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Deities & Demons: Ostara and the Dawn

Deities & Demons: Ostara and the Dawn

March 19, 2020 0 Comments

Ostara, Ēostre who stemmed from Astarte is both an Ancient Germanic Goddess and one of the eight Neopagan Sabbats which make up the Pagan Wheel of the Year. The Sabbat, or Holiday celebrates the re-birth of Spring after the barren winter season. The face of the Goddess Ostara is the Virginal Maiden of Spring, the smiling celestial crescent, emerging in the sky from the black horizon of winter. One must imagine the ancient European Winters to truly appreciate the return of this gentle fertility Goddess. To get through the barren season, families would store grains, nuts, dried meats and herbs for their survival. This preserved prosperity directly from the land equated with the sustaining of life when external conditions i.e. weather did not support it. Ēostre emerges from the rich Pagan... 

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Deities & Demons: Aphrodite

Deities & Demons: Aphrodite

February 19, 2020 0 Comments

Aphrodite is truly a deity of passion in both it’s creative and destructive capacities, and if you know anything about ancient Greek culture, you know that they adored a dramatic Goddess. In fact, the Greeks loved Aphrodite so much that they dedicated a whole festival to her every year known as Aphrodesia. This of course leads us to the word, Aphrodisiac, which is traditionally a food, drink or drug which stimulates sexual desire, but can be just about anything which serves to awaken the sensual appetite, which is essentially Aphrodite’s superpower...

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Deities and Demons: Shiva the Destroyer

Deities and Demons: Shiva the Destroyer

January 08, 2020 0 Comments

Shiva is a complex Hindu Deity whose identity is inseparable from the Hindu Trimurti (or trinity) of Gods, composed of Brahma as Creator, Vishnu as Preserver, and Shiva as Destroyer. In that they are a trinity, neither of them is exclusively bound to the actions their names would imply, and instead each acts as a mask of inertia upon the stage that is life. The role Shiva plays in the game of life is that of a juggler who effortlessly balances the opposing forces of creation and destruction, asceticism and procreation, stillness and dancing, order and chaos. There are myths that...

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