The Goddess: Healing Goddesses II

She Who is All – The Goddess of Ten Thousand Names

 May 1, 2020

(Previously published July, 2015, with some modifications)

Like so many others, I am saddened, devastated and scared by the outbreak of this horrific and deadly virus that has stricken our world. This month’s Goddess column will be on just a few of the Healing Goddesses, whom I ask to please look kindly upon us all, to send us the strength and courage that we will all need to persevere through this.

Coventina

The British Goddess of springs and wells, she was also a Goddess of abundance and inspiration. Her sacred well, located in Northumberland, is considered a sacred healing site.

Anaita

While there is not much information on her, Anaita was an Italian Goddess of the Oscan tribe, a Goddess of witchcraft and healing. It is said that she is the originator of herbal charms.

Akeso

The daughter of Askelpios, the God of Medicine and Epione, the Goddess of Pain Relief, Akeso is the Greek Goddess of healing and curing, which is the meaning of her name. She is also associated with the moon.

Sulis (or Sul)

Another British Goddess of Healing, Sulis oversees the sacred wells and springs, all of which bring healing and blessings. Her most sacred site is the healing hot springs at Bath, where thousands still gather for Her annual Festival.

Airmed

She is of the Tuatha De Danaan, the Irish race of Gods and Goddesses, founded by the Mother Goddess, Danu. Airmed healed those who fell in battle. It is said that the healing herbs of the world fell from her eyes as she wept of her dying brother’s body.

Aja

A powerful healer of the Orisha, her name means “wild wind”. It is said that she is the one who taught all of the worlds’ healer.

Isis

The Egyptian Goddess Isis, THE Goddess of Ten Thousand Names; her worship has circled the world. While stories abound of Isis and Her magic, Her powers of healing are foremost in the story of her searching and finding the dismembered pieces of her beloved Osiris’ body, killed and scattered by their brother, Set. She searched the world over to resurrect him.

Another story of Her healing powers, She cured Ra of a snake bite, although truth be told She sent the snake and blackmailed him for the name of his power before She cured him.

May we all stay healthy. May we be healed. May we have peace. May we all be blessed.

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Call For Submissions – On the Wings of Isis: A Woman’s Path to Sovereignty

Susan Morgaine is accepting submissions for the upcoming Anthology of women’s writing: On the Wings of Isis: A Woman’s Path to Sovereignty.

She wants “…to hear from women about finding their path to sovereignty through the loving wings of Isis. Personal essays (up to 2,500 words), academic papers, poetry and (black and white) art are welcome. …”. This is a follow up to her “My Name Is Isis, The Egyptian Goddess” book geared for children.

Submission deadline: May 31, 2020

Scheduled publication: October 2020

Full Details: available here.

My first book, “My Name Is Isis, the Egyptian Goddess”, is geared toward children and will help inquisitive minds of all ages learn more about this ancient deity in a fun, insightful way while reclaiming Her name. Through story and questions designed to inspire and connect all to the people and world around them, the book is an introduction to children that they are all Divine.

A Moon Poem

A MOON POEM

By Susan Morgaine

She walks amidst the

shadows of the night,
the radiance of the moon
her only light

She reaches the place
where the waters meet the shore
Feeling the power
deep in her core

She looks up to the moon,
a wonder to behold
its’ energy calls out to her
reaching her very soul

Her arms slowly rise up,
breath coming slow, but steady
She stands between sea and stars
until the moment she is ready

With one last movement,
her arms fall,
drawing down the moon into herself
answering the Goddess’ call