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Spring Growth

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


Happy Patrick's Day

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…