Furies

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The Furies are from Greek mythology and are also knows as Erinyes(the angry ones). They are called female chthonic(underworld) deities of justice and vengeance and sometimes are called the infernal goddess. So who were these daughters of night that live in the underworld? Continue reading “Furies”

Circe

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Circe is the goddess of magic in ancient Greek mythology. She is usually described as a witch or sorceress in the myths. She is renowned for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs. So what is the myth of Circe trying to tell us or show us.? Continue reading “Circe”

Ark of the Covenant

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So much has been made about the Ark of the Covenant. It is said that god spoke to Moses while sitting between two cherubim on the Ark. Some say it has the power of god housed in it along with the stone tablets that had the Ten Commandments. Movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark have only fed into the fantasy of what this Ark actually was. Continue reading “Ark of the Covenant”

Aphrodite

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Aphrodite is a Greek goddess. We are told she is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. She is identified with the planet Venus. As with most gods and goddesses, she was taken from an Egyptian goddess. The ancient Greeks identified her with Hathor. Continue reading “Aphrodite”

Happy Samhain

October 31 is Samhain(pronounced Sow-en). The word is from the old language of Britain and it means ‘summers end’. It marks the end of the old year upon the Eve of All Hallows, the Wiccan New Years day on November 1 in the norther hemisphere. Samhain is celebrated from sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1, but the Celtic pagans made it a 3 day festival. This was a festival for magic and chaos. Continue reading “Happy Samhain”

Pandora’s Box

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Pandora’s box is supposed to be an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Work and Days. Researchers argue whether it was a box or a jar, but it does not matter. It is not an artifact. Again people are taking these witty texts literally. Continue reading “Pandora’s Box”