Let me sing of the maiden of contradictions, Goddess of the wild chase and the busy spindle. An archer, a hunter, she races through the mountain shadows and the windy hills, drawing her bow and loosing her arrows of sadness. The mountains tremble, and the forest resounds with the agony of animals. Earth and sea both shudder as the strong-hearted one delights in her hunt. And then, when she has had enough, she leaves the forest. Hanging up her bow and quiver, she robes herself in splendor and goes forth to lead her maidens in dance, smiling as they sing of her mother Leto, of how she bore such a wonderful daughter.
~ Homeric Hymn to Artemis from The Goddess Companion by Patrician Monaghan
MotherHouse Goddess Temple is delighted to offer an online Ritual Meditation Circle for the Goddess Artemis on Thursday, May 23, 2019 as our community event for the month of May!
This is a free, virtual event.
Artemis is the Huntress, a Protectress of women and children, the Moon, a Goddess who rules from the meadow to the wildest spaces in nature. She is fierce and compassionate, a Sovereign deity who stands in strength and vigor. Join me for a Temple Talk on the Goddess Artemis and a ritual guided meditation. We will discuss the different aspects of Artemis (as sister of Apollo, and Arcadian, Taurian, and Ephesian Artemis) and how she connects to her Roman sister, Diana. May 9 and May 15 are both Feast Days to the Goddess Artemis in the May Goddess Calendar.
See you in circle!
RESOURCES FOR ARTEMIS
Artemis: the Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman by Dr. Jean Shinoda-Bolen
Goddesses in Everywoman by Dr. Jean Shinoda-Bolen
Artemis: Virgin Goddess of the Sun, Moon and Hunt by Sorita D’Este
The Goddess: Mythological Images of the Feminine by Christine Downing
The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore by Hilda M. Ransome
The Myth of the Goddess by Anne Baring and Jules Cashford
The Moon and the Virgin by Nor Hall
Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood by Merlin Stone
MotherHouse Goddess Temple is honored to serve Goddess in all of Her aspects and provide community for devotees worldwide. Bringing Goddess to our world has never been more important. Thank you for being here and you are invited to join our free Goddess Temple events!
MotherHouse Goddess Temple is a devotional community and living altar to Goddess in all of Her emanations. Through ritual, myth, magick, and sacred inspiration, we offer sanctuary for those seeking transformation through the Divine Feminine.
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