Tag Archives: egyptian mythology

Star of the Sea

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, the most beautiful of all the goddesses of Greece has an unusual origin.  She was born out of the penis of the sky when it fell into the sea. The penis in question belonged to Ouranos, … Continue reading

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Asherah, Part III: The Lion Lady

The lion rider: These days a naked lady holding a snake and riding a lion is not the first image which comes to mind when the word “holy” is spoken. However, that is exactly the title of the goddess at … Continue reading

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Is the Sun male? Part 2: The lion, the warrioress, and the sun.

Venus engages in a complicated dance with the Earth which creates a 584 day cycle of relationship as the two planets journey in orbit around the Sun. In one half of this cycle, she is the Evening Star, shining her … Continue reading

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Is the Moon female?

It is popular in modern times, especially in neopagan circles, to think of the moon as representing a goddess. But what did the ancients think?  Was the moon female to them? In classical Greece and Rome, the answer to that … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror: Reflections on Medusa

When Athena looks in the mirror, does she see Medusa? When Perseus cuts off the head of the Gorgon Medusa, he does so with the aid of a mirror shield given to him by Athena, Goddess of Wisdom.  Later, he … Continue reading

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Nut: A mother, watching over us from the heavens

Pinning down the correct theology of any member of the Egyptian pantheon can be difficult to do.  The Goddesses of ancient Egypt — Hathor, Nut, Isis — trade headdresses of cow’s horns and sun discs, swallow and give birth to … Continue reading

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The many names of Isis

Google the name Queen of Heaven today and most of the sites you will find relate to Mary, the Mother of God in the Catholic faith.  Just a click away are sites for churches, schools and other organizations named for … Continue reading

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