Goddess Names

Aegle

AEGLE: Latin form of Greek Aigle, myth name of one of the Heliades, one of the Hesperides, and a Naiad, meaning light, radiance

Aglaia

Greek myth name of one of the three Graces, meaning "beauty, splendor." The other two are Thalia, "blossoming, luxuriant," and Euphrosyne, "joy, merriment."

Agrona

Celtic myth name of a goddess of strife and war. The name derives from Proto-Celtic Agronā, literally meaning carnage, slaughter

Alala

Greek myth name of the personification of the "war cry."

Alcippe

Latin form of Greek Alkippe, meaning mighty mare In Greek mythology, this was the name of a daughter of Ares.

Alcyone

Latin form of Greek Alkyone, meaning kingfisher In Greek mythology, this was the name of a daughter of Aeolus and Cyx.

Alecto

Latin form of Greek Alekto, myth name of one of the Furies (Gr. Erinyes, Eumenides), meaning unceasing Virgil named two others: Megaera grudging, and Tisiphone avenging murder

Amaterasu (天照)

Japanese myth name of a sun goddess who ruled the heavens, meaning shining over heaven

Ameretat

Persian myth name of a goddess of immortality, meaning immortality

Anahita

Persian myth name of a goddess of fertility and water, meaning immaculate This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.

Andraste

Celtic myth name of a Briton goddess of victory, meaning invincible

Angerona

ANGERONA: Roman myth name of a goddess who relieved men from pain and sorrow. She was also a protectress of Rome and keeper of its sacred name which could not be pronounced lest it be revealed to enemies. In art, she has been depicted with a bandage over her mouth and a finger pressed to her lips, demanding silence. Her festival is called Divalia or Angeronalia and is celebrated on December 21st.

Antheia

"Flower." Greek myth name of a goddess of flowers, gardens, love, marshes, and swamps. She was worshiped on Crete.

Antiope

Greek myth name of a daughter of Ares and Hippolyte (a queen of the Amazons) who was kidnapped and married by Theseus, making her the first Amazon ever to marry. The meaning of her name is debatable. The first half, Anti-, could have derived from anti "against; counter," or antios "set against." The second half, -ope, could have derived from ope "hole," ops "voice," or opsis "face."

Aoide

Greek myth name of the one of the three original Muses before their number was increased to nine, meaning "to sing."

Aphrodite

"Risen from the foam." Greek myth name of the goddess of love and mother of Eros, composed of the elements afros "foam" and dity "dive; rise."

Artemis

Greek myth name of a daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister to Apollo. The name is of uncertain origin. It may be related to the word artamos "a butcher" or artemes "safe."

Arundhati

Unrestrained Hindi myth name of a goddess of the night, the sky, and the stars. She was the wife of the sage Vasishtha, and is identified with the morning star.

Asherah

Semitic myth name of a mother goddess, meaning she who treads on the sea

Ashtoreth

Phoenician form of Greek myth name Astarte, name of a goddess of fertility and war. Meaning unknown.

Astarte

Greek form of Phoenician Ashtoreth, myth name of a goddess of fertility and war, equivalent to the Semitic goddess Ishtar. Meaning is unknown.

Astraia

Greek myth name of a goddess of justice, derived from the word aster, meaning "star."

Athena

Greek myth name of the goddess of wisdom. Plato fancifully derived her name from A-theo-noa, meaning "mind of God," but the true meaning is unknown.

Atropos

Greek myth name of one of the original three Fates, known as the "inevitable" or "inflexible."

Aurora

Roman myth name of a goddess of morning, meaning dawn

Bast

Female of the ointment jar Original form of Egyptian myth name Bastet, a cat-headed goddess. Originally, she was a sun goddess depicted as a lion, who defended the pharaoh and, consequently, the chief god, earning her the title of Lady of flame, and Eye of Ra Later, the Greeks changed her to a moon goddess.

Bastet

A variant of Bast with additional feminine suffix added to the one already present. Since this name literally means "female of the ointment jar," Bastet later became thought of as a goddess of perfumes.

Bharat

India From the Hindi myth name Bharat Mata, meaning Mother India Also known as Bharathamba, India mother In Hindu mythology she was the personification of India, and more recently considered a goddess of fertility. She is usually depicted wearing a saree and holding a flag.

Borghild

Battle fort Norse myth name of the goddess of the evening mist who slays the sun every night. Derived from the elements borg fortification and hildr battle

Brigantia

Name of the tutelary goddess of the Brigantes (British Celts) from which the mythic Irish Brighid, daughter of Dagda, is probably an offshoot.

Brighid

Exalted one Irish Gaelic myth name of an ancient Celtic goddess, daughter of Dagda, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Brynhild

Myth name of the wife of Gunnarr, a shieldmaiden and valkyrie. The name is the Old Norse equivalent of German Brunhild, meaning armored warrior woman

Calliope

Latin form of Greek Kalliope, myth name of the muse of epic poetry, meaning beautiful voice

Cardea

Roman myth name of a goddess of health, door hinges, handles, and thresholds, meaning door-pivot

CARNA

Roman myth name of a goddess of flesh, meaning horn This is the name from which the word carnal was derived. Also the myth name of a nymph who the god Janus fell in love with.

