myrrhae

plant metamorphoses in greek  & roman mythology

trees

  • aigle (willow) 
  • attis (silver fir) 
  • baucis (linden) 
  • byblis (holm-oak)
  • daphne (laurel) 
  • dryope (black poplar)
  • erytheia (elm) 
  • the heliades (black poplars) 
  • hesperiea (black poplar) 
  • karya (walnut) 
  • kyparissos (cypress) 
  • leuke (white poplar) 
  • leukothoe (frankincense) 
  • lotis (lotus-tree) 
  • moria (olive) 
  • myrrha (myrtle) 
  • myrrha/smyrna (myrrh)
  • the oikhaliai (pines)
  • philemon (oak) 
  • philyra (linden) 
  • pitys (pine) 
  • pyramus and thisbe (mulberry) 
  • side (pomegranate) 
  • the sperkheides (black poplars)
  • sykeus (fig)

flowers

  • adonis (anemone) 
  • hyakinthos (hyacinth)
  • klytie (heliotrope)
  • krokos (crocus)
  • mekon (poppy) 
  • narkissos (narcissus)

other plants

  • ambrosia (grape vine) 
  • ampelos (grape vine)
  • kalamos (reeds) 
  • minthe (mint)
  • psalakantha (plany)
  • smilax (smilax vine)
  • syrinx (reeds)

anonymous asked:

I have a witchy question for you. I am a beginner witch and I want to know: if I hand whittle my wand, does the shavings I collect have any meaning to them? Like what spells could I use them in? The wood I made it out of was oak, btw. Also, I don't have any colored candles. Just white scentless ones. What kind of herbs or things could I sprinkle on them to represent the four elements?

ACACIA: (Acacia senegal)
Planet: Sun
Element: Air
Associated Deities:
Adonis, Apollo, Astarte, Diana, Ishtar, Osiris, Ra, Vishnu.

Magickal Uses:
Meditation, Relaxation, Protection, Psychic Powers.

AGRIMONY: (Agrimonia eupatoria)
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air

Magickal Uses:
To banish Negative Energy, Protection, Sleep, Psychic Healing, To cleanse the Aura.

ANGELICA: (Angelica archangelica)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire

Associated Deities:
Michael, Sun Gods, Venus

Magickal Uses:
Exorcism, Healing, To cleanse the Aura, Cleansing, Protection, Psychic Workings.

BALM (LEMON) (Melissa officinalis)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water

Associated Deities:
Artemis, Diana, Moon Goddesses

Magickal Uses:
To connect with the Emotions, Friendship, Healing, Love, Success

BAY (Laurus nobilis)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire

Associated Deities:
Adonis, Apollo, Aesculapius, Ceres, Cerridwen, Cupid, Daphne, Eros, Faunus, Ra, Vishnu

Magickal Uses:
Clairvoyance, Protection, Purification, To induce Prophetic Dreams, Inspiration,
Wishes - write you wish on the leaf then burn it for it to come true.

CHAMOMILE: (Anthemis nobilis)
Planet: Sun
Element: Water

Associated Deities:
Cernunnos, Ra, Sun Gods

Magickal Uses:
To heal and regenerate the Spirit within, Relaxation, Sleep, Money, Love, Purification

COLTSFOOT: (Tussilago farfara)
Planet: Venus
Element: Water

Magickal Uses:
Can be used in smoking mixtures, Relaxation, Love, Visionary Work

DAMIANA: (Turnera diffusa)
Planet: Pluto
Element: Water

Associated Deities:
Artemis, Diana, Ganesha, Vishnu, Zeus

Magickal Uses:
Aphrodisiac, Divination, Lust, Love, All Psychic Workings, Tantric Magick, Visionary Work

ELDER: (Sambucus nigra)
Planet: Venus
Element: Water

Associated Deities:
Crone aspects of the Goddess, Dryads, Earth Goddesses, Fairies,
Holda Goddess of Winter, Venus

Magickal Uses:
Clairvoyance, To make contact with Fairies and Dryads, Exorcism, Healing,
Protection, Prosperity, Sleep

EYEBRIGHT: (Euphrasia officinalis)
Planet: Sun
Element: Air

Magickal Uses:
Inspiration, Mental Powers, All Psychic Workings

FEVERFEW: ( Chrysanthemum parthenium)
Planet: Venus
Element: Water

Magickal Uses:
Meditation, Relaxation, Protection

FRANKINCENSE: (Boswellia thurifera)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire

Associated Deities:
Adonis, Apollo, Baal, Demeter, Hades, Helios, Moon Goddesses, Pluto, Ra,
Other Sun Gods, Venus, Vishnu, Yama

Magickal Uses:
Cleansing, Exorcism, Meditation, To generally Lift the Spirits, Purification,
Protection, Spirituality

GOLDENROD: (Solidago odora)
Planet: Venus
Element: Air

Magickal Uses:
Divination, Money

HAWTHORN: (Crataegus Monogyna)
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire

