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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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The Goddess STYX – Passage to the Underworld

The Goddess Styx in Greek mythology is both a deity and a river.  Her river is the threshold between the earth and the underworld.  Charon the ferryman carries the deceased across the river Styx threshold so they could enter the … Continue reading

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DEIPHOBE takes the GOLDEN BOUGH to the Underworld

The priestess Deiphobe was a Sibyl, a prophetess who presided over the Apollonian oracle at Cummae in Italy. She lived in a cave , writing her prophecies on oak leaves. It is said that the Hero Anneas visited her to … Continue reading

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Mnemosyne at her Pool of Memory…….

Down in the murky depths of Hades there reigned a Goddess known as Mnemosyne who presided over ‘The Pool of Memory’. When the deceased entered the Underworld they  would need to take care when drinking. Dead souls who satiated their … Continue reading

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