Hecate, Greek goddess of the three paths, guardian of the household, protector of everything newly born -- once a widely revered and influential goddess, the reputation of Hecate has been tarnished over the centuries.
Ceres was the Roman Goddess of agriculture and grain. The word cereal is derived from her name. Goddess of self-nourishment, earth, abundance, She was personified and celebrated by women in secret rituals at the festival of Ambarvalia, held during May.
Head of the god Amun Period: New Kingdom, post-Amarna Period Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Tutankhamun Date: ca. Geography: Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes; From Egypt Medium: Granodiorite Dimensions: H. 44 cm in.
Hatshepsut in a Devotional Attitude Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III Date: ca. - The pose, with both hands open and resting on the front of the kilt, was a devotional gesture.
Tridacna squamosa shell carved with a woman's head on the apex and two incised winged sphinxes; lotus buds and flowers in the space above the sphinxes with a band of hatched triangles. 700 BCE, PHOENICIAN, found in Vulci Italy, British Museum