Goddess Diana  

Posted by Stella Clark

Goddess Diana Image
Diana is a very old deity wand was believed to once have been a spirit of the woods and wildlife. In Roman mythology, She was the virgin goddess of hunting, of the fields and forests, and of fertility and childbirth. Although, she was very popular with women. She was also highly esteemed by the men. As the Goddess of the Chase, Diana was the great protectress of the wild beasts; She was often portrayed as a hunter, carrying a bow and arrows as in the picture above. Later, She was also a Crescent Moon Goddess and is sometimes depicted wearing a crescent moon over Her head. Ironically, though a fertility goddess, She remains a virgin. Her father, Zeus, granted Her the gift of eternal chastity.

Diana remains with us today as the 'call of the wild' which guides us back to our roots in nature. Her presence tells us that it is okay if we let our animal essence out once awhile... to feel the wind in our hair... to dance and sing under the Moon...or to throw off our clothes and swim in a creek. Diana is with us when gaze upon the stars in wonderment. To honor Diana, find a special place in or near your home that you can call your own sacred grove to Diana. Pray to Her that you will never forget the great wonder of creation. Treasure the joy of just being alive. And, if you are an urbanite as I am, you can pray to Her when you need Her strength to survive the wild city life or when just want to find the peace that comes from nature within you.

Offerings to Diana can be flowers, plants, jasmine, lavendar, rosmary, wheat, barley, beans, milk or honey.

Keywords: gods and goddesses in greece  list all greek gods goddesses  paintings of gods and goddesses  the roman gods and goddesses names  egyptian gods and goddesses family tree  satanic rituals  prophet solomon  white magic book of spells  freemasonry ancient egypt  minerals and gems  names of all the gods and goddesses  

Goddess Idunn  

Posted by Stella Clark

Goddess Idunn Image
"IIDUNN" IS THE NORSE GODDESS OF ETERNAL YOUTH. HER NAME MEANS "THE REJUVENATING ONE." IN SCANDINAVIA, SHE IS THE GODDESS OF THE GOLDEN APPLES HAT MAINTAINS THE ETERNAL YOUTHFULNESS OF THE GODS. IDUNN IS THE WIFE OF BRAGI, THE POET GOD. WHEN SHE FIRST APPEARED IN ASGARD WITH BRAGI, THE GODS WARMLY WELCOMED HER, AND TO WIN THEIR AFFECTIONS, SHE PROMISED THEM A DAILY TASTE OF HER PRECIOUS APPLES WHICH SHE TREASURED AND KEPT IN A MAGICAL CASKET. IN FACT, NO MATTER HOW MANY SHE DREW OUT, ALWAYS THE SAME NUMBER REMAINED.

SHE IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF SPRING OR IMMORTAL YOUTH, WHO, ACCORDING TO SOME MYTHOLOGIES, HAD NO BIRTH AND WOULD NEVER KNOW DEATH.

THERE IS ONE MYTH THAT TELLS OF HER BEING THE BRUNT OF A TRICK BY LOKI, THE TRICKSTER. IT SEEMS THAT HE LED HER TO THE HALL OF A GREAT GIANT WHO IMPRISONED HER WHERE, ALTHOUGH SHE GREW SAD AND PALE, CONTINUED TO REFUSE HIM THE SMALLEST BITE OF A MAGIC APPLE. TIME PASSED BY AND THE GODS BEGAN TO GROW OLD AND STIFF AS THEIR YOUTH AND BEAUTY DISAPPEARED. THE GODS, REALIZING NOW THAT LOKI HAD BEEN BEHIND HER DISAPPEARANCE, SENT FOR HIM AND DEMANDED THAT HE BRING THE GODDESS BACK. LOKI, KNOWING THAT HIS LIFE DEPENDED ON IT, AGREED TO MAKE THE JOURNEY TO BRING BACK THE GODDESS AND HER APPLES. USING A HAWK TO FLY, HE TRAVELED TO THE TO THE CASTLE, AND SAYING SOME MAGIC WORDS, TURNED IDUNN INTO A NUT. HE GRASPED THE NUT BETWEEN HIS CLAWS AND FLEW BACK TO ASGARD. LOKI THEN THREW OFF THE HAWK SKIN, PICKED UP THE NUT, AND SAID THE MAGIC WORDS. IDUNN SPRANG FORTH AMONG THE AGING GODS AND GODDESSES AND OFFERED THEM THE APPLES THAT RESTORED THEIR YOUTH AND BEAUTY.

