Complaining is one voice of the dark goddess. It is a way of expressing life, valid and deep in the feminine soul. It does not, first and foremost, seek alleviation, but simply to state the existence of things as they are felt to be to a sensitive and vulnerable being. It is one of the bases of the feeling function, not to be seen and judged from the stoic-heroic superego perspective as foolish and passive whining, but just as autonomous fact — ‘that’s the way it is.’ Enki’s wisdom teaches us that suffering is part of reverencing.

-Interpretation of Inanna’s Descent Myth

Half Ruin, Half Rot
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Hel, Ereshkigal, Persephone, Loviatar, The Morrígan, Ixtab. He wonders what it says about civilization that they have taken a universal concept, that of death, and turned it into something to be revered and reverenced.


Hannibal touches him lightly at the base of his spine, and he startles.

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IMPETRATION 2. We ask of thee the conversion of all unbelievers and of all sinners and particularly of those who belong to us by the ties of blood or by spiritual affinity we beg of thee the liberation not of one soul only but of all the souls in purgatory. O bring them all out so that through the efficacy of this divine sacrifice that prison may be emptied wherein they are undergoing their purification. Convert also the souls of the living ; may this miserable world become a paradise of delight for thee where loved reverenced and praise in time by all of us we may come afterward to praise and bless Thee for eternity. Amen. [Offer petition again and again for yourself your kindred your friends and acquaintances ask help for all your needs both spiritual and temporal; ask also the fullness of all good and relief from all evils for Holy Church ; and do not ask any of this things with lukewarmness but rather with a great confidence making sure that your prayers united with those of Jesus are indeed be heard. Then Holy Mass being ended make an act of thanksgiving to God and leave Church with a contrite heart as if you were coming down from Calvary.

House of the Hammer of Wrath

"Now the last of the battalions was furnished by the fold of the Hammer of Wrath, and of these came many of the best smiths and craftsmen, and all the kindred reverenced Aule the Smith more than all other Ainur.  They fought with great maces like hammers, and their shields were heavy, for their arms were very strong."

"Now their leader was Tog, strongest of the Gnomes, scarce second in valour to that Galdor of the Tree.  The sign of this people was the Stricken Anvil, and a hammer that smiteth sparks about it was set on their shields. and red gold and black iron was their delight.  Very numerous was that battalion, nor had any amongst them a faint heart. and they won the greatest glory of all those fair houses in that struggle agains doom, yet they were ill-fated, and none ever fared away from that field, but fell about Rog and vanished from the Earth; and with them much craftsmanship and skill has been lost for ever."

The Book of Lost Tales: Part 2 Pg 175

“What is sin?
It is the glory of God not honored.
The holiness of God not reverenced.
The greatness of God not admired.
The power of God not praised.
The truth of God not sought.
The wisdom of God not esteemed.
The beauty of God not treasured.
The goodness of God not savored.
The faithfulness of God not trusted.
The commandments of God not obeyed.
The justice of God not respected.
The wrath of God not feared.
The grace of God not cherished.
The presence of God not prized.
The person of God not loved.
That is sin.”  
―John Piper