Rhyming Charge of the Goddess

RHYMING CHARGE OF THE GODDESS

I am the harmonious tune of the songbirdAnd the laughter of a gleeful child.
I am the bubbling sound of the running brook
And the scent of the flowers wild.

I am the floating leaf upon the breeze
And the dancing fire in the forest glade.
I am the sweet smell of rains upon the soil.
And the rapture of passion when love is made.

I am the germination of seed in the Spring
And the ripening of wheat in the Sun.
I am the peaceful depth of the twilight
That soothes the soul when day is done.

I am found in the twinkling of an aged eye…
And found in the birth of a newborn pup…
Yes…Birth and Growth and Death, am I
I am the gracious Earth, on whom you sup.

I am your sister, your mother, the wise one.
I wrap you gently in the warmth of my love.
That which your seek you shall find within:
Not without…not below…not above!
Remember always, my children, be reverent.
Be gentle, loving and kind to each other
And hold sacred the Earth and its creatures:
For I am the Lady: Creatrix and Mother!

-Kalioppe-

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The Crone

The Crone

The Crone is a being of age-old wisdom. She is shrew and counsels well. She cares for the Maiden and the Mother as well as the off-spring thereof. She is logical and can be terrible in her vengeance. She stands at the door to the dimension of death. In human years, she is approximately 45 or older. The Crone is the Most difficult of the three to place in human age. The Crone’s traditional colors are black, gray, purple, brown or midnight blue.

Rituals using the Crone

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* Ending relationships, jobs, friendships
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* Menopause, or coming to terms with aging.
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* Divorce.
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* A regrouping of energies needed at the end of a cycle of activity or problem.
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* Rest and calmness before making new goals and plans.
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* When the garden or plants are ready for winter.
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* Harassment of any kind.
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* Retribution on rapists, murderers, abusers.
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* On the death of a person or pet; of any animal or human. Contemplation at the end of your own life cycle.
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* When moving from a dwelling or job.
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* When strong protection is needed for attacks on the physical or psychic levels, or even annoyance by spirits.
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* To understand the deepest of mysteries.
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* Developing trance or communication with the guides or other spirits.

The Mother

The Mother

The Mother stands for nurturing, caring, fertility; she is a woman in the prime of her life and at the peak of her power. She protects her own and will ensure that justice is done and done well. This woman is usually mated. In human age, she would be seen as a woman in her thirties to mid-forties. Her colors are warmer than that of the maiden, such as green, copper, red, light purple or royal blue.

Rituals using the Mother:

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* Project fruition and completion.
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* When childbirth is near
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* Strength to see matters through to the end.
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* Blessings and protection. This especially applies to females who are threatened by men.
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* Guidance in life decisions.
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* Marriages, or the contemplation of or desire for marriage.
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* Finding or choosing a mate or companion.
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* Gardening, the growing of any plant.
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* Choosing or accepting an animal. Protection of animal life.
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* Making choices of any kind.
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* Gaining or continuing peace.
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* Developing intuition and psychic gifts.
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* Spiritual direction.

The Maiden

The Maiden

The Maiden signifies youth, the excitement of the chase, and the newness of life and magick. In human age she would be between puberty and her twenties. She does not have a mate. Her colors are soft & light, such white, soft pink, or light yellow.

Rituals using the Maiden:

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* Any new beginning, or even the hopes and plans for new beginnings.
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* When taking on a new job, or planning to apply for a new job.
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* During the first steps of new ideas, whatever they are.
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* Whenever you plan or begin a complete turn around in your life.
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* Whenever you begin a new phase in your life.
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* On moving, in to a new house or apartment.
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* On entering a new school or going back to school after a delay in education.
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* Any journey that is connected with anticipated changes. This can be anything.
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* The beginning of a new relationship, love or friendship.
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* Plans for getting pregnant.
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* The birth of a child.
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* The first menstruation for girls.
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* Puberty on reaching the teens for boys.
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Goddess Grace

GODDESS GRACE

 

I am the Goddess of a thousand names and infinite capacity.
All Her gifts are mine.
All Her powers reside in me.

I am Athena of Greece.
Life my totem, the owl, I am wise
For I see and hear everything around and within me
Like the oak, I am strong for the olive of peace is sacred to me.

I am Bast, cat goddess of Egypt
I am graceful, flexible, playful and affectionate
I radiate the warmth and light of the glorious sun.

I am Cerridwen of Wales
My magic cauldron contains food for the soul
An inexhaustible source of wisdom and inspiration
The more I give, the more I receive.

