Great & Mighty Aphrodite Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about the power and might of Aphrodite. Great & Mighty Aphrodite by Maranda Wabik Being of beauty Being of grace Being of love  Being of sexuality Goddess borne of foam Goddess of the sea Goddess of fiery passion Goddess of watery compassion Goddess with a…

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Persephone & Blodeuwedd Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about the connection between Persephone and Blodeuwedd. Persephone & Blodeuwedd by Maranda Wabik Dual nature One dark One light Spring Goddess Queen of Death Wife of Hades She is Persephone! Another Goddess Of duality One dark One light Flower maiden Hunting owl Wife of Llew…

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Aphrodite and Hermes

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a lesser-known affair in Greek myth.   Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, and Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, had an affair.    This is largely overshadowed by Aphrodite’s more famous love matches with God of war Ares and human Adonis.    I have…

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Goddess Within Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem I have written about Aphrodite and embracing your inner Goddess. Goddess Within by Maranda Wabik Born of foam, The water of the sea, Washes over the female form. Limbs cleansed With sparkling water. Long hair Covering the womanhood. As the locks dry, Tumbled curls fall…

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Megara, Hercule’s Sassy Bride

 For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to discuss Megara, wife of Hercules.   In particular, I will be looking at her Disney version!   The Disney film Hercules takes a variation on the traditional Greco-Roman myths.   In order to make the myths palatable for younger viewers, they had to make the…

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The Aphrodite and Persephone Archetypes

For today’s post, I have chosen to go over the Aphrodite and Persephone archetypes as they can be active in a woman’s personality.    This is rooted in the work of Jean Shinoda Bolen in her book Goddesses in Everywoman.    She elaborated on this work by writing Gods in Every Man and Goddesses in…

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The Blodeuwedd Persephone Connection

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at the way in which two Goddesses are connected.    Blodeuwedd is a Welsh Celtic Goddess of flowers and owls.    Persephone is a Greek Goddess of the Spring and the Underworld.   I have written about each of them in the past, and today…

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Hades and Persephone

For today’s post I will be writing about the story of Hades and Persphone.    The focus will be on the two as the most functional and truly loving marriage in Greek mythology!   Hades and Persephone even factor into other love stories within Greek myths. The story of the marriage of Hades and Persephone…

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Hekate, Goddess of Witches

Hello my Lovely readers, and welcome back to Femme Fatale Friday!   For this week’s Femme Fatale I have chosen the Greek Goddess of witchcraft, Hekate.    She is a powerful and shadowy figure that I felt is perfect for this dark time of the year, and she is a truly fascinating Goddess! Hekate is…

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Eris: Goddess of Chaos

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen the Greek goddess Eris.    She was the goddess of chaos, and was known to cause discord wherever she went.    Eris had the Roman name of Discorda, and was closely identified with the war-goddess Enyo (Homer even used the names interchangeably).   In some versions…

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