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Mistress is the feminine form of the English word "master" (master + -ess) and may refer to:

Romance and relationships[edit]

  • Mistress (lover), a term for a woman who is in a sexual and romantic relationship with a man who is married to a different woman

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
  • Mistress of the labyrinth, in the palace of Knossos in Crete

In arts and entertainment[edit]

Other uses[edit]

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