Gaia.(Gaea) -- Greek Goddess of the Earth; the Great Earth Mother of the gods and the Titans. Gaia was the Protogenos(primeval divinity, the "Prima Creatrix of Earth who first emerged at the dawn of creation, along with air, sea and sky.She is the great mother of all. In seeing the as a living ecosystem then then the more we become closer to Gaias innermost nature and with the know the presence of the Gaia, not merely as a deity, but as a power.
Ganga-- Hindu Goddess of the River Ganges, India's most sacred body of water. Hindus believe bathing in her holy waters will help wash one's sins away, and hence they conduct repeated ritualistic washings in the river to secure a place in heaven. Her power to wash away sins is so strongly believed that the ashes of the dead are spread over her.
Gauri -- The Hindu Goddess of purity. She is an avatar of the Goddess Parvati. Gauri’s themes are spring, protection, fertility, harvest, beauty, humor, youthfulness, wishes and equality. This fertile Hindu Goddess extends spring-like youth, beauty and tenderness into our lives. Gauri has a sympathetic ear for all human needs and wishes. In works of art She is depicted as a fair maiden, attended by lions and bearing wild balsam and a mirror. She was born of a milky sea, and Her name translates as ‘golden one’, indicating a connection with the sun. She is offered rice to ensure a good rice crop.
(the) Graces -- Also called the "Charities". In Greek and Roman mythology the Graces (or Charites) were minor goddesses who symbolized beauty charm, and goodness. The number of Graces varied, though most myths included three sisters: Aglaia (brightness or splendor), Thalia (good cheer or blossoming one), and Euphrosyne (mirth or joyfulness).
Gula-- Sumerian/Babylonian goddess of healing and a patron of physicians. The sacred animal of Gula was the dog and dogs wandered freely within Her sanctuary and played a key role in the healing ritual.
Gyhldeptis -- Native American Goddess of the Forest. "Lady Hanging Hair" is a kindly forest spirit of the Tlingit and Haida in southeastern Alaska; they saw her in the long, hanging mossy branches of the great cedars of the rain forest.
An ancient Hopi Indian prophecystates, "When the Blue Star Kachinamakes its appearance in the heavens, the Fifth World will emerge". This will be the Day of Purification. The Hopi name for the star Siriusis Blue Star Kachina. It will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask..
Hathor-- Egyptian Queen of Heaven. Hathor is also goddess of women, love and joy, music, dance, celebration and beauty. She protects women and is present whenever they beautify themselves and blesses them with fertility. Hathor sees both the newly born and the newly dead to safety.
Hebe-- Greek Goddess of Youth, the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe served for a long time as cupbearer to the gods, serving them their nectar and ambrosia. She was replaced in this office by the Trojan prince Ganymede. At times she does other things too, like helping Hera to prepare her chariot, or bathing Ares after a battle. Hebe married Heracles after he obtained immortality.
Hecate (Hekate) -- Greek Goddess of the Crossroads; Guardian of the Household and Protector of Everything Newly Born; Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft. She formed a triad of the Triple Goddesswith Luna as the Goddess in Heaven, Diana as the Goddess on Earth, and Hecate as the Goddess in the Underworld. The Waning Moon.
Hel--- Scandinavian Queen Goddess of the Underworld. She presided over all of the dead but especially those who were killed in battle. Those who died heroically in battle ended up in Valhalla, the Hall of the Heroes. She was the sole goddess to decide the fate of those souls who entered her domain. (see: Valkyries) Hel had quite a disturbing appearance, an ugly half-dead hag with gangrene legs and a hideous face. It is said that she is both black and white and her body was known as representing both sides of the spectrum.
Hera--- Greek Goddess of Love and Marriage and the Queen of Olympus. The image of Hera has suffered much from patriarchal propaganda. Summed up as a shrew and a nag, Hera is in fact the most powerful of all the Olympian goddesses and the goddess protector,of women. Hera is revered as being the only Greek goddesses who accompanies a woman through every step of her life. Hera blesses and protects a woman's marriage, brings her fertility, protects her children and helps her find fulfillment in both her private,and public affairs.
Hestia -- "The Forgotten Goddess" Greek Goddess of the Hearth and the Center of the World. "Chief of the Goddesses", Hestia is the most widely revered of all the Greek goddesses, representing the center of the home and family, the city, and even the world itself. She was the goddess who created the town hall, thus laying the foundation for democracy.
