goddess religion

Beast  (Tiamat)

A primordial ocean goddess from various Mesopotamian religions who mated with the god of fresh water, Abzû, in order to create the entire universe. According to the tales found within the ‘Enuma Elish’, her husband was murdered by their children, driving her to transform herself into a dragon as revenge.

She fashioned eleven great monsters to destroy those who opposed her, but was slain in battle by Marduk. Her ribs became the heavens and the earth and her tail, the Milky Way. She was sometimes known as Thalattē or Omoroca, especially in the Chaldæan region.

hekate · goddess of magic and witchcraft

Hekate was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea. Hekate assisted Demeter in her search for Persephone, guiding her through the night with flaming torches. After the mother-daughter reunion became she Persephone’s minister and companion in Haides. Hekate was usually depicted in Greek vase painting as a woman holding twin torches. Sometimes she was dressed in a knee-length maiden’s skirt and hunting boots, much like Artemis. In statuary Hekate was often depicted in triple form as a goddess of crossroads.

Pachamama- Divine Feminine 

Pachamama is a goddess of the ancient indigenous people of the Andes. Pachamama is usually translated as Mother Earth, but a more literal translation would be “Mother World”. She was a fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting but who also caused earthquakes.

Dr. P. P. Flambas, - Caribbean Atlantis: A Scientific Analysis 

Image Credit - Pacha Mama by Jose Garcia Chibarro

Things to know about Wicca/Witchcraft (For Beginners)

1). You create your own path.
~ no one has the same path within Wicca or Witchcraft. You create your own… people shouldn’t be telling you if you are practicing spells/rituals at the wrong time; no one should be saying “you shouldn’t be study that yet.” They can help you to start somewhere but they can’t tell you if it’s right or wrong time. 

2). Study and Practice takes time.
~ no one knows everything within one month, study takes time. You will not know everything ever… there are so many new and old things to know about Wicca so do not rush it.. take it at your own pace. Same with practicing, we call it practicing because everyone is learning how to build up this beautiful practice. If a spell doesn’t work at first, that’s okay it takes time.

3). You don’t need fancy tools
~ if you are practicing, do not think you need fancy things for your spells or rituals. Yes you can get some cool pretty tools but that doesn’t mean they are going to change much, the stuff you do is about you, not the tools you use. Nothing has to be fancy for it to work, yourself is all it takes.

4). Meditating.
~ Meditating can help you with a lot of things, wether that be relaxation or helping your energy. There are so many ways to meditate, try some and see what’s best for you. 

5). Asking for help is okay.
~ if you are stuck on something wether it be a spell or something you have read, it is okay to ask someone to help you. No one will look down on you if you ask for help.

6). Wicca is a religion! Witchcraft is the practice. 
~ yes we all know Wicca is a religion but because of that it should not be used to be something that makes you look cool! 

7). You don’t have to practice Witchcraft.
~ you can still follow the beliefs and holidays in Wicca. For example you do not have to practice Witchcraft to say you are Wiccan, some Wiccans are Wiccans but don’t practice. 

8). Not everyone is going to think the same as you.
~ yes there are people who won’t mind you discussing Wicca but some people do have different opinions, some people might not like Wicca or Witchcraft and that is okay everyone is entitled to have an opinion… but because you think Wicca is great doesn’t mean others will. 

9). Book Of Shadows.
~ Book Of Shadows is a great way to keep record of what you have studied or learnt but don’t stress to much about it, you do not need something nice in leather. You could have a simple notepad or even have notes on your computer. You decide how you want it. 

10). Enjoy your practice and study.
~ Study and practice and enjoy it. The more you enjoy it the more your mind will fill with positive energy. 

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Trivia, Roman Goddess of Sorcery

Goddess of sorcery and witchcraft, Trivia was said to have power in graveyards, crossroads, and other places of transition, mirroring her sway over the space between life and death. 

