Maponus (Healing God)


Known as a Celtic God of healing.

Associated with springs and healing waters.

Maponus is also known to be from Gaulish tradition.

There are five altars dedicated to him from Roman Britain.

All from Hadrian’s Wall or the surrounding area.

He was eventually absorbed into the Roman worship of Apollo. By the name of Maponus Apollo.

He is the God of healing aswell as youthful beauty, poetry and song.

Hermes (Greek God of Healing)

Hermes is the Greek God of healing.

Known to the Romans as Mercury.

Also the God of comunication, boundries, merchants, commerce, theives, athletes and travel.

He was known as the patron of travellers, as doctors had to travel great distances to treat patients.

He has winged slippers that aid his flight.

Hermes has the ability to move swiftlly and freely between our world and the realm of the Gods.

He possesses the healing staff, the Caduceus.

The caduceus symbolizes the spinal column, the central conduit for the Psychic Force, or nerve energy, which connects all the organs and parts of the body. The places where the snakes cross represent the spinal energy centers or chakras.

The two snakes represent the two complementary halves of the nervous system.

Motor and sensory, sympathetic and parasympathetic.

For optimal functioning these must be in balanced.

Snakes were considered the cleaverest and wisest animals in ancient greece.

Hermes is the “soul guide” he guides the soul into the afterlife.

His is associated with the rooster, tortois, winged sandles, palm tree, winged hat and goat, the number four, several kinds of fish and incense. Not to forget the Caduceus.

Llyr (Celting God of Healing)

Llyr -The Celtic God of Healing.

Also known as the God of the sea and of magic.

Known as God Lir, Ler, Llediarth.

The father of Manannán,

Son of the sea (Manannán Mc Lir).

It is said that the name of the Isle of Man derived from this God.

Llyr has a sea bourne chariot, invisable horses and a cloak of invisability.

He guards the other worlds and the after life, similarly to the Greek Gods Poseidon and Hades.

In Ireland he was said to create mist so invaders got confused and couldn’t find the country.

He is associated with Arthurian land of eternal youth, Avalon (Tír na nÓg in Celtic mythology).

His Irish daughter Niamh is one of the queens of this realm.

He also has a son Bran the Blessed.

God of bards and poetry.

Bran possesses the cauldron a rejuvenation, not unlike the mythical Holy Grail.

This cauldron was said to have the power if a deceased warrior drank from it he would be restored to life.

Llyr helps us to find inspiration in the soul of the sea.

It teaches us of perseverance, open-mindedness, fluidity, and strength.

The sea is both protector and avenger.

Strength can be found in the primal power of the waves.

The waves themselves can wear away stone and cut through landscapes.

We can find comfort in the bounty and sustenance the sea provides.

Freedom and adventure in the aspects of new experiences.

“May the winds fill your sails, the waves guide your passage, and the storm be your harbour.”

Hail Llyr

Odin – Norse God

The Norse God Odin

Odin is the “All father”.

God of war, death, divination, wisdom, and poetry.

Father to the God Thor aswell as Hod and Baldr.

Odin is married to the Goddess Frigg.

Odin is also associated with healing, magic and the runic alphabet.

Wednesday is named after Odin.

Odin and his two brothers Vili and Ve created the world in Norse mythology.

Odin can also shape shift. He lives in a house called Valaskialf and able to see through all nine worlds.

Odins horse is called Sleipnir. This eight legged horse is the child of Loki and the giant builder stallion who build the wall around Asgard, conceived when Loki shape shifted into a mare and distracted the stallion. Sleipnir can gallop on air aswell as land.

Odin has two Ravens one called Huginn meaning thought and one called Muninn meaning memory.

These are said to be spiritual parts of himself.

They are sent out every morning all over the world then return every evening to whisper to him what they have seen and heard.

Odin also has two wolves Geri the ravenous and Freki the greedy one. Geri and Freki follow Odin down the streets of Asgard. He always gives his wolves all the food from his table as he needs not food to survive.

Infact wine is all he wants.

The meaning of the word “runes” is secret. Odin stabbed himself with his spear and hung himself on Yggdrasil for nine days and nine nights suffering. It was then he glimpsed the secrets of the runes and fell screaming from Yggdrasil.

Gungnir is Odins magical spear made from the Yggdrasils Sacred ash, which he carved the runes into.

Mimir means the rememberer or the wise one.

Odin sacrificed one of his eyes to drink from the well.

Odin then became the wisest of all the Gods and Goddesses in Asgard.

Anyone who drinks from the water of this well gains the wisdom of Mimir.

The brothers Brokkr and Eitri made a special ring for Odin called Draupnir meaning the dripper.

Every nighth day, eight new rings drip out of Draupnir.

It was one of three gifts to the Gods, other two being Gullinbursti and Mjölnir.

Loki made a bet saying the dwarf brothers could not make better gifts than the three made by the sons of Ivaldi. In the end Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer won the bet for Brokkr and Eitri.

