A Good-But-Probably-Not-Complete List of Warrior Goddesses

(Dedicated to Neko Case)


  • A symbol of The Morrigan, the Irish triple goddess of warOya, Yoruba warrior-goddess of the Niger River
  • Kara Māte, Latvian goddess of war
  • Ifri, war goddess (Berber)
  • Agrona, reconstructed Proto-Celtic name for the river Aeron in Wales, and possibly the name of an associated war goddess
  • Andarta, Brittonic goddess theorised to be associated with victory, overcoming enemies, war
  • Alaisiagae, a pair of goddesses worshiped in Roman Britain, with parallel Celtic and Germanic titles
  • Andraste, Gaulish warrior goddess
  • Anann, Irish goddess of war, death, predicting death in battle, cattle, prosperity, and fertility
  • Badb, Irish goddess of war who took the form of a crow; member of the Morrígan
  • Catubodua, Gaulish goddess assumed to be associated with victory
  • Macha, Irish goddess associated with war, horses, and sovereignty; member of the Morrígan
  • The Morrígan, Irish triple goddess associated with sovereignty, prophecy, war, and death on the battlefield
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    Neko Case — she and Nemain, Irish goddess of the frenzied havoc of war have never been seen together. Curious.

    Nemain, Irish goddess of the frenzied havoc of war; member of the Morrígan

  • Jiutian Xuannü, goddess of war, sexuality, and longevity
  • Baduhenna, a western-Frisii goddess of warfare (Germanic)
  • Bast, cat-headed goddess associated with war, protection of Lower Egypt and the pharaoh
  • Neith, goddess of war, hunting, and wisdom (Egypt)
  • Pakhet, goddess of war (Egypt)
  • Menhit, goddess of war, “she who massacres” (Egypt)
  • Qamaits, Nuxálk warrior goddess (Native American)
  • Chamunda, Goddess of war and disease (Hindu)
  • Kali, Goddess associated with time, change, and war (Hindu)
  • Matrikas, Goddesses of war, children, and emancipation (Hindu)
  • Nirrti, Goddess of Strife (Hindu)
  • Shaushka, goddess of fertility, war, and healing (Hittite)
  • Inanna, Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare
  • Ishtar, Assyrian and Babylonian counterpart to Inanna
  • Shala, Akkadian and Babylonian goddess of war and grain
  • Bellona, goddess of war (Rome)
  • Nerio, warrior goddess and personification of valor (Rome)
  • Agasaya, “the Shrieker”, goddess of war (Semitic)
  • Tanit, Phoenician lunar goddess associated with war
  • Zorya Utrennyaya, goddess of the morning star, sometimes depicted as a warrior goddess who protected men in battle (Slavic)

Are you sure Mr. Gibbon was talking about the Roman Empire?

“The image of a free constitution was maintained with a decent reverence.”

– Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Bust on right is Constantine the Great. (No relation).

Bust on right is Constantine the Great. (No relation).