygieia (Greek)
Ishtar (Mesopotamian)
Isis (Egyptian)
Ixchel (Mayan)
Kamrusepa (Hittite)
Kuan Yin (Taoist)
Meditrina (Roman)
Psyche (Greek)
Salus (Roman)
Sequana (Romano-Celtic)
Sirona (Romano-Celtic)
Sulis (Romano-Celtic)
Thatmanitu (Western Semitic)
Tozi (Aztec)
Zapotlantenan (Aztec)

Humor/Fun/Pleasure

Bast (Egyptian)
Baubo (Greek)
Iambe (Greek)
Uzume (Shinto-Japanese)

Justice

Athena (Greek)
Chang Yong (Chinese)
Dharma (Hindu)
Dike (Greek)
Hathor (Egyptian)
Maat (Egyptian)
Minerva (Roman)
Nanse (Mesopotamian)
Nemesis (Greco-Roman)
Nzambi (African)
Themis (Greco-Roman)

Magic

Ceridwen (Celtic)
Frigga (Norse/Germanic)
Hecate (Greek)
Isis (Egyptian)

Maidens

Anath (Canaanite)
Blodeuwedd (Celtic)
Brigid (Celtic)
Caer (Celtic)
Concordia (Roman)
Gerd (Nordic)
Kore (Greek)
Persephone (Greek)
Urdu (Nordic)

Sources

Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses
By Michael Jordan
Checkmark Books, 2004

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism
By Carl McColman
Alpha (Penguin Group), 2002

Goddess Gift: Meet the Goddesses Here
http://www.goddessgift.com/

New Book of Goddesses and Heroines
By Pat Monaghan
Llewellyn Publications, 2002

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards & Guidebook
By Doreen Virtue
Hay House Inc., 2004

Marriage/Love

Aphrodite (Greek)
Frigga (Norse/Germanic)
Hathor (Egypt)
Hera (Greek)
Ishara (Mesopotamian)
Juno (Roman)
Parvati (Hindu)
Venus (Roman)

Mermaids/Underwater

Atargatis (Assyrian/Semitic)
Aycayia (Caribbean)
Derketo (Greek)
Liban (Celtic)
Lorelei (Germanic)
Mami Wata (African)
Melusine (French)
Nereids (Greek)
Ningyo (Japanese)
Nix (Germanic)
Oceanids (Greek)
Ondine/Undine (French)
Sirens (Greek)

Moon

Arawa (East African)
Arianrhod (Celtic)
Artemis (Greek)
Caelestis (Carthaginian)
Ceridwen (Celtic)
Diana (Roman)
Gleti (West African)
Hecate (Greek)
Hina (Polynesian)
Ix Chel (Mayan)
Juno (Roman)
Kaumudi (Hindu)
Luna (Roman)
Mama-Kilya (Inca)
Marama (Polynesian)
Nikkal (Western Semitic)
Phoebe (Greek)
Rhiannon (Celtic)
Selene (Greek)
Tanit (Phoenician)
Oracles
Astarte (Western Semitic)
Freya (Norse/Germanic)
Morrigan (Celtic)
White Buffalo Calf Woman (Native American)
Passage
Adeona (children; Roman)
Alemona (unborn children; Roman)
Hecate (crossroads; Greek)
Patadharini (doorways, curtains; Buddhist)
Suleviae (crossroads; Romano-Celtic)

Rebirth/Renewal/Spring

Hera (Greek)
Inanna (Sumerian)
Isis (Egyptian)
Juno (Roman)
Ostara (Anglo-Saxon)
Persephone (Greek)
Prosperina (Roman)

Sexual Love/Beauty

Alpanu (Etruscan)
Anat (Canaanite)
Aphrodite (Greek)
Astarte (Canaanite)
Freya (Norse/Germanic)
Hathor (Egyptian)
Huitaca (Columbian)
Inanna (Sumerian)
Ishtar (Mesopotamian)
Lillith (Hebrew)
Oshun (Nigerian)
Radha (Hindu)
Rati (Hindu)
Turan (Etruscan)
Venus (Roman)
Xochiquetzal (Aztec)

Sky/Stars/Heaven

Arundhati (Hindu)
Astlik (Armenian)
Coyolxauhqui (Aztec)
Eos (Indo-European)
Hathor (Egyptian)
Hera (Greek)
Inanna (Sumerian)
Inmar (Finno-Ugric)
Ishtar (Mesopotamian)
Juno (Roman)
Lilith (Sumerian)
Marici (Buddhist)
Mater Matuta (Italic)
Mawu (West African)
Naksatras (Hindu)
Nut (Egyptian)
Oya (Nigerian)
Sophia (Gnostic)
Sothis (Egyptian)
Tara (Hindu)

Subconscious/Dreams

Astarte (Canannite)
Inanna (Sumerian)
Maat (Egyptian)
Nanshe (Mesopotamian)
Nephthys (Egyptian)
Persephone (Greek)
Psyche (Greek)

