The Goddess Collection is something I've been dreaming up for a long time. It's a culmination of YOU, my Goddess Babes! When you email or message me I really get a sense of who YOU are. It's inspiring, I see myself in each and every one of you. It's like an unspoken sisterhood, an unofficial bond, a Goddess Tribe.
The Goddess Collection will be a collection of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, each housed with a gemstone that's associated with a Goddess Realm.
What's a Goddess Realm?
What I'm considering a Goddess Realm is a domain or area of influence. Here's the list of Goddess Realms I'll be working to bring to light in this next collection:
The Earth Goddesses symbolize growth. They help us put down roots which can never be taken away from us. Some of the many Earth Goddesses are:
Gaia - Greek Earth Goddess
Ala - African Earth Goddess
Prithvi - Hindu Earth Goddess
Greek Goddess Gaia (Art by Mistress Vamachara)
These Goddesses represent the oceans, lakes, rivers and all bodies of water. All humans evolve from these waters which is a vital element for our own fertility. Some of the many Water Goddesses are:
Mazu -Chinese Sea Goddess
Anuket - Egyptian Nile Goddess
Oshun - African Goddess of Fresh or Sweet Waters
African Goddess Oshun (Art by Selina Fenech)
These Goddesses have strong motherhood instincts, they are often the care takers for other women during childbirth and their symbols are used to help promote pregnancy. Some of the many Fertility Goddesses are:
Hathor - Egyptian Goddess of Motherhood
Brigid - Celtic Fertility Goddess
Ala - African of Fertility (A lot of Goddesses are representative of multiple Realms.)
Egyptian Goddess Hathor (Art by Javhier Cruz)
The Love Goddesses are often said to be the matchmakers of the kingdom. This is the Theme you'd want to wear if you're looking for the love of your life. Some of the many Love Goddesses are:
Aphrodite - Greek Goddess of Love
Rati - Hindu Goddess of Love, Lust and Pleasure
Oshun - African Goddess of Love, Pleasure and Sexuality (Again, Oshun is a Goddess of many Realms)
Isis - Egyptian Goddess of Marriage
Greek Goddess Aphrodite (Art by Lindsay Archer)
These Goddesses are the ones who keep in order what is right from what it wrong. Channel these Goddesses to help you form the spoken words needed to stand up for yourself and others. Some of the many Justice Goddesses are:
Themis - Greek Goddess of Law and Order
Maat - Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Justice
Nanshe - Sumer Goddess of Social Justice
Oya - African Goddess of Justice
African Goddess Oya (Art by Timur Barshtman - This was not intended to be a depiction of Goddess Oya but she has a lot of similarities with the lighting surrounding her)
Wisdom Goddesses are the ones we go to to seek advice. These Goddesses have learned many things from this world and are here to pass them on. Some of the many Wisdom or Knowledge Goddesses are:
Saraswati - Hindu Goddess of Wisdom and Knowledge
Seshat - Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom and Knowledge
Isis - Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom
Hindu Goddess Saraswati (Art by Katia Honour)
The Warrior Goddess is the one who protects us. They stand up for the underdog. She is strong, fierce and independent. Some of the many Warrior Goddesses are:
Athena - Greek Goddess of War
Bast - Egyptian Goddess of War
Freya - Norse Goddess of War
Kali - Hindu Goddess of Death and Destruction
Greek Goddess Athena (Art by Alayna)
These are the Goddesses of the night, they live by the moon. The moon is a powerful symbol for women as it traces our cycle of life. Some of the many Lunar Goddesses are:
Selene - Greek Moon Goddess
Changxi - Chinese Lunar Goddess
Ratih - Hindu Lunar Goddess
Yemoja - African Goddess of Moonlight
Greek Goddess Selene (Art by Lorelain W.)
The Fire Goddess can light our way, warm us. We use fire to celebrate, cleanse, initiate and purify our lives. Some of the many Fire Goddesses are:
Pele - Hawaiian Fire Goddess
Fuji - Japanese Fire Goddess
Mahuika - Māori Fire Goddess
Vesta - Roman Goddess of Sacred Fire
Call on these Goddesses when you need a bit of creative inspiration. Perfect for artists, tradesmen or just for problem solving. Some of the many Creativity Goddesses are:
Minerva - Roman Goddess of Arts and Trade
Cerridwen - Celtic Goddess of Creative Inspiration
Saraswati - Hindu Goddess of Creativity
Celtic Goddess Cerridwen (Art by Lisa Hunt)
I wanted to base my collection on general Goddess Realms rather than specific Goddesses for two reasons 1) I don't want to focus on just one culture (ie. Greek, Egyptian, Celtic, etc.) because 2) there are Goddesses from each culture who represent the same realm, for example, there is an African Earth Goddess, a Greek Earth Goddess, an Egyptian Earth Goddess, etc., and the same is true for each of these realms listed below.
I didn't want you to HAVE to wear a necklace named after, say, the Greek Earth Goddess Gaia if you relate more to the qualities of the African Earth Goddess Ala. So instead of naming a particular piece "Earth Goddess Gaia Necklace" or "Earth Goddess Ala Necklace" I'll be calling it just "Earth Goddess Necklace" or the "Earth Goddess Ring" etc.
And, if you're wondering "Hmm, how do I know which Goddesses I relate to?" don't worry. I have a Goddess Quiz in the works so you can choose just the right piece that you can wear as a symbolic talisman to help you manifest whichever Goddess you need to channel in life.
Whew! That's a lot of sacred in one post! I will be diving deeper on each of these Goddess Realms, the gemstones associated with them and individual Goddesses themselves.
I hope this made sense, I know it's hard to explain without showing you the jewelry actual pieces. If you have any questions about Goddesses, their gemstones, the new collection or the concept please comment below and I'll help you out the best I can!