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.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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The quiet spaces in between reveal what makes our hearts beat. What is sweet. What is savory to our senses. Seek the quiet. Remember to reflect. Otherwise all that is beautiful will fade from your reality unrecognized and all that is sorrow will resurface at just the wrong times. Digest. Show your gratitude. And watch your abundance grow.
Kotor, Montenegro

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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 🌙

anonymous asked:

ofmoonlightandthesun ALSO said "Plus, I’ve seen a LOT of people get ass-hurt when someone does an edit for a non-European-originating God or Goddess as white but are fine when it’s the other way around. Double standard." Literal. Definition. Of. Reverse. Racism. They're racist. Point blank. And since so many people complained to Kemetics about not seeing racist shit cause those people were blocked, how the hell can you Hellenics excuse it?

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trickster week | day one: european gods and goddesses

“so, after all, there was not one kind of strife alone, but all over the earth there are two. […] for one fosters evil war and battle, being cruel: her no man loves; but perforce, through the will of the deathless gods, men pay harsh strife her honour due. but the other is the elder daughter of dark night, and the son of cronus who sits above and dwells in the aether, set her in the roots of the earth: and she is far kinder to men. she stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbour, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbour vies with his neighbour as he hurries after wealth.” -hesiod