In Hell, human-Deidre sat next to the hearth hours after she made the deal with the goddess who stranded her.
Would he be able to, if he thought the goddess Past-Death was his mate?
Seeing her mirror image was a reminder that Deidre was created by a goddess with the sole intention of using and discarding the human she made.
She felt too bad for the former goddess to walk away.
She wasn't ready to face the former goddess again.
Deidre stared at Past-Death, wondering why the former goddess was trying to help the daughter of the Dark One that meant to crush her.
Suspecting it had belonged to the goddess who was Death, Wynn still wasn't expecting anyone in their right mind to revive the most dreaded of the deities.
The goddess never appreciated anything around her, or anyone.
A huge, triumphant grin with the satisfaction of the goddess and the beautiful flush of a human.
It was a far cry from the woman who ran away screaming from the soul she accidentally touched last week or the goddess who would've commanded him rather than risk getting her hands dirty.
What if Darkyn slaughtered the innocent life dragged into this mess for no other purpose than to make the goddess' transition easier.
He hadn't been able to during their time together when she was a goddess and he her servant.
It wasn't out of the realm of the possible that the information he needed was hidden in some sort of sadistic treasure hunt created by the sociopathic goddess who held the title of Death before him.
He was stunning, ageless, as the goddess of the underworld had been, except this deity's smile was genuine.
Would the Deidre that was his mate snap one day and turn into the goddess he remembered?
She faced the goddess, rage streaking through her along with the terror of being mated to the Dark One.
"She's almost as old as time itself and older even than the Ancients. I think she was a goddess at one point," Gabe answered.
What do you mean? Isn't she a god? Goddess, I mean.
The story of Ishtar's descent is told to illustrate the possibility of an escape from Irkalla, while the other myth is intended to reconcile the existei:ce of two rulers of Irkalla - a goddess and a god.
It is evident that it was originally a goddess who was supposed to be in control of Irkalla, corresponding to Ishtar in control of fertility and vegetation on earth.
Inscriptions found by the recent excavations seem to prove that it must be identified as the shrine of the local goddess Aphaea, identified by Pausanias with Britomartis and Dictynna.
From this town we have a very interesting though brief inscription dating probably from early in the 3rd century B.C.; it is cut upon a small bronze plate (now in the Naples Museum), which must have once been fixed to some votive object, dedicated to the god Declunus (or the goddess Decluna).
His vehicle (vahana) is a goose or swan (hamsa), whence he is also called Harnsavahana; and his consort is Sarasvati, the goddess of learning.
He therefore appealed to the Indian goddess Aditi or Immensity, a deity connected with a set of personal gods called Adityas.
I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a travelling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments.
The Roman made an expiatory offering, and prayed, Whatever god or goddess thou art to whom this grove is sacred, be propitious to me, my family, and children, etc.
A goddess! he added in French.