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 Gods & Goddesses

Those who practice Wicca, draw on a variety of deities for magickal workings. They may stick to just a few "central characters", or explore the different energies of many. The Wiccan story of creation (as I understand it) is outlined further down this page, as is a reference for god/goddess Correspondences. Click on a link below for more details on some of the god's and goddesses.


My personal belief about gods and goddess, are not that they are actual beings, but very specific energies/vibrations; and as such, giving them a name is helpful to drawing on, or in connecting to that particular energy. Our thoughts create, so many people calling a particular energy by the same name gives more "power" to that name.




Greek gods and goddess, and their Roman counterparts.

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The Wiccan Story of Creation


Every Culture/Religion has a creation story, here's the Wiccan one!

Long, long ago, the world slept in the arms of the dark void.

From this place of nothingness, Spirit drew together and created Our Lady of Infinite Love.

The Lady danced among the heavens, Her feet beating out the rhythm of all creation. Sparks of light catapulted from Her hair, giving birth to the stars and planets. As She twirled, these heavenly bodies began to move with Her in the divine symphony of the universe. When Her dancing quickened She formed the seas and mountains of Earth. She chanted words of love and joy, and as these sounds fell to the Earth, the trees and flowers were born.

From the pure, white light of Her breath came the colours of the universe, turning all things to vibrant beauty. from the bubbling laughter in Her throat sprang the sounds of the pristine running water of the streams, the gentle lapping vibrations of the lake, and the roaring screams of the oceans. Her tears of joy became the rains of our survival.


When Her dancing slowed and She sought a companion to share the wonders of the world, Spirit created The Lord as Her life mate and companion. Because She so loved the Earth, Spirit made Her companion half spirit, half animal, so that together the Lord and Lady could populate our planet. The Lord's power moves through her and She showers the Earth and all upon it with Her blessings. Together, the Lord and Lady gave birth to the birds, animals, fishes, and people of our world. To protect and guide the humans, the Lord and Lady created the angels and power spirits. These energies walk with us always, though we may not often see them. Their speech creates a tapestry of positive energy, from which we draw strength.

To each bird the Lady gave a magic song, and to each animal the Lord bestowed the instinct to survive.

The Lord is the master of the animal and plant kingdoms, and therefore wears the antlers of a stag crowning His great head. This aspect of half man, half animal shows His joy in both the human and animal creations of the Spirit.


As the humans began to grow and prosper, the Lord and Lady saw a need for healers among them. And so they drew forth energy from the realm of angels, the realm of the power animals, and the realm of the humans to create the Witches. The Witches brought with them the wisdom of the Lord and Lady, the ability to heal, and the art of magic. The Lady taught the Witches how to cast a magic circle and talk to Spirit, and the Lord taught the Witches how to communicate with the energies of air, fire, earth, and water, and commune with the animal and plant kingdoms.


As the world grew darker with ignorance and hate of human creation, The Lady took the body of the Moon to represent the gentle light of her perfect peace, and the Lord took the vibrant rays of the Sun as his symbol of strength in perfect love. And once a month, when the Moon is full, the Witches celebrate and remember the blessings our Mother has bestowed upon us.

We call forth Her energy to help us take care of ourselves, our families, our planet, and our friends. Four times a year the Witches celebrate the festivals of fire and honor the Lord and His love for us - these are called the cross-quarters. At the four quarters of the seasons, the Witches honor the cycle of life and the gifts of the Earth with festivals to both the Lord and Lady - signifying the balance they have brought us - the Equinoxes and the Solstices.


The Lady has many names - Isis, Astarte, Bride, Diana, Aradia, Hecate - and the Lady walks within and beside each woman of every race.

The Lord has many faces, from the strong Cernunnos to the delightful Pan. He guards and guides us and resides in each man of every race.

When thunder roars in the heavens, and lightning cracks from the ground, the Lord and Lady dance the divine myth of creation so that we may remember them and know that we are never alone.

When the Sun rises each morning, we bask in the joy of His love for us, and when the Moon moves through Her phases, we understand the cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth.