Associated Deities:
Blodeuwedd, Cardea, Creiddylad, Fairies, Flora, Hymen, Olwen, Thor

Magickal Uses:
Fertility and Growth, Sex Magick, Happiness

HOREHOUND: (Marrubium vulgare)
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air

Associated Deities:
Horus, Isis, Osiris

Magickal Uses:
Cleansing, Exorcism, Healing, Cleansing of the Aura, Mental Powers, Protection



IVY: (Hedera helix)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Ariadne, Arianrhod, Bacchus, Cerridwen, Dionysus, Hymen, Isis, Osiris,
Persephone, Saturn, The White Goddess.
Magickal Uses:
For binding Luck, Love and fidelity to one’s self, Healing, Protection.

JASMINE: (Jasminum officinale)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Artemis, Diana, Maternal aspects of the Goddess, Vishnu, Zeus.
Magickal Uses:
Love, Meditation, Money, Prophetic Dreams, Relaxation,
Psychic Protection to the Aura.

LAVENDER: (Lavendula officinalis)
Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Associated Deities:
Cernunnos, Cirse, Hecate, Medea, Saturn, Serpent Goddesses.
Magickal Uses:
Cleansing, Chastity, Happiness, Longevity, Love, Meditation, Peace, Protection,
Purification, Sleep.

LOOSESTRIFE: (Lythrum salicaria)
Planet: Moon
Element: Earth
Magickal Uses:
Peace, Protection.

MARIGOLD: (Calendula Officinalis)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Associated Uses:
Sun Gods
Magickal Uses:
Consecration, Divination, Legal Matter, Prophetic Dreams,
Protection, Psychic powers.

MUGWORT: (Artemisia vulgaris)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Artemis, Diana, Hecate.
Magickal Uses:
Astral Projection, Clairvoyance, Divination, Healing, Prophetic Dreams,
Protection, Psychic Powers, Strength.

MYRRH: (Commiphora Myrrha)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Adonis, Demeter, Freya, Hathor, Hecate, Hera,
Isis, Juno, Marian, Neptune, Nephthys, Poseidon, Ra, Rhea, Saturn.
Magickal Uses:
Exorcism, Healing, Protection, Spiritual Awareness.

OATS: (Avena sativa)
Planet: Venus
Element: Earth
Magickal Uses:
Money, Prosperity, Sexual Magick.

POPPY (OPIUM) (Papaver somniferum)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Anubis, Demeter, Freya, Hecate, Hera, Isis, Mut, Neptune, Rhea, Saturn
Magickal Uses:
Fertility, Invisibility, Love, Luck, Money, Relaxation, Visionary Workings.

ROSEMARY: (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Associated Deities:
Fairies
Magickal Uses:
Cleansing, Exorcism, Healing, Love, Lust, Mental Powers, Purification,
Rites of Passage, Repels Negativity, Relaxation, Use to attract Fairies.

ROWAN: (Pyrus aucuparia)
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Associated Deities:
Brigantia, Brighid, Cuchulain, Thor.
Magickal Uses:
Healing, Invoking Spirits, Familiars, Spirit Guides and the Elementals,
Power, Protection, Psychic Powers, Success.

SAGE: (Salvia officinalis)
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Associated Deities:
Consus, Jupiter, Zeus.
Magickal Uses:
Cleansing the Aura, Immortality, Longevity, Protection, Purification, Wisdom, Wishes.

SKULLCAP: (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Planet: Saturn
Element: Water
Magickal Uses:
Fidelity, Love, Meditation, Relaxation, Peace.

THYME: (Thymus vulgaris)
Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Ares, Fairies, Mars.
Magickal Uses:
To help focus Personal Energies, Courage, Healing, Health,
Love, Purification, Psychic Powers, Sleep.

VALERIAN: (Valeriana officinalis)
Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Magickal Uses:
Calming, Healing, Bonding with Cats and attracting Cat Familiars,
Love, Purification, Protection, Relaxation, Sleep.

WILLOW: (Salix alba)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Artemis, Belili, Brigantia, Brighid, Ceres, Cirse, Hecate, Hera,
Hermes, Isis, Mercury, Moon Goddess, Osiris, Persephone, Poseidon, Zeus.
Magickal Uses:
Healing, Initiation Rites, Love Divination, Love, Protection.

YARROW: (Achillea millefolium)
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Associated Deities:
Cernunnos, Herne, Pan.
Magickal Uses:
Courage, Exorcism, Love, Psychic Powers.

Here’s a list of herbs and their properties and links to elements etc, as for your wood shavings, try using them in spells that bring knowledge, truth, prosperity and bravery as that’s what oak wood is great for in magickal workings.

I hope this helps in some way!

Blessings, Morgana 🔮

greek gods series: kim seokjin as adonis, god of beauty and desire.

