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A Goddess is like a god, only female -- and every bit as likely (or unlikely) to exist. Goddesses were among the deities worshiped by most ancient polytheistic religions, probably because of the association between women and childbirth (i.e., "givers of life").
Goddess worship is also a feature of many neo-pagan religions. The Hindu religion is particularly well supplied with goddesses. There was once also a widespread belief among many neo-pagans that a matriarchal, pan-European goddess-cult existed either prior to the rise of Christianity or prior to the arrival of the Indo-European peoples, and that knowledge of this religion has been systematically suppressed by various patriarchal entities down through history (notably the Vatican). One of the prime cleavages (no pun intended) within neo-paganism today is over adherence to this belief. Evidence in support of this claim is approximately as abundant as evidence for the existence of the Goddess Herself.
"I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess"--Donna Haraway
 A few well known Goddesses
- Celtic goddess associated with war
- Sun goddess and primary goddess of the Shinto religion. Related to the emperor of Japan.
- Greek Goddess of love, lust, and beauty
- Greek Goddess of forests and hills
- Greek Goddess of heroic endeavour, victory and wisdom, Minerva to the Romans
- Egyptian cat-goddess, usually portrayed as a woman with the head and tail of a lioness. Popular today among furry fandom
- Celtic goddess (with two sisters of the same name!)
- Greek Sea goddess and daughter of the Titan, Atlas
- Phrygian Earth mother
- Celtic river goddess
- Frigga (Frigg)
- Norse Goddess, wife of Odin.
- Greek goddess of marriage; wife and sister to Zeus, Juno to the Romans
- Hindu goddess of death and destruction
- Mary (Mother of Jesus)
AdoredVenerated by Papists
- María Lionza
- Venezuelan cult goddess. Goddess of nature, love, peace, and harmony - mixture of Catholic African and indigenous beliefs.
- Celtic goddess of war
- Greek Goddess of victory (not footwear)
- Greek Goddess of the night
- Roman Goddess of love
 Contemporary Goddesses
- Any goat of the lady persuasion
- sacred to devout RatWikians
- underground meme
- Say no more
- Randi Rhodes
- The "goddess of radio", according to Sam Seder
- Ayn Rand
- The "Goddess of the Market"
- Uma Thurman
- Goddess of big, sexy feet...rauwwwrrrrr!
- Carol Vorderman
- One for the Brits