Trophonius Of Lebadia  

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Trophonius and his brother Agamedes were famous architects. While building a certain treasure vault, they contrived to leave one stone movable so that they might secretly enter and steal the valuables stored there. A trap was set by the owner, who had discovered the plot, and Agamedes was caught. To prevent discovery, Trophonius decapitated his brother and fled, hotly pursued. He hid in the grove of Lebadia, where the earth opened and swallowed him up. The spirit of Trophonius thereafter delivered oracles in the grove and its caverns. The name Trophonius means "to be agitated, excited, or roiled." It was declared that the terrible experiences through which consultants passed in the oracular caverns so affected them that they never smiled again. The bees which accompany the figure of Trophonius were sacred because they led the first envoys from Baeotia to the site of the oracle. A statue of Trophonius was placed on the brow of the hill above the oracle and surrounded with sharply pointed stakes so that it could not be touched.

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Goddess Rumina  

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RUMINA is the Roman Goddess of breastfeeding. She protected all nursing infants, human and animal, and watched over milk cows as well. She had a temple near the fig tree at the base of the Palatine Hill called the Ficus Ruminales, where the abandoned twins Romulus and Remus were found and suckled by a she-wolf. The wolf continued to feed and raise the twins, who eventually founded Rome. Offerings to Rumina were of milk rather than of wine. Her name means "the nourisher," and is also seen as DIVA RUMINA, RUMILIA, and RUMIA.

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Goddess Erato  

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ERATO (pronounced AIR-uh-toe) is the Greek Muse of lyric poetry, including love poems and erotic poetry, and mimicry. The nine Muses are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and they accompany Apollo in his role as God of the arts. According to one source, she has a son named Azan by Arkas, the King of Arcadia, while another source states that she is married to Malos, the lord of Malea, and with him has a daughter named Kleophema. Erato is usually depicted holding a lyre, and sometimes with a wreath of roses. Her name means "beloved," and her epithets include CLEAR-VOICED and WHO CHARMS THE SIGHT.

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Goddess Ourania  

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OURANIA (pronounced yu-RAIN-ee-uh) is the Greek Muse of astronomy and astrology. The nine Muses are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and they accompany Apollo in his role as God of the arts. She is usually depicted holding a sphere in her left hand and a stylus in the right. Ourania is also honored by philosophers, lifting their souls to heaven by inspiring great thoughts. She is said to have had two sons by Apollo--Linos, who personified songs of lament, and Hymenaios, who personified wedding songs. Ourania's name, which means "heavenly," is also seen as URANIA.

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Goddess Usiququmadevu  

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USIQUQUMADEVU is the Zulu Goddess of destruction. She is an ugly, bearded, humpbacked monster who eats people. She lives in the Ilulange river. In the Zulu myths, her first victim is a maiden named Untombinde, who is the chief's daughter. Untombinde and some other girls went to the bathe in the Ilulange, even though they had been warned that nothing ever returned from the river. While they were bathing, Usiququmadevu took their clothes. Each girl asked for her clothes back and Usiququmadevu gave them back, until it was Untombinde's turn. She refused to deal with the monster, who dragged her into the river and ate her.

When the other girls reported what had happened, the chief sent warriors to bring back Usiququmadevu, but she ate them all before they could attack her. She then moved on to the village, where she ate all the people, the dogs, and the cattle. The chief had escaped, and he vowed to find Usiququmadevu and kill her. As he searched, he met groups of animals, each of whom told him to keep going. When he at last found her, Usiququmadevu pretended to be one of the animals and also told him to go on, but the chief recognized her and stabbed her in her hump. As she died, all the people, the cattle and the dogs, and lastly Untombinde came out of her mouth unharmed.

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Lakshmi Goddess Of Prosperity  

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"LAKSHMI" IS WORSHIPPED AS THE GODDESS OF PROSPERITY, MATERIAL AS WELL AS SPIRITUAL. SHE IS ALSO THE GODDESS OF WEALTH, LIGHT, WISDOM, AND FORTUNE. SHE IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH GOOD LUCK, BEAUTY, COURAGE, AND FERTILITY. SHE IS MOTHERLY AND GENEROUS, AND IS BELIEVED TO BE THE MOTHER GODDESS WHO IS KNOWN BY MANY NAMES. "LAKSHMI I"S KIND AND MERCIFUL TO THE NEEDY AND ALWAYS LOOKS AFTER THEM. HINDUS BELIEVE THAT SHE BRINGS GOOD LUCK, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOPS OR OTHER BUSINESSES. SHE IS SUPPOSED TO VISIT HOUSES WHICH ARE CLEAN AND TIDY.

