Tag Archives: Demeter

Persephone, Lady of the Mysteries

“Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.” William Blake, Proverbs of Hell Is one even allowed to talk about the gods of the underworld? For Rudolf Otto, a twentieth-century theologian, the holy or the numinous … Continue reading

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Asclepius: Earth-Walking Healer, Son of Apollo

“Coronis was pregnant by Apollo when she found herself attracted to a stranger. He came from Arcadia, and his name was Ischys. A white crow watched over her. Apollo had told the bird to guard the woman he loved, ‘so … Continue reading

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Hekate: the Goddess of the Crossroads

1. “Saffron-cloaked goddess of the Heavens, The Underworld and the Sea Unconquerable Queen, Beast-roarer, Dishevelled one of compelling countenance Keyholding Mistress of the Whole World” Orphic Hymn to Hekate 2.  “Hail, many-named Mother of the Gods, Whose children are fair … Continue reading

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