I have been reading this book and it is really really good. But I have a question for you guys:
If you are pagan or wiccan or you have a belief in the Goddess, can you tell me what you believe about her? What is her name, that you know her by? Does she have other names to other people?
Any information you can give me can help me process how what I am reading about relates to modern beliefs.
Thank you, thank you, thank you : )
My matron Goddess, for now, is Cerridwen. She's kind of called to me for a while, now. Shes the one that you see in pictures stirring the cauldron of knowledge. She's a Welsh crone Goddess. I've heard variations on her story, but basically: she had two children. One was beautiful, the other hideous. She was brewing knowledge for the ugly child and trusted someone else to stir it for a while (it had to be stirred for a year and a day, where the traditional year and a day of study came from). It was almost done and some of it splashed onto the person stirring and they licked it off, without thinking. Then, all the knowledge that Cerridwen had been brewing for her child was lost and given to this person. He ran from her, changing forms, as she chased him doing the same. Some stories say that she caught them and ate them, others are different.
Answer by Mrs.BAT at 1:58 PM on Sep. 26, 2009
I do not believe there is just one goddess, I believe there are many. I do believe that all goddesses are manifested from "female" energy, which varies by culture as the names & faces of the goddess do. I will work with or connect with goddesses from any culture if I feel I have enough information to do so.
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Mine is Hecate. Many depict her as an old hag but she is actually luminescent. She is the Goddess of the crossroads. With us being a military family I found comfort in her because she reminds us of how important transitions are as well as change. She helped me see that life is not about ONE choice and that is no other. Hecate, looks in three directions at the crossroads and reminds us that there are more than one choice. She is has aspects of threes: Mother, Maiden, Crone; Birth, Life, Death; The three bodies that watch the cross roads ect...
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