Goddess news: Kasnakovo and Southern Turkey

"Archaeologists have discovered a unique statue of the goddess Isis and a marble head of satire in the Sanctuary of the Nymphs and Aphrodite near the Dimitrovgrad village of Kasnakovo."

"Archeologists discovered a statue of the Greek goddess Hygieia and god Eros in Turkey's southern province of Adana, shedding light on the region's ancient history."

(1st photo copyright bTV, 2nd copyright, AA Photo)


Iroquois Prayer of Thanks

We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes,
which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of all.

Traditional Iroquois


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Hymn to Persephone


"Illustrious, horned, of a bounteous mind,
Alone desired by those of mortal kind.
O, Vernal Queen, whom grassy plains delight,
Sweet to the smell, and pleasing to the sight:
Whose holy form in budding fruits we view,
Earth's vigorous offspring of a various hue.

"Espoused in Autumn: life and death alone
To wretched mortals from thy power is known:
For thine the task according to thy will,
Life to produce, and all that lives to kill.
Hear, blessed Goddess, send a rich increase
Of various fruits from earth, with lovely Peace;

"Send Health with gentle hand, and crown my life
With blest abundance, free from noisy strife;
Last in extreme old age the prey of Death,
Dismiss we willing to the realms beneath,
To thy fair palace, and the blissful plains
Where happy spirits dwell, and Pluto reigns."

("The Hymns of Orpheus", trans. T. Taylor; painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1874.)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning


Happy Full Moon!

November's full moon is often referred to as the Beaver or the Frost Moon. In our area of the Sonoran Desert, the native Tohono O'odham refer to it as the "Moon of the Fair-Cold".

May the Taurus Moon manifest your dreams and visions
into beautiful expressions of creativity!