Saturday, November 24, 2012


Vanth is the Etruscan Goddess of Death.

She appears when death is near and also helps guide the newly dead to the Underworld.

Vanth is depicted as a winged woman, wearing a short skirt and with only leather straps across her bare chest.

There are sometimes eyes on her wings, symbolic of the omnipresence of death. Vanth’s name means “one who keeps the door.”