Posts filed under ‘Water’

Fire and Why Potters Made Useless Combs of Pottery

Fire transforms the fragile clay object into a nearly indestructible container. In the same way as the jar contains water or cereal, the future mother is a container. Thus, when the potter combs her vases or decorates them with combs or makes useless combs of pottery for the dead, she at the same time symbolizes the Goddess who combs her flaxen hair of nettles and will transform the dead in her womb like the fire transforms the fragile clay into a durable jar.

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Continue Reading March 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Child of Water

Child of Water (or Grandchild of Water) is Apam Napat, the Hindu god of fire that is born from fresh water. I also tell the stories how Inanna was killed by her sister and returned to life when the Water of Life was sprinkled on her, and how the terrifying monster Medusa, in modern Greece, has become a strict and kind goddess of the sea.

Continue Reading March 13, 2010 at 8:36 am Leave a comment


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