Sun/Light

Aine (Celtic)
Amaterasu (Shinto-Japanese)
Athena (Greek)
Bast (Egyptian)
Dipa (Buddhist)
Hathor (Egyptian)
Hine-Ata-Uira (Polynesian)
Kaumudi (Hindu)
Narisah (Manichaean)
Ningal (Mesopotamian)
Ostara (Anglo-Saxon)
Saule (Latvian)
Sophia (Gnostic)
Sul (Celtic)
Surya (Hindu)
Taditkara (Buddhist)
Tate Velika Vimali (Mesoamerican)
Tefnut (Egyptian)
Thesan (Etruscan)
Waka-Hiru-Me (Shinto-Japanese)
Wuriupranili (Australian Aboriginal)

Triple Goddesses

Brigid (Celtic)
Carmentes (Roman)
Changing Woman (Native American)
Diana Triformis (Celtic)
Fortunae—Concordia/Salus/Pax (Roman)
Hecate (Greek)
Helice (Greek)
Inanna/Ereshkigal (Sumerian)
Kali (Hindu)
Moirai (Greek)
Morrigan (Celtic)
Norns—Urdu/Verdandi/Skuld (Norse)
Persephone/Demeter/Hecate (Greek)
The Three Zoryas (Russian)

Underworld/Death

Allatu (Western Semitic)
Alpanu (Etruscan)
Ammut (Egyptian)
Arsay (Western Semitic)
Ataecina (Romano-Iberian)
Belet-Seri (Mesopotamian)
Ereshkigal (Sumerian)
Hakea (Polynesian)
Hel (Norse/Germanic)
Hina (Hawaiian)
Hine-Nui-Te-Po (Polynesian)
Libitina (Roman)
Nephthys (Egyptian)
Persephone (Greek)
Prosperina (Roman)
Rhiannon (Celtic)
Sedna (Inuit)
Sulis (Romano-Celtic)
Velu Mate (Latvian)

Vegetation/Forests/Agriculture

Abnoba (forests; Romano-Celtic)
Anna Kuari (Indian)
Aranyani (Hindu)
Arduinna (forests; Romano-Celtic)
Ariadne (Greek)
Ashnan (Mesopotamian)
Ashratum (Western Semitic)
Bhumi Devata (Indian)
Centeocihuatl (maize; Aztec)
Ceres (Roman)
Demeter (Greek)
Flora (flowers; Roman)
Frigga (Norse/Germanic)
Gefjon (agriculture; Norse/Germanic)
Kore/Persephone (corn; Greek)
Kundalini (Aztec)
Morrigan (Celtic)
Pomona (Roman)
Saraddevi (Buddhist)
Sif (corn; Nordic)
Three Sisters—Corn Woman, Squash Woman, 
     and Bean Woman (Native American)

War

Anat (Canaanite)
Andrasta (Romano-Celtic)
Astarte (Western Semitic)
Athena (Greek)
Badb (Celtic)
Bellona (Roman)
Boadicea (British)
Durga (Hindu)
Freya (Norse/Germanic)
Inanna (Sumerian)
Ishtar (Mesopotamian)
Korravai (Dravidian)
Minerva (Roman)
Morrigan (Celtic)
Nike (Greek)
Oya (Nigerian)
Sekhmet (Egyptian)

Water/Rivers/Sea

Abnoba (rivers; Romano-Celtic)
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari-No-Kami (heavenly water divider; Shinto-Japanese)
Amphitrite (sea; Greek)
Anaulikutsai'x (rivers; Native American)
Arnemetia (water; Romano-Celtic)
Boann (rivers; Celtic)
Buk (rivers; Sudanese)
Chalchiuhtlicue (water; Aztec)
Coventina (water; Roman)
Djila'qons (sea; Native American)
Doris (sea; Greek)
Eurynome (sea; Greek)
Ganga (rivers; Hindu)
Harpina (rivers; Greek)
Immap Ukua (sea; Inuit)
Leukothea (sea; Greco-Roman)
Mama Qoca (sea; Inca)
Manannan (sea; Celtic)
Mazu (sea; Taoist)
Mizu-Ha-No-Me (Shinto-Japanese)
Sedna (deep sea; Inuit)
Thetis (rivers, sea; Greek)
Tin Hau (water; Taoist)
Yemaya (sea; Nigerian)

Wealth/Fortune/Luck

Abundantia (Roman)
Aje (West African)
Anuradha (Hindu)
Ashiakle (West African)
Benten-San (Shinto-Japanese)
Ekajata (Buddhist)
Fortuna (Roman)
Laksmi (Hindu)
Rhiannon (Celtic)
Tyche (Greco-Roman)
Woman Who Fell to Earth (Native American)

Wisdom

Asherah (Canaanite)
Athena (Greek)
Cailleach (Celtic)
Ceridwen (Celtic)
Hecate (Greek)
Ishtar (Mesopotamian)
Isis (Egyptian)
Kuan Yin (Taoist)
Lilith (Sumerian)
Metis (Greek)
Minerva (Roman)
Nissaba (Mesopotamian)
Sarasvati (Hindu)
Shekinah (Hebrew)
Sophia (Gnostic)
Tara (Hindu)
Vajrayogini (Buddhist)



 

Goddess Gift: Discover Your Personal Goddess Type
By Sharon Turnbull
Quiet Time Publishing, 2007

Shadows of the Goddess—The Mermaid
By Scarlett deMason
http://www.whiterosesgarden.com/Enchanted_Waters/mermaid_article.htm

The Witches Way: The Triple Goddess
http://www.witchesway.net/links/triplegoddess.html



 

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