Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)

Happy Ostara! (Spring Equinox)

Ostara marks the first day of spring! Ostara, or Eostre, is the Germanic goddess of fertility. It is the day when lightness and darkness are equal, and from here forward, lightness is taking over. The days will continue to get longer, warmer, and brighter. Nature comes alive again -- flowers growing and trees turning green. [...]

Happy Lammas!

Happy Lammas!

Lammas takes place on August 1st-2nd, marking the period between midsummer (first day of summer) and the first day of autumn! We are letting go of summer and welcoming the coming of fall. Lammas is pronounced like "lom-us" and sort of sounds like you are saying "llamas." It's derived from "loaf-mass," marking the first harvest [...]

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Goddess Isis is the most legendary goddess of ancient Egyptian mythology. Most dynamic of all, she is goddess of almost everything -- most famously known as goddess of love, motherhood, fertility, magic, mystery, healing, death, and rebirth. Her Greek name is "Isis" while the ancient Egyptians called her "Aset" or "Iset." In the beginning times, [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!

Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!

In Greek mythology, nymphs are supernatural, female incarnations of nature -- the plants, flowers, trees, mountains, wind, sea, etc. Nymphs are minor goddesses: more powerful than humans yet a step below the gods & goddesses. Nymphs are typically depicted as beautiful and graceful women with soft, sweet appearances. Often, they are confused for fairies. These [...]