european goddesses

We long for over there yet we cannot be there if we are never here. And now. If we do not process this moment we will have no space to receive the next.
Desire, yes. Yearn for more. Yet don’t miss the chance to savor before nostalgia sets in and paints a new picture skewed with rainbow colors. Meanwhile all you see today is black and white. Don’t forget to recognize this moment for the deep spectrum that it holds and the important step it is on the path to the next now.
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Beaivi, the Sami goddess or spirit of the sun. She is a summer goddess of sanity and fertility, representing the end of winter and the return of the sun, which means the return of new life and growth as well as the end of seasonally-affected depression and madness. White animals, particularly white reindeer, and butter are sacred to her.

Louis Janmot (1814-1892)
“Flower of the Fields” (1845)
Oil on wood
Located in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, Paris

It is unclear if the painting is the portrait of a woman known to Janmot, but the clothes she wears do not fit with her time, but are similar to portraits of the Italian Renaissance. This may be a painting of flowers, as this type of art was very popular in Lyon in the 19th century. Or perhaps the young woman is she the Roman goddess of flowers, Flora, and is a thought about the transience of time.

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for fyeahmyths’ two week summer myth event

day five: northern or eastern european deity

aušrinė is a feminine deity of the morning star in lithuanian mythology. she is the antipode to vakarinė, the evening star.

her cult possibly stems from that of the indo-european dawn goddess hausos and is related to latvian auseklis, greek eos, roman aurora, and vedic ushas. aušrinė is the goddess of beauty and youth. after the christianization of lithuania, the cult merged with christian images and the symbolism of the virgin mary.

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@fyeahmyths two weeks event: day five.

northern european goddess: [finnish] M I E L I K K I

in a country where the forest was central to providing food through hunting and gathering, it was thought very important to stay on her good side. she is also offered prayers by those who hunt small game and those who gather mushrooms and berries.

mielikki is known as a skillful healer who heals the paws of animals who have escaped traps, helps chicks that have fallen from their nests and treats the wounds of wood grouses after their mating displays. she knows well the healing herbs and will also help humans if they know well enough to ask her for it

Julius Evola on feminism:


“We can’t ask ourselves if the woman is superior or inferior to man more than we can ask ourselves if water is superior or inferior to fire. Therefore, for each of the sexes the criterion of measurement cannot be given from the opposite sex, but exclusively from the “idea” of their own sex. The only thing that can be done is, in other terms, establish the superiority or the inferiority of a certain woman according to her being more or less near to the female typicity, to the pure or absolute women; and analogous thing also applies to man. The “demands” of modern woman derives, therefore, from wrong ambitions, besides from a complex of inferiority – from the wrong idea that a woman as such, as “only woman”, is inferior to man. Rightfully has been said that feminism has not fighted for the “rights of woman” but rather, without realizing it, for the right of woman to be the same as a man: thing that, even if it were possible outside of the exterior practicistic-intellectual plane just said, would be equivalent for the right of woman to distort herself, to degenerate. The only qualitative criterion is, let us repeat, that of the degree of more or less perfect realization of its own nature. There is no doubt that a woman that is perfectly woman is superior to a man that is imperfectly man, in the same way as a peasant loyal to the land, who performs perfectly his functions, is superior to a king unable to perform his task”.

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Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola, Eros and the Mysteries of Love.

Ave Venus! Hail Aphrodite! HailaR Freyja! Hail to the European Goddesses! Hail to all great women in history! Hail all “women”, regardless of their culture, for the great value they represent! 

et noctibus quidem plenam fulgentemque lunam invitabat assidue in amplexus atque concubitum
and by night he persistently invited the full and shining moon into his embrace and his bed
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caligula being relatable 

(Suetonius, De Vita Caesarum Gaius 22)

Spring Equinox is on March 20th this year. This important day is celebrated in many ways across many different religions and cultures. Ostara, as most witches and pagans typically call it, is for celebrating the fertility of nature. Rabbits are often associated with it due to their well known ability to easily concieve (this notion was later used by Christians when they chose to start celebrating “Easter” as the rebirth of their Christ)
According to old European Pagan beliefs the Goddess Eostre found a wounded bird and turned her into a hare so she could survive the winter. However, this transformation was not fully completed and therefore the hare could still lay eggs. She would then decorate her eggs and leave them as gifts for Eostre as thanks. The Pagans of old would have a feast on the next full moon after Ostera to celebrate the fertility goddess and hopefully earn her blessing on the years crop.
The most important thing to keep in mind as you prepare for the holiday is everything should be about appreciating mother earth’s beautiful fertility. Take time to appreciate the new growth of the season, plant your own seeds, decorate and hide eggs to thank the goddess for her blessing, celebrate alone, or with others, however you feel comfortable celebrating the coming of Spring. Many blessings and merry celebrations witches 🌙