IT IS BELIEVED THAT " LAKSHMI" RESIDES PERMANENTLY IN WHITE CONCH SHELLS THAT OPEN ON THE RIGHT SIDE. SHE IS DEPICTED AS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SEATED ON A LOTUS, DRESSED IN PRETTY CLOTHES AND PRECIOUS JEWELS, SITTING OR STANDING ON A LOTUS. HER EXPRESSION IS ALWAYS CALM AND LOVING. SOMETIMES HER ANIMAL VEHICLE, THE OWL, IS DEPICTED WITH HER.

"LAKSHMI" IS INVOKED TO EARN THE BLESSINGS OF GOOD THINGS OF LIFE AND IF SOMEBODY SUFFERS ANY LOSS IN BUSINESS, IT IS BELIEVED.

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Goddess Ba Ngu  

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BA NGU is the Indonesian Goddess of dolphins. Also called LADY DOLPHIN, she rescues shipwrecked sailors. The Indonesians are very respectful of Ba Ngu, and treat all dolphins as they would treat the Goddess herself. Whenever a dolphin is found dead at sea or on the shore, a burial ceremony is held to honor Ba Ngu.

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Goddess Oduduwa  

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"ODUDUA" OR "ODUA" IS THE CHIEF GODDESS OF THE YORUBA PEOPLES; AS THE CREATOR, SHE REPRESENTS THE EARTH. HER NAME MEANS "BLACK ONE, "AND SHE IS PICTURED AS A GREAT BEAUTY WITH SKIN LIKE OBSIDIAN STONE.SHE RULES DIRECTIONAL AND ELEMENTAL SOUTH...AND DEVOTION IN ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS. SHE IS WORSHIPPED IN WEST AFRICA AS THE MOTHER OF LOVE AND CHILD REARING. SHE IS THE WIFE OF OBATALIA, THE BRINGER OF PEACE AND HARMONY. SHE CAME FROM IFE, THE HOLY CITY, AS DID MOST OF THE OTHER GODS. ODUDUA AND OBATALIA REPRESENT ONE ANDROGYNOUS DIVINITY...THE CREATOR AND THE CREATRIX. HOWEVER, THE ARE USUALLY REGARDED AS TWO DISTINCT PERSONS.

ACCORDING TO A MYTH, ODUDUWA IS BLIND. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD, SHE AND HER HUSBAND, OBATALA, WERE SHUT UP IN DARKNESS IN A LARGE, CLOSED CALABASH... OBATALA BEING IN THE UPPER PART AND ODUDUWA IN THE LOWER. THEY REMAINED THERE FOR MANY DAYS, CRAMPED, HUNGRY, AND VERY, VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THEN ODUDUWA BEGAN TO COMPLAIN, BLAMING HER HUSBAND FOR THE CONFINEMENT;A VIOLENT QUARREL ENSUED, DURING THE COURSE OF WHICH, OBATALA TORE OUT HER EYES IN A FRENZY OF RAGE. IN RETURN, SHE CURSED HIM, SAYING, YOU SHALL EAT NOTHING BUT SNAILS.

ACCORDING TO ANOTHER TALE, ODUDUWA WAS ONCE WALKING ALONE IN THE FOREST WHEN SHE CAME UPON A HANDSOME HUNTER. SHE MADE ADVANCES TO HIM, AND THEY WERE FAVORABLY RECEIVED; HENCE, THE COUPLE GRATIFIED THEIR PASSION RIGHT THERE ON THE SPOT. ONCE THEY HAD MADE LOVE, THE GODDESS FOUND HERSELF EVEN MORE ENAMORED WITH THE HANDSOME HUNTER, AND FOUND HERSELF UNABLE TO TEAR HERSELF AWAY FROM HIM. SO, SHE LIVED WITH HIM FOR SEVERAL WEEKS IN A SMALL HOUSE CONSTRUCTED OF BRANCHES AT THE FOOT OF A LARGE SILK COTTON TREE. EVENTUALLY, HER PASSION HAD BURNED OUT AND SHE WEARIED OF HIM. SO, SHE LEFT HIM, BUT BEFORE SHE DID SO. SHE PROMISED THAT SHE WOULD ALWAYS PROTECT HIM AND ALL OTHERS WHO MIGHT COME AND DWELL IN THE SPOT WHERE SHE HAD PASSED SO MANY PLEASANT HOURS. AS A RESULT, MANY PEOPLE CAME AND SETTLED THERE, AND A TOWN GRADUALLY GREW UP; THE TOWN WAS NAMED ADO, TO COMMEMORATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF ITS ORIGIN.

WOMEN CELEBRATE HER FEAST DAYS BY OFFERING THEMSELVES WITH ABANDON TO MALE WORSHIPPERS.

