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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Gaea's Breath

Hi dear friends and followers today I would like to present to you one of my poems, a great day for relaxation with some light reading.
Thank you so much for coming

Gaea's Breath
The dark, forbidding, rain clouds part. 
The glorious streams of light show forth
To dance upon the fresh, wet earth.
Light shows like patches on a quilt.
The seed in the cradle of earth awakens,
peeking through the dark, rich soil.
Thus are Gaea's new babies born.

The evening sky darkens into night.
A gentle breeze moves through the valley.
It tickles the grass and needles of the evergreen,
And whispers to the water of the pond,
scattering the light of the silver moon
to magically dance like tiny diamonds.
The breath of creator and created
are joined on the pond.

In the forest fireflies are everywhere;
the droplets of rain glisten on the grass .
And now the night's chorus begins.
The voices of the frogs, owls, crickets,
cicada, and whippoorwill, I love them!

Mother Gaea's symphony, free for the listening.
What a delight to be there as rain glistens on the grass!
I listen to the sound completely enrapt.
It's life's grand presence all around.
A moment of peace,
a moment of connection
with all that is.

It's the empath's road map.
Listen, enjoy it whenever you can.
It's good for your soul.
Peace and love prevails when you do.

I hope you found the poem pleasant reading and feel free to share your thoughts, it pleases me greatly to hear from you.

With love to all from the Fairy Lady






Frizzy Lizzy's Laughter Corner Time {:o)


Hi dear friends and followers it is laughter corner time, come on in and possibly get your funny bone tickled.  


Hi, Frizzy Lizzy here, please come on in. 

Congress says they are looking deeper into the Bernie Madoff scandal. Well ain't that just peachy. This guy made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made 1.5 trillion disappear.

Well if they ever find themselves unemployed they could always apply for a magician's position. If not I'm sure they could find them a place in the liars club which is right next door to the thieves association

Controllers, controllers, everywhere controllers. The world would probably be so much better off if they all took a reality pill, then hope they choke on it.

I guess that we should be thankful that we're not getting all of the government we're paying for, even if we do have the best congress that money can buy.

And you know this to be true yourself: that if the opposite of "pro" is "con" then the opposite of progress must be congress.

I leave you peeps with a final thought or two. If a fool and his money are soon elected, remember that politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

Have a good day, peeps, and remember, keep your head and your ass down and you should be OK.


Happy first day of summer everyone. It is also the longest day of the year, and it's Saturday! Somehow were going to have to pay for this, you don't get anything extra for free.

Bless you all my friends I do hope that you have found this little have to rest for a while and have a laugh.
Thank you for visiting my blogs
Love you all, from the Fairy Lady

Friday, 20 June 2014

Norse - Viking Mythology


Hi my dear friends and followers. Today I would like to present to you some brief history on Norse or Viking Mythology. Let your imagination go where it will and enjoy. Muchas gracias, many thanks, to you for being here. 

Here's a brief tutorial about Norse or Viking Mythology. Most of the knowledge used to create this article is from the Icelandic historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson, who wrote the Prose Edda, a collection of Nordic folklore,around the year 1200 C.E.

People around the world have been fascinated and inspired by Norse mythology for centuries. In the late 20th Century references to Norse mythology became common in science fiction, fantasy literature, role-playing games, and even Japanese animation.


Stated simply, Norse Mythology is the collected story of the religion of the ancient people of the northern parts of Europe in countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Island, and Greenland.

Many gods are mentioned in the folklore of the Norse Mythology, such as:

Thor, the fierce god who fearlessly goes after foes and crushes them;

Odin, the giver of knowledge and a deity simultaneously responsible for war, poetry and sorcery;

Skaoi, who prefers the wolf howls of the winter mountains to the seashore;

Njoror, who may calm both sea and fire and grant wealth and land;

Freyr, whose weather and farming associations bring peace and pleasure to humanity;

Idunn, who keeps apples that grant eternal youthfulness;

Heimdallr, borne by nine mothers, (now there's a real trick!) is the ever-vigilant guardian of Asgard, the home of the gods. He can hear grass grow, has golden teeth, and possesses a resounding horn that he blows upon when intruders to Asgard are detected.

Jotunn Loki, the trickster who brings tragedy to the gods by engineering the death of the goddess.
Aside from gods and goddesses Norse Mythology includes other characters such as giants, dwarfs, monsters, magical animals and even objects.

