Earth goddess

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An Earth goddess is a deification of the Earth. Earth goddesses are often associated with the "chthonic" deities of the underworld.[1]

Ki and Ninhursag are Mesopotamian earth goddesses. In Greek mythology, the Earth is personified as Gaia, corresponding to Roman Terra, Indic Prithvi/Bhūmi, etc. traced to an "Earth Mother" complementary to the "Sky Father" in Proto-Indo-European religion. Egyptian mythology exceptionally has a sky goddess and an Earth god.

Other Earth goddesses include:

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  1. ^ "Definition of EARTH GODDESS". Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  2. ^ Šmits, Pēteris (1918). Latviešu Mitoloģija (PDF) (in Latvian). Latviesu rakstnieku un makslinieku biedriba. pp. 14–15. OCLC 12301101 – via {{cite book}}: Check |authorlink= value (help) Other editions: OCLC 12301047, 776694498, 276876979; Reprinted: ISBN 9789955591085
  3. ^ Paliepa, Jānis (2011). The origin of the Baltic and Vedic languages : Baltic mythology ; Interdisciplinary treatise. Bloomington, IN, US: Author House. pp. 46, 52. ISBN 9781456729028. OCLC 1124421252, 890769223.
  4. ^ Jānis, Tupešu (Fall 1987). "The Ancient Latvian Religion — Dievturība". LITUANUS: Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and Sciences. Chicago, IL, US: LITUANUS Foundation. 33 (3). ISSN 0024-5089. OCLC 561497100.

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