In unity let's stand
On behalf of our fatherland
To rebuild it
To reform it
For the betterment of allLet all of us unite
To defend our motherland
For our progress
And for our children's
And for all posterityOduduwa is our spring
Wherever we may be
Let's be kinfolks
And remember
That home is home for us

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Goddess Gayatri  

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GAYATRI is the Hindu Goddess of the Vedas, the sacred texts. She is the personification of the Gayatri Mantra, a hymn of praise to the Sun God Savitr. She is usually depicted sitting on a red lotus and accompanied by a white swan. She has five heads, each with different colored skin, symbolizing the four main Vedas and the supreme God, and she has ten hands, which hold such symbols as a wine cup, a conch, and a noose. Gayatri is considered to be a consort of Brahma, identifying her with his other consort, Sarasvati. One hymn to Gayatri lists these 108 of her thousand names, which correspond to some of her different aspects:

Taruna-ditya samkashayai


Saha-srana-yanoj-valayai

Vichitra-malya-bhara-nayai


Tuhina-chala-vasinyai

Varada-bhaya-hastab-jayai


Revareera-niva-sinyai

Nipatraya-vishesha-gynayai


Yantra-kruti-virajitayai

Bhadha-pada-prayayai


Govinda-pada-gaminyai

Devarhsi-gana-samstu-tyayai


Vana-mala-vibhu-shitayai

Syanda-nottama-samsdha-nayai


Deergha-jeemata-nisva-nayai

Matta-matanga-gamanayai


Hiranya-kamala-sanayai

Deeja-nadhara niratayai


Yoginyai

Yoga-dharinyai


Nata-natyai-kani-ratayai

Prana-vadya-ksharat-mikayai


Chora-chara-kriya-saktayai

Daridrya-chedaka-rinyai


Yada-vendra-kulod-bhutayai

Tureeya-padha-gaminyai


Gayatryai

Gomatyai


Gangayai

Goutamyai


Guruda-sanayai

Geya-gana-priyayai


Gouryai

Govinda-pada-pujitayai


Gandharva-nagara-karayai

Goura-varnayai


Gane-shvaryai

Gadashra-yayai


Guna-vatyai

Gahvaryai


Gana-pujitayai

Guna-traya samayu-ktayai


Gunatraya-vivarji-tayai

Guha-vasayai


Guna-dharayai

Guhyayai


Gandharva-rupinyai

Garya-priyayai


Guru-padayai

Guhya-linganga-dharinyai


Savitryai

Surya-tana-yayai


Sushu-mnanadi-bedinyai

Supra-kashayai


Sukha-seenayai

Sumatyai


Sura-pujitayai

Sushu-patya-vasdhayai


Sudatyai

Sundaryai


Saga-ramba-rayai

Sudham-shubimba-vadanayai


Sustanyai

Suvi-locha-nayai


Seetayai

Sarva-shrayayai


Sandhyayai

Sapha-layai


Sukhada-enyai

Subhruve


Suna-sayai

Sushronyai


Samsara-rnavata-rinyai

Sama-gana-priyayai


Sadhvyai

Sarva-bharana-pujitayai


Vaishnavyai

Vimala-karayai


Mahendryai

Mantra-rupinyai


Maha-lakshmyai

Maha-sidyai


Maha-mayayai

Mahe-sharyai


Mohinyai

Madana-karayai


Madhu-sudhana-choditayai

Meena-kshyai


Madhura-vasayai

Nagendra-tanayayai


Umayai

Trivikrama-pada-krantayai


Trisva-rayai

Trivilo-chanayai


Surya-mandala-madya-sdhayai

Chandra-mandala-samsdhitayai


Vahni-mandala-madya-sdhayai

Vayu-mandala-madya-sdhayai


Vyoma-mandala-madya-sdhayai

Chakrinyai


Chakra-rupinyai

Kala-chakra-vitana-sdhayai


Chandra-mandala-darpanayai

Jyotna-tapanuli-ptamgyai


Maha-maruta-veejitayai

Sarva-mantra-shrayayai

Denave

Papagnai


Parame-shvaryai



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Goddess Sodza  

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SODZA is the Ewe Goddess of lightning, rain, and fertility. The Ewe reside in Ghana, Togo, and Benin in West Africa. She and her husband, the God Sogble, both control the lightning and when they speak to each other we hear it as thunder. Sodza blesses the fields with her rain, and the sound of her thunder frightens away evil spirits.

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Goddess Renenutet  

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RENENUTET is an Egyptian Goddess of the harvest and protector of children. Her name means the "snake who nourishes", for she was depicted most often as a rearing cobra. When depicted in human form, she sometimes had a snake's head, and held a nursing infant in her lap. The apparent contrast between her nurturing disposition and her outward form is explained by the fact that serpents were often used to protect crops and stored grains from rats and mice. Renenutet also came to be associated with fate, and it was said that she was present at the births of children to determine their destiny. Her epithets include "LADY OF THE FERTILE LAND", "LADY OF THE THRESHING FLOOR", "LADY OF THE GRANARIES", and "LADY OF JUSTIFICATION".