There are two major groups of the Norse gods as far as folklore is concerned. Although no specific information has been found, it is generally agreed that the Aesir and Vanir, plus the giants, represent an older pantheon of the indigenous Viking people whom the invading Indo-Europeans encountered.



The Aesir are the gods believed to be the source of war, power and death while the Vanir are responsible for the fertility. Norse mythology also includes the coming of the destruction of the gods and humanity in the Ragnarök. It will be the final battle between the Aesir and Jotuns. The battle will take place on the plains called Vigrid.

It is not yet clear when the religion of the Norse came into existence although it is traced as far as the 2nd Century C.E. Norse religion (Asatru) refers to the traditions of the Norse men prior to the arrival of Christianity in Scandinavia specifically during the Viking age.

Asatru is a subset of the paganism which was practiced in the land inhabited by the Germanic tribes across most of the northern and central Europe. Pre–Christian Scandinavia had no word for religion in its dialects. The Christian practice included several customs ranging from one denomination to another. The Norse paganism was a folk religion as opposed to an organized religion. Its main purpose was the survival and regeneration of society and therefore is was decentralized and tied to the village and the family although evidences exists of great national religious festivals.

Several religions have their spiritual leaders. For example, the Catholic faithful have the Pope who presides over the church activities and proceedings. Other denominations have bishops and kings just like during the time of the Vikings, in which they had gods such as the Odin that controlled the universe.



The gods were highly respected and adored. Sacrifices and rituals were offered and conducted to appease them in case of wrong doings in the community. The spiritual leaders had the right to approach the gods in case of any problem believing they would get solutions. And the gods protected them in return.

Norse religion was not homogenous due to great geographical distance that existed between Scandinavian settlements and peoples. This led to a variety of customs and rituals based on a commonality of belief and purpose so they could understand each others' customs, traditions and myths.

Sacrifices played a major role in most of their rituals and communal feasting on the meat of sacrificed animals together with the consumption of beer. All this activities are included in the calendar festivals and was repeated annually.

Currently sacrifices are being offered in many denominations. For example, foodstuffs like grain and meat are offered to mark the beginning of the celebrations. The believer mentions their success and achievements, including corrections of their failures, which is normally conducted by their spiritual leaders.

Each community has its own way of celebrating which could take place in their joined central church or in smaller shrines. The Vikings sacrificed to ensure fertility and growth, however, certain traditions for example births, wedding, and burials could also be the reason for such activities.

Most modern societies hold burial ceremonies in which members also take part. Prayers and rituals are normally done, including pouring of libations. People could drink, eat and celebrate until dawn.

This ensured that the dead is sent peacefully to join its ancestors. The bereaved are also comforted and left with some members of the family to console them for a certain period of time. They are given food and money to enable them to better adjust to the loss of the deceased.

The Vikings were feared for they were great warriors. The destiny of the Norse gods was in their hands on the battlefield.
The warrior believed that those who were lucky enough to die in battle would go to Valhalla. For one to qualify to be a warrior they had to believe that Valhalla exists and is the ultimate reward for a life lived with courage and bravery.

The Vikings were an agricultural people who were also known for their skills as navigators and boat builders. They had good knowledge of of the sea as evidenced by their frequent attacks on English monasteries and settlements during 7th Century C.E.


Thor

Odin


Skaoi

Njoror

Freyr

Iduum

Heimdallr

Jotunn Loki

Asir

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A Maori legend of supernatural creatures

Hi dear friends and followers. Today I present to you the Maori tradition of supernatural creatures. Take a few minutes and relax and let your mind drift in fantasy. Have a wonderful day

About Haumia

Supernatural creatures – some terrifying, others protective – are legendary in Māori tradition. Known as taniwha, they lurked in watery dens, or in caves, and were often depicted as dragons or serpents, with fiery eyes and lashing tails. Crucial to the stories of deadly taniwha were the heroic slayers, who triumphed with their cunning and courage.

Haumia was the taniwha who lived in the Manukau Harbour. He had enormous power and associated with the Waikato peoples, who he protected, and kept several mediums among the tohunga, or priests. Haumia is best known for a particular incident that took place with the taniwha of the neighboring Hauraki people, Ureia. Ngatimaru, a leader, claimed this taniwha as a pet.

