The Beltane Goddesses
Beltane is Coming! Celebrate with the Beltane GoddessesBeltane, also known as May Day, is fast approaching. Ribbons are waving moncler sale outlet in the wind and the earth is bursting forth with life. Flowers are in full bloom and wildlife is blossoming, as well. Perhaps you are looking forward to a full blown Beltane ritual on May 1st this year. Whether practicing in a group or solitary, you may want to incorporate some traditional and unique Beltane goddesses into your cheap moncler sale Beltane ritual.
For hundreds of years, fertility has been celebrated on May Day. Many modern day Pagans and even the ancient Pagans were thought to have danced around the Maypole to ensure fertility. Not just fertility for offspring, but also fertility of the harvesting of the crops and financial bounty. Wouldn’t it help to include some of the ancient Beltane Goddesses in our celebrations of fertility? Here are a few Beltane goddesses from different pantheons and cultures that you could consider as a part of your May Day celebrations.
Druantia A Druid Beltane GoddessDruantia to put it quite simply is the goddess of the Druids, hence her lovely name. She is specifically monclerdownjacket.biz associated with the fir tree, and because the Druids were in alignment with the trees, you can see why she uk moncler outlet was an important goddess to them. Some associate her with the dryads, or spirits of the trees. Druantia is also a Beltane goddess and why? Because she is a strong fertility goddess.
Druantia can be called upon at Beltane as a Beltane goddess because of her powers of fertility for both humans and the earth’s bounty. If you plan on planting a new tree or begin your gardening this Beltane, make sure to call upon Druantia as your patron Beltane goddess. She will bless your new trees and crop with her fertile womb.
Flora Roman Spring GoddessFlora was not a very well known goddess in Greek history until the resurgence of her moncler outlet store face in artwork during the Renaissance and Victorian eras. Flora was the Goddess of the Spring and of course flowers (as her name indicates) and the Romans held a celebration in her honor between April 28th and May 3rd every year. You can see why she would be a powerful and yet serene Beltane goddess to incorporate into your Beltane rituals.
Because flowers represent fertility and life, Flora is the ultimate representation of life and new life deified. Scatter flower petals all over your altar in celebration of new life and the union between moncler outlet prices man and woman to bring forth new life. This in turn will bring a little of Flora, the Beltane goddess, to your Beltane rituals and celebrations. The celebrations best moncler jackets of Floralia (the Roman equivalent of Beltane or May Day) moncler outlet sale ceased in the third century BCE, but we can bring them back moncler sale online if we truly wanted to.
If you feel especially connected to Flora the Beltane goddess, plant a garden in her name or celebrate Beltane fron April 28th through May 3rd in the name of Floralia. Wear flowers in your hair and on your clothes. Honor Flora by keeping a fresh bouquet of flowers on your discount moncler jackets kitchen table. Once the flowers dry up, make them into a beautiful Beltane wreath for your front door.
Maeve cheap moncler jackets The Queen of Beltane GoddessesMaeve is a powerful and somewhat dangerous (if you’re not prepared for her) Beltane goddess from Celtic Irish pantheons. Maeve was once a Queen of Ireland and was not only considered moncler outlet a fertile Queen but also a fierce and cruel warrior. Her powers of fertility were misconstrued through history and slander was uttered that it would take “30 men to satisfy Maeve’s” sexual appetite. Maeve has also been diminished into a Queen of pixies, of sorts. While it’s not a bad thing to be the Queen of the Pixies, this truly is a downplay for Queen Maeve’s original status moncler outlet online as a Beltane goddess.
Maeve came to me one night in a dream, as a lovely young maiden with long golden hair and cloaked in a red robe. She almost resembled little red riding hood; however, she was fierce. Do not let her somewhat innocent maiden looks cheap moncler coats mens fool you. This Beltane goddess is a great invocation for the Great Rite. She will spice up your intimate life, too. Call upon Maeve for power in the bedroom and also in your Beltane rituals. Because of her powers of fertility, she would be a great Beltane goddess to incorporate into Beltane ritual. As a Goddess who was celebrated in moncler uk outlet different regions, it is not for certain that she was ever celebrated on Beltane because different cultural Pagan holidays varied than moncler online store those of the Celtic people at the time. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t incorporate Cybele as a Beltane goddess on Beltane.
Cybele is also known as Kybele and the “Mountain Mother”. Is it thought that she originated in what is now modern day Turkey but was brought to Rome by the Romans in order to triumph over Hannibal. Kybele’s original priests in her native land were actually priestesses, but once she was brought to Rome her holy women turned into holy men. Unfortunately the honor of Cybele was almost destroyed in the 4th century CE when Emperor moncler sale Justinian ordered her followers to be murdered and her sacred texts to be burned. Believe it or not, Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican was built directly over her temple (Illes, Encyclopedia of Spirits, pg. 601).
Cybele is a beautiful woman, mature and her womb ready to burst forth with new life. She is more than the “bloodthirsty” goddess that the Church made her out to be. Incorporate her into cheap moncler jackets mens your Beltane ritual by visiting a nearby cave (Kybele was thought to live in sacred caves and was worshiped in caves in her original form in Turkey). Dance ecstatically and raise your vibrational energy as you call her name. Cybele the Beltane goddess feeds off of ecstatic, blissful human energy. Even if you’re not Pagan or you’re unsure as to what your path is, why not incorporate the celebration of Spring into your life? Light a green candle and just be thankful for the life that is within you. Beltane is also the time for the Great Rite, the union between moncler outlet woodbury the god and the goddess. If you’re with someone, make love to them. Cherish them.
If you’re a woman, give thanks for the fertile womb inside of yourself. Even if you are moncler womens jackets unable to give birth to a child, you are still a fertile and beautiful woman. You are strong and powerful and are able to contribute to new life in this world, be https://www.monclerdownjacket.biz it a uk moncler sale child or simply the fruits of your labor.
Incorporate these Beltane goddesses into your Beltane rites this year, or find your own Beltane moncler usa goddesses that are appropriate for your path. Anywho, the beach should be a good way to celebrate Beltane. Blessings!
Paradise7 I fully agree. Thanks again!
Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York
We really should revive the Maypole, and other enchanting Beltane rituals. Lovely! Thanks, Kitty. A celebration of spring, renewal, resurrection, and life itself. All these lovely Goddesses would love the attention.
dagny roth 6 years ago from Neverland
Nell Rose 6 years ago from England
Hi, Kitty, I loved this! better start calling Maeve! haha! loved the video too, I remember when I was a child we always had a Maypole at the fete’ but not anymore, we should definitely bring it back, happy Beltane! and cheap moncler jackets womens blessed be! voted and shared! loved it! cheers nell.