patronesses

So, I’m doing a project on a religion (we got to choose what one we want.) So I chose Wicca. It’s very interesting. But as I was looking through a few of the goddesses I saw “Elaine” so I looked into it more and found this, “Description: Virgin Goddess of beauty and the moon; Queen; Elaine the Fair; Elaine the lovable; Elaine the Lily Maid of Astolat”

I was thinking if this is where Sarah got her inspiration from? Any Ideas?


But then, I found Morrigan

“Supreme war goddess. Queen of phantoms and demons, shape-shifter. The crone aspect of the goddess, great white goddess. Patroness of priestesses and witches. Revenge, night, magick, prophecy.”


So, they must be based off these right?

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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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Temple  of Athena Nike

Athens’ Acropolis, Greece

420 BCE

Stylobate: 8.27 m x 5.64 m; height: ca. 4 m.

The Temple of Athena Nike was named after the Greek goddess, Athena Nike. The temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. It was a prominent position on a steep bastion at the south west corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance, the Propylaea. In contrast to the Acropolis proper, a walled sanctuary entered through the Propylaea, the Victory Sanctuary was open, entered from the Propylaea’s southwest wing and from a narrow stair on the north. The sheer walls of its bastion were protected on the north, west, and south by the Nike Parapet, named for its frieze of Nikai celebrating victory and sacrificing to their patroness, Athena Nike.

Nike means victory in Greek, and Athena was worshipped in this form, as goddess of victory in war and wisdom. The citizens worshipped the goddess in hope of a successful outcome in the long Peloponnesian War fought on land and sea against the Spartans and their allies.

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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.”

St. Cecilia playing accompanied by angels (1886). Simon Glücklich (Polish-born German, 1863-1943). Oil on canvas.

St. Cecilia, the patroness of church music, promised herself to God and lead a marriage blanc with her husband, the Gentile Valerianus, before she converted him and her servants. Her persecutors attempted to boil her alive, but she survived unscathed. An executioner tried, and failed, to behead her three times. She lived for a further three days until her death, before which she distributed her wealth among the poor.

Goddess Hecate

Hecate was a goddess in Greek mythology, considered to be the goddess of magic and witchcraft. She was often depicted holding two torches or a key. She was the daughter of the Titans Perses and Asteria, and she was honored in the households as a protective goddess who brought prosperity. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, light, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery.Hecate is a powerful goddess representing the aspects of the Triple Goddess: goddess of fertility and plenty; goddess of the moon; and goddess of the night and the underworld, which led to her evolving as the patroness of magic and Witchcraft. She mixed fertility with death to be used as earth power. She is most known as an underworld goddess; the Goddess of the Dark of the Moon, the nights that there is no moon and the world above is as dark as the world below. She was the overseer of the world of the dead. At night she traveled roaming the earth accompanied by her dogs, Hermes, and dead souls.Hecate was looked upon as a goddess of fertility, whose torch was carried over freshly sown fields to symbolize the fertilizing power of moonlight.Hecate is described by Hellenic as being in the houses of women in childbirth. Since she is a Goddess of the underworld which deals with life and death it little wonder that she was petitioned for help by women having difficulty in child bearing.As Goddess of the Crossroads she is usually portrayed with three faces, thus she was Hecate Treyia, “Hecate of the Three Ways.” And it was at the crossways where three roads met where the Greeks left their monthly offerings. Offerings, particularly on nights of the full moon, were left at roadside shrines built in her honor, especially by those wishing this goddess of prophecy and magic to assist them on journeys. All those who embarked on a journey or a venture, war, adventure, harvest - anything, always offered their prayers to Hecate, for it was upon the crossroads that you would meet her. Throughout the ages incarnations have been chanted to her, sacrifices were offered to her. Food offerings called “Hecate’s Supper” were left there late at night on the eve of the full Moon. The person leaving the food walked away without looking back, for they were afraid to confront the goddess face to face. This was a way of honoring the threefold goddess where on could look three ways at once.Hecate took on the form of a pillar called Hecterion. One statue shows her with three heads and six arms, bearing three torches and three sacred emblems. A key, rope, and dagger. With the key to the underworld, Hecate unlocks the secrets of the occult mysteries and knowledge of afterlife. The rope symbolizes the umbilical cord of rebirth and renewal. The Dagger or Athame is a symbol of ritual power.
She is “The goddess that troubles the reason of men.”
The Greeks called her “The Hag of the Dead”
She is also called “the most lovely one” a title of the moon.
The owl is her messenger, and the willow is her tree.
Rides a chariot pulled by dragons.
Depicted wearing a gleaming headdress of stars.
She was connected to the goddess Artemis, Diana, and Persephone.
Closely associated with Eleusinian Mysteries.

