Cerridwen is the Celtic goddess of the underworld and the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge. She is often referred to as the Dark Moon Goddess and Goddess of Inspiration and Death.
Every month has a full moon. That moon has a name and certain meanings attached to it. The names may vary a bit with different cultures but the intent is often similar.
Certain moons have different energies depending on their placement in relationship to the earth and sun during that month. Planning to do rituals and spells during these times can help you harness that energy for a positive outcome.
Paganism is a dynamic growing religion but what are the benefits? Becoming a pagan offers its practitioners many benefits.
In this article, we will examine seven benefits that pagans have when compared to other religions. Keep in mind that pagan practices are very diverse and these are general things pagans have in common.
Heng-o is the Chinese goddess of the moon. She is married to Hou Yi, the archer, and lives in a palace on the moon with her pet hare, Yu Tu.
The legend of Hang-o and Hou Yi is one of the most famous mythical romances of ancient China and is celebrated during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Mawu is a creation Goddess who created the mountains, rivers, and all the animals. She is symbolized by clay and the moon and is a goddess over creativity, inspiration, birth, passion, and Universal Law.
Hanwi is the Moon Goddess of the Sioux Tribe of Native American Indigenous people. The Sioux are part of the Dakota and Lakota Nation.
Just like the moon pierces the darkness of the night it is believed that Hanwi pierces the darkness of your soul and protects you from negative beings.
Danu is a mother goddess in the Celtic and Irish traditions. She is the goddess of fertility, creation, water, and the land.
We celebrate the Day of Danu on January 18.
The birch tree symbolizes starting over, fertility, rebirth, and regeneration. In fact, birches are one of the first trees to grow back after a forest fire.
Birch or Beithe, is the first tree of the Ogham, the Celtic tree alphabet. Beithe (pronounced ‘bey’) is the Gaelic word for birch and means inception or existence.
In ancient times, Janus was a god of beginnings and endings. He also represented the year's transitions from one season to another. In modern times, we recognize him as the god of doors and gates. He is depicted in art with two faces looking in opposite directions - one facing forward and one facing back."
Vodokres, or Vodice, is a Rodnovery nature holiday in the midst of the cold days of January, at the very beginning of the New Year.
Rodnovery pagans go outside in the cold and snow and honor the natural waters, celebrating them and everything connected to them with very odd rituals!
Hogmanay is a centuries-old New Year celebration originating in Scotland. It is associated with the giving of gifts, good luck, and the saining of households in the spirit of out with the old and in with the new.
Originally, Hogmanay was celebrated at Samhain to rejoice in the harvest. It was later moved to coordinate with Yule and the Nordic influences.