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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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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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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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DYSNOMIA Goddess of civil unrest….

DYSNOMIA was the spirit of civil disorder in Greek mythology and the daughter of Eris, Goddess of strife. She is rebellious and her actions and opinions may received as unacceptable and inflammatory. She is brave and not averse to jumping … Continue reading

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ALEMONA- Nourisher of the Unborn

ALEMONA is the Roman Goddess who protects and helps nurture the unborn child in its mother’s womb, a warm place of containment and nourishment. Alemona’s task was to maintain  the development of the child. From Her name came the words … Continue reading

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THEIA under the GASLIGHT

THEIA is the Greek Goddess of Light . Here she stands under a gaslight which is a metaphor for Gaslighting , a form of insidious emotional abuse where the perpetrator ‘shuts someone down’ by causing them to doubt their truth. … Continue reading

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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

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NIKE- The Goddess of Victory

In Greek mythology, Nike was the winged daughter of Pallas and the river Styx. The ‘winged’ goddess embodied strength, speed and victory. She flew through the sky to the deities spreading news of Victory and was close to Zeus, acting … Continue reading

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Hestia of the heart..h and home ….

My latest print edition is of the Greek Goddess Hestia who personifies the hearth and the home. War, violence and persecution left one in every 122 humans on the planet a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum at the end … Continue reading

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