The White Goddess Divinity of the Day: - Diana: Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon - Sterquilinus: God of fertilizer. - 16 June 2019 - Day 167
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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Divinity of the Day: 16 June 2019 - Day 167

Divinity of the Day

Todays Divinities are:

Diana: Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon [Roman]

Sterquilinus: God of fertilizer. [Roman]

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Diana - Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon

Diana ("heavenly, divine") (Diana Nemorensis - Diana Of The Wood) is the Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, the Moon, childbirth and the wild woodlands and associated with the constellation of Ursa Major. She is also associated with fire festivals, her title Vesta, indicates a perpetual holy fire in her sanctuary. Her annual festival, held on August 13th, where she is invoked to protect the harvest from autumn storms, is the middle of summer, when the sun is at its hottest. Diana is often depicted holding a torch, a symbolic reminder of the fiery nature of the Goddess.

She has the power to talk to and control animals and was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis. Oak groves were especially sacred to her. She is often depicted wearing a short tunic and hunting boots, holding a bow, carrying a quiver on her shoulder, and accompanied by a deer or hunting dogs. The crescent moon is also an attribute of Diana.

Prayer To Diana

Lovely Goddess of the bow!
Lovely Goddess of the arrows!
Of all hounds and of all hunting
Thou who wakest in starry heaven
When the sun is sunk in slumber
Thou with moon upon they forehead,
Who the chase by night preferrest
Unto hunting in the daylight,
With thy nymphs unto the music
Of the horn-thyself the huntress,
And most powerful: I pray thee
Think, although but for an instant,
Upon us who pray unto thee!

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Area of Influence:
Fertility, Hunting, Moon, Childbirth, Woodlands, Fire

Roman

Oak groves

Dog, Deer

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Festival of Diana - February 12th, August 13th, Nov 22nd, November

Sterquilinus - God of fertilizer.

Sterquilinus (Stercutus or Sterculius) is a God of fertiliser and fertilisation of farmland. He was assocaited with supervising the manuring of the fields.

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Area of Influence:
Fertiliser, Farmlands, Fields

Roman

Fields

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Bibliography

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