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Female: Goddess

In living religions
Ahl-e Haqq
In dead religions
Ancient Egyptian Religion
Sumerian religion
Babylonian and Assyrian religion
Hittite religion
Canaanite and Phoenician religions

In religions, the concept of a supernatural power that is considered worthy of reverence and respect.
The nature of a god follows several patterns, and in some cases, not even a pattern. A god may be distant and inactive; or omnipresent, omnipotent and active.
A god may be the only supernatural power in the universe; be in a constant battle with an anti-god; or be one out of several gods in a world of gods.
A god may reside in heaven; act among humans; or reside in under ground. A god may be purely spiritual, physical or be a spirit that passes from one physical body to another. A god may be only one body or spirit, or may be part of many bodies and active through several spirits at the same time.
Gods may be masculine, feminine, or tansgendered. The idea of a gendered god may be symbolic, but also literal. A feminine or female god is called goddess.
Believers in one god may in some few cases accept that other religions have real gods, yet there is no form of inclusion of these gods into their own system (see Henotheism).
Due to the immense variations on how religious systems define their god or gods, no definte, unifying defintion is can be given.
Certain categories of supernatural powers come close to what a god is, but are still rigidly defined as something else but a god. Spirits, angels and demons of one religious system may hold qualities similar to that of a god in another system.

By Tore Kjeilen