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Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
Rituals, invocations and sacred space
"There is a single main definition of the object of all magickal Ritual. It is the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm. The Supreme and Complete Ritual is therefore the Invocation of the Holy Guardian Angel; or, in the language of the Mysticism,...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Magick >> Rituals
Everyday is Sacred
Throughout history, people of nature religions found something sacred everywhere they looked. There was no clear-cut boundary between what was religious and what was not, what was magical and what was not. Examples of this can be found all over Europe, where...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Questions and Answers about Power Animals
Question : So, what does it mean to work with 'power' animals? Are we working with an individual animal, say the 'possum down the street or the wolf at the zoo? Answer : Well, sorry to say, no. When you work with a 'power' animal (I've got to find a better...
Symbology >> Animals
Sacred Space: Circles and Altars
The magic circle or sphere is a well-defined, non-physical temple. There are two main types -- those used by ceremonial magicians are designed to protect the magician from the forces he or she raises. Our circles are used to create sacred space to commune...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
The Horned God in India and Europe
Of all of the Gods that we honor in Paganism today probably the most revered is the Horned God, in the shape and form of Cernunnos. Pick up some modern Pagan literature and chances are he is in there, listen to conversation at a Moot and you will hear him...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish

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The Sacred Role of Animal Beings in Iroquois Lore - Digital ...
ii. ABSTRACT OF THESIS. The Sacred Role of Animal Beings in Iroquois Lore.
The Sacred Duty of Animals in African Traditional Religion and ...
The Sacred Duty of Animals in African Traditional Religion and Culture. By. Nisbert Taisekwa Taringa (PhD).
We overexploit our fellow beings. TESTING DRUGS / COSMETICS ON. ANIMALS.
The Representation of Animals in Indigenous Hawai'ian Tales
And a sacred bird flew over it—the great red fowl of the god. Kane. In his beak he ...
Chemical and Archaeological Evidence for the Destruction of a ...
Large masses of an unusual aggregate of animal teeth and bone in a glassy ... for the Destruction of a Sacred Animal Necropolis at Ancient Mendes, Egypt.

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Tattoo Artist Covers Bodies with Sacred Geometry and Mythological Animals
Jaya Suartika is an Australian tattoo artist who adorns his patrons in geometric patterns, animals, and fragmented mythological images that deftly challenge the assumption that nobody ever uses geometry beyond junior high school math.
Idaho's Mexican Consulate brings sacred art to Ming Studios
'For a Little While,' by Rick Bass
In short, they act like the animals they are. The animals we are. ...
Why seal hunting may come back to bite humans (COMMENTARY)
Wasn't the view that humans were made sacred in the image of God, and given dominion over animals, deeply problematic?
Animal Rights & The Nazis
The predominance of the pig, the sacred animal destined to sacrifices among the Nordic peoples, has drawn its originality from the great trees of the German forest.

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Animal worship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Animal worship (or zoolatry) refers to rituals involving animals, such as the glorification of ... As well as holding certain animals to be sacred, religions have also adopted the opposite attitude, that certain animals are unclean. The idea that ...
10 Most Sacred Worshipped Animals - List Dose
Jan 19, 2015 Animal worship, also known as Zoolatry, is a religious ritual where animals are considered as deities. It forms a part of many ancient religions ...
The 5 Holy Animals Of India - WalkThroughIndia
Animals have been traditionally considered sacred in Hindu culture.
Our Brothers and Sisters: 5 Sacred Animals and What They Mean in ...
Oct 28, 2014 Eagles, raven, buffalo, coyote and turtle hold sacred significance to ... The turtle is but one of many sacred animals throughout Native cultures.
Holy Cow | Hinduism's Sacred Animal | Nature | PBS
Jun 4, 2008 While many scholars say early Hindus ate beef, most ultimately came to see the cow as a sacred animal to be esteemed, not eaten. “If someone ...

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