Ah We’ve Reached The Middle of Summer
And no MidSummer Night’s Dream(s) 😉
Here we are basking (or grumbling and/or sweltering) in the blazing sunshine and heat. Motion is stilled, conservation of energy and prevention of skin moistening in buckets near the forefront of the mind. Featheries like being fanned, the furry dislikes it but conversely likes the feel of a breeze – no one likes being blown on and will tell you off at length or fluff up, sniff/turn their head and move away if you do so deeming it an insult. The delicate mist of water vapour (handheld spray) or a damp cloth are things that can just about be mutually consented.
- Gnowee, solar goddess who searches daily for her lost son; the light of her torch is the sun
- Wala, solar goddess
- Wuriupranili, solar goddess whose torch is the sun
- Yhi, Karraur goddess of the sun, light and creation
- Saulė, goddess of the sun and fertility
- Basque (RH- Negative bloodtype/group)
- Ekhi, goddess of the sun and protector of humanity
- Marici, goddess of the heavens, sun and light
- Shapash, goddess of the sun
- Áine, Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty, associated with the sun and midsummer
- Étaín, Irish sun goddess
- Sulis, British deity (also found in Graeco-Roman religion) whose name is related to the common Proto-Indo-European word for “sun” (and thus cognate with Helios, Sól, Sol, Usil and Surya) and who retains solar imagery, as well as a domain over healing and thermal springs (Aqua-Sulis).
- Xihe, sun goddess and mother of the ten suns
- Sai Raya, the sun
- Sól (Sunna)
- Japanese (Shinto)
- Amaterasu, goddess of the sun
- Sami mythology (Shamanism/animism)
- Beiwe, goddess of the sun, spring, fertility and sanity
An ancient prayer regarding the sun made to the Mother Goddess, you can find all kinds of translations for this and because it’s well known they can’t take out the word ‘dheemavi’/’deemavi’/’dhemayvi’/’dhimavi’/’dimavi’ (spelling depends for dialect) you’ll barely ever find that the inclusion of the meaning of that word: Divine Mother. So many translations, no mention of Mother, and Savitri has become ‘Savitur’/’Savitr’ from feminine to masculine. Temples/priests/gurus/translators will go on about the divine consciousness/source etc which is all included in the words but so is the definite word for Mother.
ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः ।
भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि। ।
धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त्॥ ।
Om bhūr bhuvah namaha
tát savitúr váreniyam
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó nah prachodáyāt
Om (also known as Aum) – Supreme Consciousness
bhur – spiritual energy = protect it
bhuvah – suffering = eliminate it
namaha – in the name of = [in this case] Gayatri
tat – it is/that/so be it
Savitri – illumination, brilliance, divine light, creative energy (a form of to our eyes being the sun)
vareniyam – virtue, great virtue
bhargo – imperfections = purification of,
devasya – combination of divine virtues, divinity, strength etc
DhimMahi – Divine Mother
dhiyo – intellect = knowledge of ‘who’ (last word) = knowledge of DhimMahi
yo – pray = to pray/to pray to,
nah – our = may our
prachodayat – propel = enable us to
The order of the words is a bit hard to form in English, so the last sentence for example would form/mean: ‘May our intellect/knowledge enable us to pray to (Divine Mother as in the above verse)’ and then in context of the rest of the prayer would generally mean to pray to Divine mother for and be: righteous, spiritual, enlightenment/ed through the sun/light that we receive. Many translations include a lot of adjectives for virtues and things to gain but if I go into those the translation would be a lot longer than the prayer and would include people’s interpretations of virtues and happiness e.g. prosperity and wealth.
Photos and Artwork
Since this is the Festival of Fire I’m wearing Red, Gold and Black – and in the last picture we’ve paid tribute to light in general and its rainbow properties (which allows me to include gas fire colours since we didn’t have time to make photos in different colours for say sulphur fire in Blue). My jewellery is in Red/Gold/Clear colours and designed like sun wheels.
As usual all the awesome ideas are mums, I just made them happen.
Mum and I started off with normal photos:
We both love armour… Though Mum is more old school (obviously) and considers body jewellery (and hair) as clothing, I prefer them over clothing.