Honouring the Goddess
July 17, 2012 4 Comments
The thing I love about Wicca is the idea of honouring both sides of nature. While many religions center around a male-dominated deity, Paganism in essence, encompasses both the male and female. There are some branches of Wicca that strictly honour the Goddess, but many include the Horned God as well. After all, there is male and female in every single thing on the planet. Don’t Humans have estrogen as well as testosterone?
Honouring the Goddess isn’t just about giving thanks to a female deity. The Maiden, The Mother, and the Crone is usually the first thing people think of, but for me it’s about honouring all things that make up the feminine. The Goddess symbol represents life and nature, creativity, nurturing, and when we take the time to honour Her, we are in fact honouring that part of ourselves as well.
There are no limits on how to honour the Goddess. I’ve used green beeswax candles, stones, and if I can ever find one; a maiden hair fern. My latest icon is this carving.
This carving is the most recognized of all the Goddess symbols and I am so proud to have her on my altar.