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Sedna

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:
Sedna
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Hello!

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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Hallo...

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.

~Andreas
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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.

Thanks.

Dor

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a little more on Blodeweudd

('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

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.

Triptolemos

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.

Triptolemos
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