Goddess may refer to:
- The statue in Mysidia from Final Fantasy II.
- The boss called Goddess from Final Fantasy VI, or one of the forms of the boss Chadarnook.
- The goddess Minerva from Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
- The goddess Altana from Final Fantasy XI.
- The Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess expansion.
- The goddess Etro from Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy.
- The primal known as Sophia or the Goddess from Final Fantasy XIV, based on the Final Fantasy VI boss.
- The goddess Isis from Final Fantasy Legend II, whose Japanese name of 女神 (megami) translates to "goddess".
- The goddess Diva from Final Fantasy Type-0.
- The goddess Cosmos from Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.
- The goddess Materia from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia.
- The summon from Final Fantasy Dimensions II.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
goddess is a female deity with supernatural powers in polytheistic religions. Goddesses most often have female characteristics that are apotheosized in their pure form, and some cases they have rather general for all humans characteristics, both men and women, like Sophia, and other times they can have characteristics that are rather not specific for women like battle and hunting success (Artemis). Thus while they have been, are and may be associated with as wide a range of phenomena as male deities, including war, creation and sometimes destruction (and death), life-giving, healing and compassion, they have been especially associated with beauty, love, motherhood and in prehistoric religions and also later with the Earth, fertility (Mother-goddess cult in prehistoric times).A