The Goddesses Ancient Times. I’ve always believed in goddesses specially in the Moon. Back in the day because fertility was a matter of survival the moon played a big role in women’s culture. Most of all, the moon cycle symbolized the eternal cycle of conception. The moon represented the goddess of fertility. She became the origin of the feminine: the Great Goddess. For this reason women throughout the world were connected to the Great Goddess.
In most Cultures there were several goddesses under different names and each goddess had its own story. All the goddesses myths are worth reading. In future posts I will talk about each goddess individually. However today I will just share their names 😉
Goddesses Around the world
Middle East: Inanna, Ishtar, Tiamat, Astare
Egypt:Isis, Hathor, Neith, Maat
Greece:Demeter, Hera, Artemis, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hecate, Europa
Ancient Rome: Juno, Diana, Luna, Titania
Far East: Shakti, Aditi, Durga(India), Tara(Tibet), Kwan Yin(China), Kannon (Japan)
On the one hand, the earth and fertility; on the other hand, death and destruction. Ishtar appeared with burning eyes, the symbol of light and spirit, and a burning navel, the symbol of fertility and death.
Aphrodite possesses an extroverted temperament and focuses on relationship/love . Because she represents goddess of love (boundless eros) her primary concerns/interests are mature, adult relationships, romance, sexuality, beauty and the arts. One account of Aphrodite’s birth states that she rose up from the foam on the ocean as a naked and fully developed beautiful woman; and she rode on a scallop shell.
Maybe you grew up learning about a particular goddess. I will love to hear from you. Share with me what you know about goddesses. This is such a fascinating topic with so much content. Don’t forget to comment Below.
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