“In Greek mythology, Adonis was the god of beauty and desire. Originally, he was a god worshipped in the area of Phoenicia (modern – day Lebanon), but was later adopted by the Greeks. According to the most popular belief, he was the son of Theias, king of Syria, and Myrrha (also known as Smyrna), Theias’ daughter. The myth has it that Myrrha fell in love with her father and tricked him into having sex with her; by that union, Adonis was conceived. When Theias found out that it was his daughter, he tried to find her and kill her. She pleaded to the gods to change her form, and thus she was transformed into a myrrh tree. In the tree form, she gave birth to Adonis, with whom goddess Aphrodite fell in love. She protected him and appointed Persephone to raise him. However, Persephone later refused to give Adonis back to Aphrodite; this led to a dispute that was solved by Zeus. As a result, Adonis would spend a third of a year with each goddess, and one third with whoever he wanted; he chose to spend two thirds with Aphrodite.”

anonymous asked:

Would it be considered incest if someone shipped Hephaestus and Pandora? My friend says no but he's kinda like her dad,,,,,,, didnt that one girl got turned into a tree for fucking her dad or some shit

he’s not really her dad, he was the one who made her but so did the other gods. Also, I think, you’re talking about myrrha but she didn’t get turned into a tree because she slept with her dad, she was cursed so that she lusted after her own father and slept with him and got pregnant but when he found out, he wanted to kill her so she asked the gods for help and they turned her into a tree bc that’s apparently super helpful

RICCIN: Cause a ruckus.

@rebatrolls

If Myrrha was here, she’d tell you to take a breath, baby, there ain’t no cause for this level of rile.

But she ain’t, and you’re nothing but fury: anger oozing down through you like the most insipid kind of flame, not burning, just itching, aching. It feels like every inch of you’s going to peel off if you don’t something about it, but there aren’t nothing to do, not really. Can you strip the flesh from every fucking bilgeblood trying to give you orders? Nah. Can you string Lannia up like the fool she is, make it clear what the fuck happens to folks who won’t step off an indigo’s stubs?

Nah. Not when Vadaya won’t let you.

If you hadn’t been given away like some wretched balltoy - if the Shepherd hadn’t approved this fool’s mission, without a second thought - then you’d just go to the cullpits, take your ire out on the folks who deserve it. As is, you’ll have to settle on Hadean: worthless, wretched fucking Hadean, who crept into your life and hasn’t even had the decency not to contaminate the rest of it.

Part of you knows this is an awful idea. Part of you knows exactly what’ll happen if Nzinga catches word of you fucking with her new toy. But the rest of you just doesn’t give a single fuck, and as soon as the skimmer hits the ground, as soon as it slides into park, you’re already disconnecting from the system. The phone’s too clunky in your hands right now: when your thumb slips mid-slde, you want to howl.

You don’t. Just because you’ve gone and gotten yourself in a fucking mood doesn’t mean you have to act it. Especially not online.

– obstructedAntiquity [OA] is now messaging invertedDissident [ID]! –

OA: wHERE THE FUCK ARE WE MEETING Up.

I’m going to try and sit down with that long Imperial Education Program meta post this weekend, because it’s drafted out, I just have to finish linking shit. (Also need to write up the ISE meta. So much to do!)

But in the meanwhile, a quick link collection:

  • The short IEP writeup is HERE.
  • The named IEP castmembers are, arranged by caste:
    • Canvio (legislacerative department, assistant)
    • Proper (bioengineering department, helm)
    • Riccin (bioengineering department, helm)
    • Kindra (legislacerative department, assistant)
    • ID (bioengineering department, former helm/assistant)
    • Marduk (legislacerative department, legislacerator)
    • Myrrha (paingineering department, shipwright)
    • Chiloa (overall crechemanager)
    • Liable (legislacerative/bioengineering, diplomat/pet project)
    • Sappho (legislacerative department, legislacerator)
    • Shepherd (dean of IEP, head of bioengineering, Riccin’s proctor)
  • A lot of IEP graduates feed into Imperial Social Enforcement, but the programs aren’t necessarily linked in to each other: it’s convenience moreso than a career track, and an easy way for all aspects of Shepherd’s work to have a tangible benefit to the Empire.
  • It also keeps attention off of the fact a not-insignificant portion of each branch of recruits ends up on a track working directly for the Queenpin, instead, because that’s an easy way for Shepherd to make money.

astroshitology  asked:

Heyy, the asteroid myrrha is onnected to incest and sexual abuse right? What do you think it means if I have this asteroid in aries in the 8th house, and if I have this asteroid square my venus and square my mars?

There is a possibility of ending up in a sexually abusive relationship and if so there is also the possibility of the abuse becoming violent or psychological. This possible abusive relationship could really trap you, you’d feel that it is hard to escape and it may hurt your sense of independence and make you fear intimacy. 

Of course this possible relationship isn’t written in stone that it is going to happen, yet if an abusive relationship were to occur that is what it’d likely be like.