I am Diana, Roman goddess of the ever-changing moon.
I am a protectress of women and children
A guardian of the wild
I focus my aim on my heart’s desire and draw it to me.

I am Ereshkigal, Assyro-Babylonian goddess of the underworld
Queen of the Great Below
I shed dead skin to grow
Deep powers of renewal are mine.

I am Freya, Well-beloved Nordic Lady
I survey the beauty of my world in joyous flight
I celebrate and honor the bonds between friends and lovers.

I am Gaia, Greek Earth Mother
Grounded and centered in the rhythms and patterns of chaos
I emerge to create my usiverse.

I am Hecate of Greece
Triple Goddess of the crossroads of choice
I balance by powers of thought and my emotion
I choose the path I walk
The torch of my reason is illumined by my brilliant intuition.

I am Isis, Egyptian Queen of the World
I offer healing and transformation to all in need
I hold the power to shape my world.

I am Jagad-Yoni, Hindu universal yoni, womb of the world
I am the gatekeeper of the next generation
I choose the life that emerges through me
I use my power wisely.

I am Kwan-Yin of Buddhist China, goddess of compassion
I hear and comfort the wounds of the world
I welcome children and teach the magic of change.

I am Liban, Irish mermaid goddess
I revel in the healing power of pleasure
Quench your thirst at my sacred well.

I am Maat of Egypt
Truth, justice and law are the natural order of my universe
Harmony arises as I attune to my divine will.

I am Nu-Kua, Chinese dragon-tailed creatress
I restore the cosmic equilibrium
I form community among women and men
Connecting in equality of love and respect.

I am Old Spider goddess of Micronesia
I created the moon, the sea, the sky, the sun
And the earth from a single clamshell
All the vast and varied universe is present
In the smallest forms of life.
As above, so below
As within, so without.

I am Pele, Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes
My fiery energy erupts from my core to create new worlds
I flow easily over obstacles in my path.

I am Qedeshet of Syria
I balance lightly on the lion I ride
Laughter lifts me from the pull of gravity
The lotus blossom I hols and the serpents I carry
Symbolize the life and health I bring.

I am Rhiannon, horsewoman, Divine Queen of Wales
My steady pace is swift and smooth
I travel freely through the world, safe, serene and secure
My winged friends can wake the dead
And lull the living to sleep.

I am Sedna of the Eskimos
Know and honor me through my animals
Bears, whales and seals
All creatures of the land and sea are part of me.
We share the right to be.

I am Tiamat of Babylon, primordial sea-serpent
I am the great mother womb
Who brought forth the earth and heavens
I dive deep into the watery unconscious
To find the treasures buried there.

I am Uttu, Chaldean-Sumerian goddess of waving and vegatation
I offer shelter and nourishment to all who know me
We weed and clothe each other through our work.

I am Vasudhara, Hindu goddess of abundance
My six arms hold everything you need and offer it to you
Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Center, Spirit
Purpose, Love, Passion, Wisdom, Here, Now.

I am Wite woman of Honduras
I descend from heaven to build my temple on earth
And return as a glorious bird.
I honor and express my true spirit
My beauty is beyond compare.

I am Xochiquetzal, Aztec goddess of flowers, love,
spinning, weaving, singing and dancing.

I am an Original Woman
I delight in sharing my many gifts.

I am Yemaya, Nigerian Fish Mother, Brazilian Voodoo mermaid
Lakes, rivers and oceans are my home
The waters of life belong to me
We cleanse and sustain each other.

I am Zoc, Gnostic Acon of Life
Mother of All Living
I am the embodiment of growth and vitality
I am unique life energy.

I am the Goddess of a thousand names and infinite capacity
All Her gifts are mine
All Her powers reside in me.

We are the Goddess of a thousand names and infinite capacity
All Her gifts are mine
All Her powers reside in me.

You are the Goddess of a thousand names and infinite capacity
All Her gifts are thine
All Her powers reside in thee.

 

 

The Cycle of Transformations of February Goddesses

The Cycle of Transformations of February Goddesses

In Her Cycle of Transformations day 031, February 01 is dedicated to:

Flora, Flourishing-One.

Italy: Roman.

Maiden Goddess of spring, blooming plants, gardens & merriment; Grand Madam of
prostitutes.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 032, February 02 is dedicated to:

Februata, Queen-of-Love’s-Fever.

Italy: Roman Perhaps originally Sabine.

