ARIANRHOD (Aranrhod, Arianrod) [silver wheel]: a renowned beauty of Welsh literature whose story may be based on that of an earlier moon goddess. Assumed to be the daughter of Dôn, she was the sister and lover of Gwydion; in the Triads her father is given as Beli. She claimed to be a virgin so that she might become the footholder of Math. When the asserted virginity was tested, she gave premature birth to twins, Dylan, who escaped into the sea, and Lleu Llaw Gyffes, who became the object of his mother’s scorn. Gwydion rescued the child and reared him carefully. According to folk tradition, a reef off the coast of Gwynedd (formerly Carnarvonshire) called Caer Arianrhod is the remains of an island castle where Arianrhod was tricked into giving Lleu the arms she intended to withhold. This reef is only visible at very low tides, such as the neap tides in the first and third quarters of the moon. Caer Arianrhod is also a popular Welsh name for the constellation Corona Borealis, an asterism which resembles a waxing crescent moon. Arianrhod had other brothers, Gilfaethwy and Caswallon, with whom she did not have intimacies. R. S. Loomis suggested that Arianrhod may be a counterpart of the Arthurian figures Lunete and Morgawse.
I see people reblog Ganesh all of the time and I’m just going to give a brief description of the story of Ganesh.
Ganesh is a Hindu god and is known as the gate keeper.
This is because while Lord Shiva was away to war his wife Pavarti wished to bathe. Having no one to guard the door she created a son, Ganesh, who would do this duty for her.
Ganesh was to give nobody entrance to Pavarti’s apartment unless she gave him the okay to let them in. This posed a problem when Lord Shiva returned from war and tried to enter. Not having the approval from Pavarti, Ganesh refused him access.
Shiva was enraged by Ganesh’s impudence and used his sword to cut off Ganesh’s head.
Once Pavarti emerged and saw Ganesh was beheaded, she flew into a rage. Shiva swore to make amends by taking the head of the first living thing he found to replace Ganesh’s head. The first animal he came across was an elephant.
Accordingly he took the head from the elephant an placed it on Ganesh’s body.
This is why Ganesh is depicted with an elephant’s head. Also, because of his role as protector of Parvarti’s door he is associated, in Hindu culture, with protecting entrances.
"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."- Margaret Atwood (via oniverse)
"The medieval idea of sigils pertinent to planets and their spirits and intelligences is still useful to a certain extent but only insofar as they can be incorporated into a personal sigil originated, for the most part, by the magician himself. There is no virtue in incorporating traditional ideas into a sigil if the operator considers them to be glib or ineffective. Every aspect of the sigil must be relevant from his point of view. Otherwise he is wasting his time and energy. It is his own subconscious (reactive mind) and not some gaseous invertebrate which brings about a result…"-Ray Sherwin- The Book of Results (via iseesigils)
Me thinks it’s time for some yoga… It cures anything… :D #yoga #yogini #yogi #health #spirituality #lifestyle #ilovemylife (Taken with Instagram)
anarchadyke asked: Cuz if u gay, then u not b w/ wiff bf. Instead u b wiff gf. Preferably moi. ^_^
Hahahahha amber, ily lol
anarchadyke asked: U so smexy. Y u no gay? ;_;
As much as I hate talking about my sexuality, Im not gay, no, but I am pansexual, which is essentially the same thing, I just have more choices :)
Omg… I don’t know why but when I look at this I automatically think Willow and Tara… Every time