Divine male and female have manifested aspects of themselves as Gods Aphrodite (click on her name for more info)- the goddess of love, desire and beauty. In addition to her natural gifts she has a magical girdle that compels anyone she wishes to desire her. The myrtle is her tree. The dove, the swan, and the sparrow her birds. Venus- the goddess of chastity in women, despite the fact that she ad many affairs with both gods and mortals. As Venus Genetrix, she was worshiped as the mother (by Anchises) of the hero Aeneas, the founder of the Roman people; as Venus Felix, the bringer of good fortune; as Venus Victrix, the bringer of victory; and as Venus Verticordia, the protector of feminine chastity. Venus is also a nature goddess, associated with the spring. She is the bringer of joy to gods and humans. Venus really had no myths of her own but was so closely identified with the Greek Aphrodite that she "took over" Aphrodite's myths. Isis- greatest Egyptian goddess, the embodiment of female divinity. Her Latin epithet was Stella Maris, or "star of the sea". Isis become synonymous with the image of devoted mother and wife and symbolizes all that true and pure in woman -her devotion to Osiris became a legend. She is the goddess of Moon and Cow is her sacred animal because she nurtures and feeds mankind. The horns of the cow create the base of her crown and represent the moon, upon which set the solar disc- thus, she represents both male and female divine principles. Radha- wife of Krishna. She is manifestation of devotion and divine love. Makosh-slavic Goddess of earth and fertility. Her husband is Svarog, god of the Sky Freya- Viking Goddess of love and fertility; as well as the moon, the sea, the earth. She invented the runes. Cat is her sacred animal Demeter (Ceres) is the goddess of fertility, the mother of the corn. Demeter is intimately associated with the seasons. Her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades to be his wife in the underworld. In her anger at her daughter's loss Demeter laid a curse on the world that caused plants to wither and die, the land became desolate. Zeus became alarmed and sought Persephone's return. However, because she had eaten while in the underworld Hades had a claim on her. Therefore, it was decreed that Persephone would spend four months each year in the underworld. During these months Demeter grieves her daughters absence, and withdraws her gifts from the world, creating winter. Her return brought the spring. Ishtar/Astarte, -the Semitic goddess of love and the Queen of Heaven. Myrtle is her sacred plant. Erzulie- the Voodoo goddess of love, beauty and dance Oshun- afrocarribbean goddess of love, beauty and sex. Tlazolteotl- Aztec goddess of fertility, sex, childbirth and love. She appears in four forms, that correspond to the phases of the moon: a yang maiden, a goddess of taking changes; a mother goddess who devours the sins of mankind, and a hideous old crone who brings destruction and change. She is the goddess of witches. Obatala- Yoruban(Africa) Goddess who created earth and people from clay and gave them life. She was drunk from drinking plum wine, that's why she made everyone so different from each other. Ani- Ibo (africa) goddess of birth, death, happiness and love Kali- mother Gauri, the present wife of lord Shiva. Lord Shiva in his destructive form is known as Mahakala, and the Divine Mother Gauri is Kali or Mahakali. She is goddess of transformation via death, which is essential for the renewal and spiritual growth. Through Invoking Kali(Kundalini) you can remove fear of death, the basic insecurity of the first shakra, and other false attachments in order to love unconditionally. She is the first Mahavidya and also known as Adya (the first-born), one of the names used for Kundalini Shakti Hestia (Vesta)-The goddess of the hearth, she is considered the founder of the family and the state and the one who maintains public reverence for the gods. She is the sister of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, and Demeter. Therefore she is sometimes considered one of the twelve Olympians. Her sacred fire, at the Delphic Temple, was the center of Greek religious life. Hera- Zeus wife and sister. She is the protector of marriage and takes special care of married women. Her sacred animals are the cow and the peacock. Durga- Indian goddess, the unified symbol of all divine forces.Her name means "invincible" in Sanskrit. She is destroyer of diseases, sufferings, poverty and evil habits. She is another form of Uma or Parvati. She is mentioned by 108 names, and thus, she is all forms of Divine Mother, or the Divine Mother herself. Artemis(Diana)-the daughter of Zeus and Leto. Her twin brother is Apollo. She is the lady of the wild things and protector of the young. She became associated with the moon. She is a virgin goddess, and the goddess of chastity. She also presides over childbirth, which may seem odd for a virgin, but goes back to causing Leto no pain when she was born. The cypress is her tree. All wild animals are scared to her, especially the deer. Goddess Yana - Serbian version of the Goddess Diana Athena (Minerva)- goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts; patron of Athens Iris-the rainbow, a heavenly messenger Goddess of Earth Zemlya (Slavic), Terra (Roman), Gea (Greek), Erda (German): The planet Earth, soil/land, and the goddess are identified by the same name, usually given the title Mother Kupala- Slavic goddess of water The Graces They are the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome. There are three Graces: Aglaia (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Good Cheer). The are known for singing and dancing for the gods. The Muses They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. They are known for the music of their song, which brings joy to any who hear it. There are nine Muses, each with her own specialty: Clio (History), Urania (Astronmy), Melpomene (Tragedy), Thalia (Comedy), Terpsichore (Dance), Calliope (Epic Poetry), Erato (Love Poetry), Polyhymnia (Songs to the Gods), Euterpe (Lyric Poetry). The Fates - they have the subtle but, awesome power of deciding a mans destiny. The assign a man to good or evil. There most obvious choice is choosing how long a man lives. There are three Fates. Clotho, the spinner, who spins the thread of life. Lachesis, the measurer, who choses the lot in life one will have and measures off how long it is to be. Atropos, she who can not be turn, who at death with her shears cuts the tread of life. Gods: In the beginning it was only Shakti, the pure, thoughtless matter. And than