. . . women healers long ago were known as "witches," a word that came from Old English witan, which meant "to know" or "to be wise.". . witches were the wise women who had a special knack for revealing life's mysterious truths. — The Woman in the Shaman's Body, Barbara Tedlock
Dānu - Hindu Goddess of Water. Danu is the primordial force of water. She is the personification of the ocean, from which all creation in the universe springs from. She produces streams and rivers to purify the earth, and bestows luck on those seeking treasure within Her depths. (text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide) Domnu formorian goddess of the depths, the mother of the ancients.