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Hera Attacks [21 Mar 2004|05:19pm]

Anyone know any good Greek myths with Hera in them? I really want to read up on her more...but not sure where to look.
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Sedna [16 Mar 2004|03:27pm]

NASA has discovered a new planetoid in the outer solar system. Appropriately enough, this icy object has been named "Sedna", after the Inuit goddess of water and ice. Here is the story of the planetoid.

And here is a link that tells the story of the goddess Sedna:
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Hello! [08 Mar 2004|08:34pm]

Hey everyone! I am a newcomer and I think this is a wonderful group! It sounds so fun!

Umm...my name is Vinny and I am 16. I love Ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology. I also know a lot about the Norse too. My favorite god is Ares or Apollo and my favorite goddess is Athena and Hera.

Can't wait to start posting. Thanks!
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Tag and Moderator Stuff [01 Feb 2004|04:12pm]

I have added the recent posts to the Memories; let me know if I've missed any of them. :)

I tag starlightsangel!
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Herne [27 Jan 2004|02:44pm]

[ mood | procrastinatory ]

*moderator emerges from under a rock*

stevienicks321 seems to have tagged me, and so I'm going to pick Herne as a discussion topic. I've always been curious about him.

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Hallo... [27 Jan 2004|06:45am]

[ mood | awake ]

New here...call me Andreas. Have been honoring the gods/goddesses of my germanic ancestors for about 4 years. Feel closest to Thor. Just wanted to say hi.


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[20 Nov 2003|12:37pm]

Hi everyone.

I'm Dor, 15, living in London/San Francisco.

I listened to Inkubus Sukkubus' "Wytches" and she chanted 'Isis Astarte Diana Hecate Demeter Kali Inanna'. I Was wondering if anyone could give me some in-depth information about the other Goddesses or witchcraft? This is all really new to me, but I find it so unbelievably fascinating.



~ride away on a magic carpet~
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a little more on Blodeweudd [04 Nov 2003|12:52am]

[ mood | pensive ]

('Flower Face') Welsh Virgin Goddess of spring, all made of flower-buds, her beauty disguising a personification of the blood-hungry soil waiting to be fructified with the lifeblood of the sacred king. Her totemic form was an owl, the same bird of wisdom and lunar mysteries that accompanied or represented ancient Goddesses like Athene and Lilith. Owls were almost invariably associated with witches in medieval folklore. She was also the Ninefold Goddess of the western isles of paradise, otherwise known as Morgan, the Virgin blnding into the Crone of death. She said: "Nine powers in me combined, Nine buds of plant and tree./ Long and white are my fingers, As the ninth wave of the sea."(The White Goddess, Graves., p. 41-42).
>>Blodeuwedd was created out of flowers by Gwydion to wed Llew Llaw Gyffes. She betrayed Llew, either because she had no soul, being non-human, or because she resented being his chattel, or because the triplet of one woman and two men must play itself out in Welsh myth, and Llew Llaw Gyffes must die. At any rate, she fell in love with Goronwy and, wishing to be rid of Llew, she tricked out of him the clearly supernatural and ritual manner in which only he could be killed: neither by day nor night, indoors nor out of doors, riding nor walking, clothed nor naked, nor by any weapon lawfully made. She asked him to explain this, and he did: he could be killed only if it were twilight, wrapped in a fish net, with one foot on a cauldron and the other on a goat, and if the weapon had been forged during sacred hours when such work was forbidden. Blodeuwedd convinced him to demonstrate how impossible such a position was to achieve by chance, and when he was in it, het lover Goronwy leapt out and struck. Llew was transformed into an eagle and eventually restored to human form, after which he killed Goronwy. Blodeuwedd was transformed into an owl, to haunt the night in loneliness and sorrow, shunned by all other birds. >> (Encyclopedia Mystica online)

from inanna.virtualave.net/ celtic.html

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Pausanias [24 Oct 2003|10:25am]

From Pausanias' "Description of Greece"

The accounts given of Triptolemus I shall write, omitting from the story as much as relates to Deiope. [2] The Greeks who dispute most the Athenian claim to antiquity and the gifts they say they have received from the gods are the Argives, just as among those who are not Greeks the Egyptians compete with the Phrygians. It is said, then, that when Demeter came to Argos she was received by Pelasgus into his home, and that Chrysanthis, knowing about the rape of the Maid, related the story to her. Afterwards Trochilus, the priest of the mysteries, fled, they say, from Argos because of the enmity of Agenor, came to Attica and married a woman of Eleusis, by whom he had two children, Eubuleus and Triptolemus. That is the account given by the Argives. But the Athenians and those who with them. . . know that Triptolemus, son of Celeus, was the first to sow seed for cultivation. [3] Some extant verses of Musaeus, if indeed they are to be included among his works, say that Triptolemus was the son of Oceanus and Earth; while those ascribed to Orpheus (though in my opinion the received authorship is again incorrect ) say that Eubuleus and Triptolemus were sons of Dysaules, and that because they gave Demeter information about her daughter the sowing of seed was her reward to them. But Choerilus, an Athenian, who wrote a play called Alope, says that Cercyon and Triptolemus were brothers, that their mother was the daughter of Amphictyon, while the father of Triptolemus was Rarus, of Cercyon, Poseidon. After I had intended to go further into this story, and to describe the contents of the sanctuary at Athens, called the Eleusinium, I was stayed by a vision in a dream.
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Triptolemos [24 Oct 2003|10:21am]

From www.perseus.tufts.edu, one of the best classical resource sites on the web. The passages are in hyperlink on the site and will take you to the particular passage that mentions Triptolemos in various ancient primary sources.

