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Incredible Photography by Sathis Ragavendran

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from Maha Shivaratri festival, Angalamman Temple, Kaveripattinam. gaken during “The Mayana Soora Thiruvizha” festival takes place every March in the small village of Kaveripattinam the day after Mahashivarathiri (The great night of Shiva). The festival is devoted to Angalamman, a fierce guardian deity worshipped widely in Southern India.

Asherah - Bas relief of Christian Mother Goddess Asherah, consort of YHWH

Asherah - Bas relief of Christian Mother Goddess Asherah, consort of YHWH

Sumerian banquet seal (2200-2100 BC): snake or naga (Gen. 3:15), Tree of Life (date palm), Asherah, and the God of the Bible. The snake eats the plant of eternal life, from the Huluppu Tree, in the Gilgamesh Epic, sloughing its skin and gaining “immortality.” [Dropping its body and gaining access to rebirth in heavenly realms by learning right from wrong?]

Sumerian banquet seal (2200-2100 BC): snake or naga (Gen. 3:15), Tree of Life (date palm), Asherah, and the God of the Bible. The snake eats the plant of eternal life, from the Huluppu Tree, in the Gilgamesh Epic, sloughing its skin and gaining “immortality.” [Dropping its body and gaining access to rebirth in heavenly realms by learning right from wrong?]

Monotheism Commences - the day GOD killed the other gods and goddesses

Psalm 82

A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the “gods”:

“How long will you defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked? 
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
    They walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
    you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
    you will fall like every other ruler.”

Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.image

Ostara (1884) by Johannes Gehrts. The goddess flies through the heavens surrounded by Roman-inspired putti, beams of light, and animals. Germanic people look up at the goddess from the realm below.
Ēostre or Ostara (Northumbrian Old English: Ēostre; West Saxon Old English: Ēastre; Old High German: *Ôstara) is a goddess in Germanic paganism who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon: Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Ēostre is attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work De temporum ratione, where Bede states that during Ēosturmōnaþ (the equivalent to the month of April) feasts were held in Eostre’s honor among the pagan Anglo-Saxons, but had died out by the time of his writing, replaced by the Christian “Paschal month" (a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus).
Source:  Wikipedia
HH:  Fairy Babies dropping from the sky - now that’s a fertility goddess.  Hanging with the stork too - more fertility symbols.

Ostara (1884) by Johannes Gehrts. The goddess flies through the heavens surrounded by Roman-inspired putti, beams of light, and animals. Germanic people look up at the goddess from the realm below.

Ēostre or Ostara (Northumbrian Old EnglishĒostreWest Saxon Old English: ĒastreOld High German*Ôstara) is a goddess in Germanic paganism who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon: Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth), is the namesake of the festival of Easter. Ēostre is attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work De temporum ratione, where Bede states that during Ēosturmōnaþ (the equivalent to the month of April) feasts were held in Eostre’s honor among the pagan Anglo-Saxons, but had died out by the time of his writing, replaced by the Christian “Paschal month" (a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus).

Source:  Wikipedia

HH:  Fairy Babies dropping from the sky - now that’s a fertility goddess.  Hanging with the stork too - more fertility symbols.

thingsorganizedneatly:

selahtime:

eggs

Sam Kaplan

HH:  Ready for Easter - egg symbolism and celebrating new life -  Eostur, Eastar, Ostara, and Ostar.

thingsorganizedneatly:

selahtime:

eggs

Sam Kaplan

HH:  Ready for Easter - egg symbolism and celebrating new life -  Eostur, Eastar, Ostara, and Ostar.

greenmanwest:

The Idol and the Incense.

HH: The Eternal Goddess - symmetry, balance, harmonious energy

greenmanwest:

The Idol and the Incense.

HH: The Eternal Goddess - symmetry, balance, harmonious energy

ytellioglu:

Spiral Goddess - c. 4000, Romania

hh 269

ytellioglu:

Spiral Goddess - c. 4000, Romania

hh 269

Vishnumurthy at Vikranandapuram Kshetram, Taliparamba

Vishnumurthy at Vikranandapuram Kshetram, Taliparamba

India’s Theyyam Festival - with Gloria Kurnik

India’s Theyyam Festival - with Gloria Kurnik

Beloved Ganesh - Street Art

Beloved Ganesh - Street Art

Devotees carry an idol of the Hindu god Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai as part of the annual Visarjan festivities
Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA
Devotees carry an idol of the Hindu god Lord Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai as part of the annual Visarjan festivities
Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA
A man, dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali, participates in a religious procession towards the Sangam, in Allahabad. 
(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A man, dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali, participates in a religious procession towards the Sangam, in Allahabad. 

(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The lewd, leering face of the Egyptian god Bes can be seen in modern images of the Christian Devil, writes Alastair Sooke.

The lewd, leering face of the Egyptian god Bes can be seen in modern images of the Christian Devil, writes Alastair Sooke.

The city of Madurai in the South Eastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world and has been a functioning metropolis for over two thousand years.

At its heart lies something extraordinary – a temple to the Hindu Goddess Parvati and her husband consort, Shiva.  

1) Meenakshi Amman Temple Tamil Nadu India - Image Credit Flickr User Natacha Cornaz

2) Meenakshi Amman Temple Tamil Nadu India- Image Credit Flickr User Muvare