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priscilapri asked:

Hi did you stop to blog? It´s a pretty tumblr! It would be such a pity to not see more posts.

Oh thank you so much :) No I am actually planning to post very soon :) My life got a bit hectic and crazy, but as luck would have it I’ll be having a bit more free time again, so I’m happy to report that i’ll be back up and running pretty soon :)

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Mielikki is the Finnish goddess of forests and the hunt. She is referred to in various tales as either the wife or the daughter-in-law of Tapio. She is said to have played a central role in the creation of the bear.

Mielikki is known as a skillful healer who heals the paws of animals who have escaped traps, helps chicks that have fallen from their nests and treats the wounds of wood grouses after their mating displays. She knows well the healing herbs and will also help humans if they know well enough to ask her for it. Her name is derived from the old Finnish word mielu which means luck.

Freyja (Freya)

((Project-anon asked me to do a page on Freyja, so here it is! Thank you for your support!))


((photo above by Relotixke on Deviantart))

Goddess of: love, beauty, fertility, gold, war and death

Mythology: Norse

Name means: “The Lady” 

Other names: Gefn, Horn, Mardoll, Syr, Valfreyja, Vanadis

Ruler of: The heavenly field- Folkvangr.

Many people who study Norse mythology are familiar with Valhalla, but many aren’t familiar with Freyja’s field in the afterlife: Folkvangr. Folkvangr is a heavenly field (or plain) that Freyja rules over where she takes in half of those who die in battle (while the other half go to Valhalla). 

Freyja has a beautiful cloak made of falcon feathers that she herself (and her helpers) wear as it is infused with fertility/love magic. The cloak is also sought after by the Jotun (frost giants) who frequently try to make Freyja their wife.

The other item that Freyja is noted to have is a beautiful necklace named  Brísinga men which Loki steals, but Heimdall retrieves it for her.

Unfortunately Freyja’s husband, Oor, is hardly ever around- and frequently it is said she weeps and her tears are red gold. She also searches for him, thinking him to be under other identities, since she herself has so many names.

Pigs were sacred to her, and it is said that her mount was a boar with golden bristles. Interestingly enough- her other transport was a chariot drawn by cats!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freyja

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/219967/Freyja

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((Hey all! I am graduating in the morning, and as such I decided that the goddess to use for the day would be the goddess Minerva! Enjoy—- and congrats to all the grads out there!))

Minerva

Mythology: Roman

Goddess of: Poetry, Wisdom, Medicine, Commerce, Crafts, Science, Arts, War and Magic

Also Known As: “goddess of a thousand works” (Ovid),

Representations: Owl (also her sacred creature)

Minerva makes up the triple goddess along with Vesta and Diana (their Greek counterparts being Athena, Hestia and Artemis).

It is also interesting to note that Minerva is believed to be the one to invent musical instruments and numbers.

Because she shares many stories with the goddess Athena, its hard to figure out what is truly HER story versus what is Athena’s story. However, a story that seems to be shared by both of the goddesses is their unusual birth- apparently Minerva sprang forth fully formed from her father’s brain.

((Photo above by:Tohmo on Deviantart))

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minerva

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/minerva.html

http://www.crystalinks.com/minerva.html

(Above photo taken by: MattTheSamurai on Deviantart)

Flora

Goddess of: Flowers and the season of spring

Mythology: Roman

Also known as: 

Name means: “flos” (Flower)

Flora was a Roman goddess of fertility and springtime, and her festival “Floralia” was held in late April/early May. At her festival, goats and rabbits were set free, and many different types of flowering plants were scattered to promote fertility and abundance for the upcoming year. It was customary to wear bright clothing and wear wreaths of flowers to the festival to promote a happy/fruitful environment.

It is interesting to note that although she was a goddess of springtime and flowers, she was mostly said to preside over flowering/fruit bearing crops (wheat, fruit, vegetables, etc): It wasn’t until later that flowers themselves were added to her list. 

Above photo by: CheaChan15 on Deviantart)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_(mythology)

http://www.thaliatook.com/OGOD/flora.html

Above photo by JayelDraco on Deviantart)

(above photo by: shoomiah on Deviantart)

Sekhmet

Mythology: Egyptian

Goddess of: War and destruction, strong feminine sexuality

Name means: “to be strong and violent”

Also Known as: Nesert (Flame), Great One of Healing

Symbolism: Lioness, Cobra, Eye of Horus

Sekmet was presumably created by Ra as a weapon of destruction because his people were disobedient to him. After she unleashed her destruction, the people of Egypt feared another attack, and decided to create a ritual in order to keep her happy. There were 700 statues involved, and the Egyptian priests were meant to perform this ritual in front of a different statue every morning and every afternoon, year round. However, her origin story has been debated, and many believe that she is much older than Ra, while others insist that he is her father.

Sekmet is pictured as having the head of a lioness on a woman’s body. She is considered the crone of the trinity: Hathor, Bast, Sekhmet.

Sekmet has a terrible reputation, but many women of great power generally do. She is associated with Kundalini, which is strong feminine sexuality brought forth as  psychic energy, also called “shakti” (power of the individual) which is a Hindu word derived from Sekhmet. 

It is interesting to note, though, that she also stood for Healing, and her priests/priestesses were said to be the greatest healers in Egypt. Also associated as a Goddess of Love in some circles, she had the power to destroy with her flames, but was also a protector of the dead. 

Sekhmet is said to be helpful nowadays to modern women to help them with protection, Banishing negativity, helping one overcome rage, an aid in depression, helping to discover courage, sexual energies and standing up for oneself.

(Above image by: sekhmet-the-flame on DeviantArt)

http://www.egyptianmyths.net/sekhmet.htm

http://www.orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/Sekhmet.html

(Above photo by nixjim13 on Deviantart)

Eir

Mythology: Norse

Goddess of: Healing

Name Means: “graciousness”, “mildness”, ”mercy”. Also, “eira” which means to care for, help or please. 

Also Known As: Frigga’s Handmaiden

Other spellings: Aer and Iaer

Eir has been said to be the patron Goddess of those in the healthcare field, especially nurses. Eir was fond of gentle and patient healing, rather than the rough and tough “Get ‘em in, get ‘em healed, roll ‘em out” philosophies of many healthcare providers, even back then. 

Eir was very selective about who she taught, and as such only taught women. Even then, many women found her too slow-paced for them, therefore it was only the patient learners that were able to successfully learn from her.

As a master physician, she not only healed your body, but also your mind and your spirit. Her knowledge of crystals, herbs, incenses and other remedies was so great that it was considered unmatched, even beyond the mortal realm.

As a healer she is prevented from spilling blood in revenge or war, but was available to patch up the wounded during or after a battle.

(above photo by: Meredyth on DeviantArt)

(Above photo by Skjon on Deviantart)

http://www.thewhitewillow.com/gallery/Eir.html

http://goddesses-and-gods.blogspot.com/2009/08/goddess-eir.html

Thank you!

Thank you ever so much for your patience! My love and I got sick, amongst some other family drama and work… however, I’m back! I will have the next goddess up shortly!!!

Don’t forget—- I’d love to hear from you! Please write me and tell me if there are any goddesses (even a list is fine!) that you’d like to see! It would kinda give me some direction ;)

Thanks again—- I’ll post again in just a little bit!

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