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Goddess Basket Woman  

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BASKET WOMAN is the Pawnee moon Goddess. She brings First Man and First Woman to her small lodge, where her daughters, the stars, teach them dances and sacred rituals. Four old men were also in Basket Woman's lodge-Wind, Thunder, Lightning, and Cloud. Together, they teach First Man and First Woman everything that they would need to know about the world.

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The Charge Of The God 2  

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Listen to the words of the God, who is son, brother, lover, and consort of the Lady:

I am the fleet deer in the forest, I am the beach which receives the waves, I am the sun which warms the earth. I am the Lord of the Spiral Dance of Life, Death and Rebirth, the gentle reaper, the Winter Stag and the Spring Fawn. All things are of me, for I am of the Goddess, opposite, yet not opposing. I bring forth from the womb that is a tomb, for I am the seed which fertilizes. I am abundant Life, for I am the grain that grows and I am death, the harvest in the Fall. And I am rebirth after darkness, for I am the seed that springs forth anew.

I am fertility, the spreader of Life, and I am the Lord of Death, which adds value to life.

I am the Guardian of the gate between Life and Death. I am the King of the Underworld, where no living being may venture, but I am also the King of Rebirth, turning the tomb into a womb.

I bring love and strength, peace and passion, hope and joy, for I am the gentle lover in the night.

All that comes from the Great Mother, the Divine Star Goddess, who is Mother of us all.

by Ariadne, Coven of the Oaks



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Goddess Fides  

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"THE ROMANS HAD A GODDESS WHOSE NAME WAS FIDES," WHOSE TEMPLE WAS FIRST CONSECRATED BY "NUMA", THE LEGENDARY SECOND KING OF ROME. HER SYMBOL WAS TWO RIGHT HANDS JOINED, OR SOMETIMES TWO HUMAN FIGURES HOLDING EACH OTHER BY THE RIGHT HANDS. AN ANCIENT GODDESS, "FIDES" IS THE ROMAN GODDESS OF FAITH AND TRUST. HER NAME MEANS "'GOOD FAITH'" IN LATIN; OUR WORD "'FIDELITY' "COMES FROM HER NAME. SHE WAS THE PERSONIFICATION OF HONOR, HONESTY, AND GOOD FAITH.

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Goddess Aurine  

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AUsRIN (pronounced ow-SHRI-nay) is the Lithuanian Goddess of the morning star. She is the daughter of Saule, Goddess of the sun, and Meness, God of the moon. It is Ausrin who Meness raped, causing Saule to slash his face and banish him from her presence. Ausrin was depicted as being very beautiful, wearing a crown decorated with a sun and a cloak made of stars. Each morning, Ausrin lights the way for her mother Saule to begin her journey across the sky. Ausrin is known in Latvia as AUSEKLIS, although some sources say that Auseklis was a God rather than a Goddess.

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Twelve Heavenly Generals  

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In some Buddhist denominations, the Twelve Heavenly Generals or Twelve Divine Generals are the protective deities, or yaksha, of Bhaisajyaguru, the buddha of healing. They are introduced in the Bhaiajyaguruvaiduryaprabharaja Sutra. They are collectively named as follows: simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: sh'i `er sh'en jiang Japanese: Juni Shinsho or Juni Shinno or Juni Yakusha Taisho The names of the generals are: The goddess Marishi-Ten, protector of warriors and protector against fire is sometimes worshipped as one of the Twelve Heavenly Generals.

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Goddess Onile  

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ONILE is the Yoruban Goddess of the earth. A special society called the Ogboni serves Onile, and one of their particular roles is in settling disputes that involve spilling of blood onto Onile's sacred earth. She is said to have existed before the other orishas or Gods. Onile is very similar to the Ibo Goddess Ala, in that she represents both the fertile and the fallow earth, the beginning and the ending, life and death. Her name, which means "owner of the earth," is also seen as ILE.

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The Gorgons  

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THE THREE "GORGONS "WERE ORIGINALLY SO UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL THAT ANYONE WHO LOOKED AT THEM WAS TURNED TO STONE. THEY HAD GRACEFUL GOLDEN WINGS ARCHED ABOVE THEIR SHOULDERS AND LONG, FLOWING HAIR. THE THREE SISTERS WERE THE DAUGHTERS OF PHORCYS (THE SEA GOD) AND CETO (DAUGHTER OF GAIA AND PONTUS). THEIR NAMES WERE:

"MEDUSA", THE CUNNING ONE. HER NAME MEANS "RULER."
"STHENO", THE STRONG ONE. HER NAME MEANS "FORCEFUL."
"EURYALE", THE "FAR ROAMING ONE."
TWO OF THE SISTERS WERE IMMORTAL; MEDUSA WAS NOT.

