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The Triple Goddess

A great many of our Wiccan Goddesses and Gods in fact come from the Roman/Greek pantheon.

It's ironic that a religion like Wicca, whose forerunner was destroyed by the Romans, has claimed the conquerors' gods for itself. (Not to mention it was the Romans who started calling the rest of us pagans and heathens.)

Nonetheless, the Roman pantheon fills out the family of divinities quite well. Probably because the Romans borrowed so many deities from other cultures too.

And since the Christians classify the Romans as pagans too, I guess it makes some sense. winking_witch

We also take many Pagan Goddess names from the Celtic and the Egyptian religions.

In fact, we tend to gather Wiccan Gods and Goddesses from around the world. There are 2 reasons for this . . .

1. Somewhere in the world there is a Deity for every occasion that could arise, and

2. Many of us try explicitly to be inclusive, and honour the Deities of many cultures.

Now, having said all that in a previous article about there being "no specific Wicca Goddesses and Gods," there are certain deities who are more commonly invited into Wiccan Circles.[/b] http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/wiccan-goddesses.html = also features the names of the Goddess(s) and Wiccan Goddess(s) Titles

http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/gods_and_goddesses.html = the "Specific" Wiccan Goddesses and Gods

http://www.waningmoon.com/guide/library/lib0019.shtml - A small dictionary of Pagan God's and Goddesses


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