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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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TELES – The Perfect Imperfection

TELES  was known as the Goddess of Perfection. It must be said however that in Greek mythology most of the Gods and Goddesses were seriously flawed. In fact most mythologies highlight the truth that nothing is perfect, be you divine … 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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The Black Madonna

There are  400–500 Black Madonnas in Europe. Sometimes they are carefully cloaked or hidden from view. The Black Madonna holds within Her the vast archetype of the ancient lineage of the sacred feminine….Isis, Cybele, Inanna to name a few. She … 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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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

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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

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