AS NOTED PREVIOUSLY, ORIGINALLY THE GORDONS POSSESSED GREAT BEAUTY AND GRACE...UNTIL MEDUSA DREW THE WRATH OF ATHENE BY GETTING CAUGHT MAKING LOVE TO THE THE DARK GOD OF THE SEA, POSEIDON, IN ONE OF ATHENE'S SANCTUARIES. ATHENE, IN A FIT OF RAGE, HENCEFORTH RENDERED HER MORTAL AND TRANSFORMED MEDUSA AND HER SISTERS INTO UGLY HAGS. THEY HAD LIZARD-LIKE SCALY SKIN AND HISSING SNAKES FOR HAIR; THEIR TONGUES PROTRUDED BETWEEN BOAR-LIKE TUSKS WHICH SERVED AS THEIR TEETH. MEDUSA WAS SINGLED OUT AS THE MOST UGLY AND TERRIFYING OF THE THREE.

THEY LIVED IN A DEEP, DARK CAVE, AND ALL AROUND THE CAVERN COULD BE FOUND THE STONY FIGURES OF MEN AND ANIMALS ALIKE WHO HAD CHOSEN TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE SISTERS AND, AS A RESULT, HAD BEEN PETRIFIED BY THE SIGHT. IN THIS REGARD, THE GORGONS CAN BE VIEWED AS GUARDIANS, AS THE PROTECTORS OF THE BOUNDERIES OF THE PRIMAL ANCIENT MYSTERIES (THE DARK CAVERN). IN FACT, IT IS QUITE PROBABLE THAT GORGON MASKS WERE WORN BY THE PRIESTESSES AT THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE MYSTERIES TO FRIGHTEN AWAY THE UNINIATED. CARVINGS OF GORGON HEADS WERE OFTEN PLACED ON THE WALLS OF THE GREEK CITIES TO TERRIFY THEIR ENEMIES...STILL ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE PROTECTION OF THE BOUNDARIES.

IN THE LATTER PATRIARCHAL MYTHOLOGY, THE HERO PERSEUS IS SENT ON A MISSION TO OBTAIN THE HEAD OF MEDUSA; WITH THE HELP OF ATHENE AND THE LOAN OF A PAIR OF WINGED SANDALS FROM HERMES, A HELMET OF INVISIBILITY FROM HADES, AND ATHENE'S POLISHED SHIELD, PERSEUS IS ABLE TO ENTER THE REALM OF THE GORGONS. FINDING THEM ASLEEP, HE CREEPS UP TO THEM AND WALKING BACKWARDS, LOOKS ONLY AT THE REFLECTION OF MEDUSA'S HEAD IN THE SHIELD SO HE DIDN'T HAVE TO LOOK AT HER DIRECTLY. WITH HIS SWORD GUIDED BY ATHENE, HE IS ABLE TO DECAPITATE MEDUSA AND ESCAPE. HE BRINGS THE HEAD SAFELY STOWED IN A MAGIC WALLET AND PRESENTS IT TO ATHENE WHO WEARS IT AS A PRIZE ON HER BELT.



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Goddess Mere Ama  

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"MERE-AMA "IS THE '"SEA MOTHER"' OF THE FINNS: THEY PRAYED TO HER FOR FERTILITY AND ABUNDANCE. ALTHOUGH KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES ACCORDING TO THE LANGUAGE OF HER WORSHIPERS, SHE WAS CONCEIVED IDENTICALLY BY ALL OF ALL THEM. SHE IS DEPICTED AS A WISE AND MATURE MERMAID WITH LONG AND SILKY SILVER-STREAKED HAIR. HER FAVORITE DRINK IS BRANDY, AND TO WOO HER GOOD NATURE, THEY POURED LIQUOR INTO THE SEA. HENCE, THEY WOULD AMPLE FISH TO EAT. SHE IS THE SPIRIT OF WATER, AND HER MOST POWERFUL MANIFESTATION IS THAT OF THE OCEAN...ALTHOUGH SHE ALSO RESIDED IN THE STREAMS AND BROOKS. SHE RULED OVER ALL OF THE CREATURES OF THE OCEAN, BOTH FISH AND MAMMAL.

"MERE-AMA" WAS CONSIDERED SO MUCH A PART OF THE LIFE OF HER PEOPLE THAT WHENEVER A BRIDE MOVED INTO HER NEW HOME, SHE MADE SURE TO LEAVE GIFTS OF BREAD AND CHEESE AT THE NEAREST STREAM FOR THE WATER GODDESS. THEN, THE BRIDE WOULD SPRINKLE THE WATER OVER HERSELF. IN THE WINTER, WHEN THE WATER WAS FROZEN, THEY GATHERED AFTER THE ICE HAD BROKE, AND IT WAS SAID THAT ALL WHO PARTICIPATED WERE BLESSED WITH HEALTHY CHILDREN.

