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Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: November 18th : Ardvi Sura Anahita, Sacred Prostitutes and Sex Magic

 

 Today belongs to Ardvi Sura Anahita

It’s an Observance

Ardvi Sura Anahita was a Goddess of Babylonian times. Her name means, “damp, strong, AND immaculate’.’

Interestingly enough, she was a water Goddess that has the power to influence the flow of water which was believed to enable life.  After all, we need water to survive, yes?

Now this also meant  she ruled over the sperm of men and of all beasts– for without that—this making up half the recipe to create life.  She is considered to be a “mother” AND a virtuous maiden.

Ardvi Sura Anahita‘s temples accepted offerings of Green Plants which represented new life as well as purity. The temples were filled with Sacred Prostitutes.

Back in the day, a sacred prostitute was an important part of certain societies. They were well kept, sacred vessels that a partner could better connect to the Goddess through and with. I kind of considered them to be Priestesses of an ancient sex magic or that’s what I walked away with when researching them.

 Through pictures and art, Anahita is usually shown driving a chariot with four horses. They represent the natural and raw forces of  rain, clouds, hail and wind.

 

 

 

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Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: June 10th: The Unstained & A New Celtic Tree Month Begins


Today in Ancient History, our Ancestors would have celebrated Anahita.


Little is known about the Goddess Anahita and where she originated from but we do know she ended up a Persian and her name meant ‘unstained’. Making a grand appearance in the the last part of Avesta,(Zoroastrian Texts) in 200BC she was known as the immaculate virgin mother of the Mithras. Her temple existed in Kangavar.


Ancient Calendar & Present Day Pagan Holiday


773609-bigthumbnailThe Celtic Tree Month of Duir begins today. Duir is believed to mean “door”. It is the Oak Tree –King of Kings– which stands for this Month.

It is fitting that both Druid and Duir mean “door”, considering all Trees, according to the Celts, led to one of three Worlds. Each World was each made up of four Realms.

It is said that the Druids held the mighty Oak higher than all others.

This month is also special because it includes the Summer Solstice.

The Oak stands for truth, endurance and strength. Carry an acorn in your pocket for luck, success and wealth.


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Ancient Calendar: June 10th, 2010

Today in Ancient History, our Ancestors would have celebrated Anahita & Duir.

Little is known about the Goddess Anahita and where she originated from but we do know she ended up a Persian and her name meant ‘unstained’. Making a grand appearance in the the last part of Avesta,(Zoroastrian Texts) in 200BC she was known as the immaculate virgin mother of the Mithras. Her temple existed in Kangavar.

The Celtic Tree Month of Duir starts today. (Remember, many still mark their calendars.) Duir was the oak tree, in which the Druids held higher than all others. This month was also special to them because it includes the Summer Solstice.

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