Millennials in general, are often given a bad reputation, usually being the scapegoat for a myriad of things. The rise of those who describe themselves as witches or pagans is at an all time historical high, as millennials turn to witchcraft and paganism in rejection of organized religions. It’s been interesting to watch the differences between millennial witches and previous generations side by side. This led me to ask myself, what type of reforms would I like to see the broader witchcraft community make. By reforms, I don’t mean a complete overhaul and schism like Martin Luther’s Reformation, but rather the everyday definition of “to put or change into an improved form or condition” or “to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses.” I was curious as to what other reforms Millennials (and a few Xennials) wanted to see in the future of Witchcraft. So I decided to ask a fairly diverse group of witches that I know are active practitioners what they wanted.
When Medusa was slain, the winged horse Pegasus sprang from her blood. The Greeks pottery Medusa as a horrifying gorgon, an ugly woman with snakes for hair; anyone who looked at her face was turned to stone. Yet her name has the same root as medicine and measure, and derives from a Greek word meaning “to protect, to rule over.” Medusa is a moon goddess, the triple-headed Great Goddess in her death aspect. She is associated with blood, so to meet her is to meet the mysteries of moon-blood or menstrual blood, sacred and terrible, in many mythologies the source of life. Medusa is serpent energy, enlivening, terrifying, impersonal. Somehow Medusa, a symbol of growth and generation that dies so that from death may come life, became a symbol of fear, for to look directly upon the divine is to face a terrifying reality.
Pegasus is instinct, wisdom, imagination, life force, and intuitive understanding.
For more information about the Goddess Medusa here is the link for a general search: Information about Medusa
To see images of Medusa please use this general search link: Images of Medusa