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Pabilsag  

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Pabilsa^g /pabilsa/, in Mesopotamian tradition was a tutelary god of the city of Isin. The consort of the goddess Nininsinna, he was identified with the lost city of Larak. The text Pabilsag's journey to Nibru describes Pabilsag as journeying to Nippur and presenting the god Enlil with gifts. He was given the epithet of "the wild bull with multicoloured legs". According to the ancient Babylonian text, Pabilsag wedded Nininsina near a riverbank. He is represented in the constellation Sagittarius.

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The Greek Goddesses  

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The Greek goddesses have entranced poets, philosophers, and artists for centuries. Greek goddesses and gods occupy a central place, not only in Greek mythology, but in western civilization.

The Greek goddesses' stories entertain and instruct us. Why? Because the goddesses are archetypes, an embodiment of that which is universally female, embedded in the feminine soul. The Greek goddesses, legendary ladies of ancient Greek mythology, continue to live on... influencing the patterns of the lives of contemporary women. With the roots of western civilization grounded firmly in the soil of ancient Greece, it's hardly surprising that the names and stories of these fascinating females are the ones most familiar to us in the western world.

It is the Greek goddesses who are most often used to demonstrate the archetypes... who are used to illustrate the enduring and universal feminine traits that are, to this day, the "stuff" of art, literature and even "pop culture".

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Ancient Roman Religion  

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Mithraism was practised from as early as 4000 B.C. The Persians, who were Zoroastrians, infused Mithraism into their own religion in the Babylonian period in the 7th century B.C. The Jews who were in captivity in Babylon were exposed to Mithraism.

Tenets Amazingly, seven centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, the belief system of Mithraism, according to the Book of Mithra which influenced the Persian religion of Zoroastrianism, was based on the following tenets:

Mithra was the son of Azura - Mazda, the divine God of the Heavens;

He was sent by the Father God to Earth to confirm His contract with man;

Mithra was a saviour of mankind;

He was part of a Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit);

Mithra was born in a stable of a virgin, Anahita, through immaculate conception;

His birthday was celebrated on December 25; At his birth, Mithra the infant child was visited by wise men bearing gifts;

He made a contract between man and God. Mithra is the Persian word for contract;

Mithra had 12 disciples. He was called the Messiah, or Christos, by the Jews while in captivity;

He performed miracles and healed the sick;

He celebrated a last supper with his disciples before his death;

Mithra died to atone for the sins of man; Mithra was resurrected on a Sunday;

He ascended into Heaven to rejoin his father;

Mithra will return to pass judgement on man; the dead will rise and be judged by Mithra on judgement day; He will send sinners to Hell and the faithful to Heaven;

On judgment day there will be a final conflict between Good and Evil. The forces of Evil will be destroyed and the saved will live in paradise forever; Mithra is depicted with a halo or band of light around his head; His followers drank wine and ate bread which represent his blood and flesh; The discs of bread which Mithra worshippers ate to symbolise the flesh of their god, were marked with a cross; Mithra's followers were baptised;

Followers called each other 'brother' and were led by a priest called 'father' whose symbols were a staff, a hooked sword, a ring and a hat; Saturday and Sunday were the two days in the week to rest and celebrate.

Mithra was worshipped in the Roman Empire, largely by the army and the ruling class, including many Emperors. His birthday on December 25 was the most important day of the year. The closeness of Christianity to Mithraism is so stunning that it begs an answer to the question, how could such a replication occur?

Constantine The key was Constantine who claimed that, in a decisive battle for succession in the Roman Empire, he was told by a voice as he prepared for battle at the Milvian Bridge in 312 AD to put a cross on the shields of his soldiers and he would be victorious. Constantine, who was a follower of Mithra, did as he was told and was successful in this decisive battle which led him to eventually become Emperor of the Roman Empire.

Constantine attributed the voice to the Christian God and became converted to Christianity. In the same year he signed the Edict of Milan extending tolerance to Christians. He freed Christian prisoners and restored properties owned by them. Constantine directed his army to worship on Sundays and declared December 25, the birthday of Mithra, to be the birthday of Jesus Christ.

