Mythological Girls: The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba appears in many holy texts, including the Jewish and Christian Bibles, the Islamic Qu’rān, and the Ethiopian Kebra Nagast. Despite having no ancient inscriptions dedicated to her, it may be that her myth is rooted in truth. The Sabaean Kingdom...

Mythological Girls: Nagini/Manasā

Nagini is the Sanskrit word for a female deity who takes the form of a large snake, usually a king cobra but occasionally any others in the ‘naja’ genus. Her type appears in the Indian forms of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, where she is occasionally a counterpart...

Mythological Girls: Tara

Tara is a world-renowned deity, who predominantly features as a female Buddha in many strains of Buddhism, particularly Tibetan or the ‘Mahayana Tradition’ as it is also known. However, she is also included as one of the Mahavidyas, or the ’10 Divine Mothers’...

Mythological Girls: Cailleach

Cailleach is a creator and weather deity in Gaelic mythology, portrayed as a hag or older woman. The word ‘Cailleach’ means hag or veiled in Scottish Gaelic. She’s also known as Beira, the deity of the winter in Scottish mythology. The 20th century text Wonder...

Mythological Girls: Hel

In Norse mythology, Hel, which means ‘hidden’ in Old Norse, is a being who presides over a realm with the same name. This realm receives a portion of the dead, with the phrase ‘to go to Hel’ meaning to die. Hel is both a giantess and a goddess, and like many...

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