The "many goddesses"
of the ancient
world were all forms of the One Great Goddess!
Worship of The Great Mamma was GLOBAL, in every corner of the
ancient world. In Afraka, where knowledge and documentation of
Her began (before being dispensed throughout the world) Her many
names included Nu, Neith, Neter, Uati, Ma, Mawu, Mut, Maat,
Ast, Kar, Har, Meri and Hathor.
In ancient North America She was
called "Woman," the Mother, the Grandmother,
and the Old Woman who tends the fires of life; the Old
Woman Spider who weaves us together in a fabric of interconnection;
the Eldest God who Remembers and Re-members. The Hopis
called Her Huruing Wuhti Hard Beings Woman who
is of the Earth, but lives in the worlds above where she "owns"
(empowers) the Moon and Stars. As Tlazoltéotl She
was the Aztec Mother of the Gods.
Her many names in India included Ida,
Sarasvati, Shakti, Kali, Chandi and Laksmi the Goddess
of wealth and good fortune. As Maya She was the Virgin
Mother of Buddha; as Devaki She was the Blak Virgin Mother
of Krishna. She is Maha Devi, "The One Great Goddess."
In China She was Kuan Yin (Yoni of Yonis),
Nu-Kua, "She who created the Universe," Shin-Moo
the "Holy Mother," "Mother Goddess" and "Virgin."
As Ch'ang-O She was Goddess of the Moon. The Chinese built
many splendid temples to honor "Ma-Tsoo-Po,"
the "Queen of Heaven." [BM 326] In Japan She was Kwannon.
She was Mama in Sumeria; Ishtar /Mylitta in Babylon; Astarte
in Phoenicia; Anaites in Armenia; and Cybele
(Sybil) in Phrygia. The ancient original Blak Jews called Her
Shekina the Bride of God or God's female Half.
The Greeks called Her Isis, Aphrodite, Metis, Demeter,
Nix, Hera, Gaia. The Romans called Her Isis, Venus, Medusa, Dianna, Minerva.
The ancient Scandinavians worshiped Her as Frigga. The Druids
worshiped Her as Virgo-Paritura the "Mother
of God." The Germans worshipped the Great Virgin Mother as Ostara.
The Christian "Easter" is named after Her (Ast-Ar,
As-Tar, Ishtar). Christian worship of Her survives as the
Catholic worship of the Madonna or Mother of Christ, who
is called Our Lady, the Queen of Heaven, the Great Lady, Star
of the Sea, Mother of God, Immaculate Virgin, etc., all titles
previously applying to Goddess Ast (Isis), the Afrakan original.
She is the Power of Intelligence,
having a multitude of names and emblems. She is the true Creatrix
for She is Thought itself, from which all else is born. She is
the Spirit that informs right balance, right harmony. And these
in turn order all relationships in uniformity with Her law. To
assign to this Great Being the position of "fertility goddess"
as typically done in male-authored books discussing Her,
"is exceedingly demeaning: it trivializes the power of woman."