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The Four Hundred Aztec Rabbits of Drunkenness

The Totochtli were the children of Mayahuel, a goddess who discovered pulque, an alcoholic drink made from a part of the agave plant. The agave itself is depicted as having 400 breasts, feeding the 400 rabbits, and Mayahuel is also depicted in this way. As a divinity of fertility, Mayahuel has the Virgin Mary beat, hands down. […]

The Neglected Goddess Phthinoporon

Phthinoporon lives in a sweet spot, where she has gained a wise distance from the impulse to sudden movement that captivates those who are of an age for Camp Half Blood, but retains the vitality to take effective action when it is truly called for. […]

Mythological Surprise: Angels Aren’t Christian

Angelia was, in pre-Christian Greek mythology, a goddess of messages. Angelia had wings, just like the angels as we visualize them today. […]

Happy Maia Day!

A Homeric hymn tells of how Zeus “came” to visit Maia in her “cave”, so that the sky god and the earth goddess became parents of Hermes, the Good Shepherd who moves between earth and sky. […]

I Am Like Isis

This morning, the web site Go Goddess tells me that I am like Isis, the Egyptian Goddess who gave a version of her name to the pre-Christian holiday Easter.

How am I like Isis? Did I marry my brother, who was then murdered and cut by a rival? Did I then reassemble his body, […]

Earth Is A Pagan Deity

Earth really was a goddess, also known as Nerthus and Hertha, worshipped in Northern Europe. […]

Can You Buy Religion To Transcend Materialism?

Nothing says “What Would Jesus Do” like a two-tone gold crucifix being sold for 1,161.30. […]