Tara--- Buddhist Goddess of Compassion ("Her throne of the orb of the moon is the possession of Wisdom, and her throne of a varicolored lotus is the possession of an essence of Compassion.") Tara is manifest in two forms; "White Tara", the Buddhist "bodhisattva" of compassion or a lotus flower that grew from the tears of Avalokitesvara and/"Green Tara", who helps liberate humanity from the "Ocean of Illusion".
Theia -- Also called Euryphaessa (wide-shining) was the Titan goddess of sight (thea) and shining light of the clear blue sky (aithre). She was also, by extension, the goddess who endowed gold, silver and gems with their brilliance and intrinsic value. Theia married Hyperion, the Titan-god of light, and bore him three bright children; Helios the Sun, Eos the Dawn, and Selene the Moon.
Thekla (Thecla) -- "The Holy Protomartyr and Equal of the Apostles". Although she was an actual historic figure and not a goddess, Thekla deserves mention in the category of divine females. Thekla was born in the city of Iconium of pagan parents. The Apostle Paul arrived in Iconium to preach and hearing Paul's testimony Thekla converted to the Christian Faith. Thekla left the city and set out to find Paul. Upon finding him, she requested that he baptize her, but to her surprise Paul to baptize her. Thekla went onto settle in a desolate region where she preached the Gospel. To many she was considered to be an equal of the Apostles, but to many more she,was just a woman who did not know her place in the religious hierarchy. Although a Saint in the Orthodox Church, Thekla is virtually unknown to most other Christians. *Ironically, Thekla seems most unknown to the Christian women ministers who make the Apostle Paul a centerpiece of their preaching. While many seem to feel that Paul would bless their ministries, he probably would have branded them as heretics.
*The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians (14:34 - 14:35): "Women should be silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should subordinate, as the law also says. If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church"
Themis (Justitia) -- The Blind Goddess of Justice. The sentiment of the goddess is that justice is blind and only hears the truth
Tiamat--- Babylonian Goddess who personifies the sea. Tiamat is considered the embodiment of primordial chaos and the basis of the Creation story of Genesis. She gave birth to the first generation of deities; she later makes war upon them and is killed by the storm-god Marduk. The heavens and the earth are formed from her divided body.
Tlazolteotl--- Goddess of Guilty Pleasures of the Toltecs . A mother-earth goddess. She is the goddess of the human fertility and of sexuality. As "the Eater of Filth" she is the goddess of the Ritual Cleansing and she is protector of the midwives, doctor women and of those who tell fortune.
Trivia--- The Roman "Goddess of The Crossroads" where 3-roads meet. As a part of her role as an underworld goddess, she was known as the Queen of Ghosts. She was also known to steal away young maidens to assist her in her powers. These women later became nymphs.
Crossroads are considered ill-omened places that will lead to Chaos and an offering is made to Trivia at these "Y" junctions before continuing a journey. The Trevi Fountain-in Rome marks such a place. Sincewhat is of primary importance in women's lives tends to be dismissed as "trivial. Trivia may be considered the patron Goddess of a place at the crossroads where women's ideas can assume their original power.
Ukemochi--- Japanese Shinto Goddess of Fertility and Food. She was known as a gentle, kind, and loving goddess whose generosity always made certain that her people would never go hungry. She was killed by the moon god Tsuki-yomi when she offended him by vomiting large amounts of food. From her dead body emerged various animals (a horse, an ox, a silk worm, etc.), as well as rice, beans, etc.
Uma--- Lady of the Mountains; Hindu Mountain Goddess, who shows the balancing power of the female. She represents the power of light, which illumines and makes understanding possible. In temporarily disregarding her own needs, She is able to see more clearly.
Uzume--- Shinto Goddess of the Earth. Also known as the "Heaven Alarming Female", she is revered as a crop fertility goddess and "seductress-trickster" in folk worship.
Vatica (Vatika) -- The Etruscan.Goddess of the Underworld who guarded the city of the dead on Vatican Hill in ancient Rome. The Etruscans did not bury their dead inside the walls of their cities and for that reason, on a hillside slope outside the ancient city that was destined to become Rome, the Etruscans established a very large cemetery. The area, which is now St. Peters Basilica, thus became known as the "Vatican". Vatika had several other related meanings in ancient Etruscan. It was the name of a bitter grape that grew wild on the graveyard slope, which the peasants made into what became infamous as the name of one of the cheapest (and worst) wines in the ancient world. It was also the name of a hallucinogenic weed (vatika cannabis), that grew on the slope and when chewed, was thought to produced prophetic vision, much like the effect of peyote mushrooms. Thus, the word passed into Latin as a synonym for "prophecy and also as the name of the Etruscans female oracles called "Vaticinia".
Venus--- Roman Goddess of Love and Romance; the Divine Symbol of Beauty and Femininity.Venus is associated with cultivated fields and gardens. The Roman goddess Venus is distinct from the Greek goddess Aphrodite, although there is substantial overlap. The Romans originally worshiped Venus as goddess of fertility. The Greek Aphrodite's aspects of the love and beauty were added on to Venus' attributes, and so for most practical purposes, Venus is became synonymous with Aphrodite. Venus' name might embody the function of honours and gifts to the divine when seeking their favours: such acts can be interpreted as the enticement, seduction or charm of gods by mortals. The Romans revered Venus as the ancestor of the Roman people and Julius Caesar claimed her as an ancestor, as did his heir Augustus. Venus is the only goddess whose name was given to a major planet. (Throughout history the perception of the goddess Venus and its astrological influences have adapted to reflect society's archetypal image of femininity and sexuality.)
