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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hera/Juno-Dignity



Let us sing now of Hera, the women's goddess;
Let us sing now of Hera, child of earth;
Let us sing now of the queen of gods;
Let us sing now of the most beautiful goddess.

I had been reading  Patricia Monagham's book "The Goddess Path and was working and learning about Athena.
Answering the questions and thinking about the ideas of a woman's strength up against our society's views of women took some time and pondering. There are aspects of Athene's character pertaining to myself that I am still working on.
But I am beginning my studies of Hera/ Juno today.  Which I think is very appropriate it being Thursday, the day associated with Her.
I went on the web to wikipedia and searched for classical paintings and other pictures of Hera. I particularly liked these three.
I have to admit I come to this study of Hera with some baggage of previous basic studies from men authors. She's been portrayed as a sad vindictive harpy of a wife, who takes out her anger on the women of her Husbands philanders.
I am going to begin my study of Hera with an open mind.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

While on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ode to Autumn

Dark plowed Autumn fields
Lying quiet, tired and weary
Sleeping until Spring