Goddess Oracle Deck

Aida-Wedo
Al-Uzza
Amaterasu
Anat
Aphrodite
Ariadne
Arianrhod
Artemis
Athene
Benzaiten
The Black Virgin
Blodeuwedd
Bride
The Cailleach
Ceres
Cerridwen
Ch'ang O
Chalchiuhtlicue
Coyolxauhqui
Danu
Diana
Erzulie
Faerie
Fatima

Freyja
Gaea
Ganga
Green Tara
Gwenhwyfer
Hathor
Hekate

Hel
Hera
Ho Hsien-Ku
Idun
Inanna
Ishtar
Isis
Jeanne D'Arc
Kali
Kamrusepas
Kelaeno
Kirke
Kore
Kwan Yin
Laverna
Lilith
Macha
The Magdalene
Maman Brijit
Medusa
Melaina

Momoy
Morgana
Nekhbet
Nu Kua
Nut
Nyx
Oshun
Oya
Pele
Pomona
Rhiannon
Sedna
Sekhmet
Selene
Sengen
Sheila-na-gig
Sibyl

Sif
Skuld
Sophia
Sri Lakshmi
Sunna
Tlazolteotl
Uma
Vesta
The Virgin Mary
Vivian
White Tara
Yemaya

 

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Mary is the virgin mother of Jesus, the human son of the Christian God. She is considered the Queen of Heaven, and is widely invoked for blessings.

According to tradition, Mary was from the town of Nazareth in Gallilee, and when still quite young was married to the much older Joseph. However, before they slept together, She was found to be pregnant, and Joseph was understandably troubled, until he had a dream in which he was told that Her child was of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was "her firstborn son" (Matt. 1:25), which some have seen as meaning that Jesus was not Her only child. In fact, Her physical virginity was not seen as of importance by the early Christian writers, and was not made part of the orthodoxy of the Church until the 5th century.

Mary accompanied Her son on His wanderings--She is one of the three Marys who "walked always with the Lord", the others being Her sister Mary and Mary Magdalene. Some have seen the figure of Her sister Mary, called the wife of Clopas, as the true mother of the children referred to as Jesus's "brethren", and maintain that Mary the mother of Jesus was a physical virgin to Her dying day. Alternatively, the sister or double may have split off from Her legend because "virgin" and "mother" could not be reconciled in the Church's literal way of thinking.

The Three Marys--the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Mary Clopas--are still worshipped in southern France at Arles as a triad, called the "Three Marys of Provence", or the "Three Marys of the Sea", whose festival is celebrated in late May.

Mary is thought to intercede on people's behalf, owing to Her special relationship with God and Jesus. She is considered greatly beloved of God and His son, and it follows that They listen to Her when She puts in a good word for people who pray to Her. In the medieval period the worship of Mary was a large part of the popular religion, and She is today still much beloved and prayed to. She has been syncretized to many forms and other Goddesses, including the Black Virgin, Herself a sort of avatar of Isis, and Oya.

She is shown here as She is being told of Her virgin pregnancy.

This card in a reading indicates surprises and a hard but rewarding path that lies before you. You are being called to do something of a spiritual nature.

Titles: Queen of Heaven, the Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Stella Maris (the Star of the Sea)

 

 

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“I am the wide and ancient Earth, the infinite Stars, the breadth of the Ocean, in the miracle of the Maiden.”

 

Goddess Tales

Aida-Wedo
Amaterasu
Aphrodite
Ariadne
Arianrhod
Athene
Blodeuwedd
Bride
Cerridwen
Ch'ang O
Coyolxauhqui
Freyja
Ishtar
Kali
Kirke
Kore
Laverna
Lilith
The Magdalene
Medusa
Pomona
Rhiannon

 

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