On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Sekhmet Art Prints $20. In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess of Upper Egypt, and the protector of the pharaohs. It was said that her breath created the desert. She is depicted as a mighty lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. When Lower Egypt was conquered by Upper Egypt, Sekhmet was seen as the more powerful of the two warrior goddesses, the other, Bast, have been the protector of Lower Egypt. It was Sekhmet who would eventually be seen as the Avenger of Wrongs, and the Scarlet Lady.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
On My Etsy Shop: Santa Muerte
On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Santa Muerte Art Prints $20. Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte (Spanish for Our Lady of the Holy Death) or, colloquially, Santa Muerte (Holy Death), is a female deity (or folk saint depending on school of thought) in Mexican folk religion, particularly Folk Catholicism, venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
On My Etsy Shop: Quan Yin
On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Quan Yin Art Prints $20. Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, she hears the cries of all beings. As a true Enlightened One, Quan Yin has vowed to remain in the earthly realms, and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living things have completed their own journey of enlightenment, and thus become liberated from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Saturday, September 5, 2020
On My Etsy Shop: Pan
On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Pan Art Prints $20. In Greek religion and mythology, Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr and is often associated with sexuality.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
On My Etsy Shop: Oya
On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Oya Art Prints $20. In Yoruba Mythology, Oya is the Undergoddess of the Niger River. She is a female warrior and the Orisha of fire, fertility, lightning, wind and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes, and guards the passage to the Underworld. She is the spirit of tornadoes (which are said to be her whirling skirts as she dances), of lightning (the power of which she acquired from her husband, Chango), of earthquakes, and of any form of natural destruction. In essence, Oya is the spirit of change, of transition, and of the chaos that often brings it about. Her association with the marketplace, and more specifically with the gates of cemeteries (as opposed to the entire Underworld), emphasizes her aspect as a facilitator of transition.
Oya has been syncretized in Santeria with the Virgin of Candelaria.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
YouTube Treasures: Orisha Oshun Dance from Cuba
On My Etsy Shop: Oshun
On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Oshun Art Prints $20. Obatala is an Orisha. Oshun is an Orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American and Latin religions. Africans brought Oshun and a host of other deities, and energy forces in nature with them when they were brought to the shores of the Americas as captives. Oshun is the force of harmony. Harmony we see as beauty, feel as love, and experience as ecstasy. She reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy. In Cuban Santeria, Oshun is an Orisha of love, maternity and marriage. She has been syncretized with La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, (Our Lady of Charity), Cuba's patron saint. She is associated with the color yellow, metals gold and copper, peacock feathers, mirrors, and anything of beauty.
Friday, June 5, 2020
YouTube Treasures: Obatalá Dance - Marta Ruiz
On My Etsy Shop: Obatala
On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Obatala Art Prints $20. Obatala is an Orisha. He is the Sky Father and the creator of human bodies, which were brought to life by the smooth breath of Olodumare. Obatala is the father of all Orishas and the owner of all ori.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
YouTube Treasures: Melanie Beckler - Violet Flame Meditation
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
On My Etsy Shop: Lilith
The resulting Lilith legend is still commonly used as source material in modern Western culture, literature, occultism, fantasy and horror. It is also often cited as evidence that she might have originally been a goddess, or at the very least an aspect of the great goddess and was demonized for being an independent female.