Goddess Konohana  

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KONOHANA (CHILD FLOWER) IS THE JAPANESE BLOSSOM PRINCESS, THE SYMBOL OF DELICATE EARTHLY LIFE. SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF THE EARTHLY MOUNTAIN GOD, OHOYANA. KONOHANA IS TALL, THIN, AND DRESSED IN A MAGNIFICENT FLOWER ROBE. HER HEAD IS USUALLY COVERED WITH A CROWN-LIKE HAT. SHE IS A GENTLE AND BENIGN GODDESS WITH A TOUCH OF SADNESS IN HER FACE. SPRING IS HER TIME OF THE YEAR.

AS THE LEGEND GOES, SHE MET NINIGI, THE PRINCE OF A RATHER ILLUSTRIOUS FAMILY, AT THE SEASHORE...AND THE TWO FELL MADLY IN LOVE. THE TWO WERE QUICKLY MARRIED, AND IT SEEMS THAT KONOHANA CONCEIVED A CHILD ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT. NOW, NINIGI WAS A VERY JEALOUS MAN, AND HE ACCUSED HER OF HAVING A PRE-MARITAL AFFAIR. ANGERED BY HIS ACCUSATION, KONOHANA SWORE THAT SHE WAS INNOCENT, AND TO PROVE HER FIDELITY, SHE SHUT HERSELF UP IN A CAVE, THEN LIT A FIRE, STATING THAT, "IF SHE AND THE CHILD THAT WAS TO BE BORN EMERGE FROM THE CAVE UNSCATHED, THAT WOULD BE PROOF OF HER INNOCENCE. THIS DID HAPPEN. SHE MIRACULOUSLY GAVE BIRTH TO A SON AND THEY DID INDEED EMERGE FROM THE CAVE. THUS, HER ORDEAL OF FIRE AND SMOKE ENDED HAPPILY, AND SHE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO BEAR HER HUSBAND ANOTHER TWO CHILDREN.

IT WAS SOMETIME BETWEEN THE 14TH AND THE 16TH CENTURY THAT THE BELIEF AROSE AMONG THE PEOPLE THAT SHE WOULD PROTECT THEM FROM THE VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS OF MOUNT FUJI JUST AS SHE HAD SAVED HER NEWBORN SON FROM ITS POWER. HENCE, SHE CAME TO OCCUPY THE POSITION OF A DIVINE FIGURE AND BECAME THE PRINCIPLE GODDESS OF MOUNT FUJI. SHE WAS REVERED BY MEN AND APPROACHED BY CHILDLESS WOMEN WHO SOUGHT HER BLESSINGS. AROUND HER FIGURE GREW ELABORATE SHAMANISTIC RITUALS AND MANY SHRINES WERE BUILT FOR HER WORSHIP.

KONOHANA BECAME A HOUSEHOLD WORD.

THEY BEGAN TO MAKE PILGRIMAGES TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN IN HER HONOR; AT FIRST, ONLY MEN WERE ALLOWED TO GO, BUT LATER WOMEN WERE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE ASCENT. AND THOSE FOLLOWERS WHO, FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, CANNOT MAKE THE CLIMB, ALTALRS AE SET UP IN THEIR HOMES; CANDLES ARE LIT, AND IT IS DECORATED WITH FLOWERS AND MADE FRAGRANT WITH INCENSE, AND AT NIGHT, EACH GROUP LIGHTS A TORCH IN HER HONOR.

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Ninazu  

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Ninazu in Sumerian mythology was a god of the underworld, and of healing. He was the son of Enlil and Ninlil or, in alternative traditions, of Ereshkigal and Gugalana, and was the father of Ningiszida. In the text Enki and Ninhursag he was described as the consort of Ninsutu, one of the deities born to relieve the illness of Enki. Ninazu was the patron deity of the city of Eshnunna until he was superseded by Tispak. He had sanctuaries were the E-sikul and E-kurma. Unlike his close relative Nergal, he was generally benevolent.

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Spirituality Invocation To Artemis  

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" Artemis" from Manna. " me"' daughter" queen" and Titanis" a noble mien" darts rejoicing" on all to shine"-bearing Goddess" divine. " BIRTHS PRESIDING" thyself a maid" labour pangs imparting ready aid" of the zone" wrinkled care" huntress" in the sylvan war" in the course" dreadful arrows skilled" by night" in the field" manly form" bounteous mind" Daimon" of humankind" of monsters fell"'tis thine" maid" woody mounts to dwell" of the stag" woods and dogs delight" endless youth you flourish fair and bright" universal queen" various form" power" thine. " GUARDIAN GODDESS" benignant mind" come" mystic rites inclined;" earth a store of beauteous fruits to bear" gentle peace" health with lovely hair" to the mountains drive disease and care.

~Orphic Hymn 36

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