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The shining GRACE of PHAENNA

The Spartan Goddess Phaenna personifies the shining grace within all things. She is the virtue of gratitude in all that is good within our world. Grace derives from the Latin word ‘thankful’. Those who act in grace display gratitude in … Continue reading

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The Oblivion of the POPPY GODDESS

The Minoan Poppy Goddess is in a hypnotic trance induced by the juice that flows from the poppy, opium. Her headdress is adorned with poppy capsules. Opium was widely used in ancient times religiously, ecstatically and pharmacologically for sleep, pain-relief … Continue reading

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CYANE reveals Persephone’s Sash to Demeter

In Greek mythology  CYANE  was a water nymph named after the beautiful colour of her sacred pool. She is remembered as She who witnessed Hades, the God of the Underworld, sexually assaulting the daughter of Demeter, Persephone. Sighting this act … Continue reading

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PHRIKE trembles beneath the falling tower……

PHRIKE is the personification of fear and horror. Her name means ‘trembling’ and is  used in the Greek tragedies where Phrike would instigate fearful emotions which were seen as a cleansing experience for the audience. The sensation of horror is … Continue reading

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EUDAIMONIA and the Meaning of Life…

The Greek Goddess EUDAIMONIA expresses a state of happiness and human wellbeing. Here She is bathed with light emanating from ‘The circle with a dot ‘in the middle which is a symbol of the Sun and the Psyche, representing wholeness … Continue reading

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RHEA and the mattress of Comfort

We all need comfort in these times, here is Rhea on the Mattress of Ease….. She is an archetypal Mother Goddess, but her marriage to CRONUS (Saturn) was difficult as a  prophecy had told her husband that he would be … Continue reading

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The NOSOI and the CORONAVIRUS

The NOSOI were feared Greek personifications of plague,(LUES) sickness (MORBUS) and disease(PESTIS). They were among the evil spirits that flew out of Pandora’s jar that had held all the illness and evils of the world. In our modern world  ‘going … Continue reading

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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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Artemis Ephesia and the Virgin Mary

ARTEMIS of  EPHESUS  was the black multi-breasted Goddess also known as ‘she who flowed with milk and honey’. She was a Goddess unlike any other and was closely connected to the earlier Goddess, Cybele. The Ephesians were well known across … Continue reading

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The Hospitality of PHILOPHROSYNEand her Sisters

PHILOPHROSYNE is the Greek goddess of welcome, friendship and kindness. She is one of the Sraces, a group of goddess sisters Euthenia, Eupheme and Eucleia. Philophrosyne reminds us that we cannot always choose the people who surround us, but we … Continue reading

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