Here is a nice listing of all of the titles used by the followers to describe Her in ancient times.
The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus was not, by any means, the only Temple of Artemis. Here is a photo from the Temple of Artemis in Jerash, Jordan. (photo credit, Maggie Froelich)
Because I am graduating in a couple of days, I now hope to have more time to keep this blog updated. I’m starting with a complete makeover! Yes, I know… you can’t actually read a lot of the posts yet. I’m working to fix that. But, stay tuned! There is a lot of “Artemis Stuff” that I have saved up, and will be posting soon!
In the iconography, god and animal are intimately associated: the bull appears with Zeus, the bull or horse with Poseidon, the ram or he-goat with Hermes, the stag or roe with Apollo and Artemis… Many of these figures represent in turn the favoured sacrificial victims of the god: bulls for Zeus and Poseidon, stags and goats for Artemis and Apollo, rams and he-goats for Hermes, and doves for Aphrodite…. Following a custom which stretches back to Çatal Hüyük and beyond, horns, especially bull skulls with horns, bucrania, are raised up and preserved in the sanctuary, they mark the site of sacrifice as eloquently as the stains of blood on the altar. The Horn Altar of Artemis on Delos, which was made from goat horns, was famed as one of the wonders of the world.
~Greek Religion, Walter Burkert 1985 (p.65)
The Argives fetch fire for their celebrations in Lerna from the distant sanctuary of Artemis Pyronia…
…And yet the cult of Artemis Laphria comes from Calydon, where the cult place existed in Geometric times with the earliest temples being built in the seventh century. The myth associated with her cult is older still; the Illiad tells of the anger of Artemis which led to the Calydonian boar hunt and finally the death of Meleagros; he died, according to the original, pre-Iliadic version, when his mother Althaea placed back on the fire a log which had been torn from the fire at his birth: a reflex of a sacrifice through destruction by fire. Clearly related are the Elaphebolia of Artemis of Hyampolis and the festival of the Kouretes in Messene.
~Greek Religion, Walter Burkert, 1985 (p.61-62)
More on Artemisia vulgaris!
I wrote about Mugwort as a magical herb on my kid’s blog. However I did not recommend using it internally. I have personal experience in that and unless you want your head blown off I really don’t recommend taking it internally. Incense is a better bet. Especially if you have no idea how open you are to otherside visitors and depending on the time of year.
When I was learning Haedery, (A form of Scottish traditional witchcraft) we had a Samhain ritual that was amazing however, I forgot what a strong medium I can be when someone wants to make contact and we all took mugwort tea during ritual. And then someone blew the doors off. A very, very, very upset person who only spoke very archaic Gaelic. Someone whose energy was verging on deity status. I thought my head was going to explode from the inside out. Someone no…
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This is mugwort. Used for helping to gain a light trance state. Good for divination and psychic work. Bitter when used as a tea. Do not use internally unless you are over 18 and have someone with you. Incense is better. Medicinal uses: Great for remedying insect bites and stings. Can be crushed and applied straight to bite. Since it can grow intertwined with nettles it’s goid to know it’s the antidote to that too.
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Isn’t that cool? I love the Vagina Monologues. The first time I saw it was at the Claremont School of Theology. The Vagina Monologues are a contextual performance piece. Where it is performed is just as important as the performance itself.
The exact thing that Lisa Brown said that started off this firestorm was, “Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no,'”