Waiting in the Ox-shed Written by thehouseofvines Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related 7 thoughts on “Waiting in the Ox-shed” Io Ariadne! Io Erigone! Io Karya! Io Altheia! Ave Maria! LikeLiked by 1 person Io Hebe! LikeLiked by 1 person Would it be appropriate to give offerings to Freya at this time as well? LikeLike One certainly could. The Basilinna through extensive ritual preparation becomes identified with the embodiment of the land, to quicken its pulse and fertilize the fields and fruit-bearing trees through the hieros gamos. In different locales that embodiment is represented by different Goddesses. LikeLike Then I’ll include Her as well. Hail Freya! LikeLike On that matter, you may be interested to know that the “odd” bit of the Odyssey, in which suddenly Penelope feels the need to make herself over even before she is aware of Odysseus’ return, has been interpreted as a “King and Goddess” theme in Greek mythic narrative by some Indo-Europeanists, reading the Celtic norms of the “King and Goddess” theme along the lines of the appearance of the rightful King then making the figure representative of the Sovereignty Goddess transform from ugly to beautiful. Whether or not one buys it, it may very well fit into the Starry Bull and/or Starry Bear picture of things…! ;) LikeLiked by 1 person Intriguing. LikeLiked by 1 person Comments are closed.