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The goddess and the sexbot

I have a copper figurine that I bought nineteen years ago in Athens. I paid more for it than I realised at the time, but it’s worth far more to me than I paid. While it does have a certain … Continue reading

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Aphrodite’s Loves

How could I not love Hephaestus? The singular passion of his love for me is a light that can never be extinguished. Even the goddess of love has need to be loved, and my husband’s divine heart is a wellspring … Continue reading

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In search of the Dark Goddess

There is a temple in my heart, a sacred vision dedicated to the Dark Goddess. Kimberly Hirsch’s Embodying Aphrodite – Using goddess archetypes to heal western woman’s split between heart, power and sexuality (at one point downloadable from the Barbara … Continue reading

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The Stellar and the Princess – Parts 3 and 4

The Stellar and the Princess Librarian’s Note While the first two parts of The Stellar and the Princess are fairly well preserved, I have had to put together the rest of the story by examining a number of sources. Only … Continue reading

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Farewell to Iphigenia

I want to conclude this flurry of posts about Iphigenia with a quote from the lass herself: If Artemis is minded to take this body, am I, a weak mortal, to thwart the goddess? Nay, that were impossible. … give … Continue reading

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Alyth and Artemis

My friend Alyth has a bronze figurine of Artemis in her room, a little statuette that I bought for myself on my travels in Greece nearly fifteen years ago, long before I met the Archers. A shared love for the … Continue reading

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Iphigenia at Brauron

Brauron (Vravrona), near Loutsa, is by the coast east of Athens, and there is a sanctuary there dedicated to Artemis. It is there, legend says, that Iphigenia (or Iphigeneia) is buried. In 1998, I sat there by her grave, a … Continue reading

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