The Goddess Wisdom Cards
Text by Jill Fairchild and Regina Schaare; Paintings by Sandra M. Stanton
The Great Goddess Press         ISBN:  0-9633379-1-2                $29.95

Amaterasu Omikami
Aphrodite
Artemis/Diana
Athena
Black Madonna
Brigid
Cerridwen
Chalchihuitlicue
Cybele
Demeter & Persephone
Durga
Eve
Gaia
Hecate
Hera
Hestia/Vesta
Ishtar
Isis
IxChel
Kuan-Yin
Lakshmi
Lilith
Lucina
Mawu
Nerthus
Nut
Oshun
Oya
Pele
Psyche
Samovila
Saraswati
Scatha
Sekhmet
Selene
Spider Woman & Unelanuhi
Tabiti
White Buffalo Calf Woman
Yemaya

Sample Card: Yemaya

Culture/Origin: West African (Yoruba)

Myth: Yemaya is a West African creation goddess, often depicted as a mermaid.  She is associated with the moon, the ocean, and female mysteries.  Typically portrayed as a beautiful woman, Yemaya governs the household and intervenes in women's affairs.  She is a merciful goddess, invoked by women for aid in childbirth, love and healing.  She rules over the conception and birth of children and ensures their safety during childhood.  As a creation goddess, Yemaya's womb spilled forth the fourteen Yoruba goddesses and gods, and the breaking of her uterine waters caused a great flood, which created the oceans.  From her body the first human woman and man, who became the parents of all mortal beings on earth, were born.

Attributes:  Merciful, protective, compassionate, nurturing, comforting, maternal

Symbols:  Seashells, sea creatures, the sea, the moon

Feast & Festival Days:  Summer Solstice, July 6, October 26, December 12, December 31

Colors: Blue and white

Yemaya's wisdom:  I nurture, heal, touch, bless, comfort, and make whole that which is incomplete.  I am within you and you need only look inside yourself to find my eternal presence.

Read more about this deck in my Goddess divination set overview here.

You can read more about this deck and order it  from the authors here.

Art 2000 Sandra M. Stanton
Excerpt 2000 Jill Fairchild and Regina Schaare
Review and page 2000 Diane Wilkes