Hina--- Hawaiian Moon Goddess. Although Goddess Hina has many forms she is most revered for the sacred story that tells of her journey when she climbed into the Moon. Though Hina may be represented in different ways across these cultures, one commonality is her willingness to give. Hina is a Goddess who bestows gifts in many forms through creativity, food, and life itself.
Ho Hsien-Ku (The Immortal Maiden Ho) -- One of the Eight Immortalsof Taoist legend, and the only Female Immortal. She is said to have attained Heaven in broad daylight, and is usually shown with a lotus flower or a peach, symbolizing eternity. She is represented as an extremely beautiful maiden and remarkable for occupying so prominent a position in a cult in which no system of female asceticism is developed.
Holda (Frau Holda, Hulda, Holle and Holla ) --Gracious One; Mother Goddess of the Germanic People. In Germanic Pre-Christian folklore, Holda, Hulda, Holle and Holla were all names to denote a single Goddess. One who rules the weather: sunshine, snow and rain. A triple goddess, Holda is the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone--the embodiment of the three stages of womanhood. She resides in the sky, riding her chariot through the night. Her chariot is pulled by many animals of the wood and she is accompanied by the infants that died before they were named. She is seen as a beautiful woman with long white hair bathing in a clear pool to the good hearted and hard working. She is sometimes seen as a woman with two faces; one young and beautiful, one old and stern. In Lower Saxony, Frau Holle is a grey-haired old lady with long teeth, who dirties the spindle of the lazy weaver, hides a gift under the compartment of the spindle of the active ones and brings new white shirts to children aged six.
Hygeia--- Greek Goddess of Health. Originally, she was the guardian of physical health and later became the goddess of mental health, as well. Hygeia was often symbolized with a snake drinking from a "cup" in her hand and, as with her father, the snake was often related to healing.
Idun (Iduna) -- "The Rejuvenating One". Norse Goddess of Youth and Renewal, who grows the magic apples of immortality that keep the gods young.
Ilmatar-- Finnish Virgin Goddess of the Air and Space. It was her longing for a son that led to the creation of the world.
Inanna -- "The Queen of Heaven"; She is the Sumerian goddess of sexual love and procreation, called the Queen of Heaven. She is often associated with the Mesopotamian goddess, Ishtar, and the Phoenician Astarte. She is also thought to be skilled in war and politics and is often depicted with lions to represent her courage and prowess. Offerings to Inanna are made in the form of special cakes, wine, grains and meat.
Ishtar -- Babylonian Goddess of Love and War. As goddess of love and sex, Ishtar is the force that draws mates together and brings fertility, both for humans and animals. She is goddess of courtesans, and sacred prostitution was part of her cult. She is herself a harlot who took many lovers. Babylonians called her the "Light of the World, Opener of the Womb, Righteous Judge, Forgiver of Sins and The Torch of Heaven and Earth.
Isis -- "Queen of the Throne"; Egyptian Mother Goddess; Goddess of Magic and Rebirth. Isis is the feminine archetype for creation; the goddess of fertility and motherhood. She has gone by many names and played many roles in history and mythology; as goddess and female creator.
"I, Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no mortal man hath ever me unveiled." inscribed on the Temple of Isis in Sais
Ixchel--- Mayan Goddess of the Moon, Healing, Childbirth and Weaving. Ixchel is a goddess of waters, of the earth, of the moon, and matron of weavers and artisans. She is known as Lady Rainbow, Mother Earth, Womb and The Cave of Life.
Julunggul -- Australian "Rainbow Serpent". Rainbow serpents are a common motif throughout world mythology. They are associated with immortality/rebirth, rain and water. This rainbow serpent, Julunggul, is a great Goddess of the Aborigines of Australia where she oversees the initiation of adolescent boys into manhood.
Juno--- Roman Goddess of Women and Protector of the Roman State. Juno is one of the most powerful of the Roman goddesses. She is the goddess of women, particularly married women. Serving as a guardian to women she oversees all aspects of a woman's life, childbirth, and marriage being the primary areas of concern. Juno is adamant that fidelity is a part of marriage and she will not tolerate infidelity
Justitia--- (see 'Themis')
Kali -- (from the Sanskrit word "kal", meaning "time") The Hindu Triple Goddess of Creation, Preservation, and Destruction. The Dark Mother Goddess of Liberation Through Annihilation and the Cruel Daughter of the Ocean of Blood. Kali represents all-devouring Time.
