Dec 20, 2009

Women and Snakes

women and snakes..........

Worship of the Serpent: Chapter III. Serpent-Worship in Europe---

Snake Goddess describes a number of figurines of a woman holding a snake in each hand found during excavation of Minoan archaeological sites in Crete dating from approximately 1600 BCE. By implication, the term 'goddess' also describes the deity depicted; although little more is known about her identity apart from that gained from the figurines.

Snake Goddess in Minoan Culture -----Minoan Snake Goddess----

The Snake Goddess was one of the Minoan divinities associated closely with the snake cult. She is called also Household Goddess due to her attribute of the snake, which is connected with welfare of the Minoan house. But the snake is also symbol of the underworld deity, so the Snake Goddess is related to chthonic aspects too.

The Mistress, The most apparent characteristic of Minoan religion was that it was polytheistic and matriarchal, that is, a goddess religion; the gods were all female, not a single male god has been identified until later periods.----

Asherah (Hebrew: אֲשֵׁרָה‎) in Semitic mythology, is a Semitic mother goddess, who appears in a number of ancient sources -----Raphael Patai on Monotheism, Asherah, and More----

kundalini, the snake within

[PDF] Godmakers: The first idols ---The Pont-d’Arc Venus: Aurignacian, Gravettian or Magdalenian?----Venus figurine: stylized ivory figurines----The Gravettian on the Middle Danube-----

Welcome to the Encyclopedia Mythica---E' dai miti che i Romani derivano molte delle loro feste religiose (oltre 200!!) e il fitto elenco delle cerimonie, rigidamente stabilite nel calendario.

--Cybele (Phrygian: Matar Kubileya/Kubeleya "Kubeleyan Mother", perhaps "Mountain Mother"; Greek: Κυβέλη Kybele, Κυβήβη Kybebe, Κύβελις Kybelis; pronounced /ˈsɪbəliː/), was the Phrygian deification of the Earth Mother. As with Greek Gaia (the "Earth"), or her Minoan equivalent Rhea, Cybele embodies the fertile Earth, a goddess of caverns and mountains, walls and fortresses, nature, wild animals (especially lions and bees).----

Cybele and Attis is the story of the Phrygian great mother goddess Cybele's tragic love for the mortal Attis. It is also a story of self-mutilation and regeneration. ----THE REGENERATIVE RITES OF THE GREAT MOTHER---

Cybele was taken from Pergamos to Rome in 204 B.C.----

Romans and shrine prostitution is precisely what Paul addressed in Romans 1. The ancient custom of shrine prostitution, prevalent in first century Rome, forms the historical motif of the first chapter of Romans.----

book of days----There are many different religious groups in Greece and Rome, that doesn't correspond to the usual official religions of the various gods and goddesses. Their rites and sometimes their teachings are kept secret, and that are only understood by the cult initiated. For these reasons, these groups were known as the "mystery religions".----

amargi means both freedom and return to mother.......Amargi is our jouney---

This circle represents the female principle (the womb) and, combined with the obelisk, it represents the sexual act - the union of the masculine and feminine principle. --

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