The White Goddess Divinity of the Day: - Frigg: Wife of Odin and the goddess of marriage and fertility. - Achelous: River God - 14 April 2021 - Day 104
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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Divinity of the Day: 14 April 2021 - Day 104

Divinity of the Day

Todays Divinities are:

Frigg: Wife of Odin and the goddess of marriage and fertility. [Norse]

Achelous: River God [Greek]

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Frigg - Wife of Odin and the goddess of marriage and fertility.

She is said to be the wife of Odin, and is the "foremost among the goddesses" and the queen of Asgard. She has the power of prophecy yet she does not reveal what she knows. Friday derives from the Anglo-Saxon name for Frigg.

Norse mother goddess deity of marriage and other household order including domestic arts, love and destiny. She is partron of matrons provides protection to women and children, and as a wife of Odin she rules the gods. She is also a sky goddess responsible for weaving the fates.

Represented as a tall beautiful and stately,crowned with heron plumes the symbol of silence and forgetfulness. Clothed in white robes secured at the waist by a golden girdle which hangs a bunch of keys, the distinctive sign of the northern housewife. She preferred to live in her own palace called fensalir the hall of mists or the sea.

She spends her time spinning golden thread or weaving bright coloured clouds. In order to perform this work she made use of a jewelled spinning wheel which shone brightly in the sky known as "Friggas spinning wheel in the north" and in the south known as orions belt/girdle.

Festivals: Yule, January 12, 30th May (Frigga's Day)

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Prophecy, Marriage, Households, Love, Destiny, Protection, Childbirth

Norse

Asgard

Cats, Pigs, Falcons, Cuckoos

Blue, White, Aqua, Grey, Silver, Green

Odin

Amber, Moonstone, Silver, Rose quartz, Emerald, Gold

Friday

North, West

Earth, Water

Rose, Sandalwood, Myrtle

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Venus, Moon

Lady's Bedstraw, Alder, Birch, Elder, Feverfew

Ehwaz

Distaff

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Achelous - River God

Achelous

Achelous was the patron deity of the  Achelous River, and chief of all river deities. Achelous was most often depicted as a gray-haired old man, with a horned head and a serpent-like body. In some myths Achelous was said to be the father of the Sirens by Terpsichore.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Rivers

Greek

Rivers

Bull, Snake

Gold

Terpsichore

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Water

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Cedar

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Bibliography

  • The Witches God - Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • The Witches Goddess - Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - George Hart
  • Celtic Goddesses - Miranda Green
  • Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia - Jeremy Black and Anthony Green
  • Maori Religion and Mythology - Edward Shortland
  • The Greek Myths - Robert Graves
  • Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines, 2-Volume Set - Patricia Monaghan
  • Asgard and the Gods: The Tales and Traditions of Our Northern Ancestors - Wilhelm Wägner Macdovvall
  • The Mythology of all Races - Vol 1-12 - Louis H Gray
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  • The Pyramid Texts - Faulkner
  • Aradia, Gospel of the Witches - Charles G. Leland
  • Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas - H. A. Guerber
  • The Theogony of Hesiod - translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White 1914
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities, 2-Volume Set - Charles Russell Coulter and Patricia Turner
  • Wikipedia

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