Kristine Marie Cummins

Gods & Goddesses: framed and unframed paintings

Framed Original Watercolor Paintings

Unframed Original Watercolor Paintings

Mythological Gods and Goddesses watercolor paintings became a focus of mine in 2002, when I embarked on a journey to re-map my life. I had gone through significant changes that year, having resided in the heart of Silicon Valley during my web development dot-com years––to moving to a ranch on the El Dorado National Forest. Living in the wilderness helped clear my mind and gain direction. I chose to paint Gods and Goddesses during a time when empowerment and inspiration was important to me. The series of twelve watercolors paintings were completed in 2005. I know these goddesses have fans… they are waiting for a new place to call home. Message me by filling out the form below with your interest.

Details, Payment & Delivery

• Size: 18-5/8″ x 16″ frame, 9″x12″ image area
• Wooden brushed-silver frames
• Plexiglass with UV protection
• Price: Please view slideshow above (individually priced)
• Shipping: $30 framed, $6 unframed
• Payment: Please make check or money orders payable Kristine Cummins. I’m forgoing PayPal and Etsy payment options at this time.
• Once payment is received, art will be shipped
• Please allow up to six weeks for delivery

About the Goddesses

Spiral Goddess is a contemporary expression of goddess energy. The image was first designed and created by well-known artist, Abby Willowroot in metal sculpture in 1978. Since then, the image has become one of the most popular modern-day archetypal goddesses, and has been created in many forms of art all over the world. Abby says she created her as a symbol of “She Who Creates from Her Own Source,” and says quote, “Your deepest essence is humanity and an open spirit. You are a spark of light in the Universe, nurture your inner flame of unique brilliance and dare to shine!” Learn more at www.spiralgoddess.com.

Ganesh is the Hindu elephant-headed god, known by various names on different occasions and in different parts of India. He is the most beloved and revered of all the Hindu gods, and is always invoked first when undertaking tasks, ceremonies and festivals. He is the remover of obstacles, the lord of wisdom, intelligence, education, prudence, fortune, gates, domestic harmony and success. He was created as an ordinary boy, but was decapitated in battle. Emissaries were told to get the head of the first animal they found and to fit that head onto the boy’s neck. They found a little elephant, and it worked!

Ma’at is an ancient Egyptian goddess that represents the ideals of law, balance, order and truth. The word “Ma’at,” translates “that which is straight.” She plays an important part in the Book of the Dead, as it is in the “Hall of Ma’at,” that the judgment of the dead was performed. This was done by weighing one’s heart against the feather of Ma’at. If a balance was struck, the deceased was deemed to be worthy of meeting Osiris in the after life.

Minoan Snake Goddess was found in a hiding place beneath the floor of the Palace of Knossos where she lay for 3,400 years. The 11 5/8″ inch sculpture was made of faience and is dated approximately 1700 BCE. It is uncertain whether the statue represents a priestess or the goddess herself. Her powerful, trance-like gaze may denote a priestess during a ritual. From examining the art of the Minoans, archaeologists deduced that the culture was focused on ritual, celebration, and the beauty of life while the Greeks depicted warfare and armed deities. The Greeks took over the Minoans in 1400 BC. The Minoan Snake Goddess sculpture is on display at the Archaeological Museum at Heraklion, Crete.

Asherah was a beloved household Goddess of the Hebrews and the Canaanites (now known as Palestinians). She was said to endow special blessings for families, helping people to achieve their goals and dreams, and inspire great devotion. She is the Goddess worshipped by King Solomon and was known as “Qaniyatu Elima”, She Who Gives Birth to the Gods”. This style of Asherah sculpture is over 4,000 years old. Many Asherah figures have been found in the ruins of ancient kitchens. Most Canaanite and Hebrew households had altars dedicated to Asherah.

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