Abnoba, found at this year's Renaissance Pleasure Faire. (Name unknown) Although so many lovely deerwomen were seen, this one is inspired by the mysterious Black Forest Goddess.
As her name might mean ‘divine waters’ and is given to the mountain of the Black Forest and as she is equated with Diana in two inscriptions and a portrayal, it can be assumed that Abnoba was the embodiment and protectress of the mountain, the Black Forest and its rivers, perhaps even the Danube which rises in the forest.
She has been revered as the Celtic Goddess of the Black Forest itself, a forest and river Goddess, the Goddess of Abnoba Mountain located within the Black Forest and Goddess of Childbirth as well as the Patroness of all Waterways. She is the protector of woods, springs, rivers and wild animals.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #deerwomen #deerwoman #wildwoman #elixir #rewilding #ritualteas #nature #renaissancepleasurefaire #blackforest #germany #abnoba