These beliefs are so powerful that they can create [expansive or entrapping] realities over and over. Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you. The Mother of Modern Witchcraft.
I can live off the land! James, Fifty Shades Darker.
Perhaps centuries from now scholars and historians will be classifying them as 'sterility cults. At night, when I woke up and the moon and the stars were out, I would see in the sky things that filled me simultaneously with dread and longing. I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset; I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky. How influenced by contemporary religions were many of the scholars who wrote the texts available today? How many scholars have simply assumed that males have always played the dominant role in leadership and creative invention and projected this assumption into their analysis of ancient cultures?
Why do so many people educated in this century think of classical Greece as the first major culture when written language was in use and great cities built at least twenty-five centuries before that time?
And perhaps most important, why is it continually inferred that the age of the "pagan" religions, the time of the worship of female deities if mentioned at all , was dark and chaotic, mysterious and evil, without the light of order and reason that supposedly accompanied the later male religions, when it has been archaeologically confirmed that the earliest law, government, medicine, agriculture, architecture, metallurgy, wheeled vehicles, ceramics, textiles and written language were initially developed in societies that worshiped the Goddess? We may find ourselves wondering about the reasons for the lack of easily available information on societies who, for thousands of years, worshiped the ancient Creatress of the Universe.
And from seed to dust There is ONE soul above all others -- That you must always show patience, respect, and trust And this woman is your mother. And when your soul departs your body And your deeds are weighed against the feather There is only one soul who can save yours And this woman is your mother. And when the heart of the universe Asks her hair and mind, Whether you were gentle and kind to her Her heart will be forced to remain silent And her hair will speak freely as a separate entity, Very much like the seaweed in the sea -- It will reveal all that it has heard and seen.
So, no matter whether your mother has been cruel, Manipulative, abusive, mentally sick, or simply childish How you treat her is the ultimate test. If she misguides you, forgive her and show her the right way With simple wisdom, gentleness, and kindness. And always remember, That the queen in the Creator's kingdom, Who sits on the throne of all existence, Is exactly the same as in yours. The Writings of Suzy Kassem. She is your power, your Feminine source.
The first time, the twentieth time you may not recognize her. Or pretend not to hear. As she fills your body with ripples of terror and delight. Then it is up to you to decide if you will answer. Mattei Athena at Louvre. Bust of the Velletri Pallas type, copy after a votive statue of Kresilas in Athens c. Greek mythology portal Hellenismos portal. Clement of Alexandria Protr.
Zeus impregnated his first wife Metis and then swallowed her.
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Therefore, Athena was the first child to be conceived. Later Zeus himself gave birth to Athena from his head. Detail of a cup in the Faina collection". Archived from the original on 5 November A glossary of Greek birds. Clarendon Press , p. Archived from the original on 5 September The Envy, Book II, — Guthrie , pp.
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Evelyn-White , Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lactantius, Divinae institutions i. A Biographical Dictionary , Oxford, England: Rutgers University Press, pp. Rutgers University Press, p. Cambridge University Press, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion.
Entstehung und Entwicklung der griechischen Religion , Innsbruck: Eine Studie uber Pallas Athene , Zurich: Cambridge University Press, 3 2: The Johns Hopkins University Press, Critical Perspectives on Greek Tragedy and Comedy. Economies, Societies, Civilisations , London, England: Thames and Hudson, pp.
An Archaeological Commentary , Madison, Wisconsin: New York City, New York: Telenius, Seppo Sakari , Cambridge University Press, 24 1: Queen of Heaven and Earth: Articles Related to Athena. Primordial deities Titan deities Aquatic deities Chthonic deities Mycenaean deities. Other symbols of Liberty.
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Ancient Greek religion and mythology. Dragons in Greek mythology Greek mythological creatures Greek mythological figures List of minor Greek mythological figures. Aphrodite Aphroditus Philotes Peitho. Angelia Arke Hermes Iris. Apate Dolos Hermes Momus. Circe Hecate Hermes Trismegistus Triple deity.
Acherusia Avernus Lake Lerna Lake. Bident Cap of invisibility. Ascalaphus Ceuthonymus Eurynomos Hade's cattle. Agon Panathenaic Games Rhieia. Greek mythology in popular culture. Double-headed eagle Phoenix Drachma Meander. Dionysios Solomos , Kostis Palamas. Iliad , Odyssey Modern: Digenis Acritas , Erotokritos.
List of cultural icons of Greece. Retrieved from " https: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. If such a consciousness truly is set loose in the world, nothing will be the same. It will free us to be in a sacred body, on a sacred planet, in sacred communion with all of it.
It will infect the universe with holiness. We will discover the Divine deep within the earth and the cells of our bodies, and we will lover her there with all our hearts and all our souls and all our minds. Consider them a taste of the personality of the Goddess to inspire your own experience.