The White Goddess

The White Goddess - Forms of the White Goddess Hecate:...

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Forms of the White Goddess Hecate: goddess of underworld concerned with birth, procreation, life sky and moon: new, full, waning Demeter: goddess of earth concerned with spring, summer, winter mare-goddess Epona Rhiannon Latona Artemis Brigit Lady MacBeth, 3 witches, Cleopatra, Sycorax (Tempest) “muse” from “mountain” Triple muse (triad): meditation, memory, song. White Goddess turns into this when patriarchy occurs. Then, gets further broken into 9 muses (ennead): o Epics: calliope o History: clio o Lyrics: euterpe o Tragedy: melpomene o Choral dancing: terpsichore o Erotic and mime: erato o Sacred poetry: polyhymnia o Astronomy: urania o Comedy: thaleia Woman as creator and destroyer: invariable, impartial; destroys and creates with equal passion. Loving, serene, wise. Beautiful: blue eyes, blond hair, white like the moon, like a corpse. Terrible power: she loves, in the end only to destroy. She destroys—only to quicken. The muse is a deity, but also a woman.
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