Who are the Seven Great Janati


The Seven Janati are the Supernal Genetrixes, Guardians or Wellsprings of the Seven Streams of Life or Virtue. They are the Seven Faces/Powers/Spirits of Dea, Our Divine Mother God, in rarefied angelic form.

 Together, They are known as the Janati, (Yanati) a Sanskrit word meaning generate, cause, to be born, create, beget and to produce, while individually, they are referred to as a Jana, (Yana) meaning gate and moon. The goddess Diana was earlier known as Di-Jana, Divine Gate. The Janati are the generators and Divine Gates of the Seven Living Streams of Virtue.

The Janati are Dea, Herself, expressed as Seven Living Intelligent Rays or Streams of Life. They are Dea in Her Septat Form and are our Guardian Mothers.

The prism is often used as an analogy for the understanding of the Janati in our Tradition.We may think of the White Light of Dea streaming through a prism, which then separates into Seven Jeweled Living, Intelligent Rays. These Living Rays then take on rarefied, angelic form. Each Ray is a Face or Aspect of Dea.

Three of the Janati, Madrias Candre, Raya and Rhave, are of the Three-Fold Heaven. They are Guardians of Spirit and Center. Four of the Janati, Madrias Sushuri, Vikhe, Thame and Mati, are of the Fourfold Earth. They are the Guardians of the four cardinal directions and rule over their corresponding Elements.

The Seven Great Janati are a very prominent part of our practice. We adore the Janati as the Seven Faces and Powers of Dea and strive to emulate Their Supernal Virtues and we ask Their assistance in many areas.

A recent article on the Janati:

23 Ourania/Oct. 25


One of the ways that we have explained the Janati in the past, taken from a tradition that was handed down to us, is that the Janati take on angelic form and though they are the Living Streams of Dea, they may be considered to be goddesses or angels. Unfortunately, this explanation has been misleading for many, including yours truly, when I first entered the Faith over six years ago.

Janites tend to stay away from using the words goddess or goddesses because the true nature and roles of the Classical and Celtic goddesses are greatly misunderstood in the 21st century. The modern sense of ‘goddess’ would not apply to either Dea in general, nor to the Janati in particular.

And, though we may say that the Janati take on rarefied angelic form, they are not angels, which are created beings. They are the Seven Faces of Dea, Herself.

The Deanic Faith teaches that Dea is One and Three and Seven. This signifies that She is a Singularity, a Trinity and a Septet. So, when we pray to Madria Thame, for example, or when we ask for the mighty help of Madria Vikhe; when we honor Madria Candre as Matroness of priestesses or appeal to Madria Rhave for help in the area Self-Restraint; when we ask Madria Sushuri for healing or need Madria Mati’s assistance with Wisdom; when we consciously open our minds and hearts to the Joy of Madria Raya, we are praying to Dea, Herself.

The Great Mother, who is Life and Absolute, generates “Consciousness/consciousness” or “Awareness/awareness” of Being/being. 
 The Celestial Mother, Who is Light and Spirit generates “Intelligence/intelligence” or “Person-hood/person-hood” of Spirit/spirit. 
 The Daughter, Who is Love and Soul generates “Personality/personality” or “The Powers/the powers” of Soul/soul.
 The Janati, Who are the Seven Streams of Life,  generate the Supernal Virtues.
 (Thanks to ArchMatrona Ghrian of the Lady of Light Chantry (LLC) who has assisted with the expression of this thealogy.)
On our Janati correspondence page (please see the above menu under The Great Seven Janati), the English names, (as used in the LLC), along with their Transport Animals, have been included in the correspondence list. The inclusion of the Transport Animals is thanks to the research of ArchMatrona Georgia Cobb. Please note that with the English names, such as Lady Clarity, which is the English name for Madria Candre, Lady is used in the Kyrian sense, i.e., Kyria which means Lady in the Lord sense.
The Janati are the Seven Faces of Dea. It is through them and in surrounding ourselves with them each day, through invocation and prayer and in coming to personally know them, that we come to know the Trinity and through the Trinity, we come to know the One: She, the Great Mother, Who is the Dark beyond the light and the Light beyond the darkness. Blessed is She.