i hope you are having a wonderful day full of love. it’s a pretty grand day, yes?
cousin and i recently gave a talk about the Greco-Roman goddesses at the Life(dot)next retreat. I thought I would provide a little history lesson: February 14th was the Roman feast day for Hera/Juno, Zeus/Jupiter’s wife. she was the goddess of commitment and marriage. well, the catholic church did this thing of placing all our current major holidays on the pagan feast days so the pagans wouldn’t have to give up their partying. pretty cool, huh? makes the transition a whole lot easier…slick even.
so in addition to celebrating st. valentine, consider invoking Hera into your day of love festivities. she probably feels a little left out…no wonder the divorce rate is rising. for those of you hoping for a valentine’s filled with not just love but making love, you might want to invoke Aphrodite, the goddess of love, as well.
fun stuff, huh? as far as love & commitment go we could all use a little more of it. let’s celebrate all the gods/goddesses/patron saints of love. anybody know some from other cultures before we got all homogenized and what not?
paying tribute to the ohioan goddess of icecream:
^^^happy valentine’s day^^^