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Mythology (The Hero's Journey)

Hecate - The Greek goddess Hecate reminds us of the importance of change, helping us to release the past, especially those things that are hindering our growth, and to accept change and transitions. She sometimes asks us to let go of what is familiar, safe, and secure and to travel to the scary places of the soul.

An image of a compass from Scandinavian mythology found in Icelandic scripts accompanied by the prose: “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known”.

Radegast, a god  of Slavic mythology and is said to be associated with fertility, agriculture, war, and the evening sky. He resides in the mountains and also is usually associated with hospitality and fire.

Gefjon is the Germanic and Nordic (Icelandic) Goddess of Vegetation, Agriculture, and Fertility. She is a shapeshifter who symbolizes growth, prosperity, virginity, good fortune, and the magical arts. According to mythology, she gave birth to four giant sons whom she transformed into oxen and used for ploughing the land. One of the Aesir deities, she is said to have been the founder of a royal Danish dynasty. Legend has it that maidens who died as virgins became her servants.

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Pan!

Ares - God of war, spring, growth in nature, agriculture, terror, anger, revenge, courage and fertility. Protector of cattle. The son of Jupiter and Juno, he was the god of war. Mars was regarded as the father of the Roman people because he was the father of Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, and husband to Bellona. He was the most prominent of the military gods that were worshipped by the Roman legions. The martial Romans considered him second in importance only to Jupiter.

Svjatogor by Petar Meseldžija. Titanic hero-warrior in Russian mythology and folklore. A giant living in the Holy Mountains after which he is named, he and his mighty steed are so large that, when they ride forth, the crest of his helmet sweeps away the clouds. Svyatogor is the eldest of Russia’s bogatyri, and in many ways he is the saddest. His days of glory are long behind him, and he is depicted in most epic poems as an old, tired warrior, doomed to fade away.

Athena The goddess of wisdom, warfare, battle strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason. According to most traditions, she was born from Zeus's head fully formed and armored. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and a spear. Her symbol is the olive tree. She is commonly shown accompanied by her sacred animal, the owl.

Aegir Statue | Arcane Attic (wicca,pagan,celtic,druid,occult,witchcraft)

ulysses and the sirens

Gods Goddesses Legends Myths: White deer hold a place in the myths of many cultures. The Celts considered them to be messengers from the Otherworld. The Celts believed that the white stag would appear when one was transgressing a taboo, such as when Pwyll tresspassed into Arawn’s hunting grounds. Arthurian legend states that the creature has a perennial ability to evade capture, and that the pursuit of the animal represents mankind’s spiritual quest.

Odin, the Norse god of wisdom. war and magic, is called Allfather for he is indeed Father of the Gods and he played a central role in myths about the creation and destruction of the world. In the beginning, he killed the primal frost giant Ymir and from his bones formed our universe. He arranged the heavens for the gods, the middle world for humans and dwarfs, and the underworld for the dead. Finally he created the first man and woman from an ash tree and an elm tree.

Perun (Cyrillic: Перун) is the highest God of the pantheon in Slavic religion and the God of Thunder and Lightning. His other attributes were fire, mountains, the oak, iris, eagle, firmament (in Indo-European languages, this was joined with the notion of the sky of stone), horses and carts, weapons (the hammer, axe "Axe of Perun") and arrow), and war. He was first associated with weapons made of stone and later with those of metal. More in comments below...

Griffin ~ From Wikipedia, The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of the creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions.

The planet Saturn is associated with Cronos, depicted as an old man with a scythe, Father Time, and Death. Because Saturn (Cronos) devoured his children when they're born, he is considered malefic in astrology. Since Jupiter (Zeus) overthrew Cronos, it is regarded as a jovial and benevolent planet in astrology. Hence the 4x4 Magic Square of Jupiter is a talisman used to ward off the evil influence of Saturn or Death.

Hitchcock's Vertigo & Dürer's Melencolia

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Centaur

Skadi is the Viking Goddess of winter. Her name is said to mean shadow or shade. She is the Queen of the shades. She is a huntress, a dark magician, a giantess Goddess, ruling especially over mountains, wilderness, winter, revenge, knowledge, damage, justice, and independence. It is said that she gifted hunters with the bow and the skill to use it. The scythe, wolves and venomous snakes are sacred to her. Also sacred to her are skates, skis and snowshoes.

Odin, the Norse god of wisdom. war and magic, is called Allfather for he is indeed Father of the Gods and he played a central role in myths about the creation and destruction of the world. In the beginning, he killed the primal frost giant Ymir and from his bones formed our universe. He arranged the heavens for the gods, the middle world for humans and dwarfs, and the underworld for the dead. Finally he created the first man and woman from an ash tree and an elm tree.