Itzpapalotl Aztec Goddess Of Seasons  

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"ITZPAPALOTL" IS THE AZTEC GODDESS OF SEASONS. SHE WAS ALSO KNOWN AS "OBSIDIAN KNIFE BUTTERFLY". SHE IS THE "DARK MOTHER" OF CREATION AND CHANGE WHO CONTROLS THE RHYTHMS OF THE SEASONS OF THE YEAR AND AGRICULTURE AS WELL AS THE PATRONESS OF THE WARRIORS. HER FIERCE NATURE MANIFESTS ITSELF IN DROUGHTS, STORMS, AND DEATH. SHE IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL GODDESS WITH DEATH

DEATH SYMBOLS SCRAWLED ON HER FACE. SHE RULED FATE, STARS, AND AGRICULTURE. SHE WAS WORSHIPED EVEN BEFORE TENOCHTITLAN AND WAS CONSIDERED AS A PROMINENT AZTEC DEITY OF WAR.

SHE IS USUALLY DEPICTED AS A DRAGON WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS TO INDICATE HER SHAMANIC AND TRANSFORMATIONAL POWERS AS WELL AS SYMBOLIC OF THE HUMAN FEAR OF DEATH, YET PROVIDING HOPE FOR A GENTLE SLEEP, TRANSFORMATION, AND REBIRTH. THE BUTTERFLY REPRESENTS THE HUMAN SOUL AND ITS JOURNEY TO THE HEAVENS. HER HANDS AND FEET ARE DEPICTED ALTERNATELY AS JAGUAR OR EAGLE CLAWS, AS SHE GRIPS THE CORNERS OF THE SKY WITH HER HANDS. HER FIERCE COUNTENANCE EXPRESSES THE DARKER ASPECTS OF NATURE FOUND IN DROUGHT, FLOODS, STORMS, DISEASE OR DEATH. ANOTHER FACE OF "ITZPAPALOTL "IS ONE OF GREAT BEAUTY SHOWING HER GIFT OF KINDNESS THROUGH RELEASE OF SUFFERING, TRANSFORMATION OF THE SOUL AND THE FOSTERING OF NEW GROWTH IN SPRING.

SHE PRESIDES OVER THE "TZITINIME "(FEMALE DEMONS) WAS FEARED BY MEN FOR THEY WERE SAID TO ATTACK YOUNG MEN AT CROSSROADS ON CERTAIN DAYS OF THE YEAR.

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Goddess Isis  

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Egyptian Moon Goddess, Great Mother and Giver of Life. With Osiris, Isis and Horus (the divine child) made up a Holy Trinity. She is the Goddess of marriage, motherhood, fertility, magick, healing, reincarnation and divination, to name a few. Isis is the patroness of priestesses.

One myth has Isis poisoning the Sun God Ra, offering to save him only if he would reveal his secret name. At last, at the brink of destruction, Ra gives Isis his heart, with the secret name it held, and his two eyes (the Sun and the Moon).

Isis quells the poison and ends up with Ra's supreme power. In time the great Eye was passed along to her son Horus. Proclus mentions a statue of her which bore the inscription "I am that which is, has been and shall be. My veil no one has lifted." Hence, to lift the veil of Isis is to pierce the heart of a great mystery.

Further reading (free e-books):

Francesca De Grandis - Be A Goddess
Francesca De Grandis - Goddess Initiation

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Sheela Na Gig  

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The "sheela na gig" is the crossroads where fertility and steriilty, birth and death meet. The "sheela na gig" is a genre of ancient Celtic images depicting a naked wizened crone holding her legs open as if she were giving birth, although she is clearly too old to do so. The "sheela na gig" stretches her parturient vagina open with her hands as if it were a gate, while looking the viewer in the eye.

Many traditional belief systems perceive the Earth Mother as the ultimate source of life and death. One returns to her after death only to emerge again. The "sheela na gig" invites you to contemplate these mysteries

* Create an altar of contemplation with a sheela na gig as the focal point.

* Combine images of fertility and death - include pomegranates, bones, seashells, and feathers.

