August 9, 2012

The Goddess Project (2006)

Posted in Goddess Project, Goddess Things tagged , at 3:13 am by Babs

A few years ago – way back in 2006 – I decided to take on a Goddess Project.  The purpose of this project was to learn more about some of the lesser known goddesses across several pantheon.  It was my hope to gain insight into my chosen spiritual path and learn a little something about the divine feminine in the process.  To my surprise I kept my promise to myself and the universe and actually completed a bit of history on 50 goddesses which I randomly chose at the beginning of the project.  Some of these chosen were due to holidays/ solstices but many were just because I liked the name or wanted to learn a bit more about the culture from which she came.  Often I found loads of information on the better known goddesses.  Sadly, some of the lesser known had little to no information available.

All these years later the book of goddesses – yes it was all on actual paper lovingly stored in a large 3 ring binder – was finally back in my possession.  I felt that this would be a perfect subject for the next 5o+ posts and get me back to blogging about my wonderful pagan path.   I have found that during my journey of 2006 I worked with each goddess for the week and while learning her history, her familiars and other references I learned a little about myself at the same time.

Most of the information has been gathered across the internet and all the sources have been lost over time.  If there are corrections to be made or source information to be posted, please make comments and I will update as needed.  Here are the goddesses you will come to know in the next few months… as I am sure it will take me that long to post all of the information.

Week/ Holiday/ Sabbat/ Esbat references are all for 2006:

  • Week 1 (January 16th – January 22nd) – Freya/ Frigga (Norse)
  • Week 2 (January 23rd – January 29th) – Kuan Yin (Chinese)
  • Week 3 (January 30th – February 5th) – Brigid (Celtic) Chosen for the Imbolc on February 2nd.
  • Week 4 (February 6th – February 12th) – Creide (Scottish)
  • Week 5 (February 13th – February 19th) – Branwen (Welsh)
  • Week 6 (February 20th – February 26th) – Aurora (Roman)
  • Week 7 (February 27th – March 5th) – Isis (Egyptian)
  • Week 8 (March 6th – March 12th) – Lillith (Sumerian) Chosen for International Woman’s Day on March 8th.
  • Week 9 (March 13th – March 19th) – Akna (Inuit)
  • Week 10 (March 20th – March 26th) – Eostre (Germanic) Chosen for Ostara on March 20th.
  • Week 11 (March 27th – April 2nd) – Blodeuedd (Welsh)
  • Week 12 (April 3rd – April 9th) – Guinevere (Cornish)
  • Week 13 (April 10th – April 16th) – Persephone (Greek)
  • Week 14 (April 17th – April 23rd) – Gaia (Greek) Chosen for Earth Day on April 22nd.
  • Week 15 (April 24th – April 30th) – A-Ma (Taoist)
  • Week 16 (May 1st – May 7th) – Flora (Roman) Chosen for Beltane on May 1st.
  • Week 17 (May 8th – May 14th) – Idunna (Norse)
  • Week 18 (May 15th – May 21st) – Hygeia (Greek)
  • Week 19 (May 22nd – May 28th) – Lakshmi (Hindu)
  • Week 20 (May 29th – June 4th) – Bast (Egyptian)
  • Week 21 (June 5th – June 11th) – Kilya (Incan)
  • Week 22 (June 12th – June 18th) – Juno (Roman)
  • Week 23 (June 19th – June 25th) – Cerridwen (Welsh) Chosen for Litha on June 21st.
  • Week 24 (June 26th – July 2nd) – Inanna (Sumerian)
  • Week 25 (July 3rd – July 9th) – Hina (Hawaiian)
  • Week 26 (July 10th – July 16th) – Yemaya (African)
  • Week 27 (July 17th – July 23rd) – Yhi (Australian)
  • Week 28 (July 24th – July 30th) – Dolni Vestonice (Czech)
  • Week 29 (July 31st – August 6th) – Demeter (Greek) Chosen for Lammas on August 1st.
  • Week 30 (August 7th – August 13th) – Benten (Shinto)
  • Week 31 (August 14th – August 20th) – Britomartis (Minoan)
  • Week 32 (August 21st – August 27th) – Oshun (African)
  • Week 33 (August 28th – September 3rd) – Ix Chel (Mayan)
  • Week 34 (September 4th – September 10th) – Dewi Sri (Indonesian)
  • Week 35 (September 11th – September 17th) – Milda (Slavic)
  • Week 36 (September 18th – September 24th) – Epona (Celtic) Chosen for Mabon on September 23rd.
  • Week 37 (September 25th – October 1st) – Pachamama (Incan)
  • Week 38 (October 2nd – October 8th) – Ahea (Hopi)
  • Week 39 (October 9th – October 15th) – Akibimi (Japanese)
  • Week 40 (October 16th – October 22nd) – Eigana (Australian)
  • Week 41 (October 23rd – October 29th) – Damona (Gaul)
  • Week 42 (October 30th – November 5th) – Nicevenn (Scottish) Chosen for Samhain on October 31st.
  • Week 43 (November 6th – November 12th) – Hel (Norse)
  • Week 44 (November 13th – November 19th) – Saraswati (Hindu)
  • Week 45 (November 20th – November 26th) – Baba Yaga (Slavic)
  • Week 46 (November 27th – December 3rd) – Yuki-Onna (Japanese)
  • Week 47 (December 4th – December 10th) – Laurentia (Etruscan)
  • Week 48 (December 11th – December 17th) – Pele (Hawaiian)
  • Week 49 (December 18th – December 24th) – Pandora (Greek) Chosen for Yule on December 22nd.
  • Week 50 (December 25th – December 31st) – Skadi (Norse)
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