Veritas -- In Roman mythology Veritas was the goddess of truth. It was believed that she hid in the bottom of a holy well because she was so elusive. Her image is shown as a young virgin dressed in white. Veritas is also the name given to the Roman virtue of truthfulness, which was considered one of the main virtues any good Roman should possess.( To the Greeks, Veritas was known as Aletheia.) (The Latin word "veritas" now appears in the mottos of many colleges and universities. It is typically capitalized in mottos (as "Veritas") for being an ideal (such as: Truth, Kindness and Beauty).
Victoria -- Roman Goddess of Victory. Unlike the Greek Goddess-of Victory "Nike", Victoria was a major part of Roman society and her popularity extended throughout the Empire. She was the most beautiful goddess and each year the people sacrificed the most beautiful son to her. Some say that Victoria possesed a secret that she would not share with the other gods and goddesses. She is personified today as the symbol of company "Victoria's Secret".)
Vila (Vily/Veelas) -- Eastern European Goddess(es) of the energy moving through the Earth. They are consummate shape-shifters, able to change into animals such as snakes, swans, falcons, and horses. If contacted in the forest on a moonlit night, they might grant wishes; if shown disrespect they will dance the offender to death.
Viviane (Nimue) -- The Lady of the Lake,in the Arthurian Legends. It was she who gave Arthur his sword, Excalibur. Viviane learned her magic from Merlin, who became enamored of her. She refused to give him her love until he had taught her all his secrets, but when he did, she used her power to trap him beneath a stone. Because he could see the future, he knew this would happen, but was powerless to avoid it.
White Buffalo Woman -- In Native American mythology, she is a sacred woman of supernatural origin who, in one legend, gave to the Sioux the ritual of the "Sacred Pipe" and in another legend to the Lakota she gave the "Seven Sacred Rituals". To others she is one of the seven star-sisters of the Pleiades. The legend of the White Buffalo Woman has been corrupted by the various storytellers and even her name has been altered to include the word "Calf". Her true origin and story is hard to pin down.
White Shell Woman -- White Shell Woman appears in the creation stories of various Native American tribes, including the Navajo, Zuni, and Apache. In Zuni myth, White Shell Woman is an ancestor of the Sun Father, a creator god and the source of life. She lives with him in the West. In the Navajo creation story, White Shell Woman is the sister of the goddess Changing Woman. Created when the Talking God and the Wind breathed life into two shells. The sisters grew lonely and sought company; Changing Woman with the Sun and White Shell Woman with a mountain stream. Eventually they gave birth to two sons, who grew up to battle the monsters that roamed the earth. In some Navajo tales, White Shell Woman and Changing Woman become the same character.
Xmucane -- The Mayan Goddess of Time. She and her husband, Xpiacoc, are the grandparents of the Mayan culture, the oldest of all the Mayan Gods. They were involved with the attempts of the Gods to populate the earth. The first men were made from mud, but they disintegrated when it rained. The second attempt was to make men from wood, but they had no minds or souls. Disappointed with their creation, the Gods sent a flood to wash them away. Then Xmucane and Xpiacoc ground corn to make a dough, which the Gods succeeded in fashioning into men. The Mayan culture’s view of corn as sacred follows from their belief that it was not only a staple of their diet, but that they were made from it as well.
Xochiquetzal – “Flower Feather”, the ever young and pretty goddess of flowers, love, pleasure and beauty. She is a patron of artists. Xochiquetzal represents the sexual power of young women. She also resides over childbirth and pregnancy, relating her to mother-goddesses aspects. Xochiquetzal is often displayed surrounded by flowers and butterflies, and accompanied by a hummingbird or an ocelot. Her titles include Flower Mistress, Flower-Feather, Most Precious Flower, Flower of the Rich Plume, Bitch Mother, and Blue-Skirted Lady.
Yemaya--- Mother Goddess in African Belief. Yemoya is the ultimate symbol and the personification of motherhood, in that she represents the place of origin and the maternal source of divine, human animal and plant life..
Yewa -- African Queen of the Dead who can be found living in cemeteries. Yewa is depicted as an old lady, very chaste and who prohibits her children from indulging in sex. Her servants are also old maids or barren women. No one can be naked in her presence or talk about love or even talk loudly or act rudely. She dresses in pink with pink beads. Her children are older women, very severe and dominant and demanding. They are always moralizing and abhor any type of carnal games.
Zaramama (Mamazara) -- Grain Mother. The Incan Goddess of grain, especially maize. She is one of the daughters of Pachamama, the Earth Mother. When someone found an unusually shaped ear of corn, it would be dressed as Zaramama and worshipped. The person who found the corn was said to be lucky and if it was a woman, she would be blessed with many children.
Zorya (The Zorya) -- The Guardians of the Sky". In Slavic mythology the Zorya are the three guardian goddesses, known as the Auroras. The Zorya represent the Morning Star, Evening Star, and Midnight Star. They guard and watch over the doomsday hound, Simargl, who is chained to the star Polaris in the constellation Ursa Minor, the 'little bear'. If the chain ever breaks, the hound will devour the constellation and the universe will end. Sometimes associated with the Triple Goddess mythic archetype, representing the maiden, mother and crone.