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Goddess associated with ducks?
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:39:19 pm »
Hello! I am very new to paganism. I had a dream and I am trying to figure it out. Does anyone know of any Goddesses that have a connection to ducks? Thanks in advance.  :)

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Re: Goddess associated with ducks?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 11:29:09 pm »
Hello! I am very new to paganism. I had a dream and I am trying to figure it out. Does anyone know of any Goddesses that have a connection to ducks? Thanks in advance.  :)

I am not much help but have recently had cause to wonder the same thing.   Only thing I found was a single source that suggested that Egyptian deities highly favored duck meat as a sacrifice ( though most Kemetic sources appear silent on this and I've been unable to find corroboration).   Personal associations to ducks are pretty well limited to the Sinister Ducks song they used to play in goth clubs in my younger days and a childhood family story about 2-year-old me getting very angry at a duck that was preventing me from feeding a different duck I apparently liked better.

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Re: Goddess associated with ducks?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 06:27:35 am »
Hello! I am very new to paganism. I had a dream and I am trying to figure it out. Does anyone know of any Goddesses that have a connection to ducks? Thanks in advance.  :)
Doubt if this is what you're looking for, but the Indian goddess Saraswati Devi is associated with a bird called the hamsa. It's usually translated as swan, but I've seen her portrayed with geese and ducks too.

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Re: Goddess associated with ducks?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 09:55:43 am »
Doubt if this is what you're looking for, but the Indian goddess Saraswati Devi is associated with a bird called the hamsa. It's usually translated as swan, but I've seen her portrayed with geese and ducks too.

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Re: Goddess associated with ducks?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 02:00:00 pm »
Hello! I am very new to paganism. I had a dream and I am trying to figure it out. Does anyone know of any Goddesses that have a connection to ducks? Thanks in advance.  :)

I can't speak to ducks, but Aphrodite is closely associated with swans and geese--presumably because they're seen as elegant and beautiful, but I can't help but also think about how scary and aggressive they are considering her ancient connections to martial prowess.
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Re: Goddess associated with ducks?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 06:56:12 pm »
Hello! I am very new to paganism. I had a dream and I am trying to figure it out. Does anyone know of any Goddesses that have a connection to ducks? Thanks in advance.  :)
The Celts along the river Seine, the Sequani, apparently had a cult to an eponymous goddess named Sequana. Likely in the same sense that the Brigantes worshipped Brigantia: a goddess of the prosperity and sovereignty of the tribe, the land, and--in this case--the river and its source spring near modern Dijon. This cult apparently continued under Roman rule.
She is often depicted with ducks, or in a boat with a duck's head as its prow.

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Re: Goddess associated with ducks?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 11:11:43 pm »
The Celts along the river Seine, the Sequani, apparently had a cult to an eponymous goddess named Sequana. Likely in the same sense that the Brigantes worshipped Brigantia: a goddess of the prosperity and sovereignty of the tribe, the land, and--in this case--the river and its source spring near modern Dijon. This cult apparently continued under Roman rule.
She is often depicted with ducks, or in a boat with a duck's head as its prow.

Thank you, everyone, for your answers. I have researched each of these goddesses and I have enjoyed reading about them. Unfortunately, I am no closer to deciphering my dream, lol. I don't think it meant what I originally thought it did. At least I got to learn some new things.

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