Rita Ora’s tattoo of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love & Beauty.
I really really love this tattoo!
Ares and Aphrodite
Anonymous asked: I'm just starting to study Wicca seriously, everyday I write down information and read and learn, I have not done my first spell. But I have this extreme surge of *aehm* sexual energy, that of course my boyfriend doesn't mind, but I find odd due to my usual lack of desire. Is this being caused somehow by my new spiritual journey, is this how the Goddess is connecting with me? Any help or guidance would be so greatly appreciated, I love your blog, thank you. Blessed Be. )O(
I literally have no idea why you would think I could help you with this, as I am not wiccan and have never stated that I am wiccan. However, for me, with my practice (that is not wiccan, I am a hellenist) sexuality is a big part of it, considering that I worship Aphrodite. And I love sex.
I have no knowledge of any connection between the wiccan Goddess and sexuality, but I’ll leave this up for a signal boost.
If anyone knows anything let me know, and I’ll post it for this person.
…You morons do not have the right to use the words Witch and Witchcraft and then dream up a 10,000 year history for the “religion” you dreamed up!…
GUYS I AM ACTUALLY DYING FROM IRONY
NEOWICCANS COMPLAINING ABOUT MAKING UP HISTORY
Is this moron for real? Seriously? Your religion was pulled out of the ass of Gerald Gardener along with all the “history” wiccand claim. You’re kidding. I can’t. I. Can’t.
People can identify as whatever the hell they please you have no right to judge then, you of all people.
Shrine Jar to I Don’t Even Know
Seriously. Someone has been poking me for a water-based Shrine Jar for the last week or two since I rediscovered my shells. I have NO idea who it is yet. Today I went to go make a Shrine jar for the Spirits and Ancestors, and wound up making this instead.
Well… Ok then I guess. Now where the fuck am I going to put it? Guess I’ll have to figure that out while I figure out who the hell it’s even FOR.
Anyways! soaked mulching chips, and a bit of gravel. Two really pretty large polished river rocks, all of my random shells, a pretty ornamental fish bowl that used to be the home for my goldfish when I was little, my martini glass from my high school prom (the phrase on it was fitting, I thought) filled with a bit of sea salt and a white tealight candle.
Yes yes yes on so many levels. I have one of those for Aphrodite actually, but I never though about putting water in it. It’s just a pretty round bowl filled with gold dipped seashells and pearls. Adding in water and floating two candles on it would make it so much better, and I never thought of it. This makes me so happy considering that until I move away I can’t have a real alter to Aphrodite. This will make me feel like I’m doing more than enough.
*Another idea: I will add scented oil to the water as offering (I love the idea of giving her offerings of perfume).
always somewhat bothers me when i see (neo)wiccans saying they need to do this. not entirely sure why it does, but i suppose it has something to with that 1. they already have their gods; the threefold goddess and the forest god, though their descriptions vary from person to…
When I began, with wicca like most pagans, I don’t think I ever did “pick a pantheon”. I did extensive study on celtic magic with emphasis on druidic practices but I never allowed it to influence my practice because despite all of the books I had telling me otherwise it was my belief that the only way to follow the religion was to follow it the original way, the way it was created. so despite that i was uninitiated I worshipped the lord and the lady in a traditional way; I never felt the need to make them more than they were, they did not need to have the name of another deity, (i suppose because of my christian background, all those years worshipping a deity who’s just straight up “God” (come on we never really used Yahweh did we?). Although I never really felt proper with the worship of the Lord and the Lady and did not begin to feel proper until I found Aphrodite, I worshipped them as they were. The threefold goddess and horned god. Trying to connect wicca to some ancient practice always ruffled my feathers, and honestly I believe that’s what “finding your pantheon” is really trying to do.
So, I recently began to work with Aphrodite, and this is my tiny, unfinished, temporary space I made for her. I got some really neat sea glass to set with the seashells, and I’m hoping to get some fresh flowers to use as well. Offering mini-bowl contains wine, and I hope to make some artwork to set up, too.
This is so beautiful where did you get the tealight centerpiece? So much want.
I mean like… what’s so wrong with worshiping The Devil anyway?
I always asked the same question like.. if the wiccans who make those claims don’t believe in the Devil why is it so bad that some people worship Him? idgi
always somewhat bothers me when i see (neo)wiccans saying they need to do this. not entirely sure why it does, but i suppose it has something to with that 1. they already have their gods; the threefold goddess and the forest god, though their descriptions vary from person to person depending on which silver ravenwolf book they’ve read. 2 because they try to fit the pantheons they’ve chosen to their faith when they really don’t fit. i.e. trying to fit aphrodite to the maiden mother crone sctick or assuming that hecate is obviously just the greek’s version of the threefold goddess it just gets under my skin because it’s a lack of understanding about what they’re working with.
i guess there are ways it could be done right and with respect but i’ve never seen that before, it’s always just a wikipedia understanding of the deity they’ve chosen (often enough they’ve appropriated the deity from a religion that doesn’t welcome that) and then they’re all “I worship blank”.
one of the worse is the vodou wiccan. never heard of it? well it mean that they’ll be worshiping the loa in a wiccan way and pretending like the loa are all love and light and more often than not not providing the loa with the offerings that historically and according to true practitioners of vodou the loa accept. they strip the loa of their true nature by treating them like they’re love and light.. i just, well you see what i find wrong with this.