|Jain / India
|Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
|Roman / Celtic / Gallic
|Goddess of birth and midwifery. Known mainly from clay figurines found at Toulon-sur-Allier, France. The models show the goddess with infants at the breast and apparently she is concerned especially with nursing mothers. The figure is often accompanied by a small lapdog....
|Mother earth. Worshipped by all the Scandinavian tribes with orgies and mysterious rites, celebrated in the dark. Her veiled statue was transported from district to district by cows which no hand but the priest's was allowed to touch. Tacitus calls this goddess Cybele.
|Goddess of health. The daughter of ASKLEPIOS, the physician god of healing. Hygieia was also a remedial drink made from wheat, oil and honey. She is depicted as Hygieia-Salus in a marble group sculpture in the Vatican, with Asclepius (the Roman god of healing) and the snake, which she is touching....
|Fire god. Identified with earthquakes and possibly paralleling TOUIA FATUNA (iron stone goddess) in Tongan belief....
|Nordic / Icelandic / / Germanic
|corn goddess. The consort of THOR. She is mentioned in the Eddaic Lay of Lokasenna and in the Lay of Har barth. According to Snorri Sturluson she was originally a prophetess called Sibyl. She possesses great beauty and has long golden hair. Her sons are ULL and Loridi. According to tradition, LOKI cut off Sif's hair in mischief, but when confronted and threatened by Thor, he had the dwarfs make her a magical hairpiece of pure gold which, when it touched her head, became a living part of her and grew....
|Goddess of justice China
|Goddess of measure. Usually depicted with many arms and with a caste mark on her forehead, suggesting that she derives from the goddess of the aurora, MARICI, in Indian Buddhism. She is considered to live in the constellation of Ursa major and may also be an aspect of the astral goddess TIN HAU....
|Tonga / Polynesia
|The earth goddess, the deification of the rock deep in the earth that rumbles & gives birth to new land
"Touia Fatuna (iron stone)"
|Polynesian / Tonga
|earth goddess. The daughter of Kele (slime) and Limu (seaweed), she is the apotheosis of rock deep in the earth and is periodically in labor, at which time she rumbles and shakes and produces children....
"Touia Fatuna Tonga"
|Goddess of the earth, the deification of the rock deep in the earth who rumbles and gives birth to new land Polynesia
"Vari-Ma-Te-Takere (the very beginning)"
|Polynesian / Hervey Islands
|Mother goddess. The creator being who lives at the very bottom of the world coconut, sitting in a cramped space with her knees and chin touching. She lives in Te-Enua-Te-Ki (mute land) in eternal silence and is the mother of six children, all deities, three of which she plucked from her right side and three from her left.See also AVATEA, TINIRAU, TANGO, TUMUTEANAOA, RAKA and TU-METUA....