The Greeks ascribed the source of the olive to Athena, although the tree was first cultivated outside of Greece. The olive has been cultivated for at least 7,000 years, rather significant when you consider that the tree requires a fair … Continue reading →
This week’s tree post will be about Athena and the Olive. I’m working on it now–it’ll be up later today or tomorrow. Instead of writing blogs today, I got a chance to play with some real wolves. This is Cree. … Continue reading →
The tree goddess this week is the Latvian Laima (pronounced like the first word in “lima bean”). Her Lithuanian name is Laime. Be careful not to get her confused with the fairy goddess Lauma or the Greek Lamia.Laima is associated … Continue reading →
Helen Hwang’s blog focusing on cross-cultural goddess studies is up now. I have a guest post there this week on the bear goddess Mielikki.
Queen of Trees Continuing our exploration of the sacred trees of the goddess, we turn this week to the Egyptian goddess we know by the Greek name of Hathor. I had research to do for this, because I did not … Continue reading →
At the axis of the worlds there is a tree linking the underworld, the word we live in, and the the ethereal realm of gods and fallen heroes. This is Yggdrasil (IGG-draw-sill), the divine ash tree. The serpent Nidhogg (NEED-hog) … Continue reading →