goddess religion

     "Blue makeup and a fierce stare are a young girl’s preparations for the Angalamman festival, held every year in the village of Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu, India. The festival celebrates Angalamman, a guardian deity.“

  

     Photograph by Mahesh Balasubramanian

  

     Content source: Angalamman Festival, India - National Geographic Travel Daily Photo

The Moon.

She is mirrored perfection. She leaves a lasting impression. She is the catalyst. In an ever changing world, she is above it. She can not be bargained with. She does as she will. Praise be hers.

The rise and fall of the tide. One more moonlit ride. The secrets you could no longer confide. Let out that which you hide. Let them see you from the inside.

The 8 Sabbats

SAMHAIN: October 31st, the beginning and therefore the end of the pagan new year. The time when the Goddess returns as the crone or the wise one

YULE: December 21st, the time when the days begin to lengthen and the re-birth of the sun is celebrated

IMBOLG: February 2nd, The time when the first buds are seen on the trees: the return of the Goddess as the maiden.

OESTARA: March 21st. The time when day and night are equal. A time of balance and of throwing out the old and taking on the new.

BELTANE: May 1st, The time when the marriage of the Goddess and the Gd is celebrated. The Goddess becomes the Mother and the God returns to reign beside her

LITHA: June 21st, The height of the sun king’s power, when the days begin to shorten again

LAMMAS: August 1st, the time when the first harvest is brought in, the feast of the sacrificial God

MADRON: September 21st again day and night are equal and again this is a time of balance This is the height of the harvest and a time of returning things to the way they should be

The Devil.

Storm clouds pierced the clear blue sky. You could feel everything. All that was present in the world around could also be felt inside you. The tempest. Changing. The future colliding with the past. Driven to the brink of madness. Falling over the edge. Until he gave you his hand, and everything became stable. Calm. He erased all your pain, he silenced your fears. A just god. Noble and true. Not jealous or angry. Both men and women. Balanced and equal. A celebration of oneness. Open and honest.

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.

Hestia Aesthetic ; requested by @brokenshardsofmoonlight

In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is a virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and the eldest of the Olympian Gods.

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Archaeological Museum of Heraklion:

Goddesses with upraised hands and the “Poppy Goddess”

The large figurines crowned with birds on their diadem were found in Karphi along with three more figurines, and are the largest found to date in Crete. The objects were derived from various parts of the settlement, indicating that cult activities took place throughout the site. 1200-1100 B.C

The poppy goddess is the largest figure found in Gazi. It also is the only figure crowned with models of the opium poppy fruit (papaver somniferum). The symbol of opium, a hallucinogen known for its sedative and healing properties conveys the message that the goddess relieves pain and heals worshippers. (1300-1200 BC)

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. 

(Add anything on if you have anything else)