The Goddess: The Cosmic Egg

She Who Is All – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

The Cosmic Egg

(Image Credit: From The Divine Feminine Oracle by Meggan Watterson)

The Cosmic Egg from whom all life has sprung, the beginning of all life, is the symbol of the Divine Female’s creative force.

The Cosmic Egg represents the Cosmos, full of new life, promise and potential.

This was described in the Rig Veda, the oldest Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. The Cosmic egg, as primal, creative force has also been described as Shakti, the female energy from which all things come.

In ancient Egypt, the hieroglyph used for the Cosmic Egg was the same as that used to describe the child in her mother’s womb. In ancient Greece, it was called the Orphic Egg.

In the Lagos Museum, there is a 7,000 year old stone sculpture, six feet in length and imprinted with a symbol reminiscent of the strands of DNA; found in Silves, Algarve-Portugal, it was immediately named a “cosmic egg”.

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Creation always begins with an egg, the mother, the woman. The primal universe and/or the Great Mother who created it, took the form of an egg.

As stated by Diane Stein in her book, “The Guide to Goddess Craft”, formerly known as “The Women’s Spirituality Book”,

“Egg are also the univeral symbols of cretion, birth, rebirth, the

moon and the goddess. They are often seen in conjunction with the

serpent or snake………….”

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“The goddess birthed both {the egg and the snake} from

her body and they floated on the waters of chaos. By wrapping

herself around the egg, the snake broke it open and from it

hatched all the forms of the universe.”

Hildegard of Bingen, who was a German abbess, as well as a writer, composer, visionary and mystic had visions, the third of which can only be described as a vision of The Cosmic Egg:

“I saw a huge form, rounded and shadowy, and shaped like an egg… Its outer layer consisted of an atmosphere of bright fire with a kind of dark membrane beneath it… From the outer atmosphere of fire, a wind blew storms. And from the dark membrane beneath, another membrane raged with further storms which moved out in all directions of the globe.”

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“Mother Earth lies in the world’s midst rounded like an egg

and all blessings are there inside her as in a honeycomb.”

– – – Petronius, Roman Novelist

Is it possible that the ancient tradition of coloring eggs for Easter in the spring is a way of paying homage to the Goddess and her womb – the Cosmic Egg? I would say, yes, absolutely.

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