Spring

Aušrinė – (Baltic) Lithuanian goddess of the morning star and dawn, has a male counterpart in Latvian mythology called Auseklis; See Ēostre, Zaria

Bríde, Brigantia, Brighid – (Celtic) The most famous Celtic deity, having been brought into Christianity as an Irish saint. She is the tutelary deity of the Brigantii (and also possibly the Germanic Burgundians), a native British tribe in the Roman Era. She is the wife of Bres of the Formorians (often associated with the Germanic Giants) and of Tuireann. In Scottish folklore, she is wedded to Angus Og, her half-brother, and associated with the coming of spring in the Highlands. Some bits of Irish lore state that she has two sisters, each one ruling over one of Bríde’s numerous influences – healing, fire, sovereignty, and poetry. In contrast to Welsh lore, she is not the sister of Goibhniu, but his mother by Tuireann. She is sometimes conflated with Freya by neopagans.

Ēostre, Iðunna, Ôstarâ – (Germanic) A goddess of spring and renewal, she may be the same as the Baltic Aušrinė, in which case, she is probably the sister of Delling. In Norse lore, under the name Iðunn, she is the keeper of the apples of youth and the wife of Bragi. Her name comes from the word for east, and is linguistically related to the Greek Eos, Roman Aurora, and Vedic Ushas. See Aušrinė, Zaria

Rosmerta – (Gaulish) A goddess of abundance and fertility, she is often associated with the cornucopia and baskets of fruit. Her name means “The Great Provider”. See Habondia, Idunn

Zaria, Zorya – (Slavic) A goddess (or two goddesses) associated with the morning and evening stars. The Zorya are said to open the gates for the sun each morning, and close them each evening. They are the daughters, or sometimes lovers, of Dažbog. See Aušrinė, Ēostre

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