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The Goddess

The Goddess is the Mother Earth and the Creator of the Universe. She is the moon and the cycles of life, as all woman have a cycle in which is the bringer of life. She is the light, the darkness, and everything in between. She is the mountains, the oceans, and the stars in the sky. The Goddess is a triune being, meaning she has three forms. These forms are known as the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone. As the Maiden she is the waxing moon. Other names for her are the Virgin or the Huntress. She is spring, the time of fresh beginnings for all living things. She is the repeating cycles of birth and rebirth, both of the spirit and of the body. The Maiden is the dawn, eternal youth, enchantment, and seduction. Her color is traditionally white, which represents innocence or newness. As the Mother she is the full moon. Other names for her are the Great Teacher or the Creatress. She is summer, the time of ripening of all living things. She is re-creation of life and the creation of universal bodies. She is the high point, or peak, of all cycles. The Mother is the day, lustiness, adulthood/motherhood, and reproduction. Her color is traditionally red, which represents blood or the life force. And as the Crone she is the waning moon. Other names for her are the Terrible Mother, the Hag, the Dark Mother, or the Wise One. She is Winter, the time of death or the end of all cycles. She is the darkness, where all life rests before rebirth. The Crone is the night, the abyss, menopause, advancement of age, wisdom, the gateway to death, and reincarnation. Her colors are black and dark blue, which represents darkness or the absorber of all light.

The Goddess is the universal mother. She is the source of fertility, endless wisdom, and loving caresses. As the Wicca know Her, She is often of three aspects: the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone, symbolized in the waxing, full, and waning of the Moon. She is at once the un-ploughed field, the full harvest and the dormant. frost-covered Earth. She gives birth to abundance. But as life is Her gift, She lends it with the promise of death. This is not darkness and oblivion, but rest from the toils of physical existence. It is human existence between incarnations.

Since the Goddess is nature, all nature, She is both the Temptress and the Crone; the tornado and the fresh spring rain; the cradle and the grave.

But though She is possessed of both natures, the Wicca revere Her as the giver of fertility, love, and abundance, though they acknowledge Her darker side as well. We see Her in the Moon, the soundless, ever-moving seas, and in the green growth of the first spring. She is the embodiment of fertility and love. The Goddess has been known as the Queen of Heaven, Mother of the Gods that Made the Gods, the Divine Source, the Universal Matrix, the Great Mother, and by countless other titles.

Many symbols are used in Wicca to honor Her, such as the cauldron, cup, labrys, five-pedaled flowers, the mirror, necklace, seashell, pearl, silver, name a few.

As She has dominion over the Earth, sea and Moon, Her creatures are varied and numerous. A few include the rabbit, the bear, the owl, the cat, the dog, bat, goose, cow, dolphin, lion, horse, wren, scorpion, spider and bee. All are sacred to the Goddess.

The Goddess has been depicted as a huntress running with Her hounds; a celestial deity striding across the sky with stardust falling from Her heels; the eternal Mother heavy with child; the weaver of our lives and deaths; a Crone walking by waning moonlight seeking out the week and forlorn, and as many other beings. But no matter how we envision Her, She is omnipresent, changeless, eternal.

Scott Cunningham 'A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner'
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