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Bes is an Egyptian god, a protector of the household, of mothers, children and childbirth. Most Egyptian deities are shown in profile, but Bes is different; he’s shown face on, a dwarf either wearing a lion skin, or having mixed human/lion features. He’s described as a demon, but he’s not an evil one – he’s a protector of the Pharoah. He had no temples or priests, yet he became one of Egypt’s most popular deities. He became known as a defender of good and the enemy of bad. His tasks as a househ
World Deities: Inanna In Sumeria, the Mother of All Things was known as the Goddess Inanna. Around 2,300 BCE, its chief priestess, Enheduanna, composed The Exaltation of Inanna, meaning the first god, priest and poet were all female. Stories about Inanna had been handed down from one generation to the next for hundreds of years. One of the most popular ones tells of Inanna’s descent into the underworld. The Goddess wanted to better understand her people, so she came down from her throne in the
I am in no great haste To call in the light I wish to instead .. Call in a beautiful wonder To lay down a generous garland of reverence Before our Mistress of the Night To sit quietly in her sacred abode Her cauldron of deep mystery Her swaths of embroidered cloth So black and abundant and heavy Wrapped around my weary shoulders I wish to curl up inside her womb .. Become ensnared in her wise ways Be confounded by her deck of cards ... #winter #solstice #poem #poetry #pagan #wolf #owl
Saturnalia - a Roman festival, celebrated on 17 December, originally for just one day, but eventually extending to a week (despite Augustus and Caligula trying to curtail it). The shout of 'Io Saturnalia!' was the salutation of the day, starting after the day’s public banquet. It was a holiday; schools closed, courts closed – party time! A carnival atmosphere ruled. Social norms were ignored – roles were reversed, with the slaves of the household ... #pagan #festival #Roman #Saturnalia
Mabon is a balancing point, the day when the sun has equal hours in and out of the sky. It’s also the second harvest; at this time, food is prepared for storage, jams and pickles are made, and fruits are preserved for the coming winter. Pagans celebrate Mabon as a Thanksgiving rite, a celebration of harvest abundance, an appreciation of hearth, home and family. It’s a time to reap what you have sown; to finish up old projects and plans. To look back on ... #Mabon #Autumn #blessing #thanksgiving