* If one is brave or curious enough, visualize stepping through the gate the "sheela na gig" holds open.

source: "Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells"



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The Dodonean Jupiter  

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Jupiter was called Dodonean after the city of Dodona in Epirus. Near this city was a hill thickly covered with oak trees which from the most ancient times had been sacred to Jupiter. The grove was further venerated because dryads, fauns, satyrs, and nymphs were believed to dwell in its depths. From the ancient oaks and beeches were hung many chains of tiny bronze bells which tinkled day and night as the wind swayed the branches. Some assert that the celebrated talking dove of Dodona was in reality a woman, because in Thessaly both prophetesses and doves were called Peleiadas. It is supposed that the first temple of Dodona was erected by Deucalion and those who survived the great flood with him. For this reason the oracle a Dodona was considered the oldest in Greece.

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Goddess Urd  

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"URD" IS THE NAME OF THE ELDEST, AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT, OF THE NORNS...THREE SISTERS WHO WERE THE NORSE GODDESSES OF FATE. HER NAME IS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN, "UR", WHICH MEANS PAST, PRIMORDIAL, OR VIRGIN. THE SISTERS REPRESENTED TIME, SO "URD", THE "NORN" OF THE PAST WAS DEPICTED AS AN ANCIENT CRONE WITH WHITE HAIR WHO WAS CONSTANTLY LOOKING BACKWARDS....TOWARDS THE PAST. SHE PERSONIFIES ALL THINGS THAT HAVE GONE ON BEFORE, IN THE PAST, WHICH HAS CAUSED BOTH THE PRESENT AND WILL CAUSE THE FUTURE. SHE WAS THE GUARDIAN OF THE SACRED "FOUNTAIN OF TIME" WHO SPINS UPON HER WHEEL THE THREAD OF FATE GENERATED BY US IN THE PAST. "URD" WAS CONSIDERED AS BENEVOLENT.

BENEATH ONE OF THE ROOTS OF THE "YGGDRASILL" LIES THE "WELL OF URD." THIS IS THE SPRING OF DESTINY AND THE HOME OF THE "NORNS". THIS IS WHERE THE "AESIR "GATHER TO HOLD THEIR COUNCILS AND TO GAIN THE INSIGHT OF THE "NORNS". ODIN" HIMSELF FREQUENTLY RODE DOWN TO THE SACRED FOUNTAIN TO SEEK HER AID, FOR THEY GENERALLY ANSWERED ALL HIS QUESTIONS, MAINTAINING SILENCE ONLY ABOUT HIS OWN FATE AND THAT OF HIS FELLOW GODS.

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"FAR" IN THE DEPTHS OF AGES GONE I DWELL"AROUND ME FORMS OF EARLIEST SPLENDOUR RISE ; TEMPLE AND HEAVEN-LIKE DOME, WITH GRACEFUL SWELL,"BLEND, IN THEIR BRIGHTNESS, WITH THE ORIENT SKIES. ON PYRAMID AND COLUMN, GLORIOUS, SHINE HIGH MYTHS OF HEROES, CARVED IN MYSTIC LINE ;"MYSTERIOUS LIGHT, O'ER ALL, FROM HEAVEN, IS THROWN : AND SONGS OF GLORY FILL THE VOCAL AIR, ALOFT THE DEEDS OF FAME SUBLIMELY BEAR;"DEEP AS THE THUNDER, BUT HOW SWEET, THEIR TONE!"

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Deity Leshachikha  

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"LESHACHIKHA" IS A RATHER TEMPERMENTAL FOREST DEITY IN EASTERN EUROPE. A FOREST GODDESS, SHE USUALLY APPEARS AS A WILD ANIMAL OR AS A LEAF. SHE GUARDS THE LAND AND ANIMALS OF THE WOOD, AND PUNISHES THOSE WHO ABUSE THEM. SHE IS THE WIFE OF THE FOREST GOD, "LESHII," AND THE MOTHER OF HIS PROGENY, THE "LESHONKI." SHE IS SAID TO DIE IN OCTOBER AND IS REBORN IN SPRING. BOTH THE SHE AND HER HUSBAND LIKED TO ABDUCT CHILDREN WHO WANDERED INTO THE FOREST.

She is very territorial and fiercely protects Her lands, often leading those who entered their forests astray or trying to drive them off. In this manner, She teaches us of reciprocity and honoring the lands. To avoid their spells, one needed to disrobe beneath a tree and then put their garments back on backwards, PLACING YOUR SHOES ON THE OPPOSITE FEET, AND THE SIGN OF THE CROSS OFTEN WORKS.

