patronesses

greek mythology mbti (the weird version)

INFJ - dionysus
Dionysus is represented by city religions as the protector of those who do not belong to conventional society and thus symbolizes everything which is chaotic, dangerous and unexpected, everything which escapes human reason and which can only be attributed to the unforeseeable action of the gods.

ENFJ - apollo
Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague. Amongst the god’s custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks.

ENTJ - athena
She is the patroness of various crafts, especially of weaving, as Athena Ergane, and was honored as such at festivals such as Chalceia. The metalwork of weapons also fell under her patronage. She led battles (Athena Promachos or the warrior maiden Athena Parthenos)[25] as the disciplined, strategic side of war, in contrast to her brother Ares, the patron of violence, bloodlust and slaughter—"the raw force of war".[26] Athena is the goddess of knowledge, purity, arts, crafts, learning, justice and wisdom. She represents intelligence, humility, consciousness, cosmic knowledge, creativity, education, enlightenment, the arts, eloquence and power. She stands for Truth, Justice, and Moral values. She plays a tough, clever and independent role.

INTJ - medusa
The name “Medusa” itself is often used in ways not directly connected to the mythological figure but to suggest the gorgon’s abilities or to connote malevolence; despite her origins as a beauty, the name in common usage “came to mean monster.”[19] It is the Lie that makes him free. Animals alone are given the privilege of lifting the veil of Isis; men dare not. The animal, awake, has no fictional escape from the Real because he has no imagination. Man, awake, is compelled to seek a perpetual escape into Hope, Belief, Fable, Art, God, Socialism, Immortality, Alcohol, Love. From Medusa-Truth he makes an appeal to Maya-Lie.

ESTJ - perseus
The legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty of Danaans, was the first of the heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths of the Twelve Olympians. Perseus beheaded the Gorgon Medusa, and saved Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus. He was the son of the mortal Danae and the god Zeus.

ISTP - theseus
Theseus volunteered to slay the monster to stop this horror. He took the place of one of the youths and set off with a black sail, promising to his father, Aegeus, that if successful he would return with a white sail.[10] Like the others, Theseus was stripped of his weapons when they sailed. On his arrival in Crete, Ariadne, King Minos’ daughter, fell in love with Theseus and, on the advice of Daedalus, gave him a ball of thread or clue, so he could find his way out of the Labyrinth.

INFP - achilles
In other words, Achilles is an embodiment of the grief of the people, grief being a theme raised numerous times in the Iliad (frequently by Achilles). Achilles’ role as the hero of grief forms an ironic juxtaposition with the conventional view of Achilles as the hero of κλέος kleos (“glory”, usually glory in war).

ESFP - zeus
“Even the gods who are not his natural children address him as Father, and all the gods rise in his presence.”[7] For the Greeks, he was the King of the Gods, who oversaw the universe. As Pausanias observed, “That Zeus is king in heaven is a saying common to all men.”

ENFP - poseidon
In his benign aspect, Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drownings and shipwrecks. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice;[citation needed] in this way, according to a fragmentary papyrus, Alexander the Great paused at the Syrian seashore before the climactic battle of Issus, and resorted to prayers, “invoking Poseidon the sea-god, for whom he ordered a four-horse chariot to be cast into the waves.”

ISFP - artemis
Artemis, while sitting on the knee of her father, Zeus, asked him to grant her six wishes: to remain always a virgin; to have many names to set her apart from her brother Apollo; to be the Phaesporia or Light Bringer; to have a bow and arrow and a knee-length tunic so that she could hunt; to have sixty “daughters of Okeanos”, all nine years of age, to be her choir; and for twenty Amnisides Nymphs as handmaidens to watch her dogs and bow while she rested. She wished for no city dedicated to her, but to rule the mountains, and for the ability to help women in the pains of childbirth.

ISFJ - hestia
A hearth fire might be deliberately, ritually extinguished at need, and its lighting or relighting should be accompanied by rituals of completion, purification and renewal, comparable with the rituals and connotations of an eternal flame and of sanctuary lamps. […] Hestia, you who tend the holy house of the lord Apollo, the Far-shooter at goodly Pytho, with soft oil dripping ever from your locks, come now into this house, come, having one mind with Zeus the all-wise: draw near, and withal bestow grace upon my song.

