Thursday, December 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: The Virgin Mary

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 The Virgin Mary Art Prints $20. Mary, usually referred to by Christians as the Virgin Mary or Saint Mary and occasionally Madonna, was a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee, identified in the New Testament as the mother of Jesus Christ. Muslims also refer to her as the Virgin Mary or Syeda Mariam, which means Our Lady Mary. The New Testament describes her as a virgin, and Christians believe that she conceived her son miraculously by the agency of the Holy Spirit. This took place when she was already the betrothed wife of Saint Joseph and was awaiting the concluding rite of Jewish marriage, the formal home-taking ceremony. Roman Catholics believe that Mary was conceived and born without the stain of Original Sin, thereby making her sinless, eternally perfect, divine and immaculate from all forms of evil.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Jesus Christ

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Jesus Christ Art Prints $20. Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a Jewish preacher who became the central figure of Christianity. Christians believe him to be the Son of God and the awaited Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Isis

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Isis Art Prints $20. Isis was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship would later be adopted by many other ancient cultures. She was worshiped as the ideal mother and wife, as a patron of nature and magic, as well as a compassionate friend to all who call upon her, be they slaves, sinners, artisans or wealthy aristocrats. Isis is also known as the goddess of simplicity, from whom all beginnings arose, and was the Lady of bread, of beer, and of green fields. In later myths, Ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile River flooded every year because of her tears of sorrow for her dead husband, Osiris. This occurrence of his death and rebirth was relived each year through rituals.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Hera

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Hera Art Prints $20. Hera is the goddess of women and marriage in Greek mythology and religion. She is the daughter of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Hera is married to her brother Zeus and is titled as the Queen of Heaven. One of her characteristics is her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus's other lovers and offspring, as well as against the mortals who cross her.

Monday, August 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Hecate

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Hecate Art Prints $15. Queen of Witches... Queen of Ghosts... Mother of the Dark Moon... Goddess of Magick, the Underworld, and Guardian of the Triple Crossroads—the pre-Olympian moon goddess, Hecate, has carried many titles and worn many masks through the ages, but her power and influence still remain unbowed.

Friday, July 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Gaea

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Chango Art Prints $20. Gaea (Gaia) or Mother Earth, was the great goddess of the early Greeks. She represented the fertile Earth and was worshiped as the omnipotent Universal Mother. In Greek mythology, she created the universe and gave birth to both the first race of gods, known as the Titans, and the first humans.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Eve

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Eve Art Prints $15. Eve is an important figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as she was the first woman created by God. She was created from Adam's rib to be both his wife and companion. Unfortunately, however, she would eventually unwittingly succumb to the Serpent's temptation and eat the forbidden fruit from off the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eve shares the fruit with her husband, and as a result, the first humans are cursed and expelled from the Garden of Eden by God forever for their disobedience.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

YouTube Treasures: Eleggua - Daymé Arocena - Cubafonía

On My Etsy Shop: Eleggua

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Eleggua Art Prints $20. In Yoruba mythology, Eleggua is the Orisha associated with the crossroads or "opening the ways". Often depicted as a child or a small man, he is a playful trickster and a brilliant strategist amongst the divinities. Worshipers often have a cement head with a metal spike in its top, and cowrie shells for eyes and a mouth, as a representation of Eleggua which receives offerings and bestows protection in return. He is the appropriator of ceremonies. No ceremony should be started without paying tribute to him first. Without Eleggua being acknowledged first, chances are the outcome desired in a ceremony will not come to full fruition.

Friday, April 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: The Divas of Egypt

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 The Divas of Egypt Art Prints $20. Bast, Isis, and Sekhmet stand united as they watch over and nourish their beloved Egypt.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Dionysus

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Dionysus Art Prints $20. Dionysus is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in ancient Greek religion and myth.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

YouTube Treasures: El Chacal - Shangó

On My Etsy Shop: Chango

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Chango Art Prints $15. Chango is a god of thunder, and the ancestor of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Chango was envied for his vast magical powers, but was feared because whenever he spoke, fire would shoot forth from out of his mouth. Chango is a son of Yemaya, queen of all the oceans and the mother goddess of the Orishas. He was known to have had three wives: Oya, who fearlessly stole the secrets of Chango's magic in an attempt to save him from his enemies; Oshun, the beautiful river goddess of love, who is his favorite because of her culinary abilities; and Oba, who desperately tried to win his affections by offering her own ear for him to eat.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

On My Etsy Shop: Cernunnos

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Cernunnos Art Prints $15. Cernunnos is the “Horned One”, a Celtic god associated with sexuality, fertility, the hunt, and the underworld. He was worshiped as the “lord of wild things” by the iron age Celts all across Europe as late as the first century, but his worship began centuries before that. Cernunnos is nearly always portrayed with animals, in particular the stag. He alternates with the goddess of the moon in ruling over life and death, continuing the cycle of death, rebirth and reincarnation.