Sip, my friend, you embrace the Goddess of your choice above.
The goddess Pele has resigned the foreigner in discouragement.
And the most belovéd of all is the goddess E-yet-e-ko (Mother Earth) who nourishes them all their days.
The Germans had a Corn-mother, a goddess of agricultural growth and fertility.
I could not believe it possible that any god or goddess would compel a woman to act in such a foolish way.
To dedicate a girl to the goddess would be an alternative to the sacrifice of her.
Dupaix describes it correctly in saying it represents a person apparently “absorbed in devotion”—a worshiper, and not a goddess.
The girl devoted to death belonged to the goddess in one way, if not in the other.
Their mother was a vestal virgin,—that is, she was a maiden who tended the sacred fire in the temple of the goddess Vesta.
Iduna, the Goddess, tended the tree on which the shining apples grew.
goddess mid-14c., from god (q.v.) + fem. suffix -esse.