Week 25 – Goddess Knowledge – Hathor

Hathor, a nourishing great mother goddess, is the Egyptian mother of all gods and goddesses. Usually portrayed as a cow, she is the sky goddess, the queen of the heavens: the sun emerges from her womb and the moon from her breast. She is the goddess of love, mirth, beauty, and sensual pleasure, as well as the protectress of all women. In her other guise, shown here, she is lady of the night and queen of the underworld. With her lion’s head, Hathor assumes the role of destroyer and giver of death. In her leopard skin she is the goddess of fate and fortune and typifies the ferocity and swiftness of this animal, a night prowler and watcher. Hathor is a strong embodiment of the many sides of existence. Creator, sustainer, destroyer, she encompasses all. Hathor reminds us that we, too, must acknowledge all parts of ourselves necessary to allow our creativity and compassion to flourish.

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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays

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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays

And Some Not So Ancient!

 

Today Is …

 

Day Dedicated to Nathor. (Nuit Nut, Nwt, Nathor) Celebrate with a Middle Eastern/Egyptian meal.

 

In ancient Egypt, the cow-headed Goddess Hathor was honored on this day by an annual festival known as Breaking the Nile. The festival, which was also dedicated to all water and River Goddesses, celebrated the rising of the fertile waters of the mystical River Nile.

 

In ancient Greece, the annual mourning ceremony called the Adonia was held on this date in honor of the dying hero-god Adonis.

 

Dog Days/Doyo – The Japanese call these the Dog Days, the most dangerous time of the year because of the heat which brings with it vermin and illness. The best way to stay healthy during this time is to eat lots of eels, whose slippery coolness is the proper antidote. For more information on the Dog Days, see July 2. Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994

 

FEAST OF ‘AUT-YER, Egypt – Personification of Female Joy.

 

Gaia Consciousness Day – Day to meditate on Mother Earth as a living planet.

 

School of The Seasons, Sacred Source, The Daily Bleed

 

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

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Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

 

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The Pagan Daybook for Friday, August 7th

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The Pagan Daybook for Friday, August 7th

 

 

Friday – the day of Frigga, of Venus, the Goddess of love and transformation.

 

 

The old Welsh tide of anterth, the modern tide of undemoon

The wind of Eurus, the direction of south-east

The virtues of gentleness, earning and gain.

 

 

Hathor, Adonis

Today is the Breaking of the Nile in the Egyptian calendar, a day upon which the goddess Hathor is honored. Hathor is the goddess of love and happiness. She is also the goddess of the sky and the holder of the eye of Ra.

The name Hathor means “House of Horus” – Hathor is the mother of Horus, and was worshipped as the patron of Egyptian women.

In classical Greece, this day was given over to mourning for Adonis. He was the beloved of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, but he was killed by a wild boar while he was hunting.

Inconsolable at his loss, Aphrodite petitioned Zeus to return him to her. Zeus decreed that Adonis would spend half the year in daylight with Aphrodite, and the other half in the underworld with Persephone.

 

 

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