Tag Archives: darkness

PHILOMELA weaves a language that has no Tongue

Ovid told the story of PHILOMELA, an Athenian princess whose sister Procne was married to the king, Tereus. The sisters missed each other’s company so Philomela was invited to live with her sister and husband. However, the king felt great lust … Continue reading

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BAUBO the Belly Goddess opens her skirt……

The ancient Greek belly goddess BAUBO speaks from ‘between her legs’. She plays an important part in the greatest mystery of the ancient world, the Eleusinian Mysteries. Her story begins when she encounters Demeter, the Earth Goddess, whilst walking in … Continue reading

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ACHOS mourning under her veil of darkness and love

ACHOS  along with her sisters were know as ‘The Pains’ as they each personified aspects of  suffering of both the mind and body. She was the Greek Goddess of GRIEF who brought with her the flowing of tears and lamentation. … Continue reading

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The Black Madonna

There are  400–500 Black Madonnas in Europe. Sometimes they are carefully cloaked or hidden from view. The Black Madonna holds within Her the vast archetype of the ancient lineage of the sacred feminine….Isis, Cybele, Inanna to name a few. She … Continue reading

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The Contemplation of Baba Yaga

BABA YAGA – The Great Mother in Russian folklore is a  large supernatural crone. She is wilder and older and odder than we can imagine. Like Sheela-na-gig or Kali she is a dark Goddess expressing life and death, birth and … Continue reading

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NYX in the Cave of Night

Today marks the darkest  night of the year, and so I am marking this powerful and liminal time with my recent print of NYX, the Greek goddess who was the NIGHT. She was seen as the source from which all … Continue reading

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TIAMAT the Devil and the Milky Way ⭐️

Blessings at Samhain – the festival that marks the end of Summer and celebrates the blanket of of darkness 🌀 Tiamat is a Goddess from the Mesopotamian religions, who roared and smote in the monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos. She … Continue reading

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