Oracular Goddess of love’s passion; She Who calls forth animals from their
winter hibernation.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 033, February 03 is dedicated to:

Freya, Lady.

Scandinavia: Norse.

Shape-shifting White Goddess of midsummer, beauty, love, magic, death &
divination; Fate-ruler.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 034, February 04 is dedicated to:

Frigg, Beloved.

Scandinavia: Norse.

Matron Goddess of earth, vegetation, compassion, healing, fertility & love;
Eponym of Friday.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 035, February 05 is dedicated to:

Philyra, Linden-Tree.

Greece: Hellenic.

Shape-shifting Goddess of beauty, perfume, healing, writing & divination;
Discoverer of paper.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 036, February 06 is dedicated to:

Fides, Faith.

Italy: Roman.

Hoary Goddess of trust, integrity & generously co-operative dealings between
human-beings.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 037, February 07 is dedicated to:

Phyllis, Leafy.

Greece: Hellenic.

Goddess of spring, trees, wisdom, women’s secrets & the genetic knowledge
contained in seeds.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 038, February 08 is dedicated to:

Ereshkigal, Queen-of-Deadland.

Mesopotamia: Sumer.

Compassionless & violent Goddess of gloom, death & the dead; She Who is full of
rage; Holy-one.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 039, February 09 is dedicated to:

Eriu, Noble-One.

Celtic: Ireland.

Bestower of Sovereignty; Eponym and Anthropomorph of Eriu; shapeshifting
Goddess of fate.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 040, February 10 is dedicated to:

Erinyes, Spirits-of-Anger-and-Revenge.

Greece: Hellenic.

Winged Triple Crone Goddess of fate, [creative anger], women’s rights & sudden
destruction.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 041, February 11 is dedicated to:

Eris, Strife.

Greece: Hellenic.

Goddess of deceit, discord & disputation; Provoker of rivalry, contention,
murder & wars.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 042, February 12 is dedicated to:

Erigone, Plentiful-Offspring.

Greece: Marathon & Attica.

Goddess of death, trees & fertility; She Who is associated with wine & a
pastoral economy.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 043, February 13 is dedicated to:

Djanggau, ___.

Australia: North East Arherm Land.

With Her sister Djunkgao, Dual fertility Goddess Who brought forth all life in
the beginning.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 044, February 14 is dedicated to:

Juno, [Shining-One].

Italy: Roman (English pronunciation).

Goddess of beauty & the lunar measurement of time; Essence of life; Protectress
of women.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 045, February 15 is dedicated to:

Jubchas-Guaya, Mother-of-Joy.

America, South: Columbia.

Rebellious, light-hearted, wild & lovely Goddess of the moon, love, happiness &
intoxication.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 046, February 16 is dedicated to:

Juturna

Italy: Roman (English pronunciation).

Goddess of springs, rivers, aqueducts & fountains; Matron of architects &
sculptors.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 047, February 17 is dedicated to:

Juventas, Youthfulness.

Italy: Roman (English pronunciation).

Goddess of increase & blessings; Representative of the eternal youth &
solidarity of a species.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 048, February 18 is dedicated to:

Jezanna, ___.

Africa: Zimbabwe.

Glowing Goddess of the golden moon, abundant crops, healthy children &
plentiful cattle.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 049, February 19 is dedicated to:

Druantia, Queen-of-the-Oak.

Celtic: Britain & Gaul, Druids.

Goddess of birth, wisdom, death & metempsychosis; Mother of the Irish
tree-calendar alphabet.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 050, February 20 is dedicated to:

Jyestha, Elder-Sister.

India: especially Dravidian.

Goddess of the cosmic energy which motivates evolution; She Who dances the
dance of life.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 051, February 21 is dedicated to:

Jagadhamba, World-Mother.

India: Hindu.

Goddess of the cosmic energy which motivates evolution; She Who dances the
dance of life.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 052, February 22 is dedicated to:

Jara, Becoming-Old.

India: Hindu.

Goddess of the household, domestic health, happiness & prosperity; Night-eater
of corpses.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 053, February 23 is dedicated to:

Uni, [Dove].

Italy: Etruria.

Singular Mother of the uni-verse; Goddess of the sea & sky; Ultimate Womb;
Matron of women.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 054, February 24 is dedicated to:

Una-Kuagsak, Great-Mother.

America, North & Siberia: Inuit.

One-eyed Queen Goddess of the Arctic Ocean; Mistress of life & death; Mother of
sea-mammals.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 055, February 25 is dedicated to:

Ubasti, She-of-the-City-Bast.

