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Happy Earth Day

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Mother Nature (sometimes known as Mother Earth or the Earth-Mother) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it, in the form of the mother. Ki is an earth goddess in Sumerian mythology Ninhursag was a mother goddess of the mountains, and one of the seven great deities of Sumer. She is principally a fertility goddess. Temple hymn sources identify her as the 'true and great lady of heaven' (possibly in relation to her standing on the mountain) and kings of Sumer were 'nourished by Ninhursag's milk'. Gaia "the Deep-Breasted One” is the ancient Greek Goddess of the earth; some said she was born directly from Khaos with Eros (Love) and Nyx (Night). She is credited with creating the universe, and is known as the mother of many including: Ouranos, the starry sky; Pontos, the sea; the mountains; the twelve Titans and Titanesses; the three Cyclopes, who had but one eye each; the three Hekatonkhei…

Spring Growth

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Spring begins with the first green shoots and explodes into a multitude of beautiful blossoms and promise of good harvest. Winter’s hardship and last year’s conservatism votes in West end with green progressivism with Dutch and hopeful the French.  Back to the story
In ancient times many festivals were held to celebrate the Gods and Goddesses of Spring and Nature who were associated with flowering, growth and fertility of the land and people.
Now below are the many faces of the springtime deity taken from myths from around the world.

Gods and Goddesses of Springtime
Eostre is the Germanic Goddess of Spring, Growth and Dawn.

Persephone is the Greek Goddess of Springtime and Flowers, Queen of the Underworld, Roman form as Proserpina.

Aristaeus is one of the most beneficent hero-gods of ancient Greece. He taught many useful agricultural practices

 Zephyr aka Zephyrus (Favonius) is the Greek God of Wind of the West and spring.

 Horae: Goddesses of the Season and Guardians of Olympus

Auxesi…

Happy Patrick's Day

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Some of the Popular Myths and Legends of Ireland
The Harp of the Dagda This story concerns the most ancient Irish Celtic gods, the first generation of the Tuatha Dé Danaan who had to fight off the giant races of the Firbolgs and the Formorians. Their history is found in the Lebor Gabála, ‘The Book of Invasions’. When the fairy race of the Tuatha Dé Danann arrived in Ireland, they came like a mist across the waters, bringing with them magical gifts. These were the Lia fail – the coronation stone, the spear of Lugh, the sword of Nuada, and the great cauldron of the Dagda, which was said to be able to restore life. The Dagda himself was known as the Good God and he was chief of the gods at this time. Besides his cauldron, he had a harp which was battle-scarred and made of oak. It was covered in rich decorations including a double-headed fish which ran up and down the curved pillar and had jewels for its eyes. Although he had a harper, Uaithne, he could also play it himself. The Dagda had…

Happy Valentine's Day

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Popular Gods and Goddesses of Love from around the world
Inanna was the oldest of the love goddess of the Mesopotamian region. She was a Sumerian goddess of love and war. Although she is regarded as a virgin, Inanna is a goddess responsible for sexual love, procreation, and fertility. Hathor (Het-Heru), meaning "House of Horus the Elder", was a goddess of many things, from the celestial to the alcoholic!  Hathor is one of the most beloved of Egypt's goddesses, a benevolent, understanding and stunningly beautiful figure responsible for all artistic endeavor and happiness in the world. Hathor brings happiness, romance and an appreciation for musical arts into our lives. Hathor was worshipped by both men and women in ancient Egypt. She presides over festivals whose sole purpose is to bring joy to the participants. Devotees of the Goddess were mostly dancers, musicians, and artisans. Dance and music were the sacred arts of Hathor and Hathor was thought to be the inventor of d…

Thank God for Coffee

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Goddess of Energy and Stamina Lady of Coffee Shops and Breakfast Patron Goddess of coffee, tea, and other caffeinated drinks or foods
Caffeina is the Roman goddess of energy, stamina, and determination. Usually portrayed as a beautiful woman rising from a coffee cup, the goddess Caffeina gives clear thought, energy and creativity.
Here is a legend about the origins of the goddess Caffeina:
During the third century there lived a Roman nobleman named Julianus. A good and pious man, Julianus was a follower of the gods and spent a great deal of time in meditation and prayer. A little background, this is late Roman Empire period so pagan worship had fallen out of favor with the government and worshippers were often persecuted. Consequently, Julianus prayed only at night. Often he would get so weary that he fell asleep without finishing his prayers. He prayed that the Goddess would send him a way to stay awake at night to pray. One day while he was out for a walk Julianus met a shepherd …