In physiology: the shrinking of an organ. In various esoteric systems,including Theosophy and Anthroposophy: retrograde evolution; evolving away from,rather than toward,one's proper evolutionary goal. Also see "devolution".
In Anthroposophy: a place of perdition to which wrongdoers will be consigned during Future Venus; there,they will undergo indescribable evolution.
Ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility; in Anthroposophy,the divine female principle.
According to Steiner,they float in the sea and are held in place by the stars.
In Zoroastrianism: spirits that regulate the days of the month.