Creative Nights

I have been loitering among various art journalling and creativity-inspiring blogs lately (linked at the bottom of this post), and it has really helped get my creativity flowing. It’s not that I haven’t been able to create things using various mediums – I’ve just been a bit blocked in terms of themes, or subject matter.

Scrolling through various albums & pictures, and prompt lists & inspiring quotes, has given my muse mucho ammo – and she’s firing fast! I haven’t been blogging much lately because of the sheer amount of paint, gesso, journals, glue, needle & thread, crayons, pencils, etc that have been cluttering my life. I’ve been creating works in my art journal from various meditations, visual & reflective exercises, and passages from books I’ve been reading.

I may post some pictures of the art that has been occupying my time recently, with the link to my FB page 🙂

 

Creative Blogs I follow at the moment:

Journal52

Words of Me Project

Effy Wild: Love & Glitter

WillowingLove

Artful Thinking

CreativeLea’s Infinite Journey

Serendipity Studio

Smudged Textiles Studio

Artist Cellar

Guada’s Art & Mandalas

 

Plus inspiration flows pretty nicely from various posts in:

Lost For Words FB group

The Victorian Pagan Circle FB group

 

The page I post all my creations on:

Crafted Arts FB page

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 7 of 30

<as you can tell by Day 7 following Day 3, I am not necessarily doing the 30 Days of Devotion in numerical order>

 

7. Names and epithets

I have compiled the following list from a variety of sources, listed at the bottom of this post 🙂 Some of the epithets or titles may have the same meaning as another, this is likely due to different cultures or sub-cultures with varying dialects.

 

ADAMANTAEA – Unconquerable

ADONAEA – Lady of the Underworld

AGRIOPE – Savage Face

ALEXEATIS – Averter (She who wards off all dangers)

AMAIMAKETOS – Unconquerable

AMEIBOUSA – the One That Transforms

ANASSA – Queen

ANASSA ENEROI – Queen of Those Below (the dead)

ANTANIA – Enemy of Mankind

APAGCHOMENE – Suspended One

APANCHOMENE – The Hanged One

APHRATTOS – Nameless, Unnameable

APOTROPAIOS – Averter of Evil

ARKUIA – the Bear

ATALOS – Tender

AZOSTOS  – Ungirt

BASILEIA – Queen

BOLOS – Far-Thrower

BORBOROPHORBA – Eater of Filth

BOUKOLOS – Ox-Herder

BRIMO – Angry One

CHRYSEOSANDALOS – That Wears Golden Sandals

DAEIRA** – “The Knowing One”

DADAPHOROS – Torchbearer

DESPOINA – Mistress

DRAKAINA – She-Snake

EILEITHYIA** – Skilled in Childbirth

EINALIA – of the Sea

EMPYLIOS – Before the Gate

ENODIA – of the Paths

EPAINE – the Awesome

EPHOROS – Guardian, Watcher

EPIPHANESTATE – Most Manifest

EPIPURGIDIA – on the Tower

ERANNE – Lovely

EUKOLINE – Good-Tempered

EURIPPA – Horse-Finder

GENETYLLIS – Birth Helper

HEGEMONEN – Guide

HERSECHTHONIA – Speaking from Below

HEXACHEIRA – Six-Handed, of Six Ways

HIPPARETE – Horse-Speaker

KHTHONIA – of the Underworld

KALKAEA – Wearer of the High Boots

KALLISTE – Fairest

KLEIDOPHOROS – Key Bearer

KLEIDOUKHOS – Keeper of the Keys

KORE – Maiden (not to be confused with Persephone)

KRATAIIS – Strong One

KROKOPEPLOS – Saffron-Cloaked

KUROTROPHOS – Nurse of Children & Protectress of Mankind

KYNO – Bitch (literally, as in a female dog)

LAGINITIS – (unknown, possibly after a goddess who created the Hare)

LAMPADEPHOROS – Lamp-bearer, Torch-bearer

LEIANA – the Lioness

LIMENOSKOPOS – of the Threshold

LIPAROKREDMNOS – with Bright Headband

LOCHAIS – Midwife

MAERA – Glistening

MAGEUS – One Who Kneads

MEGISTE – Greatest

MEISOPOMENOS – Labourer of the Moon

MELINOE – Soothing One

MOERA – Older than Time

MONOGENES – Only Child

MUNYCHIA – Moon Goddess

NOCTICULA – Moon Goddess

NYKTERIA – Nocturnal

NYKTIPOLOS – Night-Wandering

OISTROPLANEIA – Bringer of Madness

OURANIA – of the Sky

OXYTHYMIA – Quick to Anger

PANDINA – Feared by All

PANOPAEA – Teacher of All

PERSEIS* – daughter of Perses

PHERAEA – She Who Brings Forth

PHILEREMOS – Lover of Solitude

PHINIKOPEZA – Ruddy-Footed

PHOSPHOROS – the Light-Bringer

PHROUNE – She-Toad

PHRYNE – Toad

PHYSIS – Nature

POLYBOTEIRA – Generous Giver of Nourishment

PRODOMOS – of the Vestibule

PROKATHEGETIS – She Who Goes Down Before

PROPOLOS – the Attendant Who Leads

PROPYLAIA – the One Before the Gate

PROTHYRAEA – Before the Gate

PRYTANIA – Invincible Queen of the Dead

PSYCHOPOMPE – Soul Guide

PURPHOROS – Fire Bearer

RODODACTYLOS – Rosy-Fingered

SELENE** – the Far-Shooting Moon

SKOTIA – of the Dark

SKYLAKAGETIS – Leader of the Dogs

SOTEIRA – Saviour

SPEIRODRAKONTOZONOS – She-Snake Girt with Coils of Dragons

TAUROPOLOS – Bull Herder

TERGEMINUS – of Triple Birth

THEA DEINOS – The Dread Goddess

THEROBROMOS – Roaring Like A Wild Beast

TRIAUCHEROS – with Three Necks

TRICEPS – Three-Formed

TRIGLANDINE – Thrice-Whirled

TRIGLENA – Three-Eyed

TRIKEPHALOS – Three-Headed

TRIMORPHIS – Three-Formed

TRIODITIS – of Three Roads

TRIVIA – of the Three Ways

TYMBIDIA – Sepulchral

ZERYNTHIA – (meaning unknown)

 

 

  • shows a relationship with another entity/deity

** also a separate entity/deity

 

SOURCES:

Hekate: Liminal Rites by Sorita d’Este & David Rankine

The Temple of Hekate by Tara Sanchez

Hekate: Her Sacred Fires Ed. by Sorita d’Este

The Covenant of Hekate official website

Hekate’s Crossroads Facebook group

Theoi Project website

Day 3 of 30

3. Symbols and icons of this deity

 

Symbols and icons associated with Hekate are as follows:

Snake / serpent

Keys

Crossroads

Thresholds / gateways

Wortcunning / herbalism

Ghosts / souls

Umbilical cord

Shears / dagger / blade

Torch (traditionally the burning stick kind, not battery-operated)

Dogs, particularly black dogs

The Underworld

Threes – three forms / faces / ways

The Moon

Earth/Sea/Sky

Darkness

Cerberus

Sickle / scythe

Stars

Pomegranates

Fire / candles / light

Divination / oracles

Triskelion / triquetra

Triple spiral

Hekate’s Wheel / Strophalos

When I die…

So, I have decided I want to become a tree after I die.

I always wanted to be cremated, with a tree planted over my ashes, but thanks to Bios UrnI found an easier way for my daughter to keep me close. Obviously, I would want the urn to be planted on our family property (we should have bought one by the time I kick the bucket).