Weighing of the Hemispheres Picture

The Brain is made up of hemispheres, hemispheres that control language, creativity, math, and logic, hemispheres that mark the difference between literal and contextual, exact and approximate, optimism and pessimism, lateral and vertical thinking. The Gods were attributed with these traits as well. What I have done here is combined the concepts of Gods and hemispheres, telling the intricate story of how we as humans recognised the importance of such traits and how we have come to understand them. Where mythology meets science:


Morgan le Fay, whilst most of you might recognise her from Arthurian Legend, there is a Goddess behind her, a Goddess of winter, healing, the sea, and math.
Hemisphere: left
Symbols: Cauldrons, and Apples.

Morrigan, the Irish triple Goddess is linked with war, though that is most certainly not all she is.
Hemisphere: left
Symbols: A wolf, a crow and a raven.

Ogam is the God credited with creating ogham, the Irish writing system.
Hemisphere: left: Ogham

Seshat Egyptian Goddess of writing and mathematics.
Hemisphere: left
Symbols: Palm stem and Leopard skin

Taranis the thunder God in Celtic mythology is associated with the wheel.
Hemisphere: left
Symbols: The wheel.


Artemis was the Greek Goddess of hunting, healing, animals, and childbirth.
Hemisphere: both
Symbols: Bow, arrows, stags, hunting dog, and moon

Athena was the Greek Goddess of crafts (like metalwork and weaving) and the strategic side of war.
Hemisphere: both
Symbols: Owl, Snake, Helmet, Spear

Minerva was the Roman Goddess of wisdom, war, art, schools and commerce.
Hemisphere: both,
Symbols: Owl

Loki is ambiguous, but is thought to be a trickster and a fire God.
Hemisphere: both
Symbols: Fire

Lugh is from Irish mythology mainly linked with solar imagery; his connection with Lugus lends him an all father aspect.
Hemisphere: both
Symbols: Flashing light and he is often surrounded by solar imagery,

Lugus possibly a triple Celtic God and Lugh is connected with him; he has an all father aspect to him.
Hemisphere: both
Symbols: birds, particularly ravens, horses; the tree of life; dogs or wolves; a pair of snakes. He is often armed with a spear.

Odin is a Norse all father, his name is derived from ōðr meaning "mad, frantic, furious, vehement, and eager", as a noun "mind, feeling" and also "song, poetry".
Hemisphere: both
Symbols: His two ravens, Huginn and Munin (Thought and Memory), his eye, and Sleipnir his eight legged horse.


Apollo the leader of the Muses was the Greek and Roman God of music, poetry, and healing.
Hemisphere: right
Symbols: Laurel wreath, python, raven, and arrows.

Brigid, Irish Goddess of Bards & metal crafters, she is linked with poetry and fire. Hemisphere: right
Symbols: fire, and metal craft.

Hecate is a Greek Goddess associated with magic and crossroads; she was usually depicted in threes and was associated with childrearing.
Hemisphere: right
Symbols: Paired Torches and Dogs

Óengus, Irish God of love and poetry, called the young son.
Hemisphere: right
Symbols: Swans and music.

Oshun the Yoruban Goddess of jewelry, silks, and home decoration.
Hemisphere: Right
Symbols: Mirrors and Fans

Sarasvat the Hindu Goddess of all the arts.
Hemisphere: right
Symbols: often depicted on the back of a swan or peacock, and with four arms, with which she plays the lute or drum and bestows jeweled blessings
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