Persephone | Loki
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I'll be using this blog to document my spiritual growth. I am relatively new at this and interested in learning about pretty much everything. I'm a fluid polytheist and animist. My path is still developing and I'm certainly learning a lot! I am a devotee of Persephone and Loki.
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So I’ve been seeing owls everywhere and I was curious about them so I looked them up. Someone said that owls are a messenger of Persephone. Now, in all the myths I’ve read, I have seen nothing to indicate this. But I thought I would pose the question to the pagan community to see if there is an truth in this. (I don’t think there is but I’m not 100%)
I have never read anything about owls, or any other animals, being specifically associated with Persephone in ancient myth or other such historical sources. (Except Cerberus. And bees, if they count). This is probably a more modern UPG idea. Owls are associated with numerous deities.
Casual reminder that just because a deity goes quiet for a period of time doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ve left you. Deities have deity-things to handle, and there might be times when you might have to learn things on your own. You don’t have to jump to conclusions and assume the worst right away. Absence doesn’t automatically mean abandonment. As always, discernment is your friend.
This is something that’s been crawling around in my head for a while, but the past few days have pushed it to the forefront. Far to often when crawling through the witchcraft tag, pagan tag, or simply scrolling my dash I will see a post saying something along the lines of “Native Americans believed…” or “Native American beliefs”. This really needs to stop. First off, anytime you refer to Indigenous American peoples in the past tense like the first example you are completely disregarding the fact that we still exist. Yes, crazy as it may seem, we are not relegated to western movies or the pages of that new age spirituality book. We are members of active, vibrant cultures and deserve to treated as such. Which brings me to my second point: using Native American as a blanket term when talking about the beliefs of a specific tribe is really very disrespectful. There are hundreds of tribes in North America, each with their own distinct culture and beliefs. There are many tribes that share heavily with each other, such as tribes under the same nation, but no two are exactly alike. Please respect this by actually using the name of the tribe(s) that you are referring to.
Note: I am speaking about legitimate mentions of Indigenous beliefs here not appropriative plastic shaman nonsense. Those shouldn’t exist to begin with.
Persephone and Demeter, from D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths.
- David Almond, Skellig (via akolutos)
bearing stars; made of stars.
etymology: latin astrifer; astrum - star + ferre - to bear
Oh hey, not a big deal, but the hubble took a picture of a star that’s nearing supernova status
Konoike Tomoko, “The Planet is Covered in Silvery Sleep” (2006)
"Multi-discplinary artist Tomoko Konoike works with crystalline structures, whether drawing them with graphite or building them from broken mirrors and glass. The artist works on a large-scale, blending the geological forms with surreal human and animal characters to create a dark, cool ambiance evocative of caves, forests and even outer space. Konoike has a show coming up at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco titled “Earthshine,” on view September 5 through October 26.” - Hi-Fructose