Goddesses, talismans and jewelry for pregnant women

Goddesses, talismans and jewelry for pregnant women

Fertility and maternity goddesses.

For thousands of years women have used precious stones and their energies, goddesses, talismans and amulets hunging on their bodies in many ways, to help us increase our fertility and to protect our baby during the nine moons of Good Hope.

elajoyas. Pure stone collection ring. Gold and moonstone

elajoyas. Pure stone collection ring. Gold and moonstone

Last week I showed you some examples of moonstone jewelry (gem for the pregnant, intuitive and adventurous women). This week I share with you some examples of goddesses worshiped by us for the same purpose, since prehistory, ancient Egypt, and classicals Greece and Rome.

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Venus of Laussel

“The prehistoric Venus” (Venus of Willendorf and Laussel), were related to the fertility cult. Figures are of imprecise faced woman whose bodies exaggerate bulky maternity-related body parts (bulging belly, big boobs and obese legs). Beautiful, aren´t they ?

elajoyas, maternity goddesses

Venus of Willendorf

In ancient Egypt, the goddess Heket was the protagonist. Frog-headed, it was a symbol of fertility, abundance, as well as conception and birth. It was belived that she was present at the birth of future Egyptian kings. “The frog emerges from the water, which is essentially where life is born”.

elajoyas, maternity goddesses

Heket

Did you know that the word talisman is of Arabic origin and it means sacred image or figure; while the word amulet comes from Latin amuletum, but actually derives from the Arabic word Hamâlet which means transport?

Continuing with more Goddesses, another curious example of a protective one was “Thueris” or Taueret (Taweret), whose name means Great Female from Earth or Great Woman.

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Tueris

I want to finish this article mentioning Astarte, a Syrian Phoenician goddess, symbol of Mother Nature, life and fertility. Her cult, like that of many other goddesses, was transmitted from civilization to civilization with different names. The ancient Greeks called her Aphrodite, while the Romans decided that Venus was more appropriate.

elajoyas, maternity goddesses

Astarte

Botticelli and venus

Sandro Bottivelli. La nascita di Venere

If you had to choose one of the goddesses mentioned, which one would be your choice?.

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