Kharites -- see "Charities" and/or "Graces"
Kore -- Greek Maiden Goddess of the Blossoming Earth. As the new sprouts peek their heads out from the soil, so does the Goddess Kore surface from the underworld in the Spring. Kore is the maiden form of the Goddess Persephone, when she joins her mother and tends the Earth.
Kuan Yin (Quan Yin) -- Buddhist Goddess of Compassion and Mercy. Kuan Yin carries the Goddess and Divine Mother aspect of Buddhism. Kuan Yin is known as a great healer who can cure all ills. She is also a goddess of fertility, and is often shown holding a child. Simply calling her name in time of crisis is believed to grant deliverance.
Lady of the Lake--- (see: "Viviane")
Lakshmi--- Hindu Goddess of beauty and prosperity. Lakshimi represents the goal of life, which includes worldly as well as spiritual prosperity.
Lara -- (Acca Larentia) Etruscan goddess of sexuality in whose worship sacred prostitution played an important role. A semi-divine prostitute, she passed into Roman mythology as a benefactress of the lower classes and as the she-wolf foster-mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Her festival, the Larentalia, took place annually on December 23rd
Larunda -- (The Mute One) In Roman mythology it was she she who told Juno of Jupiter's love for the nymph Juturna. For betraying his trust, Jupiter cut out Larunda's tongue and ordered Mercury, to conduct her to the Underworld. Mercury, however, fell in love with Larunda and made love to her, (or raped her), on the way. Larunda thereby became mother to two children, the household gods called the Lares. However, she had to stay in a hidden cottage in the woods so that Jupiter would not find her.
Laverna -- Roman Goddess of Thieves, who hears the prayers of robbers. The Underworld Goddess of the Etruscans, Laverna became goddess of thieves because thieves operate in darkness. Her name is said to derive either from the Latin levare (to relieve, lessen or lighten", something pickpockets certainly do) and levator (a thief).
Leinth -- Etruscan Death-Goddess. Often called “the Faceless Goddess”, she is depicted at the gates to the Underworld, or as a representative of Death or the journey to (or from) the Underworld. The name ‘Leinth’ means ‘She Who Stops’ in the old Etruscan language. Many other Etruscan words having to do with death, laying down, becoming inert, etc, have a structure similar to her name. This implies she might actually be death personified.
Leto--- Greek Goddess of Motherhood. The gentlest of all the Olympians, she was the mother of the divine twins Artemis and Apollo.
Libertas-- The Roman goddess of freedom. Originally as goddess of personal freedom, she later became the goddess of the Roman commonwealth. She had temples on the Aventine Hill and the Forum. Libertas was depicted on many Roman coins as a female figure with a pileus (a felt cap, worn by slaves when they were set free), a wreath of laurels and a spear.
Libitina -- Roman Goddess of funerals. Her temple was in a grove were the grave-digger lived and prepared everything for the funeral rituals. At her sanctuary in a sacred grove (perhaps on the Esquiline Hill), a piece of money was deposited whenever a death occurred. There the undertakers (libitinarii) had their offices, and there all deaths were registered for statistical purposes. The word Libitina thus came to be used for the business of an undertaker, funeral requisites, and, by poets, for death itself.
Lilith--- Originally the Sumerian Dark Goddess of the Night and later the Hebrew First Wife of Adam.- Formed from the same dust of the Earth as Adam and created as his equal, Lilith-is the Dark Feminine Aspect of Divine Creation and the goddess of the balancing of yin and yang.- By rejecting the fetters of masculine domination and leaving the Garden of Eden for the wilderness beyond, Lilith-became the First Child of Mother Nature and in her divine mutiny, the First Witch.
Many Lilith scholars believe that the serpent depicted in the story of the Garden of Eden was in fact Lilith who had left Eden to escape Adam's domination and later returned to awaken Eve to the power within her..
Luna -- Roman Goddess of the Moon. Together with Diana and Hecate, she formed a triad of the Triple Goddess with Luna as the Goddess in Heaven, Diana as the Goddess on Earth, and Hecate as the Goddess in the Underworld. She is often depicted as a pale woman riding in a silver chariot, and was thus also a patroness of charioteers. The Full Moon.