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Deity of the Day for December 19th is Hersilia

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Hersilia

In Roman mythology, Hersilia /hərˈsaɪliə/ was the wife of Romulus, the founder and first King of Rome. She is described as such in both Livy and Plutarch; but in Dionysius, Macrobius, and another tradition recorded by Plutarch, she was instead the wife of Hostus Hostilius, a Roman champion at the time of Romulus. 424 more words

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Reading & Re-reading: Embers + the Darren and the Crows

Embers

“It began with a star.”

This is a short myth telling of the ‘birth’ of the Darren. He is created when a star falls to earth, but rather than burning up and dying, the star and the earth form a being of stone and fire. 477 more words

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Deity of the Day for December 17th - Minerva, Roman Goddess

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Minerva

Minerva (Etruscan: Menrva) was the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. She was born with weapons from the godhead of Jupiter. 499 more words

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Hindu Gods & Goddesses from Buddha to Shiva: Deities to Bring Positive Energies to Your Life

Bring good vibes and powerful energy to your favorite zen space with our Hindu God batik wall tapestry. Choose from a variety of Buddhist and Hindu deities to attract the energy you need! 105 more words

Deities of the Winter Solstice

Deities of the Winter Solstice

While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of winter solstice celebration or festival. 845 more words

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Deity of the Day for December 16th - La Befana, The Italian Good Witch

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La Befana

In Italy, the legend of La Befana is one that is popularly told around the time of the Epiphany. What does a Catholic holiday have to do with modern Paganism? 511 more words

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Regular readers will know that I write a lot about deities. However, deities are not central to my craft and I know witches who do not follow any deities. 52 more words

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