Festivals and Celebrations
On the Greek isle of Aegina a festival was held every year in her honor. Mystery rites were held in her behalf.
On August 13 in Greece at the House of Storms and Fertility. It was held to aid in keeping the harvest storms from destroying the harvest.
Hallowmas held on October 31 to honor Hecate at a time when the veil between the world was the thinnest.
In Italy by the lake of Avernus, there was a scared dark grove of Hecate. In private worship to her followers were offered Hecates suppers. The leftovers were placed outdoors as offerings to this goddess and her hounds.

Sacred to Hecate
Key, torch, cauldron, dogs, owls, wild animals
Attributes
Poppy, animals dog, willow, star

Misc:
Medea was a priestess of Hecate. In some accounts she is actually Hecate’s daughter.
The appearance of black howling dogs at night meant that Hecate was near, and their barking announced her approach. “If the dogs are traveling at night, it means Hecate is about.”
She is only visible to dogs.
Her name was called at night at the cross-roads of cities.
She is said to live near the tombs of the victims of murder.

Mother Mary, patroness of America, as our next president, Donald J. Trump, takes office today let us all pray that he reaches out to the Lord for guidance. He will be the leader of a great nation with a rich culture and many people, but let him never forget who is truly in control. Mary, we ask you that God blesses him and he always does the will of the Lord. Mary, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, we pray that you bless our new president and keep him on the track of trying to rescue this country from the brink of moral and cultural collapse. Amen. 

Egyptian Magic

Isis (Auset) was the patroness of the magical arts among the Egyptians (Kemetians). The use to which magic should be put is revealed in the Osirian (Ausar) cycle where Isis applies the most potent of her charms and invocations to accomplish the resurrection of Osiris. In other words, the redemption of the human soul. That the gods of Egypt were elements of a profound magical system and possessed a significance far different from that advanced by modern Egyptologists is certain.

Manly P. Hall, Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians

Image Credit-Stanley Eales

40 Useful Esperanto Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefixes

Bo-  Related by marriage: Patro - Father. Bopatro - Father-in-law.

Dis- Separation from one place: Sendi - To send. Dissendi - Broadcast.

Ek- Commencing an action: Dormi- To sleep. Ekdormi - To fall asleep.

Eks- Former/Ex-: Reĝo - King. Eksreĝo - Ex-King/Former King.

Fi- Dirty/Pornographic: Menso - Mind. Fimenso - Dirty mind

Ge- Male and female together: Patroj - Fathers. Gepatroj - Parents (of which one is male and the other female.)

Mal- The direct opposite: Bona - Good. Malbona - Bad.

Mis- Wrong/Mis-: Kompreni - To understand. Miskompreni - To misunderstand.

Pra- Primitive/Distant relation: 1. Arbaro - Forest. Praarbaro - Primitive forest. 2. Onklino - Aunt. Praonklino - Great Aunt.

Re- Repition/Re-: Kanti - To sing. Rekanti - To re-sing/To sing again.


Suffixes 

-Aĉ- Bad/Dislike: Infano - Child. Infano - Brat.

-Ad- Action, particularly prolonged or habitual: Naĝo - Swim. Naĝado - Swimming.

-Aĵ- A physical object, opposed to an abstract idea or a product made of the root word: 1. Konstruo - Construction. Konsruo - A Building. 2. Glacio - Ice. Glacio - Ice cream.

-An- Member: Klubo - Club. Klubano - Club Member.

-Ar- Group: Arbo - Tree. Arbaro - Forest/Wood.

-Ebl- Possibility/-Able/-Ible: Vidi - To see. Videbla - Visible.

-Ec- Abstract quality/-Ship/-Ness: Amiko - Friend. Amikeco - Friendship.

-Eg- Big: Domo - House. Domego - Mansion.

-Ej- Where something happens: Koncerto - Concert. Koncertejo - Concert Hall.

-Em- Possessing a ceratain quality/-Ful: Ludo - Play. Ludema - Playful.

-End- Must be: Leva - Washed. Levenda - Must be washed.

-Er- Part of a greater whole: Akvo - Water. Akvero - Drop of water.

-Estr- Head/Boss: Hotelo - Hotel. Hotelestro - Hotel manager/Hotel boss.

-Et- Small: Domo - House. Dometo - Cottage.

