Mythology | Dionysus

Mythology | Dionysus

Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, surprisingly draws many parallels to Jesus Christ. Pronunciation: DIE-un-EYE-sis Birth of Dionysus (Story #1: Semele) The story begins with Zeus ("King of all gods") having yet another affair on his wife, Hera. He fell in love with a mortal princess named Semele and eventually impregnated her. When Hera found [...]

Mythology | Artemis

Mythology | Artemis

Artemis is the Greek goddess of hunting, animals, and wilderness. She is also linked to chastity, independence, fertility, childbirth, and the moon. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin sister of Apollo. In Roman mythology, she is known as Diana. When Zeus had an affair with Leto, in order to cover up his [...]

Mythology ~ Persephone (and Hades)

Mythology ~ Persephone (and Hades)

Persephone is an ancient Greek goddess -- who's name is pronounced like purr-seff-uh-nee (rhymes with Stephanie.) The energy surrounding Persephone is very dark, gothic, and almost gloomy. Yet ironically, she is associated with springtime and fertility. Representing death and rebirth, Persephone draws many parallels to the goddesses Isis and Kali. Persephone is the daughter of [...]

“Cleopatra the Great” ~ Personal Experience + One-Hundred Facts

“Cleopatra the Great” ~ Personal Experience + One-Hundred Facts

Cleopatra VII is iconic -- arguably the most famous and powerful woman in history! Yet there is so much misinformation about her in Hollywood and general pop culture. I am here to sort out fact from fiction, to explain why such negative propaganda against her exists, and personal experience as to why this public figure [...]

Happy Lammas!

Happy Lammas!

Lammas takes place on August 1st-2nd, marking the period between midsummer (first day of summer) and the first day of autumn! We are letting go of summer and welcoming the coming of fall. Lammas is pronounced like "lom-us" and sort of sounds like you are saying "llamas." It's derived from "loaf-mass," marking the first harvest [...]

My new kitten, Luna!

My new kitten, Luna!

There has been an addition to my family -- a new kitten! I named her Luna after the Roman moon goddess and also the Latin word for "moon." Her story... I adopted Luna through my sister's friend's parents. They had a black stray who would come around and they would feed her. They thought she [...]

Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen

I recently added a new book to my collection called "Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You." It goes over many famous goddesses from mythologies of all origins. Each goddess comes with a synopsis that includes her story, her characteristics, and what she represents. It also has beautiful illustrations. These ladies are categorized [...]