Egypt.

Goddess of the kindly sun, merriment, mental-health, music & dance; Guardian of
pregnant women.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 056, February 26 is dedicated to:

Uke-Mochi-No-Kami, She-Who-Possesses-Food.

Japan.

Goddess of fertility & nourishment; Provider, through death, of life sustaining
substances.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 057, February 27 is dedicated to:

Ourania, ___.

Greece: < the east.

Mountain Goddess of summer, especially mid-summer; Queen of the winds; Ruler of
the night sky.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 058, February 28 is dedicated to:

Urmya, ___.

India: Hindu, Vedic.

Goddess of night & the celestial order; Protectress of sleep; She Who guards
against thieves.

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In Her Cycle of Transformations day 059, February 29 is dedicated to:

Nana, Old-Queen.

Mesopotamia.

Virgin Mother Goddess of the Spirit of vegetation & fertility; beloved Consort
of kings.

On September 2, We Celebrate the Goddess Demeter

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On September 2, We Celebrate the Goddess Demeter

 

Demeter

Greek Goddess of Agriculture, Fertility, Sacred Law and the Harvest

 

Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and presides over grains and the fertility of the earth. Although she was most often referred to as the goddess of the harvest, she was also goddess of sacred law and the cycle of life and death.

 

Her virgin daughter Persephone was abducted by the god of the underworld, Hades, and Demeter endlessly searched for her, preoccupied with loss and grief. The seasons halted and living things stopped growing and died. At this point, Zeus had to intervene and send his messenger Hermes to the underworld to bring Persephone back and prevent the extinction of all life on Earth.

 

Hades agreed to Persephone’s relief but gave her a pomegranate as she left. When she ate the pomegranate seeds, she was bound to him for one third of the year, either the dry Mediterranean summer, when plant life is threatened by drought, or the autumn and winter.

 

Demeter and Persephone were also the central figures to the Eleusinian Mysteries – a series of large and secretive concerts held every five years. These mysteries represented the abduction of Persephone by Hades in three phases. The “descent” (loss), the “search” and the “ascent”. The main theme is the “ascent” of Persephone and the reunion with her mother.

Facts about Demeter
Demeter was the daughter of Cronos and Rhea.

She was the goddess of harvest and fertility.

She had one daughter, Persephone; Zeus was Persephone’s father.

After Hades abducted Persephone, Demeter grieved. The earth became barren through her neglect; thus, the winter season and its manifestations were a reflection of Demeter’s emotional state during Persephone’s absence.

She revealed to man the art of growing and using corn.

Only women attended the Thesmophoria, a fertility festival held in honor of Demeter.

The fields of grain and the threshing-floor were under her protection. They were temples at which she could occupy at any moment.

Her chief festival came at the harvest time. It began as a humble feast and over time morphed into a mysterious worship. This great festival occurred only every five years.

Demeter and Dionysus were worshipped at Eleusis, a little town near Athens. Their worship was referred to as the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Demeter was older than Dionysus. They were the two great gods of the Earth.

Metaneira, a mother herself, comforted Demeter in Persephone’s absence. In fact, Demeter nursed one of Metaneira’s children. She doted on the child and anointed him with ambrosia on a daily basis. Demeter’s attachment to the child alarmed Metaneira, and the two ultimately went their separate ways.

Still angry over the abduction of Persephone, Demeter subjected the world to famine. Zeus sent the gods to Demeter one by one to try and bring her out of her despondency. Demeter and Persephone were ultimately reunited at Zeus’s decree.

Demeter was granted four months per year with Persephone; her daughter would remain with Hades for the remaining months.

Men called Demeter the “Good Goddess” despite the desolation she had brought about as a result of her grief.

She named Triptolemus her ambassador to men.

She taught Triptolemus and Celeus her sacred rites.

In ancient art, Demeter was pictured wearing a wreath made of ears of corn.

The snake and the pig were sacred to her.

The torch is often depicted in connection with Demeter because of her persistent search for Persephone.

Demeter came to Eleusis during the reign of King Erechtheus of Athens.

 

 

 

Demeter: https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net – Greek Gods & Goddesses, September 19, 2014

On Thursday, July 6th, We Celebrate the Goddess Haumea

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On Thursday, July 6th, We Celebrate the Goddess Haumea

 

HAUMEA, A POLYNESIAN GODDESS, was credited with teaching women how to give birth by pushing their babies out from between their legs. Before this, folklore claims that children were cut from their wombs, extracted by knife like a pit from ripe fruit. Thanks to Haumea, women were able to forego this dangerous life passage.

