The term Goddess has many meanings. In the dictionary, the Goddess is defined as,
- A female being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people.
- A female being believed to be the source of life and being and worshiped as the principal deity in various religions.
- An image of a female supernatural being; an idol.
- A female deity
- A human female honored or adored as physically attractive or of superior charm and intelligence.
During the course of my research for Black Goddess Legacy of the Sacred Feminine, I have come to define the term “Goddess” as, “The living embodiment(s) of specific aspects of the sacred black feminine, i.e., archetypes, principles, and energies, which are how the Goddess makes herself known in the material world.
Ancient stories of the Goddess as conveyed through mythology and legend may be interpreted as allegorical descriptions of how the Goddess energy manifests itself.