Haumia contacted one of the tohunga to tell the people that Ureia had to be killed. The plot included Haumia luring the other taniwha back to the harbor, where he would meet his fate at the noose held by every sturdy person that could be found.

Haumia then swam to Hauraki Harbour to pay a visit to Ureia, with plans of inviting him back to Manukau. As he approached the neighboring taniwha, Ureia asked, "What have you come here for? Did you bring food from your country for me?"

Cunningly, Haumia replied, "Aye, absolutely, there is plenty to eat there and plenty of richness besides that."

Ureia, curious but still reserved, asked, "Well, what are the riches of your country?"

"The feathers of the huia and the kotuku, the scented leaves of the raukaiva, and the perfume that is distilled from the plant taramea. Besides this, there is an abundance of kopura as well as of the manehu and taiviri tree." Haumia spared no tale, claiming that a great feast had been prepared with these splendid gifts.

"Indeed!" exclaimed Ureia, now excited at the invitation. "Well, then, lead me to your country and show me its treasures."

Haumia asked him to go first to see his country, and as soon as Ureia moved out of his cave, Haumia swooped down and shut the cave door completely closed. Despite Ureia's discomfort with this particular action, Haumia swam ahead, and he followed, thinking no harm would come to him.

Haumia moved safely into the harbor with his companion directly behind him. As soon as Ureia had entered the threshold, however, a rope suddenly tightened around him. The sturdy people from the area had taken it up, and with a great deal of effort they hauled the unfortunate taniwha out of the water and suffocated him.

In other versions, on one side of the Manuka Harbour a thousand men stood, and the other side had equally as many at the ready. They had completed weaving a snare, ordered to by Haumia through the tohunga. The tohunga (priests) recited prepared chants at the tuahu (tūāhu), or shrine, while the men tightened the ropes around the poor, unsuspecting taniwha.

The Waikato people knew a great deal about slaying taniwha, for there are some taniwha that kill without provocation. The Waikato tohunga had a great many incantations that, because the taniwha did not know them or their power, could help weaken and capture any one of the water beasts.

When the two taniwha arrived outside of the entrance to the harbor, Haumia, through the tohunga, informed the people to stand at the ready and to remind them that all pulling needs to be done in unison. When Ureia's neck passed through the snare, every man pulled together, catching the taniwha and pulling him up and out of the water. Suspended and helpless, Ureia struggled as hard as he could against the snare.


It was on the ebb-tide he was caught. On the change of tide he was still struggling and alive: still so on the changes of the tides, and on four ebb-tides and four flood-tides, he struggled, and then died.
Great was the wonderment of the people by whom Ureia was slain. Now this people was a taniwha-slaying people - Ureia was the only taniwha who lived thus so long, for four ebb-tides and for four flood-tides. However, such was the death whereby Ureia died.

This unprovoked action on so great a guardian and symbol did not go unanswered upon. Armies from Hauraki, who once held Ureia as their guardian, attacked the peoples of Tamaki (Tāmaki), Manukau, and Waikato in response to Haumia's treachery. The conflict escalated into war.

After this incident, the people of Hauraki became suspicious of the Waikato people. Since Haumia, their guardian, had wisely and cunningly lured Ureia to danger with a feast, caution is now taken at the welcome of the kingship of Waikato. Ureia left for a feast and was killed for his trust; likewise, the Hauraki thought that the Waikato people would act as their taniwha did.



















Hi dear friends and followers I pleased to see you here and hope that I have help to brighten your day some. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me they are are valuable to me
Thank you for visiting my little world of magic and enchantment
With love to you all from the Fairy Lady


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A Humble Gardener's Essay On The Fairy Realm

Hi my dear friends and followers. Today I present to you a farmers perspective and observation of the fairies. 

Muchas gracias, many thanks, to you, for visiting my blog. Much love to you all from the Fairy Lady


A Humble Gardener's Essay On The Fairy Realm

The fairy world is so very closely related to nature and, as such, to fairies and the animal spirit guides. Both tend to work very closely together. Working with fairy energy is simple (in a back-to-nature-only-the-basics kind of way) but slightly more complicated than the animal world. This means that the fairies can take on a tad more personality and difference of focus.

Taking on the task of defining the fairies' guides is enough to fill a small library of information, legends, and lore. For each realm of fairies takes on very different responsibilities and roles from another realm of fairies.