Haumea mated with the god Kane Milohai. Their numerous children included Hi’iaka, who taught the hula dance to the Hawaiians, and Pele, the tempestuous fire goddess associated with volcanoes. One myth claims that Pele was born from the goddess’s armpit, suggesting the overwhelming fertility of Haumea—life was created from all of her body, not just her womb. In some ways, Pele reflected the mirror aspect of Haumea. Just as Haumea creates life, Pele destroys with fire. Haumea was also credited with giving birth to many fantastic creatures who populated the earth.

Also a goddess of vegetation, Haumea is honored as the mother of Hawaii. It is appropriate that a goddess so closely associated with fertility would be tied to this verdant island paradise.

 

 

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On Wednesday, July 5th, We Honor the Goddess Yemanja

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On Wednesday, July 5th, We Honor the Goddess Yemanja

 

YEMANJA, THE SANTERIA GODDESS of the ocean, is believed to be the daughter of the earth goddess Oddudua, and the sister and wife of the god Aganju. As the mother of the fourteen gods and goddesses who make up the pantheon, Yemanja occupies an exalted position in the Santeria religion.

Santeria developed during the nineteenth century from the Yoruba religion practiced by enslaved Africans who were brought to Cuba to work on sugarcane plantations. plantations. Since the Yoruba were not allowed to practice their native beliefs, they camouflaged their rituals with the symbols of the Roman Catholicism they were forced to observe; one example of this is the affinity of the goddess Yemanja to the Virgin Mary. By this practice, the Yoruba remained loyal to their orishas, or deities, and avoided detection and punishment. The Santeria religion spread from Cuba, where it originated, through the Caribbean to North and South America. It is still widely practiced today.

At some time in their lives, each practitioner of Santeria chooses one of the gods or goddesses to be their spiritual parent. Those who are the children of Yemanja try to please the goddess in many ways. Since seven is the number sacred to Yemanja, they wear seven silver bracelets on their arms. They also burn candles as blue as the ocean Yemanja rules. Beautiful blue and crystal beads, strung into necklaces as ethereal as iridescent moonlight upon the sea, adorn their necks.

 

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Today We Honor The Goddess Selene, The Moon Goddess

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Selene The Moon Goddess

 

Areas of Influence: Selene was moon Goddess of the ancient Greeks and influenced the lunar cycles. She was traditionally worshipped on the full and new moon.

She was the Titan personification of the moon itself unlike the later moon Goddesses Hekate and Artemis.

Origins and Genealogy: She was daughter of the Titans Theia and Hyperion and had two siblings Helios (the sun God) and Eos (the goddess of the dawn). She had a number of lovers, most famously falling for the mortal Endymion. In this affair she is unable to come to terms with the fact that he would age and die.

A spell was cast on Endymion to grant him everlasting youth by placing him into a deep sleep. This did not prevent the Goddess from visiting him and having fifty of his children (This number represents the number of lunar months between each Olympiad).

This Goddess also had a daughter Pandeia after an affair with Zeus.

This serial seductress is also linked to Pan who gave her the Oxent that drove her chariot.

Strengths: The personification of the moon, passionate.

Weaknesses: Fears abandonment and is unable to be faithful to either men or Gods.

 

Symbolism

In art this Goddess is shown with a very white face with a crescent moon crown or cloak.

She rides a silver chariot pulled by winged white horses or oxen.

The Full moon.

Sacred Plant: Selentrope.

Roman Equivalent: Lunar.

 

Selene’s Archetype

The Lover

Represents passion and selfless devotion to another person. It also extends to the things that make our hearts sing, like music art or nature.

The shadow aspect is obsessive passion that completely takes over and negatively impacts on your health and self esteem.

Selene is a seductress and has numerous lovers. Her obsessive love for Endymion’s beauty leads her to place him into a deep sleep to preserve his youthfulness.

Please follow this link to the Archetypes page to discover which other Goddess Archetypes resonate with you.

 

How To Work With This Archetype

The Lover

You may be drawn to this stereotype if you are looking to attract a new lover or to re-ignite the fire in an existing relationship.

The Lover can also be a useful tool to discover what you are passionate about in life.

On the shadow side you need to ask, whether the amount of energy and time you are putting into relationships, or enthusiasm for projects is excessive? If this continues for too long you are likely to suffer from stress and physical ill health.

 

Source

Goddess-Guide.com