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Ancient Goddess Sites

There are many historical sites around the world that can be identified as Goddess Sacred Sites. While these sites may not all reflect the ancient worship they were originally constructed for, they still hold the energies and mysteries of the past. Many can still be visited today because they have been excavated, restored, and tended to by local governments, preservation organizations, and public history professionals at museums, historical societies, heritage groups, and other organizations devoted to keeping this history alive and accessible. Here are some that continue to welcome pilgrims and tourists.

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, with the Parthenon Temple of Athena on top of the Hill

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The Parthenon was built high on a hill so that all Greek citizens could see it from any angle in Athens, according to Historian Nigel McGilchrist. The temple was home to the giant statue of Athena, the Greek Goddess of Strategy, Commerce, and Wisdom. Her worship was a key part of the city and she lives on in so many ways. McGilchrist said there have been many reconstructions of this ancient wonder around the world but none as faithful as the one in Nashville, Tennessee.


This Roman Bath in Bath, England, is Dedicated to Celtic Goddess Sulis Aquae

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"Sulis is the ancient British Goddess of healing waters. She oversees all sacred wells and springs. She was also seen as a life-giving Mother Goddess. It is said that She is a sun Goddess as the meaning of Her name in Celtic means "sun" and "eye". She is a Goddess for light, healing and wellness," says to Amy Sophia Marashinsky in The Goddess Oracle. Sulis was the local Celtic goddess of the thermal springs that still feed the spa baths at Bath. It was believed her waters could heal mind, body, and spiritual. The Springs and a connected museum tell her story.