Honor Her Names
For thousands of years, the Goddess has been honored and worshipped by many names. She has been known as Hathor in Egypt, Hera in Greece, Ishtar in Babylonia and White Buffalo Calf Woman in Northern America. Her names are endless, many of which have been lost to the ancient past. One of the attributes commonly given to the Goddess Isis is: "She of 10-Thousand Names".
In this section, you may explore the meanings of Goddess names in various regions throughout the world.
"I am the utterance of my name."
Sophia, The Thunder, Perfect Mind
Often, Goddesses were named after what that particular culture held to be of importance or value: such as minerals, animals or food. Meanings would also mirror qualities that people either wished to attain (love), or rid themselves of (illness). Many representations reflected Her practical role in their society, such as Mother Goddess or Dawn.
The meanings behind Her names sometimes varies as much as the Goddesses themselves. Where you find more than one definition on these pages, it was either due to a difference of opinion between two sources, or that the word has conflicting meanings in the native language. Please note, the boundaries on the map are not set in stone, so if you don't find the Goddess you are looking for in one section, please try another. If you would like to add to our list, we welcome you to contact us.
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(For convenience, some regions have been divided;
please note - these are loosely defined boundaries.)
Also in the Honor Section