Showing posts from October, 2012

The Wrath of the Witch

It's Halloween and one ofit's favorite icon is the witch. But what is a witch?
The witch is a human being born with a piece of the All, which enables them to manifest magical powers. Like mortals, witches can be either good or evil.
The origin of witchcraft dates back to the beginning of the Earth itself. Since then, witches have existed for untold centuries, passing down their knowledge and skills through generations in family lines. Contrary to popular belief, witches do not receive their powers from demons, nor do they worship the Devil. Instead, witches use their powers to hunt and vanquish demons in order to protect the innocent and to make the world a safer place.

Humans who practice witchcraft, but lack any true magical powers are known as "practitioners." The practitioners usually follow the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Some practitioners do have the fundamental Wiccan abilities of casting effective spells and brewing potions, but just simply lack an active power…

Entrance to the Blessed Afterlife of Osiris

Osiris God of Agriculture God of the Dead and the Living God of Regeneration King of Duat
Osiris rules over Duat, the underworld, where the blessed dead who were worthy in life receive a new and more glorious life under his patronage (remind anyone of Christianity). Osiris is the law of the underworld, and only those who survive the grueling trials and are judged to have worth ever come within his domain. He is God of Fertility, Vegetation and the Harvest, his very half-resurrected existence symbolic of the constant death and resurrection of the plant life upon which humanity depends. So beloved was he by his people that the story of his death and eternal parting from the world was re-enacted again and again in festivals every year for millennia. Osiris was the first child of Nut (Goddess of the Sky) and Geb or Ra, and therefore the brother of Seth, Nephthys, and Isis. He was married to his sister, Isis. He was also the Father of Horus and Anubis by his sisters. These traditions stat…

Death's Guardian

Cerberus is best known as the guardian to the gates of Hades (the Underworld). In Greek mythology, Cerberus is an enormous, semi-transparent (he grows more visible the closer you are to death or the Gate of the Underworld) pure-bred three headed Rottweiler with the tail of a snake. He is one of the great Greek monsters born unto Typhon (Last and the Greatest of the Giant) and Echidna (Mother of all Monsters. Typhon was a winged giant bearing a tail of a snake who could control and command the storms before been defeated by Zeus. He was the son of Gaia, mother earth of the Greek myths. Echidna, on the other hand, is a half-woman-half-serpent monster in the Greek tradition, who had mothered all or most of the monsters appearing in the mythology. His task is essentially being the "Enforcer" of the Underworld. As the rules go, only the dead may enter the Underworld, and none may leave. If living tries to enter the Underworld Cerberus will make a meal out of them. Zeus, Poseidon, an…

Ah the Celtic Furies: The Morrigan

The Morrigan Phantom Queen Goddess of War, Fate and Death Goddess of Battle, Strife, and Fertility Patron Goddess of Priestesses and Witches Goddess of Freshwater Queen of the Fairies Moon Goddess
She has been known by many names throughout Ireland, Britain and Wales, such as Morrigu, Morgain, Morgan and The Morrigan. She has also been given many titles, including the Lady of the Lake and the Goddess of Water and Magick. They have called her the Phantom Queen, the Goddess of War, Fate and Death and the Goddess of Battle, Strife, and Fertility, as well as a Moon Goddess, the Queen of the Fairies, the Goddess of Rivers, Lakes and Fresh Water, and the Patroness of Priestesses and Witches. There are people who both fear her and admire her, and it is only right and proper that they do, because this amazingly powerful goddess is The Morrigan, the Celtic Goddess of War.  The Morrigan has been associated with many things, including revenge, the night, magic and prophecy, and she has also, on …

With Guide of Nephthys

Goddess of Death and Lamentation Goddess of Sleep and Nature Lady of the Night

It is October; which Halloween season and the border between the Spiritual realm and the Living Realm grows weaker. So I writing about series of Gods of the Underworld and monsters this month. I am being with the Egyptian Goddess Nephthys.
Nephthys is the twin sister Isis. Her name means 'Lady of the House' it's thought to be referring to Osiris' Palace or the Home of the Gods. She has little in common with the Isis, Goddess of Life; she uses her talents toward the aid and comfort of the dead. It is said that no dead person, no matter their status or wisdom, can hope to traverse Duat (the Egyptian Underworld) without the protection of Nephthys, who unstintingly guards the deceased as they make their long journey. She is also a great healer, second only to Isis, and she bestows her aid to women who call upon her, granting them the children she herself is seldom able to bear.

Nephthys’s …