47. Hearth Goddesses (Themed Episode #10)

For our first themed episode of 2022, we look at goddesses of the hearth from around the world. We discuss Gabija from Lithuanian mythology, 조왕신 (Jowangsin) from Korean mythology, Kamui Fuchi from Ainu mythology, Chantico from Aztec mythology, Emoinu from Sanamahism, and Vesta from Roman mythology.

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World History Encyclopedia - Roman Household Spirits

Wikipedia - Household Deity


Of Gods & Holidays: The Baltic Heritageby Jonas Trinkūnas

The Living Goddessesby Dexter Miriam Robbins


Wikipedia - Jowangsin

Kamui Fuchi

Land of Elms: The history, culture, and present day situation of the Ainu peopleby Miyajima Toshimitsu

Ainu Creed and Cultby Neil Gordon Seligman

Handbook of Japanese Mythologyby Michael Ashkenazi

Kamuy-huci アペフチカムイ 

Endangered Languages Project - Ainu (Japan)


Wikipedia - Chantico


A Traditional adoration to Goddess Emoinu 

Meiteis celebrate Emoinu - Telegraph India 

The Peripheral Centre: Voices from India’s Northeast(Chapter 21)

Oral Narratives of Manipurby Dr. Chirom Rajketan Singh


Wikipedia - Vesta

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