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    Posted: 19 Jan 2011 at 16:29
Perhaps a little game of guessing the God or Goddess? The one who gives the correct answer may proceed. Here is one:
 


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It is a goddess and her husband has something feline over him.

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I make it easier. She is the wife of this god:
 
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I've tried to get this one already. It's the damn boat and bird on her head that confuses me, I can't get that referenced anywhere. I'll have a guess, if it's right I'll edit it out.

IS IT.............. Menhit?
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

I've tried to get this one already. It's the damn boat and bird on her head that confuses me, I can't get that referenced anywhere. I'll have a guess, if it's right I'll edit it out.

IS IT.............. Menhit?
 
No, but you are in the right part of the world. But you have to move a little bit more southwards.
 
Her headdress includes the falcon and the moon.


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Well, it seems I have to reveal the name of the goddess. She is Amesemi, protectress of the ruler of the state of Meroe (located in todays Sudan) and her husband (with his lion head) is Apedemak, the god of war and victory and protector of the king.
 
The picture I posted with her is from the Stela of queen Amanishaketo (1st cent. BC/ 1st cent. AD).  The picture of Apedemak is from the Apedemak temple in Naqa.
 
 


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So then we will try another one. This time a more northern deity. Who is this?
 
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Notice the basket with fruit, it gives a clue to her identity.
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Just a very quick guess. Rosmerta?
 
If not, I'll try harder to figure it out tomorrow.
 
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Demeter, aka Ceres, but she's usually older. Not Persephone, aka Proserpina, unless they've got the iconography wrong: she represents spring not autumn and therefore no fruits.  
 
Or there are various Germanic and Celtic goddesses with similar attributes. Could be any of them.


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That would be.... Idunn, or Ydun, depending.

Norse Goddess of Apples and Youth.

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It's a bit unhelpful that the style is so Art Nouveau / Yellow Book, so it gives no help. It could even be one of Lord Dunsany's creations.
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Freya?
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It must be Hathor (Het-heru) lit. "House of Chorus"...The image is a bit hard to see but I guess it is on purpose. The key clue is the Falcon above her head which represents Chorus.

However, I am a bit uncertain if the relief is Egyptian. The picture is distorted and I cannot be sure if it is really the Egyptian Hathor or some peripheral goddess based on the Egyptian version.


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AH...I didn't see that Carch revealed it. i was wrong...ANyway.. Ouch
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Sorry, Freyja. Chick with the apples, not cat face bloke.
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

That would be.... Idunn, or Ydun, depending.

Norse Goddess of Apples and Youth.

I like this game.

 
You are right, this is a representation of Idun, the caretaker of the apples of youth in old Scandinavian mythology. The image is taken from an old book (Fadernas Gudasaga by Victor Rydberg) and it is made by one of Swedens most venerated artists John Bauer, whos images of trolls and other characters from fairytales are loved by many.
 
 
If you like you can proceed and let us guess some god or godess.
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Okay, I'll try, but I'm either going to make it too easy or too hard! Here we go:




P.S. it is a Goddess.

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Butterfly Woman before the metamorphosis? Confused
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Okay, i'll post a better Picture..




There's clues aplenty there, really.


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I will not spoil your fun Dolphin but just let you know that I've handled the Codex Borbonicus from which that last image derives. Oh what the heck...that is Chalchiutlicue--here is  the other version deriving from Duran:
 
And it is a goddess and not a god...We will not go into the various relationships [sister, wife, mother etcetera] between her and other members of the Aztec pantheon.


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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

I will not spoil your fun Dolphin but just let you know that I've handled the Codex Borbonicus from which that last image derives. Oh what the heck...that is Chalchiutlicue--here is  the other version deriving from Duran:
 
And it is a goddess and not a god...We will not go into the various relationships [sister, wife, mother etcetera] between her and other members of the Aztec pantheon.

Well done Dr.G.

I was only testing the water really, I wasn't sure who or what to put up. I also said explicitly that this was a Goddess, so unless you read it wrong, you must have missed that comment.

The buck is passed to you now. Choose a God or Goddess at your leisure - but don't have too much fun in esoterica. Big smile
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 No not the goat!
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Next to Pan is Daphnis, son of Hermes...

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Daphnis: "No, not the goat!"
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I have one, I know it's not my turn, but before my old brain forgets it, here it is:
 I saw her in Kinmen, China, and i couldn't help but take a pic!
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Of course, it's Guanyin.
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No, but close. I'll give you a hint, she is one of 2 water gods
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Originally posted by Lao Tse Lao Tse wrote:

No, but close. I'll give you a hint, she is one of 2 water gods


Tifani!  the godess who saved Zeng He's sailors!


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Oh, no, no, no, no I meant it's Mazu, the favorite Taiwanese goddess.  Smile But aren't Mazu and Guanyin actually the same?

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