The conversion of Constantine to Christianity did not result in his denial of Mithraism. He worshipped both, which made it easy for Romans to adopt the beliefs of Mithraism into Christianity. In these and many other ways the Emperor Constantine was responsible in large part for the christianisation of the Roman Empire by absorbing Mithraism which eventually faded as a religion. This does not derogate from the important roles of the Apostles Peter and Paul who waged their own incessant campaigns. Constantine created great monuments which helped Christianity to eventually become the dominant religion: the Church of High Wisdom in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), the first St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (from The meeting of east and west by Edward Seaga via Jamaica Gleaner News)

Also read:


Christianity or Mithraism

Saul of Tarsus, Mithraic Cults, and Christ's Blood

Mithraism and Christianity from Metareligion


History of Mithraism

Mithraism.org

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Izanami Goddess Of Life And Death  

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"IZANAMI" (THE FEMALE WHO INVITES) IS THE JAPANESE GODDESS OF LIFE AND DEATH, THE GODDESS OF THE EARTH AND THE FERTILE SOIL WHICH GAVE BIRTH TO ALL OF THE GODS AND THE GODDESSES. IZANAMI IS A PRIMAL GODDESS AND THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE EARTH AND OF DARKNESS. SHE AND HER BROTHER, AZANAGI (THE MALE WHO INVITES) ARE THE CREATORS OF JAPAN AND ITS GODS.

ACCORDING TO LEGEND, AFTER THEIR BIRTH, THE PAIR STOOD UPON THE FLOATING BRIDGE OF HEAVEN AND STIRRED THE PRIMEVAL OCEAN WITH A JEWELED SPEAR. AND, WHEN THE SPEAR WAS LIFTED, A FEW DROPS OF SALTY WATER FELL FROM THE SPEAR AND FORMED THE FIRST SOLID LAND. IZANAMI AND AZANAGI DESCENDED FROM THE HEAVENLY BRIDGE AND MADE THEIR HOME ON THE ISLAND..BECOMING THE FIRST HUSBAND AND WIFE. AN IZANAMI THEN BORE A CHILD, BUT THE CHILD WAS A WATER SERPENT, AN UGLY BEAST, AND EVERYONE DECLARED THAT NOT ONLY WAS THE BIRTH VERY TRAGIC, BUT IT OCCURRED BECAUSE IZANAMI HAD COMMITTED THE MOST UNFORGIVEABLE SIN. SHE HAD SPOKEN TO HER HUSBAND FIRST AT THEIR MARRIAGE CEREMONY. (EVEN HERE THE WOMAN WAS SUBORDINATE.)

THE COUPLE THEN PERFORMED ANOTHER WEDDING CEREMONY, AND THIS TIME IT WAS DONE CORRECTLY. AND THIS TIME, IZANAMI BROUGHT FORTH THE ISLES OF JAPAN. AND THEN, THEY CREATED THE GODS AND GODDESSES THAT REPRESENTED THE MOUNTAINS, WATERFALLS, STREAMS, WINDS, THE SUN AND THE MOON, AND ALL THINGS THAT GROW. AND, AFTER THAT, IZANAMI LABORED AND BROUGHT FORTH THE FIRE GOD, KAGUTSUCHI, BUT IN DOING SO, SHE WAS FRIGHTFULLY BURNED AND TRANSFORMED INTO AN UNSIGHTLY OLD WOMAN. NO LONGER FIT FOR THE NATURAL WORLD, SHE MADE HER WAY TO THE UNDERWORLD WHERE SHE REIGNED AS THE GODDESS OF DEATH.

IZANAGI WAS HEARTBROKEN AND FULL OF DESIRE FOR HIS WIFE, SO HE UNDERTOOK A JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF THE DEAD. IZANAMI HID IN THE SHADOWS AS HE APPROACHED AND WARNED HIM NOT TO LOOK AT HER; SHE TOLD HIM THAT SHE HAD ALREADY EATEN THE FOOD OF THE UNDERWORLD AND COULD NO LONGER RETURN TO THE LAND OF THE LIVING. IZANAGI REFUSED TO GIVE IN TO HER WISHES OF BEING LEFT IN THE DARK; HE LIT A TORCH AND GAZED UPON HER, AND UNDER THE LIGHT, WHAT HE SAW WAS THE HORRID FORM OF THE ONCE BEAUTIFUL AND GRACIOUS IZANAMI. UNABLE TO CONTROL HIMSELF, HE CRIED OUT LOUD AND STARTED TO RUN...INTENDING TO RETURN TO THE LIVING AND ABANDON HIS WIFE.

SHE WAS ANGRY THAT HE HAD NOT RESPECTED HER WISHES, AND SHE SENT FORTH HIDEOUS FEMALE SPIRITS. IZANAGI BURST OUT OF THE ENTRANCE AND BLOCKED IT BY PUSHING A HUGE BOULDER IN THE MOUTH OF THE CAVERN. AND HE FELT UNCLEAN SO HE BATHED HIMSELF. HIS BATH IS THE BASIS OF THE SHINTO PURIFICATION RITUAL.