"THIS MYTH IS OBVIOUSLY DESCRIBED THE CHANGING OF THE SEASONS--WINTER AND SUMMER. IDUNN IS LURED AWAY DURING THE AUTUMN AND THE COLD, WINTRY WIND, THE GREAT GIANT, IMPRISONS HER IN THE FROZEN, BARREN NORTH WHERE SHE CANNOT THRIVE. THEN, LOKI, THE SOUTH WIND BRINGS BACK THE SEED (NUT), THE PRECURSOR OF THE RETURNING SPRING. THE RESTORATION OF THE YOUTH AND BEAUTY OF THE DEITY IS SYMBOLIC OF NATURE'S RESTORATION IN SPRING AFTER THE LONG WINTER'S SLEEP. "

THERE IS ANOTHER NORSE TALE WHICH DESCRIBES IDUNN AS SITTING UPON THE WORLD TREE, YGGDRASILL, AND FALLING OFF HER BRANCH, LANDING INTO THE REALMS OF HEL. SHE FINDS HERSELF UNABLE TO GET BACK UP BECAUSE SHE HAS BECOME VIOLENTLY ILL. BRAGI SEES WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND ATTEMPTS TO RESCUE HIS WIFE, BUT WHEN HE FINDS HER TOO ILL TO BE MOVED, HE WRAPS HER IN A WOLF SKIN AND STAYS WITH HER THROUGHOUT THE MONTHS UNTIL SHE IS WELL ENOUGH TO RETURN.

"IN THIS MYTH, HER FALL FROM THE TREE IS SYMBOLIC OF THE AUTUMN LEAVES AS THEY FALL, LYING LIMP AND HELPLESS ON THE GROUND...EVENTUALLY TO BE COVERED WITH THE SNOW (WOLFSKIN)."

I FIND IT FASCINATING THE WAYS OUR ANCESTORS DESCRIBED THE NATURAL WORLD, THE SEASONS, THE CHANGES OF LIFE...IN WAYS THAT THEY COULD UNDERSTAND AND MAKE SENSE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON AROUND THEM.

Keywords: fireball ceremony rock  aeeas harpies  goddess nammu  philosophy ordo  thelemic holy days  magick without  mcgregor mathers  magick healing banishing  thelema handbook crowley  aash pneumatici  

Goddess Nike  

Posted by Stella Clark

Goddess Nike Image
"NIKE" (VICTORY) WAS NAME OF THE GREEK GODDESS OF VICTORY; SHE WAS THE PERSONIFICATION OF VICTORY AND SUCCESS...SPECIFICALLY IN BATTLE AND IN SPORTS. SHE WAS CAPABLE OF RUNNING OR FLYING AT GREAT SPEED, BUT OTHER THAN THIS GREAT SPEED, SHE HAD NO SPECIAL POWERS OF HER OWN. SHE HELPED THE RIGHTFUL TO SUCCEED. NIKE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE TITAN GIANT, PALLAS AND THE NAIAD, THE RIVER STYX. SHE IS OFTEN DEPICTED WITH WINGS AND A PALM OF VICTORY IN HER HAND. SHE SAT AT THE SIDE OF ZEUS DURING THE DURATION OF HIS PLIGHT WITH THE TITANS.

SHE WAS A BRINGER OF GOOD LUCK, AND BECAME KNOWN AS THE MEDIATOR OF SUCCESS BETWEEN THE GODS AND MEN NOT ONLY IN WAR, BUT IN ALL OTHER UNDERTAKINGS AS WELL. FREQUENTLY SHE IS SEEN HOVERING WITH OUTSTRETCHED WINGS OVER THE VICTOR IN A COMPETITION. ALTHOUGH SHE WAS A DIVINE BEING, SHE HAD NO SPECIAL TEMPLES OR FESTIVALS AND WAS USUALLY WORSHIPPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PALLAS ATHENA AND APPEARS MAINLY IN THE COMPANY OF OTHER DEITIES...NOTABLY ZEUS AND PALLAS ATHENA... WHO BOTH HAVE BOTH BEEN DEPICTED CARRYING SMALL FIGURES OF NIKE...INDICATING THAT SHE WAS AN ATTRIBUTE TO BOTH OF THEM. IT WAS BECAUSE SHE PRESIDED OVER ATHLETIC CONTESTS THAT SHE BECAME THE ICON OF THE FOOTWEAR COMPANY.



Keywords: egyptian gods goddesses  list all greek gods goddesses  gods and goddesses names and meanings  list of greek gods and goddesses  olympian greek gods and goddesses  night magic  magic charms  black magic rituals book  easy free love spells  free instant love spells  free love spell casters