Who makes the plants to grow
The animals to bring forth new life
The Seasons to change and bring warmth
Your beloved daughter was taken
Kore ~ Persephone the youthful maiden.
Taken by Hades to live in the underworld
Leaving You, Demeter to cry bitter tears.
With Your mourning, all life withers.
Plants do not grow, there is no grain or fruit
Your sacred pomegranate does not flourish with magic
No animals are born, no human babies draw first breath.
Mighty Mother Demeter
You wander the world in sadness
Cold, brittle Winter is born where you tread
We fear Your mourning will not end, but life will.
Into the Underworld Demeter goes
Reclaiming Her daughter from Hades.
Now, it is She, who claims Kore for half the year
letting Hades retain Kore's company the other half.
Soon, Kore rejoins Her Mother above ground.
Life flourishes again, winter ends & gladness returns.
An eternal bargain has been struck
The Seasons are born.
Hail Mother Demeter
Who brings forth Life when Kore is near
And mourns Her absense half the year
Whose cycles of growth and rest touch all things.
We celebrate Kore's joyous return time, in the Spring.
Sacred stories of the ancient bonds between Mothers and Daughters once filled the religious beliefs of the world's religions. The image of Mother and daughter was revered and called by many names. Today the best known of these, are Demeter and Her daughter Kore, (Persephone). The eternal bond of women across generations.
Other stories of Sister Goddesses have also become hidden beneath the Judeo-Christian bias toward sons, to the total exclusion of daughters, female friends and lovers. This omission of loyal female relationshops as archetypes was followed the negative stereotypes of females as rivals and competitors, rather than as allies, friends and mutual protectors. Older women were villifed as angry Hags, instead of the Wise Women that they are. Society must stop wasting this valuable wisdom.
Modern Goddess Culture is reclaiming the ancient sacred connections between women of all ages. The wisdom and sacred connections of the Maiden, Mother, and Crone, in the guise of Hecate ~ Demeter ~ Kore ~ are again joyously bursting into our consciousness. We honor and celebrate them . . . We are them!
Demeter & Kore live in You
The sacred double spiral of DNA flows in each cell of our bodies. It is the thread of human life. It has been passed from parents to their children from the beginning of time. There is a very special DNA that is only passed on by daughters. Sons have this DNA within their bodies, but they cannot pass it on to their children.
The "Demeter DNA", Mitochondrial DNA is the definer of biological families, and is only passed on by daughters to their own children. So in a very real sense, our maternal family line is traceable biologically through the connections of Mothers and Daughters. This is a connection that reaches back, in an unbroken line, to the beginning of humanity. You have within your body, Mydocondrial DNA that has mutated slightly over time, but which, at its core, is as old as human time on Earth.
Demeter and Kore
DNA from the Beginning An easy to understand place to learn the basics about your genes and chromosones. We are our ancestors.
As the wheel of life turns, all women pass from the energy of Kore to Demeter to Hecate. The power of all three aspects combines to create the strength and endurance that has always characterized the Feminine Spirit. As we age, each stage brings special gifts, challenges,,and opportunities. We are a living sacred cycle.
For the women who are not mothers of their own children, the Demeter stage manifests as mature womanhood. A time when women birth culture, businesses, community and art. As the "Keepers of Culture" women have always created rituals, traditions and stories that hold human culture together. Women are the foundation of society. The beauty of all three stages was revered & celebrated in ancient times.
in today's western society, too often only the Maiden is thought as beautiful, and valuable. It is time that we learn to see the great physical and spiritual beauty of the Mother and the Crone. It is within them, that full Feminine Wisdom resides. All three stages of womanhood have their own unique strengths and lessons to teach.
~ Are on of these names familiar to you?
There are many other things you will find in the Spiral Goddess Grove include; ~ temples ~ altars ~ groves ~ earth goddess ~ hygeia ~ the hearth ~ kali ~ gaea ~ gaia ~ autumnal equinoz ~ vernal equinox ~ solstice ~ kuan yin ~ laussel ~ labyris ~ labyrs ~ mary ~ moon goddess ~ earth mother ~ neolithic goddess ~ pagan ~ paganism ~ pagan goddesses ~ pele ` nammu ~ mother ~ moon ~ ancestors ~ amazon ~ self acceptance ~ ancient goddesses ~ aphrodite ~ astarte ~ minoan crete ~ crone ~ earth goddess ~ dolni ~ athena ~ brigid ~ brigit ~ cave art ~ wicca ~ wiccan ~ dianic ~ witch ~ spirituality ~ goddess 2000 project ~ ancestress ~ greenman ~ green man ~ goddess art ~ celebration ~ spirit path ~ nature ~ kali ma ~ serpent ~ spiritual renewal ~ and much more to explore and discover!
We hope you have enjoyed your visit with Demeter and Kore. May their abundance and wisdom be always with you, and remember to also honor the Great Crone Hecate. Thank You for visiting with us here at the Spiral Goddess Grove.
~ Are any of these names familiar to you? ~ La Diosa, Femenina Adivina ~ La Déesse, Féminine Devinent ~ Die Göttin, Weiblich Erahnen ~ Il Goddess, Femminile Divine ~ O Goddess, Feminine Divine ~ Godin, Vrouwelijke Goddelijke, Spiraalvormige Godin How about one of these names ? ~ Θεά, θηλυκή θεία, σπειροειδής θεά ~ Богина, Женственная Предсказывает, Спиральн Богина ~ Il Goddess, Femminile Divine, Goddess A spirale ~
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