Hymn to Athena

Great Goddess, hear! and on my darkened mind
Pour thy pure light in measure unconfined;
That sacred light, O all-protecting queen,
Which beams eternal from thy face serene:
My soul, while wandering on the earth, inspire
With thy own blessed and impulsive fire;
And from thy fables, mystic and divine,
Give all her powers with holy light to shine.
Give love, give wisdom, and a power to love,
Incessant tending to the realms above;
Such as, unconscious of base earth's control,
Gently attracts the vice-subduing soul;
From night's dark region aids her to retire,
And once more gain the palace of her sire:
And if on me some just misfortune press,
Remove the affliction, and thy suppliant bless.
Proclus' Hymn to Athena
(trans. T. Taylor)

(Statue of Athena of the Parthenos. 1st century Greek copy of the original work from the 5th century BC. National Museum of Rome.)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning



Happy Full Moon

Blessings of the Full Moon, the second one in a row in Aquarius.
May She rise in beauty in your dreams and visions.


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Hymn to Hekate

Yes, lend me your hand I pray,
And reveal to me the pathways of divine guidance that I long for.
Then shall I gaze upon that precious Light
Whence I can flee the evil of our dark origin.
Yes, lend me your hand I pray,
And when I am weary, bring me to the haven of piety with your winds.
Hail, many-named mother of the Gods, whose children are fair
Hail, mighty Hekate of the Threshold.
Diadochus Hymn, 5th century CE
(translation by Vogt)

(Marble relief from Crannon, Thessaly, 4th century BCE. The British Museum.)

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Mama Ocllo

Mama Ocllo is an Incan mother-Goddess related to fertility, who taught women the arts of spinning and weaving.  She and her brother (husband) founded the capital city of Cuzco. Her mother is Mama Quilla, the Moon Goddess, and her father, the Sun God Inti.

(painting by anonymous artist, Peru circa 1840, San Antonio Museum of Art)