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The Feast Of Spring  

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Called Feriae Sementivae, this one or two day Roman festival was moveable, but generally began between January 24 and January 26. Sacred to Tellus, and Ceres, this festival was for the protection of seeds, either those sown the previous fall, or those to be sown in the spring. During Sementivae plowing oxen were decorated with garlands, and puppets or masks were hung from tree branches.

This is an excellent time to begin to think about planting a "Witch's Garden" and to do spellwork involving seeds. Spiritually and metaphysically, this is an optimum time to sow the internal seeds of what we hope to bring forth as the year unfolds.


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Greek Nymph Maia  

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A Nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. Nymphs often accompanied various gods and goddesses, and were the frequent target of lusty satyrs. Nymphs are frequently associated with the superior divinities, the huntress Artemis, the prophetic Apollo, the reveller and god of trees Dionysus, and with rustic gods such as Pan and Hermes.

The Greek nymph Maia was a daughter of the Titan Atlas and Pleione. Maia was one of the seven mountain nymphs known as Pleiades (Taygete, Elektra, Alkyone, Asterope, Kelaino, Maia, and Merope). Maia was the mother of Hermes (Roman Mercury) with Zeus and was associated, by the Romans, with the goddess of spring, Maia Maiestas.

From the Homeric Hymn to Hermes: "Muse, sing of Hermes, the son of Zeus and Maia, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, the luck-bringing messenger of the immortals whom Maia bare, the rich-tressed nymph, when she was joined in love with Zeus, -- a shy goddess, for she avoided the company of the blessed gods, and lived within a deep, shady cave. There the son of Cronos used to lie with the rich-tressed nymph, unseen by deathless gods and mortal men, at dead of night while sweet sleep should hold white-armed Hera fast."

Sources include: Hesiod, Alcaeus, Simonides, Apollodorus, Hyginus, Vergil, Horace, Ovid, and Macrobius.

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Goddess Haumea  

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"HAUMEA" IS THE POLYNESIAN GODDESS OF FERTILITY AND BIRTH. SHE IS A CALM AND LOVING, GENTLE, NURTURING GODDESS. SHE MATED WITH THE GOD, KANE MILOHAI, A MINOR CREATOR GOD, AND GAVE BIRTH TO MANY CHILDREN INCLUDING HAWAII'S MOST FAMOUS GODDESS, PELE. HER CHILDREN ALSO INCLUDED THE SEA GODDESS, NAMAKA, AND THE GODDESS OF THE HULA DANCERS, HI'IAKA; THUS, HAUMEA IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE MOTHER OF THE HAWAIIAN PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE GREAT EARTH MOTHER...THE GREAT COSMIC MOTHER.

HAUMEA IS WELL SKILLED IN CHILDBIRTH, AND, AS A RESULT, HER CHILDREN WEREN'T BORN OF HER BY TRADITIONAL METHODS; INSTEAD, THEY SPRANG FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF HER BODY...THUS VALIDATING HER POWER OF FERTILITY. FOR EXAMPLE, PELE WAS BORN FROM HER ARMPIT WHILE HI'IAKI SPRANG FROM HER MOUTH; NAMAKA CAME FROM HER MOTHER'S THIGH.SHE WAS MIDWIFE TO ALL MOTHERS AMONG HER PEOPLE, AND ACCORDING TO LEGEND, IT IS SHE WHO TAUGHT MOTHERS HOW TO GIVE BIRTH. SHE IS BELIEVED TO INTERVENE WHEN A MORTAL WOMAN'S LABOR WAS UNUSUALLY HARD OR TOO LONG BY MAKING AN APPEARANCE TO OFFER COMFORT AND PROVIDE NATURAL HOME REMEDIES. SOME CLAIM HER PRESENCE AT BIRTH INSURES AND EASY AND PAINLESS LABOR.

HER CONTROL OVER FERTILITY EXTENDS TO THAT OF PLANTS OF THE FOREST WILDERNESS, AND SHE IS CONNECTED WITH ALL OF HAWAII'S VEGETATION. SHE IS AN ABUNDANCE GODDESS, ENSURING THAT HER CHILDREN ARE FOREVER SUPPLIED AND NOURISHED WITH FOOD. HER BREAST MILK FORMS THE RIVERS OF THE EARTH, AND SHE ETERNALLY EVOLVES FROM MAIDEN TO CRONE...THEREBY SYMBOLIZING THE CYCLE OF LIFE AND OF THE EARTN.

