The Greek Goddess Sophia

Who Is She?

Sophia is a Greek Goddess that unblocks and inspires creativity among people. She brings them to those who seek it. Greek Christians believed that Sophia entered Mary's body to conceive Jesus.

Sophia In The Bible

This Goddess is actually mentioned in Biblical references. Within Proverbs chapter one verse 20 Sophia or Wisdom as she is often called is depicted as a woman crying with in the streets. In 1 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 24 she is mentioned again by Paul who uses her to describe Christ.

I find it interesting that indeed a Goddess is brought up in the Bible. Though people would deny this as they do any Pagan ties that Christianity has. This is why I support both beliefs and now consider myself to be Christo Pagan.

Depiction

Sophia is often depicted as a red winged woman who wears a red gown as well. She is said to be righteous, wise, loving and always willing to communicate. She is also protective and very giving and truthful.

Her image is often showed in different ways though, so she is not always seen as being a red winged woman. Other ways she is depicted is a hag, a black goddess, the queen of heaven and an aged woman. She is sometimes seen as being a wife, a sister and a mother.


Linked To Other Goddesses

This Goddess' original origin is kind of unknown. As she is seen not only in Greek mythology but many other cultures. Though often known by different names. Sophia is her Greek name. Sophia has been linked to several different Goddesses however. She's been linked to Isis, Lilith, Hecate, Spider Grandmother, Ishtar and Sekmet. Others she has been connected with are Persephone, Hera, Maat, Eve, Virgin Mary, Juno and Demeter.

Celebration

The she is celebrated the most is on November 28. This is the day that festivals are held and she even has a personal shrine in Istanbul. Many Russians will celebrate her because they hold a double faith, a mixture of Paganism as well as Christianity, which can be known as Christo-Paganism.

Her Symbols

She is symbolized in many symbols. The most known are the crescent moon, stars, a cup, a tree, and even a dove. My favorite symbol of all time has always been the crescent moon, that's why I choose to be called that. Strange how I was always drawn to it before I even got involved in my current beliefs to discover that one of Sophia's symbols include the crescent moon. Maybe that's why I am connected to her the most.

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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

I have never heard of Sophia the greek goodess, maybe that because I'm not that religious.


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Daniella Lopez 5 years ago from Arkansas

Great hub! Very informative. Voted up.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Hi Crescentmoon2007-

I didn't know Sophia was represented by Lilith or Hecate, that was interesting!


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Not many people have heard of Sophia even when they are religious wrtier20, but that's fine that you aren't. :)Thank you for reading.

Daniella, thank you for, glad you liked it.

And Jean, indeed she is represented by Lilith and Hecate. Glad you found it be interesting.


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stephaniedas 5 years ago from Miami, US

This is really nice. I was reading about the Goddesses last night and their connection to male energy, and thinking about your hubs.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Glad to hear you were thinking about my hubs


Sophia1 3 years ago

I never knew that Sophia was a Greek goddess... I think it's because she was Greek/Christian instead of from Ancient Greece. Anyway, this was interesting to know!


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Cresentmoon2007 3 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Sophia, yes she's more of Greek/Christian rather than the Ancient Greek. Thank you for reading. Glad you enjoyed the hub.


Julzygirl 3 years ago

Cresentnoom2007,

can you help me understand Sophia? For 5 years the name has appeared to me everyday. And today I come across your blog and see that one of her symbols are crescent moon. What got my attention with that is when I was 18 years old I got a tattoo of crescent moon with stars on my ankle? I am a Christian woman who loves God with all my heart and soul. I Just looking for more info?


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Cresentmoon2007 3 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

That is quite interesting bc I am the same way. I have a tattoo on my wrist of the crescent moon. Sophia is not just a Greek goddess but an gnostic one as well. There are some theories that she was there with god when he created the earth and everyone in it. Sophia is a creatrix being, wise and like a mother. Perhaps the name has appeared to you bc it is important for u to know the very things the goddess stands for. This does not mean to follow her or to worship her. But merely to understand what she stands for and for you to be like her as a person.


Kathleen 20 months ago

She is wisdom and her daughters are faith hope and love. She is Sophia the female devine she is the matter in Every atom she is the receiving Life vorce/Energy she is the void where the stars shine she is the essence of the feminine devine she is our mother for no child can Exist with out there mother know this and know her daughters know the moon is het daughter hope she guides us to the morning the sun is het daughter love she gives unconditionaly the earth is het daughter faith were Every seed can become a tree

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