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Category Archives: Mythology
The Aztec goddess of food and sustenance, particularly of maize, is named Chicomecoatl, Seven Serpents. She is considered one of the oldest deities and is counted as one of several maize divinities, though Her reach was much farther. She is … Continue reading
We think of ancient Greece as one place, one time, but the reality is that the classical Greek stories we know come from a time only a few hundred years before the New Testament. The religions of the people there … Continue reading
I often think that we learn much from the beliefs of other cultures. I think it is a wonderful thought to have a large group of gods whose job is to manage luck. They called “happiness beings” 七福神 Shichi Fukujin. Most … Continue reading
Seshat is one of my favorite goddesses. She rules over writing, architecture, libraries, building trades, astronomy, astrology and mathermatics. Although subsumed into Thoth as the patriarchies blended into older religions, she was the lady of the Library, the one who … Continue reading
The Seven Hathors acted as the fates, speaking the manner of a child’s death at its birth, along with other, usually unpleasant predictions. Sometimes called “the old ladies,” they were seen as fortune tellers, so some times magic spells were … Continue reading
The Powerful One, Sekhmet, is a lion-headed warrior goddess whose breath created the desert. Sometimes seen as an aspect of Hathor, the cow-headed fertility goddess, Sekhmet’s name means power, strength. When he got disgusted with the slack ways of humanity, … Continue reading