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The Vitulatio  

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JULY 8TH, THE "VITULATIO" WAS CELEBRATED, A FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF "VITULA",THE ROMAN DEITY PRESIDED OVER FESTIVALS AND REJOICINGS. SHE WAS THE GODDESS OF JUBILATION, MIRTH, LIFE, AND VICTORY, IN PARTICULAR THE JOY WHICH FOLLOWS A MILITARY VICTORY. IT IS A DAY OF JOY AND CELEBRATION.

ON THIS DAY SHE RECEIVED THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE EARTH WITH GAVE LIFE, AND OF COURSE, MUSIC WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS, AND HER NAME EVENTUALLY BECAME THE MODERN DAY NAMES OF INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS THE VIOLIN AND THE FIDDLE FROM THE LATIN WORD VITULARIA WHICH MEANS CELEBRATE JOYFULLY. CHANTING AND SINGING FOR JOY AND THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH WERE OFFERED BY THE PRIESTS TO THE GODDESS. CHANTING AND SINGING FOR JOY AND THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH WERE OFFERED BY THE PRIESTS TO THE GODDESS.

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Cernunnos  

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Cernunnos (also Cernenus) is a Celtic god whose representations were widespread in the ancient Celtic lands of western Europe. Cernunnos is associated with horned male animals, especially stags and the ram-horned snake; this and other attributes associate him with produce and fertility. Everything known about this deity comes from two inscriptions from France and one from Germany.

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Goddess Ninkasi  

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NINKASI is the Sumerian Goddess of beer. The daughter of Enki and Ninhursag, she was one of the eight children born to heal Enki's wounds. A clay tablet from 1800 BCE bears a "Hymn to Ninkasi", which includes an ancient recipe for beer. Ninkasi brews beer each day for the Gods. Her name means "the lady who fills the mouth."

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Litavis  

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Litavis (also known as Litauis, Litaui, Litauia, and Llydaw) is a goddess in Celtic mythology worshiped by the ancient Gauls. Her name is found in inscriptions found at Aignay-le-Duc and M^alain of the C^ote-d'Or, France, where she is invoked along with the Gallo-Roman god Mars Cicolluis in a context which suggests that she might have been his consort. Also, a Latin dedicatory inscription from Narbonne (which was in the far south of Gaul), France, bears the words "MARTI CICOLLUI ET LITAVI" ("Mars Cicolluis and Litavis"). "Letavia" or "Letauia" may be derived from a Proto-Indo-European

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The Goddess Brigid  

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In the Scottish Highlands and Islands the rebirth of nature is celebrated on Candlemas, or St Bride's Day on 1 February. The tradition has weakened but the same feast has been celebrated since time immemorial. At its height, bonfires were lit on hilltops and there would be a festival with some young maid crowned with candles and honoured in Brigid's stead. Candles were lit in every window and homes in the Isles were decorated with early flowers and greenery. Bride's Crosses or Wheels were woven from corn and hung around the house.

Women would also make a crib with a mattress of corn and hay. They called it Bride's Bed and into it they tucked under a blanket a straw doll representing Bride, and beside her a wooden club. The crib was laid near the door surrounded by glowing candles. Food and drink were laid on the table and a decorated chair set by the hearth. Then just before they went to bed, the women of the house would call out three times: 'Bride is come, Bride is welcome!' Or they would go to the door and cry out into the night for Bride to enter their house.

Next morning everyone would search the ashes of the hearth, hoping to find an impression of Bride's club. If they did it was the sign that they would have prosperity and a good crop in the coming year. The weather that day was also watched closely because, as the old saying has it" Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight. " Candlemas day be shower and rain, Winter is gone and will not come again.

St Bride's day, wherever it is celebrated, is one of the clearest examples of a pagan festival being adopted by Christianity because even the name has not changed. St Bride or Brigid simply took over the mantle of the pagan Brigid, chief goddess of not only the ancient Irish but Celts across a wide swathe of western Europe. The name in Gaelic means 'bright flame'. In northern Britain she was called Brigantia, chief deity of the Brigantes tribe who were often led by warrior queens. Elsewhere she was called Brigit, Bride, Brighid, Brigandu and Berecynthia.