ISTJ - hephaestus
Hephaestus had his own palace on Olympus, containing his workshop with anvil and twenty bellows that worked at his bidding.[11] Hephaestus crafted much of the magnificent equipment of the gods, and almost any finely-wrought metalwork imbued with powers that appears in Greek myth is said to have been forged by Hephaestus. He designed Hermes’ winged helmet and sandals, the Aegis breastplate, Aphrodite’s famed girdle, Agamemnon’s staff of office,[12] Achilles’ armor, Heracles’ bronze clappers, Helios’ chariot, the shoulder of Pelops, and Eros’ bow and arrows.

ESFJ - prometheus
Henceforth, humans would keep that meat for themselves and burn the bones wrapped in fat as an offering to the gods. This angered Zeus, who hid fire from humans in retribution. In this version of the myth, the use of fire was already known to humans, but withdrawn by Zeus.[6] Prometheus, however, stole fire back in a giant fennel-stalk and restored it to humanity.

INTP - hermes
Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods,[1] intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves,[2] orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade.[3] In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind.

ENTP - daedalus
This story thus encourages others to consider the long-term consequences of their own inventions with great care, lest those inventions do more harm than good. As in the tale of Icarus’ wings, Daedalus is portrayed assisting in the creation of something that has subsequent negative consequences, in this case with his creation of the monstrous Minotaur’s almost impenetrable Labyrinth which made slaying the beast an endeavour of legendary difficulty.

ESTP - tyche
Tyche (English /ˈtaɪki/; from Greek: Τύχη,[1][2] meaning “luck”; Roman equivalent: Fortuna) was the presiding tutelary deity that governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. The effectiveness of her capricious power even achieved respectability in philosophical circles during that generation, though among poets it was a commonplace to revile her for a fickle harlot.[10] In medieval art, she was depicted as carrying a cornucopia, an emblematic ship’s rudder, and the wheel of fortune, or she may stand on the wheel, presiding over the entire circle of fate.

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Perhaps it was because I knelt. The sound ceased, and she considered me a moment.
“Hector’s death will be first,” she said. “This is all I am given to know.”
Hector. “Thank you,” I said.

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EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY:   isis.

Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity associated with king and kingship (although in some traditions Horus’s mother was Hathor). Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children.

greek mythology | athena 

is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. she is portrayed as a shrewd companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. she is the virgin patroness of athens.

athena is depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her breast and arm, adorned with the monstrous head of the gorgon. [x] [x]

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“Many Romani from across Europe made pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in Camargue, France on 24th May to honour Sara e Kali, the Romani patron saint.

Sara’s statue is taken from the church crypt and processioned to the shore of the Mediterranean in a reenactment of her arrival in France with the ‘Maries’, the mothers of the Apostles. The town plays host to music, dancing, feasting and ritual bathing as Roma celebrate their patroness’ day.”

Signs as Gods/Goddesses
  • Aries: Ares (God of War)
  • Taurus: Osiris (Bull-God, God of the Afterlife)
  • Gemini: Janus (God of Beginnings and Transitions)
  • Cancer: Tsuki-Yomi (God of the Moon)
  • Leo: Helios (God of the Sun)
  • Virgo: Athena (Virgin Patroness of Athens, Goddess of Wisdom)
  • Libra: Maat (God of Justice)
  • Scorpio: Freyja (Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sexuality) or Hades (God of the Underworld)
  • Sagittarius: Jupiter (Lightning God of the Sky)
  • Capricorn: Pan (Satyr God of the Wild)
  • Aquarius: Dionysos (God of Wine, Ritual madness, Theatre)
  • Pisces: Poseidon (God of the Sea)
The Witch of Endor

Patroness of: Necromancy, Mediumship, the Arcane, the Knowledge of Death and the Knowledge of the Dead; whomever passes through the Gates offers up their Wisdom. She also acts as a testament to the tenacity of The Craft, as even though Saul “eradicated” all Seers and Witches from his city, still she we there, ready…  – and on a more mundane level: Grief, Illness, Patience, Death and Loss – or more poignantly, how to heal after being dealt a blow. She is the Liminal Witch, the Gate between the Living and the Dead – she is as ageless as death itself and, in death, has become Death – she is Merciful, she is Maternal, but she is.