alt. Triptolemus

various legends as to his parentage: Paus. 1.14.2 ff.
elder son of Metanira and Celeus, receives a dragon-drawn chariot and wheat from Demeter, and sows the whole earth: Apollod. vol. 1.44
according to others, a son of Eleusis or of Ocean and Earth: Apollod. vol. 1.44
the first to sow grain: Paus. 1.14.2 ff.
mysteries of Eleusis revealed to him by Demeter: Paus. 2.14.3
teaches Eumelus and Arcas to sow corn: Paus. 7.18.2, Paus. 8.4.1
his chariot drawn by dragons: Paus. 7.18.3
with Eumelus founds city Anthea: Paus. 7.18.3
his image at Athens: Paus. 1.14.1
temple, altar, and threshing-floor of Triptolemus at Eleusis: Paus. 1.38.6
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[24 Oct 2003|08:17am]

I'm tagging Stevie!!
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[23 Oct 2003|05:45pm]

Welcome, rainbow_boi_69! Glad you like our posts!

BTW, speaking of posts, I think it's about time for me to nag sionnain into tagging someone. :)
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HIYA, just joined ^_^ [22 Oct 2003|10:54pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

i read some of the entries...amazing...

god...i can't wait to post more often

most of all...i hope i can learn more

ciao, add me


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more on Donn... [01 Oct 2003|12:01am]

This whole site seems pretty good for Ancient Irish things... now I need one for Britain/Wales! :)

Here's for Donn

Here's the home page for the site

all kinds of stuff on there too. :)
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A goddess has been rediscovered...I thought this was very cool: [30 Sep 2003|06:39pm]

[ mood | okay ]

A statue and some votive offerings dedicated to a goddess named Senua have been found in England. Here are two links:


another link

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[29 Sep 2003|04:43pm]

[ mood | curious ]


This is very interesting.... and its BEER!! :) check it out... goddess beer

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Greek Mythology community [27 Sep 2003|04:38pm]

Hope I can post in here about other communities...

Hey there! If you like greek mythology, please visit greek_mythology, where you can share and discuss your favorite myths, gods, and monsters, as well as post some of your own original myths. We need more members! ^_^

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Donn [27 Sep 2003|02:20pm]

Donn info--most of this was basically covered in the last two posts, though...Collapse )
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[24 Sep 2003|02:43pm]

[ mood | calm ]


Donn of Knockfierna

In Co. Limerick the fairy king Donn of Knockfierna is well remembered. There is a large earthern fort on his hill and a number of dolmens known as the 'Giants Graves'. You can see the entrance to his fairy palace.
Donn is the ancient Celtic god of the Dead who rules the rocky islands to the south west on the Atlantic coast. Donn is also known in Co. Fermanagh as the ancestor of the Maguires, whom he helped in their battles. Sometimes he is seen riding on a white horse on stormy nights, when people would exclaim: "Donn is galloping in the clouds tonight". Donn now more closely resembles a medieval Irish landlord than a god. He rules quite strictly but will aid his people when needed. He is also believed to fight against rival hosts in other counties, the winner carrying off the best potato crop for that year.

It will be noted that the fairy queens and kings are in fact the old pagan gods and goddesses 'in disguise' who have long been revered by the Irish. It has been said that the Celtic gods of Ireland had long been wiped out, buried under the sway of Catholicism. Yet anyone who has been to Ireland, or listened to her many folk tales can see for themselves that this is very far from the reality.

The old gods live on in folk tales as the giants of the hill; the Gobhan Saor who built all the bridges of Ireland; the Gille Decair, a clown and trickster; the carl (serf) of the drab coat and many others.

The old deities were once worshipped throughout Ireland, however it is in the west that they are best remembered now, the east having been more Christianised and anglicised, and subject to more invasions. By contrast, the west of Ireland, to which the native Irish were driven ("to hell or Connaught") has held on longer to her ancient heritage.


from: http://members.tripod.com/~kaelyn/isle-of-magick/celtic.html
Donn: Donn sends storms and wrecks ships at sea. He, however protects cattle and crops. His descendents come to his island when they die.

Not to mention I found that on a few sites. And he is equated with Dis Pater a lot (from what I could tell on a google search so far). Couldn't find any pics... but thats usually more difficult with Death Deities i think. If i find more later I'll post. :)

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Donn [24 Sep 2003|08:15am]

Here's some info:

Donn was the god of the dead in Ireland. In this capacity, his house, Tech Duinn (the "House of Donn" - according to some sources, this island is located to the south-west of the Irish coast), served as a temporary resting place for the dead, before they made the crossing into the Otherworld. Some sources claim that he was one of the Sons of Mil, and therefore part of the group of mythological beings who overcame the Tuatha De Danaan and thereby became the new rulers of Ireland. Other sources, however, suggest that this is a conflation of myths. Whatever the case, there is a distinct story that emerges, and it is generally associated with the god Donn. The legend concerns Donn and Eriu, and is the subject of the next paragraph.
According to legend, when Donn and his band of Milesians (the aforementioned Sons of Mil) arrived on the shore of Ireland, they were greeted by the lovely goddess Eriu. She inquired of Donn whether she might have the honor of lending her name to the island that the Milesians planned to conquer. But Donn dismissed her and her request, scorning the goddess. This was a mistake, and Donn was made to pay for it. For as a result, the god of the sea, Manannan Mac Lir, caused a storm to engulf the Milesians, which, in some versions of the story, drowned Donn off the coast of Ireland. This area became his final resting place, and it is where Tech Duinn is said to exist.

The Irish god of death, Donn's name means "dark one." His home, the House of Donn, was thought to be an assembly point on the journey to the Otherworld.
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