For the last year or so I have been writing the God and Goddess of the Month columns for Circle of Friends. Every month I’ve enjoyed learning ancient mythologies surrounding the different deities that members of the Pagan community often revere. I explored different Celtic, Norse, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman deities and the myths surrounding them, … More Thank You Everyone and Farewell!
Nephthys is the goddess of divine assistance of Egypt, also known as a goddess of the transition of the dead. Nephthys is actually the Greek spelling and pronunciation of her name, but it is the one she is most commonly known as. The ancient Egyptians actually knew her as Nebthwt, which means “Mistress of the … More Goddess of the Month: Nephthys
Eostre the Norse/Germanic Goddess of Spring, Fertility, and the Dawn. In fact, the old Anglo-Saxon word “Eostremonath” or “Ostaramonath” is what they called the month of April, and when they held festivals in Eostre’s honor. Ostara, or “Easter” was essentially a name for her, although that second name was eventually usurped by the Christians as … More Goddess of the Month: Eostre
Persephone is the Greek Queen of the Underworld. She is the only child of both Zeus and Demeter, born when Demeter was Zeus’ consort, prior to his marrying Hera. Persephone spent her childhood with her mother and playing with her half sisters, Aphrodite and Athena, and is described as bright and lovely both as a … More Goddess of the Month: Persephone
Seshat is the Egyptian Goddess of scribes and writing, and was also associated with arithmetic and architecture. Her most common epithet is “Mistress of the House of Books,” because she was in charge of the library of the Gods. She is a patron of all forms of writing, not just of stories and everything else … More The Goddess Seshat
Epona is a Celtic goddess of horses, particularly mares and foals. In Celtic, the word “epos” means “horse.” And while Epona was predominantly Celtic, meaning her followers would have been located throughout what is now the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as France, there is evidence of her worship throughout Germany and as far … More The Goddess Epona