Whatever the precise spelling, Brigid was a triple goddess. Or, as it was sometimes put, there were three sisters all called Brigid who were the patronesses respectively of fertility,poetry and smithcraft.

As goddess of fertility Brigid was concerned equally with humans, animals and vegetation. Everywhere she walked, flowers sprang up under her feet. In her shrine it was always springtime and her herds never ran dry of milk. Brigid was the patroness of midwifery and of healing generally. She was particularly associated with sacred springs and holy wells, to which people would bring prayers and offerings to ward disease and barrenness. These wells were adopted by her Christian successor and many continue to be places of pilgrimage today.

As goddess of poetry, Brigid was keeper and dispenser of inspiration, the 'fire of the soul'. The symbolism of water and fire is combined in the Cauldron of Inspiration, of which she is the keeper. She invented the Ogham alphabet and it is said of both pagan and Christian Brigids that they were struck in their forehead on birth by a shaft of fire from heaven.

As goddess of earthly fire, the third Brigid was the patroness of metalcraft and all smith-work. In legendary battle her preferred weapons were the spear and arrow, and indeed one interpretation of her name is 'Flaming Arrow'.

Brigid's festival was one of the four main events in the ancient Celtic calendar because it marks the invisible rewakening of Nature within the cold earth. It was also sometimes called Oilmec, 'Ewe's Milk' because it opened the season of lambing.

On Brigid's Night the maiden goddess of fruitfulness and abundance replaces the sombre hag who took possession of the year at Samain (Hallowe'en or All Saints Night). The grim goddess of reckoning and mortality is replaced by the smiling one of hope, full of virginal gaiety, beauty and promise.

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Enten  

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Enten is a Sumerian fertility deity. He was said to have been created by Enlil as a guardian of farmers, along with the vegetation god Emesh. Enten was given specific responsibility for the fertility of ewes, goats, cows, donkeys, birds, and other animals. He is identified with the abundance of the earth and with the winter period.

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Goddess Ops  

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"OPS" (RICHES, GOODS, ABUNDANCE) IS AN EARTH GODDESS, THE ROMAN GODDESS OF AGRICULTURE. HER HUSBAND IS SATURN; SHE WAS ALSO HIS SISTER. HER FATHER WAS CAELUS. SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF JUPITER, NEPTUNE, PLUTO, JUNO, CERES, AND VESTA. SHE RULES OVER FERTILITY AND VEGETATION, SUPPLYING THE EARTH WITH ABUNDANT HARVESTS AND WEALTH. SHE IS A NURTURING GODDESS, TEACHING HUMANITY HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR THE CROPS AND HOW TO REAP AND SOW ACCORDINGLY...THE BOUNTIFUL MONARCH OF THE GOLDEN AGE.

HER OLDEST PLACE OF WORSHIP WAS A SMALL SHRINE IN THE ANCIENT ROYAL PALACE; IT IS HERE WHERE HER HARVEST CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED. OPS ALSO ACQUIRED QUEENLY STATUS, AND BY PUBLIC, DECREE, TEMPLES, PRIESTS AND SACRIFICES WERE ACCORDED TO HER.

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Laran  

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Laran was the Etruscan god of war. In art, he was portrayed as a naked young man with a helmet and a spear. Laran's consort was Turan (who would later become Venus under the Romans). Laran would go on to be merged with the Greek pantheon's Ares and his Etruscan companion Veive to form the Roman's god of war: Mars.

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Arachne The Greek Goddess Who Became The First Spider  

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Arachne was a young mortal woman who was was gifted in the art of weaving and her beautiful tapestries. Her work was so remarkable that many commented that she must have been trained by the patron goddess of weaving herself, Athena, a proud and talented goddess,, but Arachne scoffed at this and was angry that she had been placed in an inferior position to the goddess; she declared that she was actually a much better weaver than Athena and issued to a challenge to Athena to see who actually was the best.

Athena, was actually pretty annoyed with Arachne's claim, but decided give the mortal a chance to redeem herself, so she dressed herself up as an old woman and went to Arachne, warning her not to offend the gods...or she will bring their wrath down upon herself. But Arachne, feeling cocky, told the old woman that she should save her breath, that she welcomed the contest with Athena...and if she lost, she would suffer whatever punishment the goddess deemed fit...not thinking she would ever lose.

