return to Goddess Reference
or use Her Cyclopedia Index
SYMBOLS OF THE GODDESS -- D...
- Daisy: any of a number of different plants of several families that produce
flat flower heads surrounded by a radiating row of white petals. From Old
English daeseage 'day's eye'.
- daisy - made sacred to Amaterasu-Omikamai, sun Goddess, because the 'day's
eye' is a poetic name for the sun.
- erotic gadfly dance (Greek, Thebes): sacred to Dirce and Antiope qv. A dance
in which performers behave like heifers in heat.
- the hora, round dance - sacred to Horai.
þ delphinium (Holladay Paganism) -- made sacred to Delphine because of its name.
- dew (Syria): sacred to Anath, in which She bathes before intercourse with
Baal. She sprinkles the earth with dew which is the 'fat of the earth'.
- north and east -- sacred to Diksa.
- DNA CODE
- [the DNA code] (Etruscan, Roman): sacred to Angerona.
- European folk symbol of faithfulness, often appearing in this
sense at the feet of women in tomb brass-engravings and sculpture, but it's
association with women is much older.
- In Christian symbolism, deriving from the function of the sheep-dog it
becomes an allegroy of the priest guarding and guiding his flock.
- Hebraic and Muhammadan folk belief: dogs howl before a death because they
are able to see the Angel of Death going about his mission.
- dogs (Greek): sacred to the Erinyes, in which form they sometimes manifest
- dog (Babylonia, Assyria) -- sacred to Gula.
- white bitch (Greek) -- sacred to Amphictyonis. This bitch littered a stick
which, when planted grew into a vine.
- dog (Norse) -- sacred to Hel.
- greyhound (Norse in Britain) -- sacred to Goda.
- hunting dog (Roman) -- sacred to Diana as a night huntress.
- dog (Syria) -- sacred to Anath. She sets Her dogs on Mot's flocks.
- dog (Thrace) -- sacred to Hecate.
- DOLLS or FIGURINES
- maniae (Roman): sacred to Mania. Grotesqe figurines which represented the
- woollen dolls (Roman): sacred to Mania. They were hung on doors in honour of
the Lares. Also called maniae.
- dolphin (Holladay Paganism) -- made sacred to Britomartis because it seems reasonable.
- Dove: Slavic folk belief -- at death the soul turns into a dove.
- In Christian symbolism -- the dove stands for the Holy Ghost, originally, of
- dove (early Greek) -- sacred to Dione
- dove (Greek): sacred to Alcyone.
- dove (Greek): sacred to Aphrodite, as noted for lechery.
- dove (Sumerian): sacred to Iahu, origin of the concept of the Holy Ghost.
- dove - sacred to Derceto.
- dragon -- sacred to Benzi-tennyo.
- diver-bird (Greek): sacred to Alcyone into which some say She was
- dungeon (Greek, Thebes) -- sacred to Dirce, in which She imprisioned Antiope,
perhaps signifying the dark of the moon.
Return to the top of this document.