A goddess is a female god or goddesses. Goddesses are associated with Earth, maternity, love, and the home in various cultures. Goddesses also preside over battle, death, and devastation in various civilizations, as well as healing. The Goddess represents the universe’s healing, creative, and life-giving powers. The goddess is both the spirit of Earth and the spirit of the heavens, and she is the custodian of wisdom. In many ancient cultures, the Goddess was regarded as a sacred emblem.