goddess

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god·dess

 (gŏd′ĭs)
n.
1. A female being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people.
2. often Goddess A female being believed to be the source of life and being and worshiped as the principal deity in various religions. Used with the.
3. An image of a female supernatural being; an idol.
4. Something, such as fame or wealth, that is worshiped or idealized.
5. A woman of great beauty or grace.

goddess

(ˈɡɒdɪs)
n
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a female divinity
2. a woman who is adored or idealized, esp by a man
ˈgoddessˌhood, ˈgoddess-ˌship n

god•dess

(ˈgɒd ɪs)

n.
1. a female god or deity.
2. a greatly admired or adored woman.
3. a woman of great beauty.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goddess - a female deitygoddess - a female deity      
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
earth goddess, earth-goddess - a goddess of fertility and vegetation
Translations
jumalatar
Istennő
女神
Dea
Dumnezeiţă
bohyňa
boginja
gudinna

goddess

[ˈgɒdɪs] Ndiosa f

goddess

[ˈgɒdɛs] n
(= female god) → déesse f
the moon goddess → la déesse de la lune sex goddess

goddess

nGöttin f

goddess

[ˈgɒdɪs] ndea
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Gods, Goddesses, and Saints" by Barbara Carroll is a user-friendly, in-depth, and comprehensive guide to a solitary practice of chant and meditation, providing chants from many faiths, ranging from pagan deities to saints from many religions.
The thesis that prehistorical goddess cultures were overthrown stems from archaeologist Marija Gimbutas whose first major work was The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe, 6500-3500 BC, Myths and Cult (1974).
The Greek bard described her as a goddess that does not take part in wars because her dominion is over the hearts of gods and mortals, being able to defeat any of them with her charms except for the goddesses Hera, Hestia, Athena, and Artemis.
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Editor Rossi presents lectures by comparative mythology scholar Joseph Campbell originally given in the 1970s-80s on the Great Goddess, particular goddesses, and the religious theme of feminine divinity.