Honouring the Goddess

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.

 

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

4 Responses to Honouring the Goddess

  1. I love that you listed so many aspects of the feminine. Thousands of years of patriarchal domination has made us lose so much knowledge about what women are capable of. We’re left with women fighting each other over things like equal rights, working outside the home, breastfeeding, and a hundred other things. For me, a big part of paganism is learning how to access all the parts of femaleness. I don’t actually believe in any deity, but I do think the energies are real, and a part of the planet and human beings.

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