The White Goddess Divinity of the Day: - Gaia: Goddess of the Earth - Utu: Sun God - 18 September 2021 - Day 261
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Saturday, 18 September 2021

Divinity of the Day: 18 September 2021 - Day 261

Divinity of the Day

Todays Divinities are:

Gaia: Goddess of the Earth [Greek]

Utu: Sun God [Sumerian]

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Gaia - Goddess of the Earth

Gaia (Gaea, Ge) is the Goddess and personification of the Earth. She is a primordial goddess and mother of the Gods, Titans and Giants from her union with Uranus. She is mother of the sea-gods  from her union with Pontus. She is represented as a matronly woman rising from the earth or reclining upon the earth surrounded by a host of Carpi, infant gods of the fruits of the earth.

The Theogony of Hesiod

Verily at the first Chaos came to be, but next wide-bosomed Earth, the ever-sure foundations of all the deathless ones who hold the peaks of snowy Olympus, and dim Tartarus in the depth of the wide-pathed Earth, and Eros (Love), fairest among the deathless gods, who unnerves the limbs and overcomes the mind and wise counsels of all gods and all men within them. From Chaos came forth Erebus and black Night; but of Night were born Aether and Day, whom she conceived and bare from union in love with Erebus.

And Earth first bare starry Heaven, equal to herself, to cover her on every side, and to be an ever-sure abiding-place for the blessed gods. And she brought forth long Hills, graceful haunts of the goddess-Nymphs who dwell amongst the glens of the hills.

She bare also the fruitless deep with his raging swell, Pontus, without sweet union of love. But afterwards she lay with Heaven and bare deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Cronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children, and he hated his lusty sire.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Earth, Creation

Greek

Earth

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Uranus, Pontus

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Earth

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Utu - Sun God

Utu is the God of the sun, justice, application of law, and the lord of truth. He is the son of Sin, the Moon God and Ningal. He is depicted wearing a horned helmet and carrying a saw-edged weapon. He day he emerges from a mountain in the East and travels across the Earth in a chariot.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Sun, Justice, Law, Truth

Sumerian

Mountains

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East

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Sun

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Sun Ray, Saw, Chariot

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Dawn, Sunset

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  • The Witches Goddess - Janet and Stewart Farrar
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