Spring is a time of great celebration in many cultures. It's the time of year when the planting begins, people begin to once more enjoy the fresh air, and we can reconnect with the earth again after long, cold winter. A number of different gods and goddesses from different cultures are connected with the themes of Spring. Read on to learn more about some of the many deities associated with spring, rebirth and new life each year.
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Asase Yaa (Ashanti)
This earth goddess prepares to bring forth new life in the spring, and the Ashanti people of Ghana honour her at the festival of Durbar. As a fertility goddess, she is often associated with the planting of early crops during the rainy season.
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Ostara (Western Germanic)
According to folklore, she is a goddess associated with flowers and springtime. She is the Maiden Goddess, full of potential, representing the opportunity of growth and rebirth after the stagnation of winter.
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This fertility goddess abandons the earth during the cold months, but returns in the spring to restore nature's beauty. She encourages self-awareness and self-worth, and fertility of the land.
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Osiris is known as the king of Egyptian gods. According to Egyptian legends, he taught mankind the secrets of farming and agriculture, and brough civilization itself into the world.
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This Hindu goddess of hearts, wisdom and learning has her own festival each spring. She is honoured with prayers and music, and is usually depicted holding lotus blossoms and the sacred Vedas.