22 FIRE GODDESSES

February 20, 2009 at 9:19 pm (Inspiration) (, , )

22 Fire Goddesses

In my quest to understand and process being a fire survivor, it has helped me tremendously to view fire in a variety of contexts. I love learning about different religions and belief systems, so in this post, I give you 22 Fire Goddesses.

They represent 16 different cultures/religions, and a wide variety of types of FIRE. There are destructive fire Goddesses, hearth and kitchen fire Goddesses, sacred fire Goddesses, healing and nourishing fire Goddesses, and even a Goddess who protects against fire. There are also many fire Gods, but I’ll save them for an upcoming post. Please leave a comment to let me know which Fire Goddesses I left any out.

Agnayi -Hindu goddess of fire

Aibheaog -Irish Fire Goddess

Aodh – Celtic Fire Goddess

Arani - Hindu Goddess of Fire

Brigit or Brighid – Irish Goddess worshipped in Celtic polytheism

Caia Caecilia, also called Gaia Caecilia – Roman Goddess of Fire, the Hearth, Healing, and Women

Chantico – Aztec Goddess of fires in the family hearth and volcanoes

Freya- Norse Goddess of fire and the domestic arts

Fuchi,-Japanese Goddess of fire

Gabija – Lithuanian Goddess of fire and of the hearth

Hestia - Greek Goddess of the hearth

Ida- Hindu goddess of fire and devotion

Itzpapalotl - Aztec Goddess of Fire and Birds

Li- Chinese Goddess of the nourishing fire

Mahuika – Maori fire Goddess

Nantosuelta – Gaul Goddess of nature, the earth, fire, and fertility

Oya – African Fire, Wind and Thunderbolt Goddess of the Yoruba Tribe

Oynyena Maria – Polish ,”Fiery Mary,” a fire Goddess who assists and counsels the thunder God Piorun

Pele – Hawaiian, the Goddess of fire, lightning, dance, and volcanoes.

SekhmetEgyptian Fire or Sun Goddess

Stata Mater – Roman Goddess who protected against fires

Vesta – Roman Goddess of sacred fire, the hearth, home, and family

To learn more about all kinds of Goddesses, check out the amazing work of Hrana Janto.

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5 Comments

  1. veena said,

    Hi

    Nice Blog …
    I Hope Day to Day Better Will Now…

  2. Vera said,

    Thanx hon, you’ve really help me out. I’m wiritng a book and need all teh help i can get. xoxoxo

  3. rowan wolf said,

    Beauriful Ceremony to reclaim your Spirit! Here is another thought which I’ll share from the Mayan Culture because the Mayan People I learned it from believe in love and respect for all Peoples. The Heart of Sky and the Heart of Earth come together to create Sacred Fire. This fire is one of love, burning away all that impedes us from seeing clearly. It is a gift of learning. Blessings

  4. erickson said,

    where’s Amaterasu?

    • rachelanncross said,

      Hi! Thanks for writing. Please tell me about Amaterasu. I am not familiar with her.

      Cheers,
      Rachel

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