Both the fairies and animal spirit guides take on the role of caretakers of nature. While the animal spirit guides tend to take on more of the different aspects of personality in nature (i.e., the sly, cunning, wise aspects of the fox) the fairies tend to align themselves with the physical aspect of nature. There are as many types of fairies as there are stars in the sky, and each tends to align themselves to a specific type of plant, mineral, or occasionally an animal. There are fairies of the primrose and those of the petunia, fairies of the oak tree and those of the lilac bush, and then there are those that are akin to the horse and the raccoon.

Each of the types of fairies have their own kingdom and rulers. Mermaids, gnomes, trolls, and ogres are also of these kingdoms. Woodland and nature fairies are what we commonly think of from this spirit world but many exist, some not yet known or long removed from human awareness. The most popular, or maybe to say, better known of the fairies are the following types:

Elfs: Scandinavian lore tells us of the Elfen fairies that are kind, generous, and very wise. Dealing with these forms of fairies can teach us much about how to live in balance with nature. Legend says that gifts of honey and sweets to the Elfs will be returned in kind.

Dryads: The teaching of the Celts and the Druids tells us of the Dryads that are closely associated to the trees of the forest. Dryads are strong and enduring, living within the hollow of the tree in perfect balance with the forest.

Dwarves: The legends of dwarves are varied and widely shared throughout Europe. They can be found deep within the mountains, for they align themselves with the minerals of the deep earth. Dwarves are very slow to change and tend to be immovable on what they feel is important at the time.

Gnomes: The realm of the gnomes is usually deep within an old forest. Gnomes tend to be a little closer to the realm of mankind and are lovers of gadgets and machines. They are curious and very knowledgeable about the physical properties of our realm. Work with the gnomes when you need to gain a deeper understanding of things mechanical or the physical world.

Goblins: Goblins show no favor or give any quarter to the realm of mankind. The goblins are very closely aligned with the sediments of the Earth and the process of decay. Because of this association with the Earth’s process of breaking down elements back to the basic form goblins are frequently considered evil. Often the profile of the goblin was used to create many of the gargoyles seen today that guard the roof tops and ward evil from the churches.

Leprechauns: Irish legend and lore teaches us that leprechauns are akin to the clover. As mankind evolved, many leprechauns endeared themselves to the ways of man, finding shiny gold as treasure and developing an affinity for strong waters like ale or stout.

Mermaids: While many a sailor has been accused of mistaking a manatee or seal for a mermaid, it is the way of this fairy of the sea. The mermaid is akin to seals and manatees, even to the point of being able to shape shift into the seal or manatee.

Pixies: Pixies are a general term for the mischievous type of fairy of the forest that is committed to making pranks upon the people that are near-by. If the pixies have taken to hiding your items, take to music, song, and dance to appease there love of celebration. And hope that what you have lost will magically reappear.

Sidhe: This fairy is of the Irish lore and legend and is closely aligned with the rose. Planting roses in your yard will almost assuredly attract this fairy realm to you. Working with the realm of Sidhe can actually teach one the areas of beauty, design, and elegance inherent in to the forest.

Sprites: The sprite fairy often appears in a glow as if in spirit form. They are closely associated with the oak and the acorn. Their season is that of the fall and the time of the harvest.

Working with fairy energy can be interesting to say the least. Fairy energy can bring you closer to realizing how everything in our world is so intimately interconnected and dependent, one thing upon another. Even a single action in the realm or our environment can bring about a myriad of consequences. I once cleared part of my property without asking permission of that fairy domain and spent the next three years having my personal items constantly hidden from me!

The energy of the fairy is much like that of a child; innocent, focused upon, and delighting in the simplest of things. And they can get upset, too, as have been the brownies since the encroachment and disregard man has developed for nature. So appease fairy energy when you have the privilege of working with it. Offerings of honey in the garden, or milk in some cultures, can go a long way with these wonderful beings.
The most common methods of connecting with fairy energy are through physical sensitivity, astral travel, meditation, lucid dreams, and vision quests.


As for fairy portals, fairies have always loved the prettiest places on Earth such as flowery meadows, gentle rivers and serene lakes. Their portals are always near these. Many legends talk of fairy rings, impressions left in the ground where fairies have recently had a gathering, but it could also be a spot where a fairy portal has appeared. Fairy portals are also used by pixies, who are closely related to fairies.