At that, the goddess revealed herself; the nymphs who had come to watch Arachne's weaving shrank back in fear. Arachne was not one to back down, though, for she had made her claim and was sticking to it. So, the contest began. Athena began to weave a design which depicted the glory of the gods and goddesses...namely, the scene of her contest with Poseidon for the city of Athens. The bystanders marveled at the goddess's work. For her part, Arachne created a tapestry showing the god's less honorable moments such as the showcasing of scenes of Zeus's various infidelities.

Athena was furious and tore the tapestry to pieces and destroyed the loom. Then, the goddess touched Arachne's forehead to make sure that she felt guilt for her actions, but although the mortal was ashamed, the guilt was far too deep within. So depressed was she that she hung herself. It was then that Athena took pity and brought her back to life, but not as a human...but as a spider to spin forever...a great weaver, but forever hanging from the threads. So, it is said that all spiders have been punished for Arachne's boasting, since they are required to live within their own webs...and since then, spiders have been called arachnids.

Only those with excessive pride and ambition challenge the gods and goddesses, and this pride usually leads to their downfall. This story teaches us that we, as women, have to be mindful of the risks we choose take in our lives, even the most talented of women, when we decide speak out against the established order, especially patriarchy. It reminds us the we should speak the truth, not of of pride, but should do so in the spirit of concern and love.

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Manat The Goddess Of Time And Destiny  

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"MANAT "IS THE ANCIENT ARABIAN GODDESS OF FATE AND DESTINY AND THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE EVENING STAR; SHE RULES THE FLOW OF TIME AND CONTROLS THE DESTINY OF HUMANKIND. SHE IS THE CRONE ASPECT OF A TRIPLE GODDESS AND ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE PRE-ISLAMIC ALLAH. HER NAME COME IS DERIVED FROM THE ARABIC WORD "'MANIVA' "WHICH MEANS 'FATE, DESTRUCTION, DEATH." MANAT IS KNOWN TO BE A VERY POWERFUL SORCERESS AND AS SUCH, SHE RULES OVER THE MYSTERIES OF WITCHCRAFT, LIFE, AND DEATH. AND BECAUSE SHE IS THE SYMBOL OF DEATH, SHE WEARS TO FORM OF THE WANING MOON ATOP HER HEAD.

HER CULT WAS SITUATION BETWEEN MEDINA AND MECCA WHERE SHE IS WORSHIPPED IN THE FORM OF A BLACK STONE. SHE IS HONORED BECAUSE THE FLOW OF TIME BRINGS TO ALL OF US A TRANSITION THAT WE CALL DEATH, BUT IN LIFE, MANAT CAN BRING YOU A WORLD WHICH IS FILLED WITH MAGIC, AND WISDOM.

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Goddess Goga  

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"GOGA" IS BOTH A GODDESS OF RAIN AND A GODDESS OF FIRE AND SACRED CEREMONY; SHE WAS OLD, BUT NO MATTER HOW OLD SHE BECAME, SHE RENEWED HER STRENGTH AND IMMORTALITY WITH THE MAGICAL FIRE WITHIN. BUT HER PEOPLE WERE MYSTIFIED BY THIS.

NOW, "GOGA" WAS NOT NECESSARILY A BENEVOLENT GODDESS, HOWEVER, FOR, AT FIRST, INSTEAD OF BEQUEATHING IT AS A GIFT TO HER CHILDREN, SHE KEPT HER PRIMAL FIRE A SECRET, BUT A BOY STOLE A BRAND OF FIRE FROM HER, AND AS HE RAN FROM HER WRATH, HE ACCIDENTALLY SET A TREE ON FIRE. THOUGH "GOGA" TRIED TO STIFLE THE FIRE BY CALLING TO THE HEAVENS FOR RAIN, A LARGE SNAKE PRESERVED THE FLAME ON HIS TAIL AND THE FIRST HUMANS USED THIS SMOLDERING FLAME TO LIGHT THE FIRST FIRE. REALIZING THAT SHE HAD LOST HER SACRED POWER, SHE TAUGHT THE PEOPLE OF NEW GUINEA HOW TO WORK, PLAY, AND DO RITUAL WITH FIRE.

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