Wednesday, 17 April 2013

17.04.13 - death/pain symbolism and mythology.

Wiccan Animal symbolism

Crow- Guardian of the Place Before Existence, Carrier of Souls from Darkness into Light, Working Without Fear in Darkness, Guidance While Working in Shadow, Moves Freely in the Void, Understands all Things Related to Ethics, Shapeshifter, Secret Magic of Creation, Thief, Trickery, Boldness, Skill, Cunning, Single-Mindedness, A Bringer of Knowledge, Swiftness, Eloquence

Dog- Guidance, Protection, Loyalty, Faithfullness, Devotion, Trust

Tarantula- Ability to Shed the Outer Skin (Masks) and Transform, Creativity, Spinning a Web to Entrap Enemies, Defense of Territory, Intimidation by Size, Use of Environment to Conceal Oneself

Other representations of death. - 

Certain animals such as crowscatsowlsmothsvultures, moths and bats are associated with death; some because they feed on carrion, others because they are noc

Japanese Mythology

In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, meaning "she who invites" is a Goddess of both Creation and Death, as well as the former wife of the God Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami. In Her story, Izanagi-no-Mikoto lamented the death of Izanami-no-Mikoto and undertook a journey to Yomi (the shadowy land of the dead)

1 comment: