Sites with close links to a "Goddess"

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Acropolis Parthenon built to worship Athena
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Eanna, the temple of the Goddess Inanna at Uruk
Ancient Thebes Temple Precinct of Mut at Karnak
Aphrodisias Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. (wiki)
Archaeological Site of Delphi Sanctuary of Athena Acropolis - also Temple of Athena Nike
Ashur centre for worship of the goddess Ishtar
Baalbek Temple of Venus
Babylon Ishtar Gate: dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar
Butrint Goddess of Butrint
Champaner-Pavagadh "The traditional Hindu explanation for the (Pavagardh) hill is that it was formed from the toe of the goddess Sati, a previous incarnation of Kali. Sati, the faithful consort of Shiva, was angry when her father slighted her husband, and in protest, killed herself. To prevent the mourning Shiva from going mad with grief, Vishnu cut up Sati's body, the parts of which fell to earth."
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Paestum: Temple of Hera and Temple of Athena
Delos Birthplace of Artemis, Greeks godess "of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, nature, vegetation, childbirth, care of children, and chastity." (wiki) The remains of a sanctuary to her remain at the island.
Himā Cultural area he culture underwriting the rock art production still continues today. This is amply evident, for example through the continuing veneration of the fertility goddess Alia, which is a prominent feature in the Ḥimā rock art (nom file p12)
Itsukushima Shrine For Shinto goddesses of the sea
Kandy Devale (shrine) of Goddess Pattini
Kathmandu Valley Kumari the "Living Goddess"
Macao Ama Temple for Goddess of the Sea
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary The name of the park is originated from the Manas River, which is named after the serpent goddess Manasa. (Wiki)
Melaka and George Town Kuan Yin Teng, or Temple of the Goddess of Mercy, is one of the most important temples in Georgetown, Penang
Mexico City and Xochimilco Sculptures of Chalchiuhtlicue, the water goddess, at Templo Mayor
Mount Taishan Azure Cloud Temple is dedicated to the daughter of the God of Mount Tai, the goddess Laomu.
Mount Wutai Mount Wutai's Jinge Temple housing 32 armed goddess of mercy
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Nanda Devi National Park is named after Nanda Goddess, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati
Nubian Monuments Philae sanctuary for Isis
Okinoshima Island 3 Goddesses of Munakata
Olympia Heraion for Hera is the place where the torch of Olympic flame is lit
Osun-Osogbo Goddess of fertility Osun
Paphos Aphrodite: Aphrodite's Sanctuary & Aphrodite's Sacred City are part of the WHS
Ping Yao Goddress of Mercy Hall at Shuaglin Temple, Pingyao
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Portovenere - Venus' Port
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos The Heraion was a sanctuary for Hera
Statue of Liberty Libertas, Goddess of Freedom
Teotihuacan Great Goddess of Teotihuaca
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Niederwalddenkmal at Ruedesheim
Wachau Cultural Landscape Venus of Willendorf
Xanthos-Letoon Sanctuary to Leto


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