Tag Archives: greek mythology

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

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

The ebb and flow of SELENE

SELENE in Greek Mythology is the personification of the MOON, and sister of the SUN God Helios. Selene mirrors and reflects the light of the Sun to Earth at night and thereby controls the tides of the seas, according to … Continue reading

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

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

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

The MOIRAI and the Red Thread of Life

THE MOIRAI were the 3 goddesses of fate and destiny who personified the life and death cycle of humankind. Their name means ‘alottted portions’. The Moirai it was said they appeared three nights after a child’s birth to determine its … Continue reading

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

CIRCE working her magic…..

                          A foreword of the book CIRCE by Madelaine Miller In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously … Continue reading

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

HYGEIA feeding the serpent

The Goddess of Health was the daughter of Asclepius, the God of medicine. Ancient Greek mythology tells of  Hygeia tending her father’s temples with a bowl of medicinal potion from which the serpent of wisdom drank. Hygeia (Hygiene)is the personification … Continue reading

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

CALLIOPE – The Muse of Poetry

CALLIOPE was one of The 9 Greek Muses. These Goddesses were all facets of the Great Goddess. They who ‘breathe’ inspiration and embody  those who will take the time to be still and to listen. The ancient Greeks believed that … Continue reading

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