Call upon her for works of: Healing – for it is Death who makes the final decision, Sorcery, Necromancy, Mediumship, Graveyard Work, Witchcraft and Knowledge of the Esoteric, Guidance. Be not frightened of her hidden face, for beneath she is release – she is Hope and she is Freedom; she is the Willful Psychopomp – sworn to usher, coin or not.

Symbols: The Gallows & the Pomegranate

For the Story of The Witch of Endor, see: 1 Samuel, Chapter 28

Prayer”:

“Sorceress of the Black,

Who walks about one-footed:

For the other’s in the Grave –

Great Familiar Spirit –

Watching from the Shadows,

Sat patient as a masoned statue

Ever watchful –

Come the Great White Light:

Recede – for this is not the time

But phantoms songs are:

Eternal –

Whispering sounds

And howling dogs,

Faunch eagerly by the spit,

All toothy muzzled,

Dog-tooth grin –

Impart your blooming

Spectre – Queen:

Of ivory bone

And Golden Gate

And summon up –

These Arcane Tomes

From the side of Lazarus;

And impart on me – not

Just your graceful Spectre,

But the knowledge of

The Centuries,

Bound beneath your –

Silver;

Shrouded Witch o’ Endor:

Come now, Great

Serpentine –

From the inky pits of Hell,

Wherein Unseen are seen;

The one who moves –

Freely between:

The Golden Gates and –

The Fires Beneath…”


Ritual:

To Acquiesce Information from the Dead

Collect some scruples of food: corn meal puddings flavored with hot peppers or cooked beans, unleavened bread sopped in vinegar and oil, vessels of spiced rum or unfermented grape juice, water or honey, extremely salted meat (that’s inedible by human standards) – whatever is feasible and fits your unique faith – and a pouch of coins (I don’t care what faith you’re in, if you’re working in the cemetery, you pay, simple as). At the Gates of the Cemetery, leave your food offering, and some coins – actual silver, copper and gold are great, but damn near impossible to come by. Don’t by stingy. As you do so, read the above “prayer” or give them the abridged version: “Thank you, keep doing what you’re doing, we’re very grateful…”

If you require knowledge from a specific spirit and can readily access their grave, you should also bring something for them – perhaps something they liked or something that reminds you of them. It is also good to keep something that belonged to them on your person.

Leave the offerings at their grave and skip to the reading.

If you do not need an answer from a specific spirit or cannot readily access their grave, you’ll have to do a little asking about. Even if you aren’t a medium, simply vocalize (softly, don’t yell, they’re dead, not deaf) 1) whom you wish to speak with or 2) the question you need answered or information you seek.

If they come quickly, perfect. Ask, vocalize, and ask that they convey the information to you in your preferred medium (dream, cards, séance, whatever) – if not, grease the gears with this addition to the above Prayer:

“I walk amongst your children,

Now – it is answers that I seek,

Keeper of the Dead, I ask:

Bring to me the Soul –

I seek; Unveil –

The hidden visage;

And the answers

That they keep…”

Wait. Listen. Feel. When they arrive you’ll always feel it first. If they do not, try again another night – they aren’t made to serve your beck and call.

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THE WOLVES HAVE COME AGAIN

When Princess Sansa of House Stark returned to her home in Winterfell, more than a little southron art and vibrancy came with her. A poet, dancer, and lover of music since her earliest years, she brought King Brandon’s court to life by filling the castle with artists of every kind. Bards, traveling mummer troupes, poets, and puppeteers would find in Sansa a generous patroness. Such was her reputation in championing the very best artists that her fashionable circle in Winterfell became famous around Westeros.

While she loved the arts for their own sake, Sansa had also learned to wield the power those pretty distractions could offer. The princess did not merely enjoy the songs and sonnets of others. She wrote her own poems and performed songs of her own making. Alongside her sister, Princess Arya, she even entertained the guests at many a harvest feast with a play she wrote herself. Sansa could weave words together in such a way as to bring even the strongest to tears and create an image in their mind of the truth she wanted them to see.

