Bee Prosperity by Greg Spalenka
Bee symbolism in sacred texts, temples and artifacts dates back to the Neolithic Period. The intertwining of the Bee and the Goddess has occurred in multiple cultures and rites. Get your bzzzzzzzzzzzzz on and connect with the Bee Goddesses!
Melissa is a name that means “bee” and was a title as well for the Priestesses that served at the temples of Demeter and Artemis of Ephesus. The title may originate with the story of a Cretan Princess named Melissa who collected honey to give to the infant Zeus. When Zeus became the ruler of Olympus, he is said to have transformed this princess, his nurse, into a bee.
Honey is a frequent sacred offering to the Gods across many cultures, indicating the tie between the bees and divinity.
Some of the Goddesses strongly associated with Bees: Anatolian Mother Goddess, Bhramari Devi, Oshun, Artemis of Ephesus, Freya, Potnia, Gaia
Blissing out with Bees – The Bee Goddesses and Bee Priestesses by Kimberly F. Moore
Dance of the Bees – Reading the Language of the Goddess by Carol Christ
The Bee Goddess Calls by Judith Shaw
Gobnait: Woman of the Bees on Matrifocus by Siofra Geoghegan
Bee Goddess from Rhodes Plaque from Image of the Goddess by Constance Tippett
Honey Pot with image of the Bee Goddess from Image of the Goddess by Constance Tippett
Bee Goddess Brown Sugar Keepers from Image of the Goddess by Constance Tippett
Bee Priestesses with Marguerite Rigoglioso & Nancy Leatzow interviewed by Karen Tate on Voice of the Sacred Feminine on blogtalk radio (Podcast)
Hymns from the Hive by Layne Redmond (Music)
Book – The Honey Trail: In Search of Liquid Gold & Disappearing Bees by Grace Pundyk
The Temple of Merope from Pantheanism