Family of The Mothers

We are a revivalist tradition that values direct, reciprocal relationships with our deities in the present time. The ways these gods and goddesses weave together the fabric of existence is based on parent-child and sibling-to-sibling connections. This includes sets of twins and triplets, along with members of the pantheon that are individual deities on some occasions and faces of their parents on other occasions. They form a large and multi-faceted family full of beautiful complexity and flowing changes. Together, they combine to bring into being the Mysteries.

This is the pantheon we work with because it has become clear to us through practice and experience that this is the way the gods and goddesses want us to interact with them here and now.

Things begin with The Mothers (also called The Three). They balance the realms of Land, Sea and Sky. Their names are Rhea, Posidaeja, and Therasia.

The Mothers have a trio of daughters, who are called Ariadne, Anthea and Arachne. They also have three sons, whose names are Tauros Asterion, Korydallos and Dionysus.

There are also the Horned Ones. Europa the Moon-Cow and Minotaur the Moon-Bull are the first pair. Minocarpos and Amalthea (who is sometimes a face of Rhea) are a duo of goat deities. Minelathos the Moon Stag and Britomartis (also called Diktynna) the deer-goddess complete this category.

Zagreus the bull-god comes wreathed with flowers in the spring. The Melissae are the bee swarm. Minos guards the underworld. Eileithyia watches over the arrival of babies. Daedalus (also known as Talos and connected to Korydallos) brings the inventor’s gifts of smithcraft and architecture. The Dactyls and Hekaterides arose from Rhea‘s finger-marks to form the Hands of Great Skill. Beyond, behind and within is the enigmatic Serpent Mother (sometimes known as the Snake Goddess).

Before anything else, there was Ourania, Great Mother of the Stars who is the fabric of the universe.

For those interested in learning more, you can find additional information in Laura’s blog posts and in the pantheon list she has put together.

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