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Agaliha
May 7th, 2008, 02:07 AM
THE NAMES OF THE GODDESS



The Goddess is one and multiform;
The Goddess has nine billion names;
And more;
Of her names only a few do we sing:


I.


Blessed be to the Goddess of Chaos, Eris inchoate,
First of all to emerge in the undifferentiated plenum
The splendid dancer on the interface
Of the macrocosm and the microcosm;
The Creatrix of all fractal dimensions;


II.


Blessed be the Sun, Amaterasu,
Creatrix of all solar planets;
She we greet at dawns' first breath;
She we hail at noon;
She we bid farewell at twilight;


III.


Blessed be broad-breasted Earth, Gaia;
The ever-bountiful planet of our birth;
From her core of fire
To the outer wisps of her Ionosphere;
She has birthed all evolved life;
She has suffered mass extinctions;
She has rebirthed species time and time again;
We shall not rest in our defense of her
Against the depredations of the patriarchs.


IV.


Blessed be Maria,
The Goddess of the Ocean;
Blue-mantled, foam crested;
She brings rains to the dry lands;
Her song is sung by the whales of the deep.
She nurtured life in its infancy;
As she watches over childbirth;


V.


Blessed be Maria's sister, Selene, the silent;
Our constant companion;
Goddess of the lunar cycle of the womb.
At the dark moon we watch for her expectantly;
At the new moon we hail her joyously;
At the full moon we make love and sing her praise;
At the waning moon we mourn and meditate.


VI.


Blessed be Aphrodite, Goddess of Love
Who we know also as Aphrodite,
Bringer of delights;
Joy which knows no boundaries;
Kindness which needs no recompense;
Lead us from jealousy which keeps us ever-reborn
And bestow on us the paradise of the Goddess
On Earth as it is on Heaven.


VII.


Blessed be Athena; Goddess of Wisdom;
She who taught us in the dawn time;
How to speak, create tools, use fire;
To till the land and tend it wisely;
We see far and go forth in her name.


VIII.


Blessed be Demeter,
Bringer of seasons and giver of good gifts,
We eat of your divine foods:
Grains, Fruits, Vegetables;
We praise your bounty at every meal;
You sustain our bodies and gladden our soul.


IX.


Blessed be Kali,
Goddess of the Underworld;
Skull-wreathed, terrible Goddess
Death, destroyer of Universes;
She who sits at the gate of rebirth;
She who weighs our heart in the scales;
If it weighs less than a pomegranate seed;
She will send you on to the summerland;
If it is heavier, you will wander in the Bardos;
To find rebirth and find love once more.

--ALP