goddess religion

hekate · goddess of magic and witchcraft

Hekate was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea. Hekate assisted Demeter in her search for Persephone, guiding her through the night with flaming torches. After the mother-daughter reunion became she Persephone’s minister and companion in Haides. Hekate was usually depicted in Greek vase painting as a woman holding twin torches. Sometimes she was dressed in a knee-length maiden’s skirt and hunting boots, much like Artemis. In statuary Hekate was often depicted in triple form as a goddess of crossroads.

hel · goddess of the dead and the underworld 

Hel, in Norse mythology, originally the name of the world of the dead; it later came to mean the goddess of death. Hel was one of the children of the trickster god Loki, and her kingdom was said to lie downward and northward. It was called Niflheim, or the World of Darkness, and appears to have been divided into several sections, one of which was Náströnd, the shore of corpses. There stood a castle facing north; it was filled with the venom of serpents, in which murderers, adulterers, and perjurers suffered torment, while the dragon Nidhogg sucked the blood from their bodies. Mention is made in an early poem of the nine worlds of Niflheim. It was said that those who fell in battle did not go to Hel but to the god Odin, in Valhalla, the hall of the slain. 

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Hello, can anyone recommend any high fantasy books in which matriarchal religion (Mother Goddess, goddesses, prophetesses, priestesses, women being revered) plays a big part of the story in the world? Even better if there is a religion in which the Mother or Goddess is considered the supreme deity. Better again if the society is matriarchal. It’s for research and inspiration for my own world building. Thank you!

I have read the first Throne of Glass book a while ago, and I know the Goddess is the surpeme deity in those books (from what I remember? I could be wrong), and I know two enemy goddesses or goddess-like figures play an important role in the Falling Kingdoms novels, as well. I have read the first book of the Landfall series and the Queendom of Evlantis which are both about women centred societies that worship goddesses. I intend to re-read all. 

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loki · the trickster god of mischief

Loki is known as the tricker God, he is not evil, nor is he good, he lives in Asgard even though he is from Jotunheim (the land of the giants). he loves to make trouble for anyone and everyone especially for the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard. Loki is both cunning and clever and he always comes up with new ideas to annoy and bring people in the uttermost embarrassments. Loki just loves to prank people in all the ways he can think of, aslong that he think it is funny. After he brings someone in trouble with his pranks, he often saved them so he would look like the hero of the day. Loki has an amazing ability which is a quite useful skill for him, he is able to shape shift into almost any living being. In some separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, a mare, a seal, a fly, and possibly also an elderly woman. After Loki had made one prank to many for the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard, he was placed in a cave with a poisonous snake above his head. Loki’s faithful and loving wife Sigyn, stayed with Loki in the cave and held a bowl over his head to catch the poison from the snake.

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Pachamama- Divine Feminine 

Pachamama is a goddess of the ancient indigenous people of the Andes. Pachamama is usually translated as Mother Earth, but a more literal translation would be “Mother World”. She was a fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting but who also caused earthquakes.

Dr. P. P. Flambas, - Caribbean Atlantis: A Scientific Analysis 

Image Credit - Pacha Mama by Jose Garcia Chibarro

odin · god of war, death, wisdom and poetry 

Norse god Odin was the main Viking god. He is also called All-Father since he is the father of all the gods and actually goes by some 36 different names. The main reason for that is his tendency to disguise himself on his travels among ordinary people. Wearing a mask, a long hat and a green coat was his favorite disguise. He is described as the king of the gods and the other gods make up his court and serve him even though they are powerful themselves. Odin is the wisest of the Viking gods and seeks his knowledge far, even to his arch enemies the giants. A lot of his knowledge comes from the giant Mimir. According to the story he went there to get a drink from the fountain of Mimir in order to gain supreme knowledge. Mimir didn’t allow him that unless he sacrificed one of his eyes. From then on Odin has been with but one eye since the other one is still on the bottom of Mimir’s fountain. He pulls his hood over the missing eye and that is one way of recognizing him when he is traveling among humans. From the giants Odin also got the mead of poetry.