Tag Archives: death

The Goddess STYX – Passage to the Underworld

The Goddess Styx in Greek mythology is both a deity and a river.  Her river is the threshold between the earth and the underworld.  Charon the ferryman carries the deceased across the river Styx threshold so they could enter the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SHEELA-na-GIG in the FOGOU

SHEELA-NA-GIG is an ancient powerful goddess who was often portrayed over the entrances of religious buildings. She can still be found in situ in Ireland and all over Europe. Her image is as a grinning crone hag woman who is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mnemosyne at her Pool of Memory…….

Down in the murky depths of Hades there reigned a Goddess known as Mnemosyne who presided over ‘The Pool of Memory’. When the deceased entered the Underworld they  would need to take care when drinking. Dead souls who satiated their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

La Santa Meurte…. Holy Death

La Santa Muerte  (Spanish for Holy Death), is a female folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. She is a female personification of death, and is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Descent of Innana …

The wonderful age old myth of the descent of Innana is probably 6,000 years old. She was a powerful Queen – Goddess that presided over Love, fertility and in later years, War. Her temples abound along the Euphrates and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Morrigan- Nigredo …and D-day …70 years have passed.

This print pulled today  represents the Morrigan as Goddess of death , strife and rebirth. She also represents the alchemical blackness known as ‘the dark night of the soul”. The print marks the anniversary of D-Day on June 6th 1944 … Continue reading

Posted in alchemy, Art, Print-making | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment