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Once Upon A Goddess

Author: Marisa Calvi

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Each episode I tell the story of a Goddess. These are stories that come from the ancient world and from times not so far away.
Join me to listen and learn about history and folklore, or perhaps you might also like to breathe and invite the wisdom of the goddesses into your experience.
Transcripts are available at www.onceuponagoddess.net
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Amaterasu is the Japanese Goddess of Light. When Amaterasu is grief stricken and hides from the world, her entire family unites to call her back. Such is the importance of light for the world to survive.
Urania is the youngest of the nine muses of Ancient Greece. Each muse had their own unique gift to inspire creativity and expression. For Urania, this would be astronomy- the study of the heavens, through which astronomers would reveal the majesty of the universe and our place within it.
Rabi'a's life begins with a promise from Allah that she will lead others to God's loving embrace. Through hardship and dedication, Rabi'a fulfills this promise. Shedding her ego, expectations and earthly attachments, Rabi'a fills her life with the pursuit to know Allah more deeply each day, inspiring others to follow her path.
Anna Perenna's story would have been lost within those of her sibling's Pygmalion and Dido if not for her role in the Plebeian Succession of Ancient Rome. Anna Perenna's journey from royalty to immortal nymph then into a Goddess is an inspiring tale of courage and wisdom.
Oshun is an Orisha, a goddess of the Yoruba pantheon of gods. Her story is another that reminds us of how the divine feminine connects humankind to nature, and how that connection is needed for balance. Oshun is still celebrated across the globe, with dances to ask that she bless the rivers and waterways needed for our survival. Even Beyonce has played tribute to Oshun, with her flowing yellow dress and surging waters in her Lemonade video album.
Born of the tears of Avalokiteshvara, Green Tara with her sister White Tara, stayed upon the Earth to guide and support people with their journey to enlightenment. White Tara does this by radiating love and compassion, reminding us all of the infinite love we are born of. While Green Tara reminds us that while we are part of this world and its physical energies, we can act with awareness and with the divine energies within us.
Listen to Part One at https://www.spreaker.com/user/8255993/thecla-part-oneThecla's story comes from a time when Christianity was beginning to find it's place in the world. In a time when life for women was designed around domestic duties and motherhood, she broke from the expected to carve the life she chose. This is beautifully expressed when she baptises herself to receive the seal of God whom she dedicates her life to. Thecla reminds us of how the strength of one's passion can make anything possible.
Thecla's story comes from a time when Christianity was beginning to find it's place in the world. In a time when life for women was designed around domestic duties and motherhood, she broke from the expected to carve the life she chose. This is beautifully expressed when she baptises herself to receive the seal of God whom she dedicates her life to. Thecla reminds us of how the strength of one's passion can make anything possible.Listen to Part Two at https://www.spreaker.com/user/8255993/thecla-part-two
White Buffalo Calf Woman's story reminds us of the importance of our connection to spirit, the land and those around us. She arrives amongst the Lakota tribe during a time of great hardship and guides them back to spirit through smoking of the sacred pipe and rituals still practiced today.
The story of Isis is one of the oldest goddess stories recorded. She embodies the infinite love and compassion of motherhood, as well as protection. Isis was so beloved that her iconography and elements of her story were carried on into new religions as they emerged, making her truly eternal.
Enheduanna was a high priestess in Mesopotamia at a time when the written word was in its very beginning. Her prayers and psalms not only united religion in her kingdom but inspired religious writing into the modern era. As the first person to sign her name to her work, she also became the first recorded author known by name.
Gbadu sits atop her palm tree watching over the world. For those who choose to connect with their soul, she will reveal their destiny and life's purpose.
Cana Cludhmor is celebrated as the creator of the Irish harp, now the national symbol of Ireland. Inspired by the perfect dance of nature, Cana Cludhmor's creation would become the core of traditional Irish music.
Lilith's story is often told as that of a demon, when her truth was that she wanted to be treated as the equal she knew she was.
Kali was born to defeat demons, and in doing so empowered herself and the Goddesses around her.
From humble princess to grand Buddha, Kuan Yin's journey teaches the grace we attain through compassion and unconditional love.
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