This is what I have been able to learn about the fairies and their energy, both by accident and through careful observation after having made them upset. I hope that what I have told you here is of some use to you. Perhaps the greatest lesson that I have learned is to believe that the fairies are there. They will show themselves to those who believe.

Thank you very much for dropping by and I do sincerely hope you have enjoyed your visit and you are welcome to come back anytime you wish. Your participation is what keeps this blog alive my dearest. Much love to you from the Fairy Lady 


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The Australian Aboriginal Rainbow Snake Goddess


Welcome to Fairies and me, I am pleased to see you here. 
I hope that this legend of the Australian Sanke Goddess has will help  to fill your day with magic, the magic of imagination and enchantment here in the world of Fairies and me. 
The Fairy Lady 

The Australian Aboriginal Rainbow Snake Goddess

A rainbow serpent goddess from Australian Aboriginal mythology, Julunggul is associated with fertility, rain and opals. She is called by several names including Kalseru, Kungpipi, Kalwadi and Mumuna. She is capable of assuming male, neuter, or androgynous form and is embodied in the pearls, crystals, opals, the ocean, waterfalls, and the deep pools where she lives. In legend, she came to Arnhem Land in northern Australia in the Dreamtime from a place that was sinking into the ocean. Being eternally pregnant makes her a parallel with Eingana, the snake goddess who gave birth to all of humanity.

Another similarity Julunggul shares with Eingana is seen in the legend of the Wawalag Sisters. According to legend, the sisters are traveling together when the older sister gives birth, and her blood flows to a waterhole where the Rainbow Serpent lives. The Rainbow Serpent then traces the scent back to the sisters sleeping in their hut, a metaphor for the uterus. The Rainbow Serpent enters, a symbolic representation of a penis entering a vagina, and eats them and their children. However, the Rainbow Serpent regurgitates them after being bitten by an ant and this act creates Arnhem Land. Now, the Serpent speaks in their voices and teaches sacred rituals to the people living there.

Julunggul is a goddess of initiation (a second birth to the Aborigines) and puberty. In initiation dances, young boys were symbolically swallowed and regurgitated out as young men. Another name for this deity, Yurlunggur, is also the name of an extinct genus of madtsoiid snakes (Yurlunngur), specifically named after the goddess.

Stories about the Rainbow Serpent are passed down from generation to generation and vary according to environment in which they are shared. Tribes of the monsoola depict an epic interaction of the sun, serpent, and wind in their Dreamtime, whereas tribes of the central desert experience less drastic seasonal shifts and their stories reflect it.
A great comparison to mother Gaea
A story from the Great Sandy Desert area in the northern part of Western Australia explains how the Wolfe Creek Crater, or Kandimalal, was created by a star falling from heaven, creating a crater in which a Rainbow Serpent took up residence. In some versions it is the Serpent which falls from heaven and creates the crater. The story sometimes continues telling of how an old hunter chased a dingo into the crater and got lost in a tunnel created by the Serpent, never to be found again, with the dingo being eaten and spit out by the Serpent.

Another legend from Western Australia tells of how Rainbow Serpents, or Wagyls, smashed and pushed boulders around to form trails on Mount Matilda, along with creating waterways such as the Avon River

A myth from the Northern Territory tells of how a great mother arrives from the sea, traveling across Australia and giving birth to the various Aboriginal tribes. In some versions, the great mother is accompanied by the Rainbow Serpent (or Lightning Snake), who brings the wet season of rains and floods. Some Aboriginals in the Kimberley regions believe that it was the Rainbow Serpent who deposited spirit-children throughout pools in which women become impregnated when they wade in the water. This process is sometimes referred to as "netting a fish".

The most common motif in Rainbow Serpent stories is the Serpent as creator, with the Serpent often bringing life to an empty space. The snake goddess is known both as a benevolent protector of its people and as a malevolent one who punishes law breakers.

A more children-friendly rendering of the Rainbow Serpent myth tells of how a serpent rose through the Earth to the surface, where she summoned frogs, tickled their bellies to release water to create pools an
d rivers, and is now known as the mother of life.

A tale is told in the children's book, The Rainbow Serpent, written and illustrated by Dick Roughsey, an Australian Aboriginal, about the Rainbow Serpent creates the landscape of Australia by thrashing about and, by tricking and swallowing two boys, ends up creating the population of Australia by various animal, insect, and plant species.



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