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  • Micheal Capaldi

    Greek Mythology: Astraia (or Astraea) was the virgin-goddess of justice. During the Golden Age she dwelt upon the earth with mankind, but was driven away by the lawlessness of the later Bronze Age. Zeus then placed her amongst the stars as the constellation Virgo. She was closely identified with Dike, the goddess of justice, and with Nemesis, the goddess of rightful indignation.

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Ancient Roman Hekateion; a triple-bodied depiction of Hekate with the goddess's torch attribute. (Metropolitan Museum)

all too familiar figure...how come that body is goddess-like in clay and just fat in flesh? :o(

  • Rhea Ambrose

    I adore being older too (53). So that goddess is all about us. We are the fertile in mind and spirit, in strong will, and in the abundance of life. And there you are.

  • zendegy

    hey, as far as I am concerned, and only more and more as I get older, I think women are, quite definitely, the better half of our species. (51 over here :o)

  • Rhea Ambrose

    Time to make sure the world knows it, huh? Just like our mom's cleaned up the roadsides from all the junk, we will clean up all the social ills. LOL.

  • Lisa Smith

    Thats a good point

  • JoAnn Cook

    I love the messages here people♡ (50 & fluffy :))

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HEKATE (or Hecate) was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea.