Bible Articles on the Topic of Goddess

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In the Old Testament the Heb. word is used to denote both the name of the Canaanite goddess, well-known from the Ugaritic texts, and also a wooden cult-object that was her symbol.

Diana; Artemis

dī-an ́a (Ἄρτεμις, Ártemis “prompt,” “safe”): A deity of Asiatic origin, the mother goddess of the earth, whose seat of worship was the temple in Ephesus, the capital of the Roman province of Asia. Diana is but the Latinized form of the Greek word Artemis, yet the Artemis of Ephesus should not be confused with the Greek goddess of that name.


god ́es (אלהים, ‘ĕlōhīm, θεά, theá): There is no separate word for “goddess” in the Old Testament. In the only instance in which the word occurs in English Versions of the Bible (1 Kings 11:5, 11:33), the gender is determined by the noun—“Ashtoreth, the god (goddess) of the Sidonians.” In the New Testament the term is applied to Diana of Ephesus (Acts 19:27, 19:35, 19:37).

Ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis (Wife of Osiris)


Statue of Artemis of Ephesus



Ishtar (English pronunciation /ˈɪʃtɑːr/; Transliteration: DIŠTAR; Akkadian: m m0-m m89; Sumerianm m0-) is the Mesopotamian East Semitic (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) Goddess of fertility, love, war, sex, & power She is the counterpart to the earlier attested Sumerian Inanna, and the cognate for the later attested Northwest Semitic Aramean goddess Astarte, and the Armenian goddess Astghik. Ishtar was an important deity in Mesopotamian religion which was extant from c.3500 BC, until its gradual decline between the 1st and 5th centuries AD in the face of Christianity.