12/29/2013

Goddess News: Thracian Temple Discovered


Quote from the article:
"Yesterday another temple to the Great Thracian goddess-mother was discovered near to the village of Benkovski, located close to the town of Zlatograd in Bulgaria. Professor Nikolay Ovcharov announced the news in an interview for FOCUS News Agency.  'It is an extremely interesting sanctuary in the form of a womb or a cave-womb, as they are called. This was a natural cave which the Thracians put into final shape and turned into a temple to the Great goddess-mother,' Mr Ovcharov stated.  He added the Great goddess-mother was one of the most important deities for the Thracians, along with Dionysus [the Thracian Dionysus] and Orpheus."
 
(photo copyright FOCUS News Agency)

12/21/2013

Happy Solstice!


May the beauty of the season bring hope to your heart and illuminate your spirit.

12/16/2013

Blessings of the Full Moon

 
May the "Long-Night's Moon" of December bring you quiet contemplation and peace.

12/14/2013

News article: Tattooed Priestess of Hathor

Before this discovery only pictures in tombs and on pottery were the best evidence that some Egyptians were tattooed. Previously tiny faience female figurines showing tattoo patterns on their thighs, wrists, abdomen, and upper body had been discovered in tombs and the tattoos on the newly discovered mummies were in many instances almost identical to the figurines.  Suddenly it became obvious that the tiny figurines were actually depicting real tattoos and their meanings could be directly traced to the priestess’ of Hathor. - See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/tattooed-priestess-hathor-001122#sthash.HoNDHVYH.dpuf
Before this discovery only pictures in tombs and on pottery were the best evidence that some Egyptians were tattooed. Previously tiny faience female figurines showing tattoo patterns on their thighs, wrists, abdomen, and upper body had been discovered in tombs and the tattoos on the newly discovered mummies were in many instances almost identical to the figurines.  Suddenly it became obvious that the tiny figurines were actually depicting real tattoos and their meanings could be directly traced to the priestess’ of Hathor. - See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/tattooed-priestess-hathor-001122#sthash.HoNDHVYH.dpuf

From the article: 
"Before this discovery only pictures in tombs and on pottery were the best evidence that some Egyptians were tattooed. Previously tiny faience female figurines showing tattoo patterns on their thighs, wrists, abdomen, and upper body had been discovered in tombs and the tattoos on the newly discovered mummies were in many instances almost identical to the figurines.  Suddenly it became obvious that the tiny figurines were actually depicting real tattoos and their meanings could be directly traced to the priestess’ of Hathor."

 
(photo copyright Ancient Origins)

12/11/2013

Our Lady of Guadalupe

 
Nuestra SeƱora de Guadalupe, also honored as Tonantzin, or Mother Earth of the Nahuan people.  Her feast day is December 12th.
 
 
(painting by toxicness/deviantART)

12/09/2013

Statue of Mazu unveiled in Xiamen

A 32.8m-tall statue of the Goddess Mazu has been unveiled in Xiamen. From the article: "Mazu, or Mat-Su, the Chinese Goddess of the Sea, is the most worshipped sea goddess in China's coastal areas, especially in the southeast and on the Taiwan islands. Legends and stories have been told over centuries about Mazu rescuing and helping fishermen in distress at sea. People in these areas who make their living by fishing believe Mazu is their patron goddess of the turbulent sea. Mazu is also worshiped in East and Southeast Asia."
 
 Read full article:
Mazu Statue Article
 
 
(photo and article copyright WOX)

12/05/2013

The 21 Taras

 
Homage to Tara swift and fearless
With eyes like a flash of lightning
Lotus-born in an ocean of tears
Of Chenresig, three worlds' protector.
Homage to you whose face is like
One hundred autumn moons gathered
And blazes with the dazzling light
Of a thousand constellations.
Homage to you born from a gold-blue lotus
Hands adorned with lotus flowers
Essence of giving, effort and ethics,
Patience, concentration and wisdom.
Homage to you who crown all Buddhas
Whose action subdues without limit
Attained to every perfection
On you the bodhisattvas rely.
 
 
Selection from the Homage to the 21 TarasRead the entire devotion