Samshin-Halmang (삼신 할머니) is the Korean goddess of life and childbirth. She was once a human girl, but after winning the flower-blooming contest (flowers symbolize life in Korean mythology) between her and the Dragon Lord’s daughter, she became the Goddess charged with pregnancy and delivering of babies. She protects babies and mothers from harm, and is the patron of midwives. It is said that after midwives die, they become spirits called ‘Samshin’ and help Samshin-halmang. #myth
In the Egyptian predynastic period, Neith was known as the goddess of hunting, though her realm of influence also encompassed war and weaving of fine cloths. She is one of the earliest worshiped Egyptian deities and was hailed as the wise Mother of gods. She was often depicted carrying a crossed bow and arrow and wearing the blood red crown representing lower Egypt. Nephthys was a night goddess and protector of the dead, also representing decay and invisibility. She offered spirits safe
MYTHOLOGY MEME | (2/?) MYTHOLOGY MEME EXTRAS ECHO AND NARCISSUS is an episode from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The story is told in Book III of the Metamorphoses, and tells the story of a talkative nymph who is admired by the goddess Aphrodite for her magnificent voice and song. When she tricks Zeus’s jealous wife, Hera, Hera curses her by making her only able to repeat the last words said, and couldn’t say anything on her own. This is the explanation of the aural effect which ...
t h e c h a r i t i e s were three goddesses of grace, beauty, adornment, joy, mirth, festivity, dance, and song. they were attendants of the goddesses aphrodite and hera, conceived as the goddesses who gave festive joy and enhanced the enjoyments of life by refinement and gentleness. gracefulness and beauty in social intercourse are therefore attributed to them. they were sometimes depicted in classical art with crowns of myrtle.
Morena is the Baltic & Slavic goddess of witchcraft, winter & death. She is also associated with seasonal rites based on the idea of death, rebirth of nature & nightmares. The end of winter is celebrated by throwing an effigy of Morena into the river on the first spring day in March. Some medieval Christian sources such as the Czech 9th century Mater Verborum compare her to the Greek goddess Hecate, therefore associating her even more with sorcery.