Loki being Loki tricked them by betting his head, but they were not aloud to hurt his neck.

In revenge the dwarf brothers stole his lips with wire. Lots of love and Brightest Blessings

Thor – Viking God

Viking God Thor

Thor God of thunder, lightning, storms and sacred groves.

Thor is known as a protector who brings strength.

He has a hammer called Mjölnir.

Also associated with trees, agriculture, and has a chariot pulled by goats who he eats and resurrects.

Thursday is actually Thors day as it was named after the God Thor.

Growing up my grand mother would tell me stories of Thor (usually on a thundery day). We would sit with a candle and she would tell me how Thor would weild his magnificent hammer. Stories from mythology and more.

Thor is an honorable and loyal warrior God.

Thor, son of Odin, husband to the fertility Goddess Sif.

The sacred union between Earth mother and Sky God, this divine marriage was celebrated by the vikings.

Aswell as his hammer Mjölnir, Thor has a staff called Gridarvölr, the belt of strength in old norse is megingjarðar and iron gloves called Járngreipr.

Many of the stories around Thor is usually Thor defeating monsters and giants. One of which is the Midguard serpant Jörmungandr.

Thor is said to die at Ragnarök, the end of the world.

A small number of Gods will survive this, to name two are his sons Modi and Magni who inherit Mjölnir.

Thor has always been one of my favorite Gods from my early childhood. Hail Thor.

Morpheus (God of Dreams)

Morpheus God of dreams.
In the arms of Mopheus, literally means to be asleep.
Known to have to ability to take any human form.
When asleep “in the arms of Morpheus” the dreams are of true and future evens.

Morpheus was the leader of the Oneiroi (Dreams).
He and his brothers were the personified spirits of dreams.
Phobetor (or Ikelos) created phobic or scary dreams. Phantasus created unreal or phantasmic dreams.

They emerge each night from the palace of Hypnos.
Morpheus would pass through the gate of horn “truth”
His brother would pass through the gate of Ivory “deceipt”.

It is said that when a person awakes they are reborn.
Let us take this day as a new light of life.
We are also coming into a full moon on the 7th
Blessings to anyone celebrating Weseak.
As we ebbe closer to Beltane.
All my love and Brightest Blessings

Kumugwe (Healing God)

Kumugwe, Nuxalk

Native American God of healing.
He is the Underwater God with the power to see into the furture.
He has power to heal the sick and injured.
He lends this power to those whom he sees fit.

Kumugwe was known as the master of the seals.
Also associated with sealions.
He is responsible for the rising and ebbing of the tides, as well as the riches these tides deposit on beaches.
He rewarded humans with spirit magic.
In Native American tradition there is also a “healing dance”


While on the Native American theme today I thought to include this in a post.
Quote from…
Flat-Iron (Maza Blaska) Oglala Sioux Cheif
“From Wakan-Tanka, the great mystery, comes all power. It is from Wakan-Tanka the holy man has wisdom and the power to heal and make holy charms. Man knows that all healing plants are given by Wakan-Tanka, therefore they are holy because it is the gift of Wakan-Tanka”.

Dagda (Healing God)

Dagda is the Irish God of healing.

He is also the God of protection, warriors, knowledge, magic, fire, prophecy, weather, reincarnation, the arts, initiation, the Sun, regeneration, prosperity and plenty, music and the harp.

His name means “Shining divinity”

Dagda was also the God of the seasons and fertility.

Some of his titles include “Horseman or all father”.

Dagda often carried three sacred relics with him,

His cauldron “coire ansic” that could produce a bountiful feast.

His mighty club/staff “lorg mór”

This had two features first its head had the power to slay nine men in a single swing whereas its handle could revive the slain with but a touch.

The harp “uaithne” carved of oak.

This harp placed the seasons in order.

Hail Dagda

Apollo ( Healing God)

Apollo is the God of healing, medicine, protection, prophecy, music, poetry and archery.
He was also the God of justice.
Twin brother of the Goddess Artemis.
Son of Zeus.
The healing staff known as the caduceus, was given to Hermes by Apollo.
Apollo is known as the God of the Sun.
He is depicted as a young man playing an instrument called the kithara.
His symbols include a wreath, the raven, branch of larrel, bow, quiver of arrows and golden lyre.
Apollo was beloved of the Gods.
He is known to have a youthful and athletic appearance. Radiant with grace and beauty.
Dolphins and swans are sacred to him

Asclepius (Healing God)

Greek God of medicine and healing, truth and prophecy.
Known as Aesculapius in Rome.
The art of healing was taught to him by the Centaur Chiron.
He used medicines, incantations and aphrodisiacs in aid to healing.
You can see him as a constellation in the sky.

Father of the Goddesses Hygia, Panacea, Aceso, Aegle. He also fathered several sons.
He stands holding a staff with a snake entwined, this is still used as a sign of healing and medicine today.
You may notice Hermes also has this staff.