When it is our time, the Witches enter the Summerland. From the Spirit that moves and flows through the Lord and Lady we continue to learn the mysticism of the Universe so that we may return, life after life, to serve our brothers and sisters.


In each lifetime, Spirit guides us through learning experiences, preparing us along the way for our individual missions. Sometimes we are born among our own kind, and in other instances we must seek out our spiritual family. Many of us do not remember our chosen path until we reach adulthood, but others know instinctively of their heritage from the time they form their own thoughts.

We are the Witches, the representation of the growth of wisdom on our planet. We are the Hidden Children, back from the dead. We are the people, the power, the change, and we have incarnated in every race and every culture. We are the angels of Earth. 


Source -LLewellyn's 1999 Magickal Almanac
















Greek, Roman and Egyptian Deities:


Type of Deity Roman Greek Egyptian
Supreme God Jupiter, Juno Zeus, Hera Ra
Supreme/Mother Goddess Venus Aphrodite Isis
Sun Apollo Helios Ra
Moon Diana Artemis Thoth
Earth Tellus Gaia Geb
Fire Vulcan Hephaestus -
Water/Rain Jupiter, Neptune (sea) Zeus, Poseidon (sea) Tefnut
Air/Sky Jupiter Zeus Nuit
Light Apollo Apollo -
Thunder Jupiter Zeus -
Dawn Aurora Eos -
Fertility Bona Dea Rhea Osiris
Harvest Saturn Cronos -
Vegetation Ceres Adonis Osiris
Death Pluto Hades Osiris
Wisdom Minerva Athena Thoth
War Mars, Bellona Aries, Athena -
Love Cupid Eros -
Messenger Mercury Hermes -
Healing Apollo Apollo -
Hunting Diana Artemis -




Basic information of Greek Deities:





Fair haired, blue eyed, beautiful and voluptuous. Goddess of love. Symbol was her girdle (belt).


Son of Leto, former lover of Zeus. Twin brother of Artemis. Zeus his father. Hera pursued Leto who was forced to give birth on an island shielded by the sea which was raised up over the island like an umbrella by Poseidon. Oracle at Delphi. Celestial archer who's arrows never missed. God of musicians. a handsome, golden haired youth. Patron of prophesy. Represents solar force in all aspects.


Represents blind energy and uncontrolled passion. War God. Father of Harmonia and Aphrodite. Shown as a muscled warrior with a crested helmet.


Sister of Apollo. Symbolic animal the bear. Animals sacred to her. Eternally virginal. Shown carrying a torch. Protector of women against personal violation, Goddess of childbirth.


Daughter of Zeus and Metis. Goddess of war, born fully armed and carrying a spear. Emblem the owl. Born from the head of her father who had swallowed her mother while she was pregnant. Goddess of wisdom.


Goddess of the soil and all growing things. Temples were located in forests and called megara. Shown as a mature, rather sad looking, lady with a crown of corn. Mother of Persephone.


Son of Zeus with a mortal woman. Wandered the earth drunch and angry for many years before being admitted to Olympus.


Ruler of the underworld. Husband of Persephone.

Hebe and Ganymede

Goddess of youth and Zeus's cup bearer.


Giver of wisdom, victory and wealth. Queen of the dead as Prytania. Goddess of purification, expiations, enchantments, magical charms, hauntings and crossroads. Accompanied by the infernal hounds.

Helios and Selene

The Sun and the Moon respectively.


Son of Hera. Husband of Aphrodite. Lame, short and swarthy. Holds hammer and tongs. Smith to the Gods.


Goddess of marriage and all phases of women's lives. A noble and severely beautiful woman. Zeus's wife, symbols are the peacock and pomegranate.


God of travel and commerce. Messenger of the Gods. Shown as atheletic with a round, winged hat and winged sandals. Holds the caduceus. Father of Pan, associated with air.


Goddess of the hearth. Circle sacred to her, her temples were circular. Protected hearth and home.


Daughter of Hera. Original Goddess of childbirth.


The rainbow, a messenger of Zeus.


