A painting of the goddess Nut that I’ve been working on for a little while now and finally managed to finish. I’m very pleased with the result (especially her hair!) Please don’t repost the painting or remove this caption.
Hello, can anyone recommend any high fantasy books in which matriarchal religion (Mother Goddess, goddesses, prophetesses, priestesses, women being revered) plays a big part of the story in the world? Even better if there is a religion in which the Mother or Goddess is considered the supreme deity. Better again if the society is matriarchal. It’s for research and inspiration for my own world building. Thank you!
I have read the first Throne of Glass book a while ago, and I know the Goddess is the surpeme deity in those books (from what I remember? I could be wrong), and I know two enemy goddesses or goddess-like figures play an important role in the Falling Kingdoms novels, as well. I have read the first book of the Landfall series and the Queendom of Evlantis which are both about women centred societies that worship goddesses. I intend to re-read all.
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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.
SO LETS SAY THE WHOLE ENTIRETY OF EXISTENCE IS AN APPLE PIE
WOO APPLE PIE RIGHT?
NOW RELIGION IS US TINY LITTLE HUMANS TRYING TO EAT THIS PIE RIGHT?
SO SOME OF US ARE LIKE : YEAH, I CAN EAT THIS WHOLE PIE WITH NOTHIN BUT A FORK AND IMMA CALL IT THE UNIVERSE AND THATS AS COMPLEX AS IT NEEDS TO BE.
NUT OTHER PEOPLE ARE LIKE, YES, BUT IM GONNA CALL IT A CAPITAL G GOD AND EAT IT WITH MY FORK.
LOOKS DIFFERENT BUT IS STILL AN APPLE PIE RIGHT?
NOW OTHER PEOPLE ARE LIKE, MAYBE I DONT WANNA EAT THIS WHOLE PIE IN AT ONCE. NAYBE ILL CUT IT UP AND GIVE EACH SLICE A DIFFERENT NAME (EX: THE GREEK PANTHEON)
STILL AN APPLE PIE THOUGH RIGHT? JUST EASIER TO CONSUME..
NOW YOU CAN CUT IT HOWEVER YOU WANT AND GIVE IT WHAT EVER NAME/S YOU WANT (POLYTHEISTIC) , BUT EXISTENCE IS STILL THE PIE AND YOUR PRORBABLY GONNA EAT IT (RELIGION). NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE NOT TO EAT IT CAUSE THE PIE DOESNT APPEAL TO YOU (AGNOSTIC/ATHEIST) AND THATS OKAY TOO BUT YOU STILL ACKNOWLEDGE THE ESISTENCE OF THE PIE OF EXISTENCE.
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.
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.
So I suffer from headaches and migraines. And I use all kinds of things to help me get rid of them both natural ways and just normal medicine. Obviously take Tylenol or ibuprofen but I have other things that I find work.
1) Put lavender oil behind your ears, the back of your neck, and the sides of your temple. Then smell the lavender oil.
2) Do the same thing except use peppermint oil.
Be careful with 1 and 2 because I wasn’t informed that if you use them on your skin it can cause irritation. So if you do use them on your skin mix the with coconut oil or carrier oil. I’m sorry that was my mistake)
3) Also if you have any jasmine incense light it am close your eyes.
Well those are some natural ways I’ve learned that helps with my headaches and decided I would share it with your guys. I hope this helped or you guys enjoyed it. Blessed Be 😊
She is the cosmos itself, the womb of starry seas,
for She contains all things and bears all things.
Inspiring and expiring, She breathes,
dancing on the golden solar wind,
broadcasting her star stuff–
She is the black hole and the kitchen pantry.
She is the heartbeat of labor and love.
She is the space between stars and atoms.
She simply is,
She is whatever is
She is What She Is,
And I am a part of Her.
from “A Ritual to Celebrate the Goddess of the Cosmos” by Barbara Ardinger, found in Practicing the Presence of the Goddess: Everyday Rituals to Transform Your World