Talk:triple goddess

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Duplicates of Horned God and Triple Goddess. The terms are proper nouns and should be capitalized. These terms have no plurals and if they are used outside of Wicca that simple merits a second sense not the invention of it as a regular noun.Lucifer (talk) 23:44, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Regarding triple goddess: This is attestable as a general mythological term used to refer to triune/threefold goddesses (the plural form is also attestable). I've gone ahead and added this sense to the entry. So keep the new mythological sense and delete the old Wicca sense, as it seems to be a misspelling of Triple Goddess, a proper noun referring to a specific deity (similar to writing "god" when one means "God" — e.g., "thank god we made it out safe"). Astral (talk) 03:29, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
mythology definition is a sum of parts, just any goddess that is tripleLucifer (talk) 04:37, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
Above you stated that the terms would merit additional senses if they are used outside Wicca. "Triple goddess," as shown by these cites, is a general mythology term. While "moon goddess" is arguably SoP, the meaning of "triple goddess" is harder to discern in isolation, because it's not immediately obvious what "triple" could mean in relation to "goddess." And it's arguably idiomatic, because the term doesn't always literally refer to one goddess, but sometimes to three separate goddesses who together form a unit.
I should also clarify that my delete vote above means to remove the Wicca sense from the entry triple goddess. I'm all for keeping this sense at Triple Goddess. Astral (talk) 08:31, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
Delete There is no entry for Triple goddess so I am assuming that you are refering to triple goddess. We already have an entry for triple + goddess and the definition that you offer is easily deduced from the sum of parts. I see no idiomatically and I almost always see it.Lucifer (talk) 02:00, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Keep, I couldn't guess the meaning from triple + goddess and I don't expect many other users to be able to either. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:45, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
Kept. One is a generic word, the other is a specific deity. - -sche (discuss) 21:47, 7 October 2012 (UTC)