It is important to understand that Goddess religion was not limited to the Ancient Near East or to Europe.
Images of the Divine Female appear in many cultures around the world.
. … as well as to the neighboring Canaanites, also known as the Phoenicians.
She appears in Peru,
Here She is in Old Europe …
… and in China. This is Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy.
… and as Yemaya, the Yoruba Mother of the Sea, mother of all life because the sea is the source of all life. The first time She walked on earth, fountains that later became rivers sprang up wherever She set foot. Sea shells, through which the priestesses and priests could hear the voice of the universe, were among Her first gifts to the people.
In Japan She is the Shinto Sun Goddess Amaterasu.
… and among the Celts.
And here She is as the Aztec Goddess of Childbirth.
… and in this relief of Isis protecting Osiris with Her wings.
Women are creating all sorts of rituals to celebrate different aspects of their lives and their communities.
Women are taking leadership positions in working for justice and equality in religion.
And here is a collage called “Dance the Joys of Earth” by Butterfly Peggy Stevens.
Cakes for the queen of heaven samples
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven In Ancient Times SAMPLEGoddesses Around the World Slide Show #4