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Top 10 Women in Mythology

February 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Mythology

Top 10 women of mythology i really like. List of legendary women. Amazing goddesses and heroines in worldwide mythology. My 10 favourite powerful, smart and skilled legendary women. No space for Barbies!

Top 10 women in mythology

Artemis-Greek mythology

Artemis-Greek mythology

Artemis (Greek mythology)
Artemis (Greek mythology) or Diana in Roman pantheon was goddess of animals and hunting. Aphrodite was number 1 babe in Greek pantheon but Artemis was also beautiful plus a skilled huntress and the best sniper in ancient Greece.

Bastet-Egyptian mythology

Bastet-Egyptian mythology

Bastet (Egyptian mythology)
Smart, elegant and powerful women of ancient Egytpian mythology. Bastet was the goddess of fire, cats, of the home and pregnant women. According to one myth, she was the personification of the soul of Isis. She was also called the “Lady of the East”.
Bastet seemed to have two sides to her personality, docile and aggressive. Her aggressive and vicious nature was exposed in the accounts of battles in which the pharaoh was said to have slaughtered the enemy as Bastet slaughtered her victims.

Lady Guinevere (Arthurian legends)

Lady Guinevere (Arthurian legends)

Lady Guinevere (Arthurian legends)
Guinevere was a legendary wife of King Arthur. She was daughter of king Leodegrance and princess of Carmelide. Beautiful and caring queen of camelot. Nobody is perfect. Guinevere is blamed of adultery and downfall of the entire kingdom of peace.

Miriam (Bible, Jewish mythology)

Miriam (Bible, Jewish mythology)

Miriam (Jewish mythology)
Miriam, sister of Moses. Jewish heroine of Exodus from Egypt. Survival of the leader of the Exodus, Moses, and entire Jewish nation, depended on the courage and ingenuity of one young woman, his sister Miriam.

Epona (Celtic mythology)

Epona (Celtic mythology)

Epona (Celtic mythology)
Epona was a Celtic goddess of horses and fertility. Epona was responsible for leading souls in afterlife. Cult of Epona was also widespread in the Roman Empire.

Valkyrie (Viking mythology)

Valkyrie (Viking mythology)

Valkyrie (Viking mythology)
Imposant and powerful. Valkyries were mythical scandinavian female creatures deciding who will die in battle and who will be chosen to the afterlife in Valhalla.

Scheherezade (Persian and Arabic legends)

Scheherezade (Persian and Arabic legends)

Scheherezade (Persian and Arabic legends)
Scheherezade was a beautiful Persian queen and the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights. Not only beautiful but also very smart and good woman.

Morena (Slavic mythology)

Morena (Slavic mythology)

Morena (Slavic mythology)
Morena (Morana, Marzanna, Mora) was a goddess of magic, winter and death in Slavic myths and legends. She was cold and beautiful, talented woman. She turned her future husband (son of God Dazbog) into an ox to marry him.

Maya (Indian mythology)

Maya (Indian mythology)

Maya (Indian mythology)
Maya Shakti is the divine power which brings out the evolution of this present world. In Hindu mythological literature, Maya has been described in many contexts. Apart from Maya Shakti, Maya also stands for a demon that was the architect of the demons and the creator of the magical arts.

Benten or Benzaiten (Japanese mythology)

Benzaiten (Japanese mythology)

Benten or Benzaiten (Japanese mythology)
Benten is Janese goddess of luck, love, eloquence, wisdom and the fine arts. Benten is the patron of the geishas and the art folks. She is shown with eight arms riding on a dragon.

Legendary swords

Famous and Legendary swords: Excalibur

Famous and Legendary swords: Excalibur

Famous swords from history, mythology and legends.

Comments

14 Responses to “Top 10 Women in Mythology”
  1. Mariah says:

    Nice gallery. I like Cleopatra.

  2. Petra H. says:

    Next candidates for the list: Isolde (Irish legends), Hecathe (Greek goddess of magic and arts), Cleopatra, miss of Egypt and Rome, Helen of Troy, woman who caused the legendary war, Queen Mab and Pandora with her box:)

  3. LENA T. says:

    I like your pick and comments:)

  4. Tim1965 says:

    Great list.

  5. Anonymous says:

    for indian mythology it should be “Shakti” not Maya.

  6. amber says:

    great list, but you forgot the best, Rhiannon.

  7. Spyder says:

    What about Athena? (aka Minerva for Roman) Should be #1

  8. Catnip says:

    I agree with Artemis. She should be #1 by far. She’s the oppisite of a damsel in distress, and she is more likely to be saving people instead of the other way round :-D. Some of these I havent heard of, but I’m only an expert in Greek mythology.

  9. HMX says:

    The pic of Morena looks best to me.

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