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EPIONE – Goddess of Pain Relief

EPIONE was a healing Goddess, and the wife of Asclepius the God of Healing. She was the mother to 5 daughters who all played some part in the healing process. Epione herself presided over the soothing of Pain. Asclepius, Epione and … 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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GAIA and our beautiful Earth…….

In Greek mythology GAIA  is the primordial Goddess of the EARTH, the personification of our planet. She was borne from Chaos. Gaia and Uranus (the sky) bore the Titans, the giants and the sea. Gaia was the original deity at … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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