Aphrodite (Goddess, Venus)

Greek Goddess of love and beauty. First believed to have been worshipped in Greece and the islands of Cyprus and Cythera.
At Cnidus in Caria she had three temples, one of which contained her renowned statue by Praxiteles.
Some ancient places of her worship include, Mount Ida in Troas, as well as the island of Cos, the towns of Abydos, Athens, Thespiae, Megara, Sparta, Sicyon, Corinth, and Eryx in Sicily.
The sacrifices offered to her consisted mostly of incense and garlands of flowers. (Although some animal sacrifices have been used in some places).

The worship of Aphrodite is thought to be of eastern origin, probably introduced from Syria to the islands of Cyprus, Cythera, and others. From here it spread all over Greece. It is said to have been brought into Syria from Assyria. Regarding this the introduction into Greece must be assigned to the very earliest periods.
Aphrodite appears to have been identical with Astarte, called by the Hebrews Ashtoreth, her connection with Adonis also seems to point to Syria.

With the exception of Corinth, where the worship of Aphrodite had eminently an Asiatic character, the whole worship of the Goddess and all the ideas concerning her nature and character are definitely entirely Greek.
The Roman goddess Venus was identified with the Greek Aphrodite.
The planet Venus and the month of April were likewise sacred to her.
Aphrodite is usually depicted as a beautiful woman, long flowing hair and sometimes standing on a shell. We find that in classical sculpture and fresco she was usually depicted nude.

In some mythology Aphrodite was said to have been born of the ocean by the foam of the sea that gathered around the God Uranus mutilated parts of reproduction, cut off by the God Kronus.
In another mythology. It is said that the Goddess is the daughter of the God Zeus.
In cosmogonic views, Aphrodite is the powers of nature, and the mother of all living beings.
In the contest of Typhon with the Gods, Aphrodite metamorphosed herself into a fish, which was considered to possess the greatest of generative powers.

Also known as the Goddess of pleasure and procreation. According to the Greeks in their poetical descriptions, Aphrodite was the goddess of love, who excited this passion in the hearts of Gods and men.
Regards to this power she was said to rule over all of living creation.

There is much written in mythology regards to Aphrodite, to name a few are:
During the Trojan war for example when Aphrodite mother of Aeneas, was declared the most beautiful of all the Goddesses. Needless to say the other Goddesses didn’t take this too well.
Aphrodite often enjoyed kindling in the hearts of the Gods and had a love for mortals. A day came when Zeus decided to make her pay for her actions by inspiring her to fall in love with the mortal man, Anchises. By this love, she became the mother of Aeneas and Lyrus.

Aphrodite possessed a magic girdle which had the power to inspire love and desire for those who wore it.
This girdle was borrowed by Hera when she wished for the love of Zeus.
And not to forget Aphrodites roll in the tragic story of Eros and Phsyc.
Many Gods enjoyed Aphrodites charms, to name a few, Ares, Dionysus, Hermes, and Poseidon.
Attributes of Aphrodite include doves, myrtle, the rose, apple, poppy, scallop shell, mirrors, swans, swallows, sparrows, and a bird called iynx.

Rose quartz crystal, rose and jasmine essential oils, as well as sea salt and sea shells can all be used in spell craft when working with Aphrodite.
I could write much more, maybe a book in the making.
There are many spells and magical workings that can be assisted greatly by invoking Aphrodite, to which is another post for another day.
Lots of love always xxx

Sekhmet – Goddess

Sekmet – Egyptian Goddess

Sekmet, also known as Sekhmet, Sekhet, Sakhet.
Simply translated “the powerful one”.
It was said that her breath created the desert.
She is also known to give great protection.
Sekmet is a warrior goddess.
Goddess of the Sun and healing, associated with the “fixing” of broken bones.
It is said that Sekmet can stop epidemics when honoured properly.
Tame lions were kept in temples dedicated to her.
She is depicted as a woman with a lionesses head. Also closely connected to Bast, the cat headed Goddess of luxury and pleasure.

Eir – Norse Goddess

Norse Goddess Eir.

The name Eir means “protection, help, mercy”. Eir is the Goddess of healing, companion of the Goddess Frigg. She is associated with shamanic healers, medical skill and helps women during child birth. Lyfjaberg “hill of healing” is where Eir sits surrounded by her helpful spirits. Eir is known to possess power over life and death.

Brigid Goddess of healing

Brigid Goddess of healing.
Goddess of the flame and well.
She purifies and transforms.
Bride, Brigit, Brighid, Brig, Brigantia are some of her names.
Goddess of poetry, divination and witchcraft.
Also known for songs and the harp.

She is associated with snowdrops and swans.
Her waters cleanse from disease.
It was said to “keep the fires going”, the woman of the home would “smoor” the fire, meaning to cover it up so to keep it going over night. She would ask Brigid for protection of the dwellers.
Brigit is known for forging with fire such as smithcraft.
Medicine and spiritual healing.
She is a Goddess of fertility.
Personally I could write a lot more.
Hail Brigid

Freya – Goddess

Freya Goddess
Also known as Freyja, or Freia.
A Goddess of love and beauty.
She is also a Goddess of healing.
Particularly helpful to women, helping them during child birth.
Freya is a healer, a nurturer and a source of love and peace. She is also a collector of souls.
Freya has the power to grant magic.
Her magic is called Seidr, trance magic which includes shape shifting and astral protection.
Personally I absolutely love Freya.

Isis – Goddess

Isis Goddess.
Isis, the divine feminine, loving wife and mother, the patron of magic.
Known for healing, she reconnects us with our innate healing powers. She shows us how to heal ourselves and others.
Isis can help awaken your intuition and thus help you communicate with the physical body.
She reminds us to acknowledge and accept our emotions.
Personally I love Isis for her empowering attributes encouraging us to heal with love and gratitude.
She is also a protector and aids women through child birth and is a comforter to people when loved ones pass.

Airmid – Healing Goddess

Airmid Goddess of healing.

Also known as Airmed and Airmeith.
She is one of the most ancient dieties in Ireland.
It is said that when pacholli is burnt “incense” she is near.
When we smell the scent of her Lavender oil we inhale her power.
Airmid is the mother of herbal healers, sacred herbs and all things connected to healing.
Airmids healing is not just limited to the body but she also heals mind and spirit.
It is believed that Airmid cures fairies, gnomes, unicorns, sylkies etc (those who live on the ethereal kingdom). She brings love, healing and prosperity.
She is a very powerful healing goddess that very little is written about and in this time I believe healing in every sense is important so I’ve decided to pay her tribute here.
Love, light and brightest blessings to you all.