Mistress

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Mistress may refer to:

  • Mistress (lover), a woman, other than the spouse, with whom a married individual has a continuing sexual relationship
  • Female schoolmaster, also called a schoolmistress or "schoolmarm"
  • Dominatrix, in BDSM

Title or form of address[edit]

In ancient religions[edit]

  • Isis, Egyptian goddess known as the mistress of the house of life
  • Hathor, Egyptian goddess known as the mistress of the west
  • Nepthys, Egyptian goddess of the underworld, known as the mistress of the temple
  • Despoina, a Greek title for the mistress of the house, applied to various women and goddesses
  • Potnia theron, or mistress of the animals, a title applied by Homer to the Greek goddess Artemis
  • Potnia ("Mistress"), a title applied to various Greek goddesses
  • Ba'alah ("Mistress"), a title applied to various Levantine goddesses
  • Mistress of the labyrinth, in the palace of Knossos in Crete

In arts and entertainment[edit]

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