AND SO IT WAS THAT THE ONE WHO HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO ALL OF CREATION AND MORTALLY WOUNDED HERSELF BY GIVING BIRTH TO FIRE, SPENT THE REST OF TIME ALONE IN HER CASTLE IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD.

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Anshar  

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Anshar (also spelled Anshur), which means "sky pivot" or "sky axle", is a sky god. He is the husband of his sister Kishar. They might both represent heaven (an) and earth (ki). Both are the second generation of gods; their parents being the serpents Lahmu and Lahamu and grandparents Tiamat and Apsu. In their turn they are the parents of Anu another sky god. During the reign of Sargon II, Assyrians started to identify Anshar with their Assur in order to let him star in their version of Enuma Elish. In this mythology Anshar's spouse was Ninlil

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Feast Of Sekhmet  

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In ancient Egypt, the saving of mankind was commemorated every year on the feast day of Hathor/Sekhmet. Everyone drank beer stained with pomegranate juice and worshipped " the Mistress and lady of the tomb, gracious one, destroyer of rebellion, mighty one of enchantments ". A statue of Sekhmet was dressed in red facing west, while Bast was dressed in green and faced east. Bast was sometimes considered to be Sekhmet's counterpart (or twin depending on the legend), and in the festival of Hathor they embodied the duality central to Egyptian mythology. Sekhmet represented Upper Egypt while Bast represented Lower Egypt.

WHO IS SEKHMET?

Sekmet (Sakhmet) is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities. Her name is derived from the Egyptian word "Sekhem" (which means "power" or "might") and is often translated as the "Powerful One". She is depicted as a lion-headed woman, sometimes with the addition of a sun disc on her head. Her seated statues show her holding the ankh of life, but when she is shown striding or standing she usually holds a sceptre formed from papyrus.

Sekhmet was represented by the searing heat of the mid-day sun (in this aspect she was sometimes called "Nesert", the flame) and was a terrifying goddess. However, for her friends she could avert plague and cure disease. She was the patron of Physicians, and Healers and her priests became known as skilled doctors. As a result, the fearsome deity sometimes called the "lady of terror" was also known as "lady of life". Sekhmet was mentioned a number of times in the spells of The Book of the Dead as both a creative and destructive force, but above all, she is the protector of Ma'at (balance or justice) named "The One Who Loves Ma'at and Who Detests Evil".

She was often closely associated with Hathor (the goddess of joy, music, dance, sexual love, pregnancy and birth). In this partnership, she was seen as the harsh aspect of the friendly Hathor.

Sekhmet's main cult centre was in Memphis (Men Nefer) where she was worshipped as "the destroyer" alongside her consort Ptah (the creator) and Nefertum (the healer).

She was also known as the "Lady of Pestilence" and the "Red Lady" and it was thought that she could send plagues against those who angered her. When the centre of power shifted from Memphis to Thebes during the New Kingdom the Theban Triad (Amun, Mut, and Khonsu), Sekhmet's attributes were absorbed into that of Mut (who sometimes took the form of a lion).

She was associated with the goddesses given the title "Eye of Ra". According to myth, Ra became angry because mankind was not following his laws and preserving Ma'at (justice or balance). He decided to punish mankind by sending an aspect of his daughter, the "Eye of Ra". He plucked Hathor from Ureas on his brow, and sent her to earth in the form of a lion. She became Sekhmet, the "Eye of Ra" and began her rampage. The fields ran with human blood. However, Ra was not a cruel deity, and the sight of the carnage caused him to repent. He ordered her to stop, but she was in a blood lust and would not listen. So Ra poured 7,000 jugs of beer and pomegranate juice (which stained the beer blood red) in her path. She gorged on the "blood" and became so drunk she slept for three days. When she awoke, her blood lust had dissipated, and humanity was saved.

In one version of the myth, Ptah is the first thing she sees on awaking and she instantly fell in love with him. Their union (creation and destruction) created Nefertum (healing) and so re-established Ma'at.

Sekhmet was closely associated with Kingship. She was often described as the mother of Maahes, the lion god who was a patron of the pharaoh and the pyramid texts suggest that the Pharaoh was conceived by Sekhmet. This ancient myth is echoed in the New Kingdom reliefs in the temple of Seti I which depict the Pharaoh being suckled by Hathor whose title is "mistress of the mansion of Sekhmet". Ramesses II (Seti's son) adopted her as a symbol of his power in battle. In friezes depicting the Battle of Kadesh, Sekhmet appears on his horse, her flames scorching the bodies of enemy soldiers. But, one Pharaoh in particular seems to have had an obsession with Sekhmet. Amenhotep III built hundreds of statues of Sekhmet in the precinct of Mut's temple south of the Great Temple of Amun in Karnak. It is thought that there was one for every day of the year and that offerings were made every day.

Source: Ancient Archeology Online



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