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Themis, Titan Goddess

November 22, 2013 10 Comments


Themis on Delphic tripod

Themis is the Titan goddess of law, order, and prophecy. She gave birth to the Horae, the seasons, who determine the timing of all things in this world and beyond.  The scales of justice are associated with her.  The oracle at Delphi was founded by Themis and her mother Gaia.  both of them are in associated with prophecy.  She was an early bride of Zeus, and acted as his councilor, instructing him in divine law.  Man made law often is in direct conflict with divine law.  Themis defends her mother Gaia, the earth.  In this age of eco-consciousness and efforts to both save and restore natural resources in peril, Themis is the pure spirit of ecology.  She defends the beings, all the animal, mineral, and vegetable offspring of the Earth.  In the War of the Titans, she took the side of the Olympians.  She was the most important goddess in the first generation of Olympians. Today her significance is as a defender of our earthly mother.  Can you think of people or institutions that embody divine justice?

Tethys, Water Goddess

October 29, 2013 2 Comments

Tethys was a titan, which means an original goddess, before Zeus and the Olympians took over the pantheon.  Her sisters were Nyx and Gaia, who ruled darkness and the earth. She was Mother of the Sea, ruling clouds, springs, rivers, and streams.  Her children were called Oceanids.  Water is the emotional element;  Tides, currents and undertows closely resemble human emotional forces.  The energy or wave of an emotion passes through the body as well as the life of the person involved.  Tethys is known as the goddess of nursing, and if you think of feeding the earth with clean water, her services are needed more than ever today. To get in touch with Tethys realize that flow and currents can be ridden, but it is folly to fight against them.  Emotional problems are the same; Denial or repression will not end them, but can make the ride much rougher. You can not change the waves, but you can learn to surf.

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