-Id- Children of living creatures: Hundo - Dog. Hundido - Puppy.

-Ig- To render/-Ify: Blanka - White. Blankigi - To whiten/To bleach.

-Iĝ- To become: Amiko - Friend. Amiki - To become friends

-Il- Tool: Kudri - To sew. Kudrilo - Sewing needle.

-In- Feminine: Porko - Pig. Porkino - Female Pig.

-Ind- Worthy of: Legi - To read. Leginda - Worth reading.

-Ing- Holder: Kandelo - Candle. Kandelingo - Candle Stick.

-Ism- Doctrine/-Ism: Budho - Buddha. Budhismo - Buddhism. 

-Ist- Prefession/-Er: Dento - Tooth. Dentisto - Dentist.

-Obl- Multiplication/-Ple: Tri - Three. Triobli - Triple.

-On- Fraction/-Th: Du - Two. Duono - Half.

-Op- In groups of: Kvar - Four. Kvarope - In groups of four.

-Uj- Container: Mono - Money. Monujo - Wallet/Purse.

-Ul- Person: Juno - Youth. Junulo - Young person.

-Ĉj- Affectionate (Maculine): Patro - Father. Paĉjo - Daddy.

-Nj- Affectionate (Feminine): Patrino - Mother. Panjo - Mummy/Mommy.


Hi so that was a list of 40 affixes from Esperanto, which I’m learning at the moment. I hope this helps some people. I think I got all or at least most of them. But I did leave out -Um- because it’s irregular and weird and… stuff. This is my first post so please be merciful, and if you’ve actually read this boring explanation, well then thanks.

Esperanto Winter Vocabulary
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Winter - vintro
holiday - festotago
Yule - Julo
Christmas - Kristnasko
Hanukkah - Ĥanuko
Kwanzaa - Kvanzao
solstice - solstico
New Year - Novjaro

blizzard - neĝventego, neĝoŝtormo
snow - neĝo
hail - hajlo
sleet - grajlo
ice - glacio
icicle - glacikonuso, pendoglacio
frost - prujno
snowflake - neĝero
snowman - neĝhomo, neĝviro
snowangel - neĝanĝelo
snowball - neĝbulo
Christmas tree - kristarbo, kristnaskarbo
Christmas lights - kristnaskaj lumoj
Santa Claus - Patro Kristnasko, Sankta Nikolao
elf - elfo
angel - anĝelo
decorations - dekoracioj
ornaments - ornamaĵoj
stocking - ŝtrumpo
wreath - girlando
jingle bells - tintiloj
bell - sonorilo
Christmas carol - kristnaskokanto
candle - kandelo
gift - donaco
Christmas card - kristnaskokarto
party - festo
family - familio
cookies - biskvitoj, keksoj
milk - lakto
hot chocolate - trinkĉokolado
candy cane - dolĉaĵa kano
gingerbread - mielkuko
chestnuts - kaŝtanoj
penguin - pingveno
polar bear - blanka urso
reindeer - rangifero, boaco
sleigh, sled - glitveturilo, sledo
holly - ilekso
mittens, gloves - gantoj
scarf - koltuko
coat - mantelo
hat - ĉapelo
toque - trikita ĉapo
boots - botoj
snowshoes - neĝrakedoj
ice skates - sketiloj
ice rink - sketkampo
figure skating - arta sketado
skis - skioj
hockey - hokeo, glacihokeo
curling - glitŝtonludo
snow shovel - neĝfosilo
snowplow -  neĝoplugilo
quilt - peplomo, plumono
fire place - kameno
slippers - pantofloj
pyjamas - piĵamo

cold - malvarma
freezing cold - frosta
windy - venta, ventoplena
cloudy - nuba
frozen - frostiĝinta
happy - feliĉa
merry - gaja
bright - brila
joyful - ĝoja
silver - arĝenta
gold - ora
red - ruĝa
green - verda
blue - blua
white - blanka

to ice skate - sketi, glitkuri
to ski - skii
to go sledding - glitveturi
to shovel - ŝoveli
to have a cold - malvarmumi
to be sick - esti malsana, malsani
to freeze - frostiĝi
to light a candle - ekflamigi kandelo

It is snowing - neĝas
Happy holidays! - feliĉan festotagojn!
Happy New Year! - feliĉan Novjaron!

* frosto vs prujno - frosto is the freezing cold, like extreme malvarmo, prujno is the actual physical frost, like what you see on your windows.

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Shhhh, don’t tell Patro, it would break his furry heart.