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About Danai Christopoulou

Danai has been a writer for 16 years. She was always fascinated by mythology and the occult, but when she started her Wicca journey five years ago, she realized magic is, actually, all around us. Currently she's studying every course in Pagan history she can get her hands into, penning a series of novels starring her matron Goddess and manifesting her dream life in Sweden.

The Goddess Hera

Hera was worshipped in Greece way before people started speaking Greek there. She was the first deity to whom the people of that area ever dedicated a temple; she was worshipped all the way from Iran to Egypt. She's often conflated with the Egyptian Goddess of fertility and agriculture, Hathor, and with Demeter, the Earth Goddess. Hera's name probably comes from an older form of the word for "Lady" (Kera) but adapted to mean "Lady of the year" or "Lady of the season." Some historians think it's an anagram for the word for "air," as Hera was considered the Queen of the Skies, or the Heavens. Just as Freya, the Lady of the Old Norse pantheon, played a much more important part in the past before her role was diminished to not antagonize Odin, so did Hera. Prior to her marriage to Zeus, Hera was considered a manifestation of the Great Earth Goddess in all her three aspects: Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

By |2021-04-17T23:57:52+00:00April 3rd, 2021|Greek Deities, Wicca, Witchcraft|0 Comments

The Goddess Brigid

At the dawn of Imbolc, when the flicker of Spring quickens in the belly of Winter, Brigid’s fiery arrow descends from the Heavens to usher in hope for the new season. Brigid, also known as Brigit, Brighid, and Brighde/Bride, has been one of the most important goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. The Goddess of Spring and Fire, Poetry and Smithery, Healing and Prophecy, has a long and winding legacy that has survived the Christianization of Ireland and is beloved by Pagans worldwide to this day. Brigid has been transformed into both a Christian Saint and a Vodou Loa while still maintaining her primarily Celtic and Gaelic identity. As we’re gearing up for Imbolc, the first Wiccan Sabbat of 2021, let’s spend some time getting to know the many different aspects of the Goddess and learn how to best work with her.

By |2021-04-09T14:20:57+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Celtic Deities, Deities, Imbolc|0 Comments

The Suit of Pentacles – Learning Tarot

What makes you want to say, “My precious”? Beautiful, shiny things? Material comfort? Money in your bank account? The tarot suit of Pentacles deals with the things we treasure the most in the physical realm — the things that make us feel richer than Croesus or poorer than a pauper.

By |2021-04-03T18:27:19+00:00October 29th, 2020|Divination, Tarot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Suit of Pentacles – Learning Tarot

The Goddess Hekate

Hekate (also written as Hecate or Hecat) is, both literally and figuratively, a multifaceted deity. Almost always, she is depicted in her triple form: a Goddess with three aspects/faces. Some say it’s to symbolize the power she has over all the three realms (Earth, Sea, and Sky). Others say it’s to symbolize the inherent Sacred Trinity in her nature, being simultaneously the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone.

By |2021-04-03T18:32:12+00:00October 27th, 2020|Deities, Greek Deities|Comments Off on The Goddess Hekate

The Suit of Wands – Learning Tarot

The wand chooses the wizard.” It may be a line from a children’s book, but its premise is correct. Far from being just a passive staff we wave around during spellcasting and rituals, a wand is an energetic tool. Used with respect, it helps manifest a witch’s (or wizard’s) will. That’s the main energy behind the suit of Wands in a tarot deck.

By |2021-04-06T03:16:23+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Divination, Mabon, Tarot, Uncategorized|0 Comments