Healing Goddesses

Airmed (Celtic)

Airmed was known for her prowess in healing those who fell in battle. It is said that the world’s healing herbs sprouted from Airmed’s tears as she wept over her fallen brother’s body. She is known in Irish legend as the keeper of the mysteries of herbalism.

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Aja (Yoruba)

Aja is said to be the spirit who taught all other healers their craft. She is a mighty Orisha, and it is is believed that if she carries you away but allows you to return after a few days, you will be blessed with her powerful magic.

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Eir (Norse)

She is called upon often in women’s laments, but little is known about her other than her association with healing magic.

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Isis (Egyptian)

Although Isis’ main focus is more magic than healing, she does have a strong connection to healing because of her ability to resurrect Osiris, her brother and husband, from the dead following his murder by Set. She is also a goddess of fertility and motherhood.

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Panacaea (Greek)

Daughter of Asclepius and sister of Hygieia, Panacaea was a goddess of healing by way of curative medicine. Her name gives us the word panacaea, which refers to a cure-all for disease. She was said to carry a magic potion, which she used to heal people with any illness at all.

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