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Pagan Holidays for May 17, 2010

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I always say when it comes to Ancient Holidays and get- togethers, Rome and Greece were neck to neck in competition. So with that being said, Rome will kick off our Monday with a festival for their Goddess Dea Dia. I say we should learn from the past, and have more dang holidays ourselves. You know, get the day off from work–PAID–but hey, that’s just me and I’m just sayin’ somewhere along the way we seriously messed up and left off a bunch of cool stuff off the calendar.

Now, a little more about Dea Dia, who had her own Priests by the name of Fratres Arvales, was all about the land and it’s growth. Her Priests would kindly bless the land on this day, and then would be so nice as to chalk up some offerings to the spirits dwelling in the Underworld, hoping that they would be appeased and would refrain from trashing any crops.

Rome must of had some bad dealings with all those who haunt. Seems like around every turn, they were offering up or trying to avoid the freshly and not so freshly dead. You think they were plagued by a guilt of ticking people off? lol Regardless, enjoy your day!

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Pagan Holiday for May 16, 2010

Good Goth, I love today’s holiday or would have  if we were still romping around in the adulterous gardens of our Ancestral Gods lol. While looking up today’s date on some software called Pagan Days, I noticed that it was the beginning of Goddess Month sacred to Greek Hera.

Now that’s not what gave me the temple giggles.

It’s what my glorious software said which led my mind to sarcastically wonder…

And I quote, “She is said to protect all women who have not slept with her husband Zeus.”

Well what woman/goddess in their right mind would? lol Was there a Goddess who vowed to protect ONLY the  women who yanked up the skirts, and hopped a ride on said hubby/god? lol KIDDING.

And no matter how free my tongue may wander, that juicy bit of sentence gives you an idea of what poor Hera suffered for pulling a Tammy Wynette and standing by her man.

And let me give you the 411 on the scandalous gods according to the Greeks way back in the ancient day. Hera and can’t-keep-it-in-his-pants-Zeus were known to fight so much, the Greek squad credited THEIR marital thrash downs for all storms swallowing up their skies. The worse the storm and damage, the worse Zeus mucked up. Hera having the power to call forth winds, rain, thunder, and any other stormy thing falling inline with all of that,  had one hell of a temper and who wouldn’t if their big daddy was runnin’ round bein’ the divine man whore of the local pantheons untouched or desirable maidens .

Hera, don’t you take no crap off your man. Rock on girl!

While Hera is finally getting her due, all of the blessed Goddesses of Egypt will be getting theirs. Today would have been a feast for all of them.

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Pagan Holidays for May 15, 2010

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Buckle up and strap yourself in because today our Ancient Ancestors had quite a bit going on.

In Rome, we would have seen two Goddess held high. Maia–Goddess of the full moon and Vesta, Goddess of the hearth.

This day was also the mark of the Ides of May when our Vestal Virgins would show the way again by performing rites which would hopefully ensure the flow of water for the coming year. The ritual itself involved sacrifice but not of the flesh and blood kind. No need to worry darklings, unless you were the Scarecrow off of the Wizard of Oz. because this hay day called for puppets made of straw.

The Goddess month of Maia also begins today and less not forget that she was one of the daughters of Atlas, making her one of the seven Pleiades.

In many parts of Germany, people would know today as –Kalte Sophie—translated into Cold Sophie. Now, before anyone pictures a heartless, lying, vindictive, (bleep, bleep, bleep) like my step-monster Sophie, hold the brain. (Or maybe I was the only one picturing that lol curse my past—far but not forgotten– teenage years.) This had nothing to do with that embodiment of evil. lol

No, this day was all about planting and when one could do it. So after today passes,  then it’s safe to plant the crops without worries and fears of frost.

Saturday is the day of Seatere, Seater, Saturn, and Loki—trickster of the Norse Culture.

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Saturday is a good day to deal with matters and or invoke magical spells concerning:

A Gift of some sort, and or maybe something to do with your property?

