Happy Equinox

May the beauty of the season bless your Equinox!
(Woodland Fairy artwork by Ruth Sanderson, copyright reserved.)


News: Aphrodite statue at Petra

From the article:
"Researchers working in Jordan, at the ancient city of Petra, have unearthed two statues of the mythical goddess of love: Aphrodite. The marble statues were discovered during the excavation of domestic structures in the North Ridge section of the city this past summer."

(photo copyright T. Parker)


September Full Moon

Happy Full Moon in Pisces!
May the Harvest Moon bring you many blessings.


Goddess News: Neolithic figurine in Turkey

From the article:
"Archaeologists at Turkey's neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Anatolia have unearthed a "unique" complete female figurine, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on Tuesday."

(photo copyright Daily Sabah)


Goddess News: Goddess Cybele statue

From the article:
"An estimated 2,100-year-old rare marble statue of Cybele, the mother goddess of Anatolia, has been unearthed in excavations in northwestern Ordu province located on the Black Sea coast. The historic sculpture of Cybele sitting on her throne weighed a whopping 200 kilograms and was about 110 centimeters tall. The statue is also the first marble statue found in Turkey in its original place."

(photo copyright Daily Sabah)


Goddess News: Goddess Mohini Unearthed

From the article:
"An at least 800-years-old temple has been unearthed in Dinajpur’s Kaharol that has a unique architecture and includes a unique idol, that of the Vishnu avatar Mohini.  This goddess is well-known across South and West India, but the Kaharol temple is the first of its kind discovered in the eastern subcontinent. Experts say the implications of this finding may change predominant ideas about the region’s history and traditions."

(photo copyright Dhaka Tribune)


Goddess Akewa and the Solar Eclipse

Blessings of the Solar Eclipse!  There are many Solar Goddesses to be found throughout the world.  In the Gran Chaco region of Argentina, the Toba people honored the Sun Goddess Akewa.  Long ago, she and her radiant sisters illuminated the sky, but they were curious about Earth and the men who lived there (without women), so they climbed down a rope to visit them.  The men cut the rope, preventing the star-women from ever returning to the heavens.  Only Akewa remained in the sky, as she had not yet descended.  Every day she walks above the Earth from one side to the next, reminding all women that they are related to Her.  Occasionally a giant jaguar tries to eat her and this results in a solar eclipse. Akewa always escapes, as she is too hot to consume. 

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning


Goddess news: Etruscan Goddess Uni

From the article:
"The discovery indicates that Uni – a divinity of fertility and possibly a mother goddess at this particular place – may have been the titular deity worshipped at the sanctuary of Poggio Colla, a key settlement in northern Etruria, Italy, for the ancient Etruscan civilization."

(photo copyright Mugello Valley Project)


Goddess news: Elaborately tattooed mummified Priestess

From the article:
"A Quebec researcher is celebrating the discovery of an intricate collection of tattoos found on the mummified body of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years a...go. The markings are the first on a mummy from dynastic Egypt to show actual objects, including lotus blossoms on the mummy's hips and cows on her arm, the scientific journal Nature reported. . . The researchers believe the mummy is of a woman between the ages of 24 and 35 years old who may have been a priestess to the Egyptian goddess Hathor."

(photo, copyright Radio-Canada)

Goddess news: Light Festival in Chennai

From the article:
"The triumphant smile of the glittering goddess Amman is visible from quite a distance down the Old Mahabalipuram Road in South Chennai. . . Such luminous images are a common sight temples across Tamil Nadu at this time of the year. . . 'Our forefathers have always put up these decorations," said Kumar. "We are just following the tradition. In the villages, the light setting is even grander'."
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