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Goddess. The source of life and being, once prevalent in religious imagination, but much suppressed during the millennia of male control of religions. The same observations about the provisionality of language and symbol apply here as in the case of God: they are compounded in the case of feminine imagery of the divine by the insistence on their inadequacies in the major monotheistic religions: see FEMININE SYMBOLS.

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god·dess / ˈgädis/ • n. a female deity: a temple to Athena Nike, goddess of victory. ∎  a woman who is adored, esp. for her beauty: he had an affair with a screen goddess.

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