Son of Hermes. Magical pipes. Nature God.


Wife of Hades, daughter of Demeter. Symbols the bat, narcissus and pomegranate. Goddess of the underworld and of Spring.


God of the Sea. Brother of Zeus. Marine life and the white horse sacred to him.

The Fates

Clotho/The spinner of the thread of life, Lachesis/Chance or luck, Atropos/Cuts the thread of life when the time has come and karma.

The Four Winds

Sons of Eos (dawn) and Astraeus (starry sky). Zephyrus/West Wind, Boreas/North Wind, Eurus/East Wind, and Notus/South Wind.

The Muses

Clio/History, Euterpe/Flute, Thalia/Comedy, Melpomene/Tragedy, Terpsicore/Lyric Poetry and Dance, Erato/Love Poetry, Polyhmnia/Mimic Art, Urania/Gastronomy, Calliope/Epic Poetry and Eloquence.


Goddess of justice. Regulated ceremonial events and kept order on Olympus.


Son of Zeus and Persephone. A shape changing immortal.


The ruler of the sky and all atmospheric phenomena. Oracle at Dodona, worshiped in high places. Oak tree sacred. Shown as a mature man, robust; with thick, dark, curly hair and a beard. Holds a sceptre in left hand and has a thunderbolt and eagle at his feet. Colour is imperial purple.


Basic information of Egyptian Deities:





Dark hunting hound or jackal. Guardian against the forces of the lower world. Patron of anaesthetics, psychiatrists, and seekers of lost items. He guards the spirit of the unconscious. Colour is terracotta, symbol the sarcophagus.


Wife of Ptah, sister of Horus, daughter of Isis and Osiris. goddess of music and dance. Sacred intrument the sistrum. Sacred animal the cat.


Egyptian earth god. Son of Shu and Tefnut. Brother and hisband of the sky god Nuit. Father of Osiris, Seth, Isis, and Nephthys. Geb was generally depicted with green skin. The goose was his sacred animal.


Daughter of Ra. Dual aspects, the benign celestial cow that nourished the gods, protects women, confers the comforts of life, patroness of astrology and rules womens beauty and adornment. Her other aspect was Sekhmet, war goddess with a lions head. Colours coral, peach and copper. Mirror or shield her symbol.


Son of Isis. Colour yellow or gold. Lord of prophesy, god of music and art. Patron of all things beautiful. Symbols the hawk and the all seeing eye.


Wears a throne on her headdress. Taught healing and instituted marriage. Magician. Symbols the throne, knot or buckle  and the systrum. She was the wife and sister of Osiris.


Son of Ptah and Sekhmet. Wears a lotus on his head. Guards the sun at night.


Sister and wife of Set, mother of Anubis. The revealer, psychic receptivity, light and truth. Colors pale green or silver. Symbols the lotus  and the cup.


Mother Goddess, the sky Goddess, mother of Osiris, Horus, Set, Isis, Nephthys. Protectress of the dead. Wife of Geb, earth God.


Nature God and king, universal lord. Always accompanied by his grand vizier, Thoth and his nephew Anubis. Husband of Isis, father of Horus. Always shown with a greenish face and dressed in white. Carries a crook and flail, the insignia of order and discipline. Sometimes shown seated on a throne surrounded by water and lotuses. Symbol the djed or tet.


Artisan god, patron of builders and craftsmen. Known as the architect of the universe. Performed miracles. Symbols the masons tools and cord.


The creator and sovereign lord of the sky. Sacred object the obelisk. Created the universe.


Wife of Ptah. Head of a lioness crowned with the sun disk.


A scorpion-goddess, shown as a beautiful woman with a scorpion poised on her head. Protector of women in childbirth.


Brother of Osiris and Isis. Red hair. Represents chaos and destruction. Sought to destroy Osiris.


Shown as a man with the head of an Ibis. Patron of history, keeper of the divine archives, lord of karma, herald of the gods. Eldest son of Ra. Symbols the cadceus and the white feather. God of medicine, learning, magic, truth, books and libraries.




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