Are you moving your home? Is someone else moving their home? Do you have matters concerning the elderly and or maybe you need to work on self discipline?

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Remember that Saturday belongs to Saturn and the Element of Earth.

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Pagan Holidays for May 14, 2010

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We have a little Sun at Midnight, a little Isis, and some Runes for you on this day in Ancient History.

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Our Ancient Ancestors of Norway would have been honoring their Norse Goddess of the Sun during a festival called Midnight Sun. The name alone makes me want to throw a temper tantrum that I can’t really hop back in time and check it out. Oh well, maybe I’ll take on a new pen name or run off and rename myself Midnight Sun just to raise a few brows. Or maybe I’ll save such coolness to my next incarnation.

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You know it’s spring and you know it’s the time of Beltane, so of course every culture will be cramming their Goddesses of Fertility into this month.  I say they all need to stand in line (because I’m in a selfish mood) and so steps forth Isis, the lady i dig most of all.

Isis is known as the Goddess of a Thousand Names. Why? Why not, I say. She does it all from fertility, protection, magic, peace, and whatever else you have in mind. Isis is the patron of beasts and people, because no one can multitask quite like her.

So I am a bit excited today because our Ancient Ancestors of Egypt would have been holding a Festival today in her honor. (What the hell is wrong with present Egypt? Get with the program and be as smart as those who once walked those sands.)

So while present Egypt breaks my heart, Ancient Egypt would have also remembered Thoth on this great day. Because of Thoth, according to ancient calendar, he appeared with Shu, returning Tefnut to Egypt. Rock on Thoth, because we need some Tefnut, that’s for sure! After all, she—sister of Shu–the god of Sunlight—was also daughter of Atum. And having been a cool Goddess, Tefnut presided over rain and moisture. So all hail a little rain today, if it so comes your way.

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And in the name of all that is fertile and fertilizing, I say we pay special attention to the Runic Half month beginning today known as Ing. Ing just so happened to be the male consort (that’s lover, baby) of the Mother Goddess of Earth. He happens to be marked by the rune of Light and while he will become alive under the passionate arms of the Goddess, he will bring to us energy and the growth of midsummer.

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Pagan Holidays for May 13, 2010

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Rome will spend it’s last day celebrating their Festival of Lemuria. For those who missed the details concerning this one—or those clearing it up—

Previous Post & Info Concerning Lemuria and Larvae

For those who got it, moving on then to the next big thing which the Celtics are making happen. This date in their ancient calendar marks the beginning of their tree Month called Huath.

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Thursday belongs to the deity Thunor, also known as Thor, who is the God of Agriculture and Thunder.

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Thursday are Great for Dealing with Matters or Magical Spells & Rituals Concerning:

Passions & Desires—what do you want in your life?

Political Power—you can influence this for yourself or for what you desire on this day.

Speculating & Gambling—someone have a problem? Do you need help or luck?

Legal Matters, Treaties, Oaths—today is a great day to deal with these.

Harvests—perhaps you buy your food and this doesn’t;t matter to you but today you could make sure someone else has a good harvest. Maybe you could see to it that they have a meal for Thanksgiving?

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Thursday represents The Planet Jupiter and The Element of Fire

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Pagan Holidays for May 12, 2010

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Another lovely piece from one of my favorite Artists Ana Cruz

On this day in Ancient History we have a little of the old and a farewell…

The Celtics are gonna hit us twice. First, today was once their Observance of Beltane according to their old but very cool calendar. And second, we say good bye to the Tree Month of Saille.

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Wednesday is the day of Woden.

Woden is the God of knowledge, enlightenment, wisdom, & war.

Some believe Woden is also Odin—God of the Norse.

Matters & Magical Workings For Wednesday

Today is a good day to deal with matters or rituals and spells concerning anything business. Or perhaps some sort of communication. Maybe debt—something we all have these days, or what about  fear and or possibly loss? Matters or magic concerning money, or work, some type of travel. And then there’s education.

Planets and Elements

Mercury and the element Air

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