Dark Goddesses

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Nuit

Mother Sky-Goddess and Goddess of the Starry Sky

Nyx

Goddess of the Night

Nemesis

Goddess of Retribution and Daughter of the Night

The Erinyes

Children of the Night and Daughters of the Earth and Darkness

The Hesperides

Daughters of the Evening

The Moirae

also known as the Fates

Kali

The Black One

Ereshkigal

Sumerian Death Goddess

Hel

Ruler of Helheim

Naunet

Goddess of the Primordial Abyss of the Underworld

Sekhmet

Lady of the Place of the Beginning of Time

Hekate

Queen of the Night

Rhiannon

Horse Goddess

Morrighan

Queen of the Ghosts

Cerridwen

Keeper of the Cauldron

Mother Holle

Queen of the Nether Regions

Nepthys

Goddess of Dusk

Baba Yaga

Black Crone Goddess

Freyja

the Shining Lady of the Vanir

Skadi

Snow-Shoe Goddess

Berchta

Mistress of Destiny

Cailleach

Celtic Crone Goddess

SOURCES:

The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines Patricia Monaghan
Moon Magick DJ Conway
Dark Moon Mysteries Timothy Roderick
The Mysteries of the Dark Moon,The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess Demetra George
Encyclopedia Mythica Uknown
Enccyclopedia of Things that Never Were Michael Page & Robert Ingpen
Mythology Edith Hamilton
Glamoury Steve Blamires
Celtic Myth and Magick Edain McCoy
Gods and Goddesses The Editors of Time-Life Books
Fairies and Elves The Editors of Time-Life Books
Fairies Brain Froud and Alan Lee
Bulfinch’s Mythology Unknown
When Santa was a Shaman Tony Van Renterghem
The Book of Christmas Brendan Lehane
Norse mythology webpage
Myths of the Norsemen H.A.Guerber
Giants The Editors of Time-Life Books
Babushka Baba Yaga Patricia Polacco
Slavic Sorcery Kenneth Johnson
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave Marianna Mayer
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm; Translated Jack Zipes
The Mysteries of Isis Traci DeRegula
Egyptian Mytholgy FAQ Shawn C. Knight
The Story of Mother Holle The Pythonessg; The Greymalkin Gazette; Vol. 3 No. 2
Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology Carlos Parada
The Sumerian Mythology FAQ and the Assyrian Mythology FAQ alt.mythology or here
“Ereshkigal: Goddess of Thankless Tasks “Elizabeth Barrette. SageWoman #31, Autumn 1995.

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