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KOTYS in the Wild….

KOTYS was a Lunar Thracian Goddess. She was both a deity of wild nature and of war. Her celebrations and worship took place at night in wild places, deep in the forests or high up in the mountains, under the … Continue reading

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The Sun Returns – Nisaba

Golden winter solstice blessings as we arrive at the return of the Sun. This print parallels the return of the Sun on our birthdays , when the sun returns to the place where it resided when we were born, our … Continue reading

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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

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Ceridwen …The Cauldron and the great poet ūüĆÄ

To celebrate Samhain this year I have chosen to journey with the great shape-shifting witch Ceridwen……… and her son Talesin ūüĆÄ In Welsh mythology, Taliesin is the son of the shapeshifting witch Ceridwen . Ceridwen brews up a potion in … Continue reading

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Juno Caprotina…..Goddess of fertility….

I printed 2 autumn equinox goddesses this year …this is the second one. Juno was the ancient Roman goddess of women and marriage, identified with the Greek goddess Hera. As the highest deity in the Roman pantheon next to Jupiter, … Continue reading

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Pomona Goddess of the Orchards….

This is a print I have just pulled to mark the Autumn Equinox ( a little late I know but my studio has been closed)…… Pomona is a Roman Goddess with unusually no Greek counterpart.¬† A Goddess of fruitful abundance … Continue reading

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Lughnassad….and the House of the Initiated Weavers

  Te Whare Pora: The House of Initiated Weaving Hineteiwaiwa is the Goddess I have worked with at this time of¬† of Lughnassad, a Celtic festival¬† named after the God Lugh who was revered for his skills and crafts. Hineteiwaiwa … Continue reading

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Beltane …The Sacred Marriage

Beltane – When¬† we celebrate¬† fertility, the sacred marriage, and the union of Heaven and Earth.¬† This print forms part of my recent re exploration of Alchemy. It depicts the Rosarium where the Great Work takes place. Within we can … Continue reading

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Artio and the Great Bear

Spring equinox 2014: 4.57pm March 20th UTC This print has manifested from a recent gifted dream. It speaks of the Bear emerging from the cave of hibernation at the time of Spring. The bear is¬† a symbol for the¬† Nigredo … Continue reading

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The Winter Solstice approaches…

The rain has stopped here in Devon athough the rivers are still high. Suddenly the temperatures have dropped and festivity and frost¬† is in the air. The Totnes evening markets, our village craft fair, the Dartington Printmakers ‘Off the Peg’ … Continue reading

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