Goddesses and Gods 




I am the Great Mother, Worshipped by all creation and existent prior

to their consciousness.  I am the primal female force, boundless and

eternal. 

 

I am the chaste Goddess of the Moon, the Lady of all Magic.  The winds

and moving leaves sing my name.  I wear the crescent Moon upon my

brow and my feet rest among the starry heavens.  I am mysteries

yet unsolved, a path newly set upon.  I am a field untouched by the

plough.  Rejoice in me and know the fullness of youth.

 

I am the Blessed Mother, the gracious Lady of the harvest.  I am

clothed with the deep, cool wonder of the Earth and the gold of the

fields heavy with grain.  By me the tides of the Earth are ruled:

all things come to fruition according to season.

I am refuge and healing.

I am the life~giving Mother, wondrously fertile.

 

Worship me as the Crone, tender of the unbroken cycle of death and

rebirth.  I am the wheel, the shadow of the Moon.  I rule the tides of

women and men and give release and renewal to weary souls.  Though

the darkness of death is my domain, the joy of birth is my gift.

 

I am the Goddess of the Moon, the Earth, the Seas.  My names and

strengths are manifold.  I pour forth magic and power, peace and

wisdom.  I am the eternal Maiden, Mother of all, and Crone

of darkness, and I send you blessings of limitless love.



 



 

Goddesses

 

Aphrodite:    The Greek Goddess of love, fertility, desire and beauty ~ also known as

Pandemos, Cerigo.  She was honoured

throughout the ancient world as Queen of the Sea as she was born

of the foam of the sea and stepped ashore from a scallop

shell.  She is the Guardian of  Natural Law, which cannot be altered by human

interpretation.  Where Aphrodite treads,  flowers spring up.

Aphrodite rules luck, enlightenment  and communication.  She brings peace and

heals discord by the gift of laughter and good humour.

Her attributes  are the dolphin, dove, swan, the pomegranate and lime tree.



Arianrhod:      ( A Celtic Goddess also known as Arianrod)  Daughter of the Gods

Don and Beli.  A Welsh Goddess famed for her beauty. 

Her name comes from the Welsh words Arian meaning Silver and

Rhod meaning Wheel.  Arianrod was worshiped

as a Moon Goddess and a Goddess of fertility and destiny. 

 According to Legend she was the mistress of Gwydion The Wizard and gave birth to

 twin sons ~ Llew Llaw Gyffes and Dylan.  Hers are also the circumpolar stars

 known as Caer Arianrhod(the Corona Borealis), her Spiral Castle,

where she houses the souls of the dead.

The famous poem of Taliesin states that he was three times in castle of Arianrhod.



Artemis:    She is the courageous Goddess of the Virgin Dark Moon and twin

sister of Apollo.  She is the archer, who protects women and children, animals

and thier young.  She is guardian of   the wilderness and honours the sacredness

of all life.  The Romans called her Diana.  Her worship was banned by the

 christian church but the women still sort out and venerated her in her sacred goves.

Her animals are the deer and bear.

Artemis rides across the night skies in her silver chariot shooting her

arrows of silver moonlight to the earth below.



Astarte:    (Middle Eastern Goddess also known as Ashtart, Ashtoreth)

In ancient Phoenicia, Astarte is known as the Goddess of Fertility, Motherhood

and War.  She is one of the oldest Middle Eastern aspects of the Goddess

dating back to the Bronze Age.  She is sometimes portrayed with cow horns

thus representing fertility, or holding a child as her motherhood aspect.

She is ruler of the spirits of the dead, who live in heaven as bodies of light

and are visible on earth as stars. 


 


Badb:    ( Celtic Goddess also known as Badhbh)   Badb is the Irish Goddess

of War.  She took part in battles and influenced their outcomes with magic.

Battlefields are often called 'land of the Badb'.  This Goddess is known to

assume the form of a raven or carrion-crow and is then referred to as

Badb-Catha, the meaning of which is 'battle raven'.   She is one of the

triad of War Goddesses, the other two being Macha and the Morrigan.

 

 


Blodeuwedd:    ( Celtic Goddess)  Blodeuwedd is the Welsh Maiden Goddess.

The Goddess of new beginnings, independence and empowerment.  She was created

out of nine flowers by the wizard Gwydion to wed Llew Llaw Gyffes the Welsh

Sun God and twin son of Arianrhod.  She took a lover named Goronwy who

attempted to kill Llew but Llew turned into an Eagle.  Llew was returned to

human form by Gwydion who then transformed Blodeuwedd into an Owl

as a punishment, to haunt the night in loneliness and sorrow, shunned

by all other birds.


 


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