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Anat: Warrior Goddess of Canaan and Egypt

By Edward Butler

The Semitic Goddess Anat was introduced into Egypt as a result of immigration and royal patronage, first by the Hyksos and then by the Ramesside kings. Anat is a huntress and warrior, and is depicted armed with a shield, a lance and a club or battle-axe. The warlike Ramesside kings seem to . . . → Read More: Anat: Warrior Goddess of Canaan and Egypt

Brigid: Warrior Saint and Historic Rebel

By Courtney Weber

[Snip] As Christianity spread across Europe, the Gods of indigenous faiths were either disregarded by the Church or absorbed into folklore. Some were demoted to demons in the new Christian lore. Others were transformed into heroes of a legendary past where they continued to be revered with magick and significance. Still others, . . . → Read More: Brigid: Warrior Saint and Historic Rebel

St. Stephen and Freyr

By Joseph Bloch

It’s well-known that certain Celtic deities were imported nearly wholesale into the Christian pantheon of Saints, with the most obvious example being the Celtic goddess Brigid, who is now known as St. Brigid. However, there are also similar correspondences with Germanic deities. One such is St. Stephen, known from the New Testament . . . → Read More: St. Stephen and Freyr

The Egyptian God Serapis

By Edward Butler

(Sarapis) Serapis has presented a riddle for Egyptologists. His worship originated among the Ptolemies, the transplanted Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt from their capital at Alexandria in the wake of Egypt’s conquest by Alexander the Great, and was subsequently adopted and promoted by the emperors of Rome. But Serapis remained, paradoxically, an . . . → Read More: The Egyptian God Serapis

Satet – Goddess of the Nile

Ancient Egypt Online

Satet (also known as Setet, Sathit, Satit, Sati, Setis or Satis) was an archer-goddess of the Nile cataracts. Her name comes from the term “sat” (to shoot, to eject, to pour out, to throw). It is often translated as “She Who Shoots (Arrows)” in relation to her aspect as a goddess of . . . → Read More: Satet – Goddess of the Nile

Dêwoi – The Gods of Gaulish Polytheism

By Segomâros Widugeni

The Nature of the Gods: The Gods are by far the best known part of Gaulish Polytheism. We have a vast corpus of Latin inscriptions that give us the names of numerous divinities worshiped by Gauls, and a much smaller corpus of Gaulish-language inscriptions, sometimes to the same deities. We have representations . . . → Read More: Dêwoi – The Gods of Gaulish Polytheism

Gods: More Like People Than You Think

By Devo

Non-physical relationships can be a real pain to figure out. There aren’t any self-help books on them, and trying to get a communication style that works well can be challenging to say the least. Due to the nature of non-physical relationships, I think it’s common for people to flail and get scared when . . . → Read More: Gods: More Like People Than You Think

The Powers of Vanatru: Freya

By Nornoriel Lokason

Freya is the daughter of Njord (and likely Nerthus), the twin sister of Frey, and one of three Vanir who were sent to Asgard as hostages following the Aesir-Vanir war. Like her brother, she is connected with fertility, and portrayed in lore as being extremely sexual. However she is also a warrior . . . → Read More: The Powers of Vanatru: Freya

Atete: In Search of the Ethiopian Goddess

By Lillian Comas

“A goddess!” I exclaimed, as I approached a large rounded feminine figure in the National Museum of Ethiopia.

“No!” A man’s voice echoed throughout the room.

When he noticed people’s glances upon him, the museum guide lowered his voice: “That piece is a very, very old”, he said hesitantly. . . . → Read More: Atete: In Search of the Ethiopian Goddess

Morrigan, Queen of the Witches

By Asa West

[Snip] When I took Iron Pentacle, one of Reclaiming’s core classes, I had only the vaguest idea of who the Morrigan was. I knew she had something to do with crows. There was an intense-looking statue in the shop that hosted the class. She was Celtic? I didn’t know. I didn’t think . . . → Read More: Morrigan, Queen of the Witches