The White Goddess Divinity of the Day: - Valkyries: The battle-maidens. - Papa Legba: God of Communication - 28 November 2021 - Day 332
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Sunday, 28 November 2021

Divinity of the Day: 28 November 2021 - Day 332

Divinity of the Day

Todays Divinities are:

Valkyries: The battle-maidens. [Norse]

Papa Legba: God of Communication [Haitian]

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Valkyries - The battle-maidens.

Valkyries ("chooser of the slain") are a group of Goddesses who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. The valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin.

    Helmeted valkyries came down from the sky
    —the noise of spears grew loud—they protected the prince;
    then said Sigrun—the wound-giving valkyries flew,
    the troll-woman's mount was feasting on the fodder of ravens:

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Death, Battlefields, Afterlife

Norse

Valhalla, Battlefields

Ravens, Swans, Horses

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South

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Mead

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Drinking Horns

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Papa Legba - God of Communication

Papa Legba is a God of Communication who acts as intermediary between the gods and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits. He is depicted as an old man on a crutch or with a cane, wearing a broad brimmed straw hat and smoking a pipe, or sprinkling water.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Communication, Messenger

Haitian

Crossroads

Dogs

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Knife, Walking Stick

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Bibliography

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  • The Witches Goddess - Janet and Stewart Farrar
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