Chandraghanta for Chaitra Navratri – Radiancy of the Foe-Destroying Splendorous Moon

The Third Night of #NavRatri is dedicated to Ma as Chandraghanta - which we might directly translate as 'Moon Bell', although this does not *quite* capture the true sense of the latter term's meaning.  Now a Ghanta, for us, is a bell. Particularly of the sort rung during religious purposes. The sense is not merely … Continue reading Chandraghanta for Chaitra Navratri – Radiancy of the Foe-Destroying Splendorous Moon

On Goddess, The Gender of the Moon, And Insistent Paradigmatic Error-ism

There's one point which seems to keep coming up when the fact of an Indo-European male Moon deific is raised.Namely, the notion that this is an impossibility - or, at the very least, a glaring incongruity - because we know with our modern scientific perspective that the Moon 'receives' the light from the Sun. There … Continue reading On Goddess, The Gender of the Moon, And Insistent Paradigmatic Error-ism

Eight Forms And Energies Of Shiva As Sky Father

It is Wednesday - Woden's Day. And so therefore, as has become our tradition, we present an illumination of Eight Forms or Facings of the God, as attested in archaic Vedic scripture.  Now I have chosen this particular set of eight, because they represent a most useful conceptual framework with which to link various Aspects and … Continue reading Eight Forms And Energies Of Shiva As Sky Father

Sirius In Central Asia – Soma, Tisya, Tishtrya, Rudra

It is Wednesday - Odin's Day - and so therefore, as has become our custom, some fine devotional (a)art-i.  Except this exquisite piece is not from the Northlands of Scandinavia - rather, its provenance is that most mysterious of Indo-European lands … far-flung Central Asia. Khotan, amidst the deserts and mountains fringing China's western edge in … Continue reading Sirius In Central Asia – Soma, Tisya, Tishtrya, Rudra

Tryambaka Triophthalmos Triformis – The Three Eyes Of The Indo-European Sky Father As Seen Through Vedic & Hellenic Perspective

Tonight [the 11th of March 2021 at time of writing] marks the observance of MahaShivRatri - a Night dedicated to the worship of that Great God, Lord Shiva - the Indo-European Sky Father. Known to the Hindus as Rudra Shiva, the Norse as Odin, the Greeks as Zeus - and by half a hundred other … Continue reading Tryambaka Triophthalmos Triformis – The Three Eyes Of The Indo-European Sky Father As Seen Through Vedic & Hellenic Perspective

Of Moon And Moon-Day – A Brief Look At The Interpretatio Romana Of Monday In Indo-European Traditions

It is Monday [Moon-Day], known in Greek as Hemera Selenes, Latin as Dies Lunae, and in various Indian languages it is likewise Chandra's Day, or Soma's Day, or Indu's Day [and more on that in a moment]. But it is also Lord Shiva's Day - well, one of them. And that helps us to see … Continue reading Of Moon And Moon-Day – A Brief Look At The Interpretatio Romana Of Monday In Indo-European Traditions

The Radiant Queen and the Beautiful Princess – Two Indo-European Solar Goddesses – On Scythian Tabiti, Hindu Tapati, Greek Helen

I think by now that many would agree that if a little knowledge is a dangerous thing - then Wiki-knowledge can be the summation of many dangerous things put together. Due to its prominence as a source, questionable material placed thereupon has a way of spreading out and cropping up again all over the place. … Continue reading The Radiant Queen and the Beautiful Princess – Two Indo-European Solar Goddesses – On Scythian Tabiti, Hindu Tapati, Greek Helen

The Radiant Queen of the Heavens – On Scythian Tabiti As Template For The Greater Indo-European Solar Goddess [Part 4 – The Moon, Mirrored, And Her Daughters]

A further support for the 'inversion' possibility is granted via looking at the actual mythology of the main Greek figure - Selene. As aforementioned, Selene is usually identified as one of the Daughters of Hyperion and Theia, although with two other possibilities which occasionally come up - the paternity of Pallas (a name that does … Continue reading The Radiant Queen of the Heavens – On Scythian Tabiti As Template For The Greater Indo-European Solar Goddess [Part 4 – The Moon, Mirrored, And Her Daughters]

The Radiant Queen of the Heavens – On Scythian Tabiti As Template For The Greater Indo-European Solar Goddess [Part 3 – The Wide Shining One And The Eye Of The Bright Sky]

The point of all of this, has been to attempt to sketch out in broad (solar-ray-diant, perhaps via illumination, provided you don't look too directly at it) brush-strokes a sort of typology for the situation. One wherein we can clearly see that the Sky Father's Consort may have been 'replicated' and referred to in various … Continue reading The Radiant Queen of the Heavens – On Scythian Tabiti As Template For The Greater Indo-European Solar Goddess [Part 3 – The Wide Shining One And The Eye Of The Bright Sky]

On ‘Moon’ And Moon God – A Brief Comparative Of Several Major Indo-European Religions

It is MONDAY - quite literally "Moon['s] Day"; and therefore, a brief look at the names for the Indo-European Moon God in various descendant languages and faith-groupings. Now, note that I said "Moon God" - I have not included any Moon Goddesses, as these are largely restricted to the Greek & Roman mythologies, perhaps as … Continue reading On ‘Moon’ And Moon God – A Brief Comparative Of Several Major Indo-European Religions