Top 10 Crone Goddesses

Think of crone goddesses as the sage grandmothers of the divine world – wise, experienced, and brimming with ancient knowledge. When we call on or invoke a crone, its usually for some serious wisdom infusion. Sometimes we need guidance on a life-changing decision, or we might be deep diving into some shadow work. We also call on crone goddesses to help connect us to our intuition. They’re the ones we dial up when we need an extra boost of insight, courage, or a magical kick up the butt. 

So, without further ado, here are our top 10 sage ladies (in no particular order):


Greek Goddess of Witchcraft and Queen of the Night.

Hecate can help you navigate life’s crossroads, both literal and metaphorical. Connect with her by taking a nighttime stroll, and leave offerings of lavender or garlic at a crossroads. She protects all who walk the path of the witch, and also loves it when you leave grapes at your front door for her hounds. 

Baba Yaga

The Enigmatic Slavic Witch.

Baba Yaga can be invoked when you’re in need of some gritty wisdom. Even though her name can be translated to grandmother, she will never sugarcoat her lessons for you – so be ready to listen! You can create a small charm doll and leave it at the edge of a forest as an offering to her, she also loves a flame so burning a candle for her as an offering is another way to nurture the relationship. 


The Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld.

Ereshkigal is a powerful presence to call on when facing your fears. She possesses a deep understanding of the cycles of life, death, and rebirth so is a great ally when navigating challenging transformation. Leave her offerings of dark fruits on an altar in a dark place to honour her.


Fierce Hindu Goddess of Destruction and Creation.

When life seems to be getting out of control, turn to Kali. She has an immense power of guiding you through radical transformation while she smashes bonds with anything that doesn’t serve you. She loves hibiscus flowers, dark chocolate, and lentils.

The Morrigan

The Celtic Goddess of Battle and Sovereignty.

The Morrigan can lend her strength in times of conflict, she’s all about courage and empowerment. There is only one rule: when she grants you guidance, do exactly what she says. Leave her dark drinks like wine or coffee, and she especially loves seeing you working hard on your goals. 


Ancient Mesopotamian Goddess and the Original Rebel.

Lilith can help you unleash your inner wild woman, she’s the OG badass of the feminist movement. To her, the patriarchy is a bug she can squash with two fingers. Light a black candle or offer some red wine as you embrace your untamed side. 


The Celtic Goddess of Transformation.

For moments of transformation, look no further than Cerridwen. Climb into her cauldron and deep dive into the process of becoming who you were meant to be. You can brew a tea infused with transformation ingredients, channel your intention into it and take a sip in her honour. She also loves grains and seeds as offerings. 


The Norse Goddess of the Underworld.

Dual-sided Hel is perfect for guiding you through shadow work, as you can’t embrace the light without respect for the dark. She is all about diving deep and achieving balance. Dying fruit or flowers are perfect for a Hel altar, and you can leave some rye bread or mead for her to help you with self-awareness.  


The Lioness Goddess of Egypt.

Sekhmet brings forth courage and healing. She’s the fierce side of loving Hathor, and can help you assert your boundaries. To connect with her, stand under the sun and dance, or leave her offerings of beer dyed with pomegranate juice (alternatively you can use red wine). 


Faery Queen and Welsh Goddess of Birds and Horses

Rhiannon can guide you through change and transition with her soft energy and wisdom. She’s all about gracefully moving through the phases of life, and can hold your hand until you feel confident enough to continue on your own. Leave her some oats or feed the birds in her name.

So whether you’re seeking wisdom, transformation, empowerment, or simply a deeper connection with your intuition, these wise and powerful goddesses have got your back. 

Listen to them – even when what they have to say is hard to hear.

Jade is a shadow worker and lunar witch, an experienced witchcraft facilitator, and hosts the 8-week High Priestess course: Dedicant.