Her Greek counterpart was Hecate, and both were often visualized in a triple-form. She was a Titan of the underworld, but in the Titanomachy–the great war between Titans and Olympians to determine which generation of gods would rule the universe–she aided Jupiter, and was thus allowed to keep her powers and position.

She is a liminal deity, which is a deity associated with thresholds and transition. Her powers were invoked to aid in childbirth, and also to guide the dead: as part of her role as an Underworld goddess, she was called Queen of Ghosts. 

I think liminal deities are fascinating, because they’re attributed with wisdom of (or power over) the thresholds we find most important/most terrifying. Our ancestors infused these figures with mystery and dignity; they’ll be there, they know what we dream of knowing, but they won’t be forthcoming with answers or comfort. Death is scary, and life is mysterious, but they represent and embody a uniquely human courage to comprehend the incomprehensible.

selene · goddess of the moon

Selene was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia. She was the goddess of the moon, which she drove every night across the skies. Selene was linked to Artemis as well as Hecate; all three were considered lunar goddesses. She had an affair with a mortal named Endymion, whom Zeus had granted the choice of when he would die; Endymion chose to fall into an eternal sleep to remain ageless and deathless. Selene drove the silver moon chariot which was carried by two snow-white horses, as opposed to the golden sun chariot which was carried by four. According to other sources, Selene was one of Zeus’ lovers and they had a number of children

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loki · the trickster god of mischief

Loki is known as the tricker God, he is not evil, nor is he good, he lives in Asgard even though he is from Jotunheim (the land of the giants). he loves to make trouble for anyone and everyone especially for the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard. Loki is both cunning and clever and he always comes up with new ideas to annoy and bring people in the uttermost embarrassments. Loki just loves to prank people in all the ways he can think of, aslong that he think it is funny. After he brings someone in trouble with his pranks, he often saved them so he would look like the hero of the day. Loki has an amazing ability which is a quite useful skill for him, he is able to shape shift into almost any living being. In some separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, a mare, a seal, a fly, and possibly also an elderly woman. After Loki had made one prank to many for the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard, he was placed in a cave with a poisonous snake above his head. Loki’s faithful and loving wife Sigyn, stayed with Loki in the cave and held a bowl over his head to catch the poison from the snake.

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Hecate Aesthetic ; requested by @kakussy-licious

Hecate is a goddess in Ancient Greek religion and mythology, most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, light, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery.

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O, Madria Vicka, Jana of Valor, Guardian of South and Fire, be with us. May the Pure Stream of Your Virtues flow within us, in this world and in all the worlds to come.

All praises be to Dea! Dea Filia, our divine Daughter God, has risen again.

This is my first Eastre, though growing up Christian I have of course celebrated many Easters in the past. However, there is this difference here. We have the Hiatus, a metaphorical representation of the loss of Dea. I believe in some Christian traditions there may be some observances similar to this on the day(s) between Good Friday and Easter, though in the Deanic tradition, this day doesn’t exist.

I felt much like I was alone yesterday. Even though Dea hasn’t left us, because the Mythos take place outside of our realm of understanding and our concept of time, the Divine Shattering has, essentially, taken place over the last couple days. I tried not to think about the future, but it was too hard for me. I need plans, otherwise I’m too scared about what will happen. And in a way, I believe my own struggling not to think about the future was the perfect metaphor for a world without Dea: there would be no future, and there would be nothing we could do about it, and we’d feel helpless.

So many blessings flow through me knowing my Princess is alive again. I hold my faith in Her. And if I am being honest, I was so excited to feel Her again, that I wrote this post late yesterday. Even one day that represents a world without Dea is too much for me, and I had to remind myself She would be back soon.

It’s appropriate that this new year is on Madria Vicka’s day, I think. I need Her strength to get through the rest of my life. Embrace Madria Vicka’s Flames of Valor this year, and accept Dea Filia’s Love. And have a blessed spring.

Let us bless the Queen of Heaven. Blessed is She. Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power. Thanks be to the Seven Janati.

Originally posted by their-eternal-apocalypse