News: Brazilians honor Sea Goddess

From the Article:

"Hundreds of practitioners of Brazil’s Afro-Brazilian Candomble and Umbanda faiths have gathered at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach to honor the sea goddess Yemanja in a traditional New Year tribute.  A large statue of the goddess in flowing white and blue robes was carried by truck to the beach on Friday. Worshippers were mostly dressed in white as they launched their offerings to Yemanja: small boats with flowers and bowls with candles and fruits. Night-long music and dancing follow the offerings."

(AP Photo/L. Correa, copyright reserved)


Solstice Blessings

Happy Winter Solstice!
May you always find magic in your heart and in Nature.
(art copyright Morgainelefee, deviantart)

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Virgen de Guadalupe

December 12th is the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom many believe evolved from the ancient Goddess Tonantzin, (Mother Earth) of the Nahuan.
"Am I not here, who is your Mother?
Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health?
Are you not happily within my fold?
What else do you wish?
Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."
(The Nican Mopohua)


("Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe" copyright Maya Telford)

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News: 27 statues of goddess Sekhmet unearthed in Luxor

"An Egyptian-European archaeological mission working in Luxor Governorate uncovered a collection of 27 fragmented statues of the lioness goddess Sekhmet, ‎Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Sunday. He added that some of the statues depict the goddess Sekhmet sitting on the throne, holding the symbol of life in her left hand, or standing and holding a papyrus scepter in front of her chest. The head is crowned with a sun disk and the Uraeus adorns her forehead. "


Full Moon Blessings

Happy Full Moon in Gemini!
May you find wisdom and beauty in her rays.
("Gemini" copyright Susan Seddon Boulet)