it had the desire to know itself and the Shaktiman, the active and creative male was born. And since it was only two of them on the world, they became a husband and wife and created the material Universe. Eros(Cupid)-the son of Aphrodite and the god of love. He is often represented blindfolded because, love is often blind. His "weapon" is darts or arrows. In either case the tips have been magically treated to produce either uncontrollable love or insurmountable disinterested in the first person seen be Eros's victim after wounding. Kama- Indian god of love. He carrys a bow and quiver of arrows and flies on the back of a parrot or a sparrow and accompanied by a honeybee that symbolizes both sweetness of love and its sting. He will help to increase sensuality, sexual satisfaction, sexual power, vitality and stamina. Yarilo - Slavic God of Spring, fertility and physical love. He appeared like a strong young man and will help in the same way as Kama and Eros Apollo - the god of music, playing a golden lyre. The Archer, far shooting with a silver bow. The god of healing who taught man medicine. The god of light and truth, who can not speak a lie. One of Apollo's daily tasks is to harness his chariot with four horses an drive the Sun across the sky. His tree was the laurel. The crow his bird. The dolphin his animal. Dionysos (Bacchus) - the god of wine, mysteries, and the theater He invented wine and spread the art of tending grapes. He has a dual nature. On the one hand bringing joy and divine ecstasy. On the other brutal, unthinking, rage. Thus, reflecting both sides of wines nature. If he choses Dionysus can drive a man mad. No normal fetters can hold him or his followers. He was accompanied by the Maenads, wild women, carrying rods tipped with pine cones. While other gods had temples the followers of Dionysus worshipped him in the woods. Here they might go into mad states where they would rip apart and eat raw any animal they came upon. Dionysus is also one of the very few that was able to bring a dead person(his mother) out of the underworld. The festival for Dionysus is in the spring when the leaves begin to riper on the vine. It became one of the most important events of the year. It's focus became the theater. Most of the great Greek plays were initially written to be performed at the feast of Dionysus. All who took part writers, actors, spectators were regarded as scared servants of Dionysus during the festival. Varuna- Indian Lord of Water. He is worshiped to increase love between man and woman Hermes - he is Zeus son and messenger. He is the fastest of the gods. He wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand. He is the god of thieves and god of commerce. He is the guide for the dead to go to the underworld. He invented the lyre, the pipes, the musical scale, astronomy , weights and measures, boxing, gymnastics, and the care of olive trees. Hades - the brother of Zeus and lord of the underworld, ruling over the dead. Those whose calling increase the number of dead are seen favorably. He is also the god of wealth, due to the precious metals mined from the earth. He is unpitying and terrible, but not capricious. His wife is Persephone whom Hades abducted. He is the King of the dead but, death itself is another god, Thanatos. Volos- Slavic god of cattle (skotnyi bog), commerce and the dead, resides in Nav(underworld) This is not really surprising, considering that most cthonic deities, such as Pluto, Saturn and Ops were also associated with wealth and that the crops are pushed upward from inside the Earth Shiva- Indian god of death, destruction and sex, the ruler of Tama-Guna. Osiris- Egyptian god of the underworld and of vegetation. Ares (Mars)- god of war Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. He was disliked by both parents. He is considered murderous and bloodstained but, also a coward. When caught in an act of adultery with Aphrodite her husband Hephaestus is able publicly ridicule him. His bird is the vulture. His animal is the dog. Apedemak- Sudanese (Meroe) war god. Depicted with a lion's head and a human body. The elephant and cattle were sacred to him. Perun- Slavic chief of the pagan gods, god of thunder and lightning and of war much like ZeusPerun: By the time of St. Vladimir, Perun was more war-like, probably the Viking/Thor influence. While always a god of warriors, Perun was more of a Defense God, than a War God in earlier times. Zephyrus- the West Wind, his name is Dogoda in Slavic Jophiel ("Beauty of God"), an angel: One of the cherubim, Jophiel is accredited with being the angel to drive Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden after they eat the forbidden fruit. If this is the case, Jophiel receives also the honor of being the first angel to be mentioned in the Bible. In such a role, he is last left guarding the Tree of Life with a flaming sword to prevent the return of man.
When we talk about God and Goddess here, we refer to them as aspects of male and female phenomena in each person, the Ing and Yang aspects, that are opposites, yet inseparable, composing one whole. The God is the pure spirit and mind, it is ethereal and creates with the power of thought. The Goddess aspect represents body, or more precise, the Kundalini, the awareness and intelligence of the physical body, that has mind on its own. Goddess creates with her body. All gods are aspects of the Father and the Son, a male beginning. All goddesses of the world are manifestation of Shakti, the feminine aspect of creation, the mother of God and Universe. Every person possess both aspects, male and female, that are manifest in various activities and used to carry on various tasks. A female scientist can emphasize her "God" aspect when using pure thought in her research, while house maker and a mother of several children employs her Goddess abilities. A male dancer is working from his goddess center and that does not mean that he is gay, but he is embracing the beauty and physical sophistication, relevant to the Goddess aspect.
In history, God and Goddess has been given many forms and names, depending on culture of peoples of the world, and the multitude of names and forms can be confusing. In reality, the essence of both God and Goddess is one and the same Universal truth, and you can know all via one. However, because the world is so complex in its manifest variety, some specific characteristics apply to every individual divinity.
When you need help improving certain aspect of your life, ask someone who is competent, the aspect itself, in form of the God or Goddess. Remember that they Gods are parts of who you are.