When singers and mummers left her company, they carried her songs and stories with them, as well as ones created in her honor. Through them, Sansa could reach from the North all the way down to the southern most reaches of Dorne and through all the lands in between. Her singers and mummers would recount the glories of Winterfell and the might of House Stark.

In Regency-land, a voucher to Almack’s meant that you were all the thing in high society. Heroines and their fortune-hunting mamas were thrilled, heroes groaned at the thought of the Marriage Mart and weak lemonade. Only those who had been previously approved by the fair arbiters of high society were issued the precious vouchers.

This one comes from the Huntington Library’s exhibition on the Regency and was issued to Anna Elizabeth Grenville, Marchioness of Buckingham.

Deities of the Greek pantheon

APHRODITE - Goddess of love, sensuality, passion, partnerships, fertility, renewal, the sea, joy, and beauty.

Associated with the swan, dove, poppy, rose, apple, and pomegranate.

APOLLO - God of the light of the sun, healing, oracles, poetry, music, inspiration, magick, and the arts.

Associated with the arrow, bay laurel, and the raven.

ARES - God of war, terror, courage, raw energy, and stamina.

ARTEMIS - Virgin Huntress. Goddess of wild places and wild animals, protectress of young girls. Magick, psychic power, fertility, childbirth, sports, contact with nature, and mental healing.

Associated with dogs, the stag, horse, acorn, crescent, and juniper.

ATHENA/ATHENE - Goddess of Athens. Freedom and women's rights; patroness of career women; patroness of craftsmen. Wisdom, justice, writing, music, the sciences, invention, weaving, architects, and renewal.

Associated with the owl, horse, intertwined snakes, the olive, and oak.

CYBELE - A Phrygian Great Mother goddess of the earth and caverns, associated with the god Attis. Goddess of the natural world and wild beasts. The moon, magick, wildlife, and the dead. Originally worshipped in the form of a black meteorite, Cybele’s worship spread to ancient Greece and Rome.

Associated with the lion, bees, pomegranate, violets, pine, cypress, the cave,
bowl, and pearl.

DEMETER - Goddess of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Protectress of women; crops, initiation, renewal, fertility, civilization, the law, motherhood, and marriage.

Associated with corn and wheat.


GAEA/GAIA - Earth Goddess. Oaths, divination, healing, motherhood, marriage, and dreams. The Oracle at Delphi was originally hers, before Apollo took over.

Associated with the laurel.

HADES - God of the Underworld. Elimination of fear of the dead.

Associated with gemstones.

HECATE - A Thracian Triple Goddess of the moon and the Underworld with great power. Patroness of priestesses. The moon, prophecy, averting evil, riches, victory, travelers, crossroads, transformation, purification, and
renewal.

Associated with the snake, dragon, dogs, and cauldron.

HELIOS - God of the actual sun, riches, and enlightenment.

HEPHAESTUS - God of blacksmiths, metalworkers, craftsmen, and volcanoes.

Associated with pottery.

HERA - Queen of the Gods. Use her image when facing infidelity and insecurity, and also for marriage and childbirth.

Associated with the peacock, cow, pomegranate, marjoram, lily, apple, flowers, willow, the sickle, and double ax.

HERMES - Messenger of the Gods. Commerce, good luck, orthodox medicine, occult wisdom, music, merchants, and diplomacy.

Associated with the ram.

HESTIA - Virgin Goddess of the hearth. The home, dedication to duty, and discipline. Her name was mentioned by the Greeks in all their prayers and
sacrifices.

NIKE - Goddess of victory.

Associated with the palm branch.

PAN - God of male sexuality, animals, fertility, farming, medicine, and soothsaying.

Associated with goats, fish, and bees.

PERSEPHONE - Queen of the Underworld. The seasons, crops, and overcoming obstacles.

Associated with the bat, willow, narcissus, pomegranate, sheaf, corn, and cornucopia.

POSEIDON - God of the seas and all sea animals. Storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, horses, rain, human emotions, sailors, and weather.

Associated with the horse, fish, dolphin, and bull.

THEMIS - Goddess of law and order.

Associated with the scales. 

ZEUS - God of the Heavens. Rain, storms, lightning, wisdom, justice, the law, riches, and the heart’s desires. 

Associated with the eagle, oak, and lightning.

Conway again - this time on the Greek pantheon.

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