Ceibhfhionn

Irish/Gaelic myth name of a water goddess of inspiration, intelligence, knowledge and creativity, meaning fair locks

Ceres

Roman myth name of the goddess of agriculture, derived from the Proto-Indo-European root ker, meaning to grow

Ceto

Latin form of Greek Keto, myth name of a goddess of the dangers of the sea, meaning sea monster; whale

Chalchiuhticue

Aztec Nahuatl myth name of a goddess of water and rivers, and wife of Tlaloc, meaning jade skirt

Chloe

"Green shoot." In Greek mythology, this is another name of the goddess Demeter. This name is also mentioned in the bible by Paul.

Chloris

Greek myth name of a goddess of vegetation, derived from the word chloros, meaning "green."

Clio

Latin form of Greek Kleio, myth name of the muse of poetry and history, meaning glory

Clotho

Latin form of Greek Klotho, name of one of the three Fates (Moirae) of Greek mythology, meaning spinner

Concordia

Latin myth name of a goddess of peace, meaning harmony; peace; with (one) heart

Crobh dearg

Myth name of a Celtic goddess of harvest, meaning red claws She is also known by the names Lasair and Lassar, meaning flame, Fhina, meaning wine, and Lasairiona, meaning flaming wine

Cybele

Myth name of a Phrygian goddess of fertility adopted by the Greeks and Romans. The true meaning of the name is uncertain; the traditional derivation is "she of the hair."

Danica

Slavic myth name of the personification of the "morning star."

Decima

DECIMA: Roman myth name of one of the Moirae, meaning tenth

Delia

Greek myth name borne by Artemis, referring to her place of birth, meaning "of Delos."

Delphinia

"Of Delphi." Greek myth name borne by Artemis, referring to Delphi, where she had a shrine.

Demeter

Hungarian form of Latin Demetrius, meaning "loves the earth."

Despoine

Greek myth name of a daughter of Poseidon and Demeter, meaning "mistress."

Devi

Hindi name derived from Sanskrit devi meaning goddess

Diana

Roman myth name of a goddess of the moon and hunting, meaning divine, heavenly

Dione

"The goddess." Greek myth name of the mother of Aphrodite. The name is a feminine form of Zeus.

Discordia

Roman form of Greek myth name Eris, meaning strife

Doris

Greek myth name of a goddess of the sea, consort of Nereus and mother of the Nereids (sea nymphs). The name was derived from a Greek ethnic name meaning "Dorian woman."

Durga

Unapproachable Hindi myth name borne by the goddess Devi. She is usually depicted riding a lion or tiger, and having twelve hands, each holding a weapon and assuming a mudra (symbolic hand gesture). The name was derived from the Sanskrit word durga, meaning fort or protected place

Eidothea

Greek myth name of a sea nymph and daughter of Proteus, meaning knowing one

Eileithyia

Greek myth name of a goddess of childbirth, derived from the word eilelythyia, meaning "the ready-comer."

Eir

Norse myth name of a goddess of healing and medicine, meaning help, mercy

Eirene

Greek myth name of a goddess of peace, meaning "peace."

Enyo

"Horror." Greek counterpart of Roman Bellona, myth name of a goddess of war known as the "waster of cities" and depicted as being covered in blood and carrying weapons. She was a companion of Ares and is sometimes said to be his sister or mother.

Eos

Greek myth name of the goddess of dawn, meaning "dawn."

Epona

Derives from epos, meaning "horse," and epa, meaning "mare." This is the Celtic myth name of the goddess of horses and fertility.

Erato

Greek myth name of the muse of poetry, derived from the Greek word arastos, meaning "lovely."

Ereshkigal

Mesopotamian myth name of the goddess of Irkalla, the land of the dead. There are various meanings given for her name: Lady of the Great Place, Lady of the Great Earth, and Lady of the Great Below

Eris

Greek myth name of the personification of "strife." She is the sister of Ares. Her Roman name is Discordia.

Eupheme

"Well-spoken." Greek myth name of a goddess of good omen, praise, and shouts of triumph, composed of the elements eu "good, well" and phemi "I speak."

Euphrosyne

Greek myth name of one of the three Graces, meaning "joy, mirth."

Eurybia

Greek myth name of the goddess of the seas, and wife of Krios, meaning "wide violent force."

Eurynome

Far-ruling According to Orphic mythology, this was the queen goddess of the world before Rhea and Cronus cast her and her husband Ophion into Tartarus.

Euterpe

Greek myth name of one of the Muses fathered by Zeus. She is called the "giver of pleasure," and her name means "delight."

Fauna

Feminine form of Roman Faunus, meaning to favor This is an alternate name for several mythological characters including Bona Dea/Marica, Ops, and Terra.

Felicitas

Hungarian form of Roman Felicitas, meaning "fortune; good luck."

Flora

Roman myth name of a goddess of flowers and spring, meaning flower

Freya

Old Norse myth name of the goddess of love, derived from the Old High German element frouwa, meaning lady, mistress

Frigg

Old Norse myth name of the goddess of earth, wife of Odin, derived from the element pri, meaning to love

Fuamnach

Jealous Irish myth name of the first wife of Midir, a witch goddess who turns the heroine Étaín into a pool of water, then a worm, and finally a beautiful butterfly.

Gabija

Lithuanian myth name of a goddess of fire. Meaning unknown.
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