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message 1: by Cait Sith (last edited Mar 12, 2013 04:31PM) (new)

Cait Sith Fairy (willowkeeper) | 30 comments Mod
Aeolus
Description: Keeper of the winds, but not always able to control them.
Rules Over: The Winds.

Adonis
Other Names: Adon, Adonai.
Rules Over: Rebirth, the seasons, love and beauty.

Aphrodite
Other Names: Marianna or "La Mer" meaning "the Ocean."
Description: Beautiful, voluptuous, blue-eyed and light haired woman.
Rules Over: Love, beauty, joy of physical love, sensuality, passion, generosity, all forms of partnerships and relationships, affection, fertility, continued creation, renewal.

Apollo
Description: Extremely handsome, perfectly built male with light hair.
Rules Over: Prophecy, poetry, music, medicine, oracles, healing, reason, inspiration, magic, the arts, divination, harmony, spiritual goals gained through use of the arts, ravens, earthquakes, woodlands, springs.

Ares
Description: Crested helmet, thought of as very rough and tough, insensitive, greatly concerned with his male image.
Rules Over: War, terror, uncontrolled anger, revenge, courage without thought, raw energy, brute strength, untamed passions, any situation where sheer stamina is needed.

Artemis
Description: Tall, slim, lovely dressed in a short tunic. Chariot pulled by silver stags.
Rules Over: Singers, protector of young girls, mistress of magic, sorcery, enchantment, psychic power, women's fertility, purification, sports, exercise, good weather for travelers, countryside, the hunt, mental healing, dance, wild animals, forests, mountains, woodland medicines, juniper, healing.

Asclepius
Other Names: Asklepios, Aesclepius.
Description: Son of Apollo.
Rules Over: Snakes, revival of the dead, healing.

Athene
Other Names: Athena.
Rules Over: Writing, music, sciences, sculptors, potters, architects, wisdom, arts and skills, renewal, true justice, protection (both psychic and physical), prudence, wise counsel, peace, embroidery, horses and oxen, snakes, pillars, trees, olive boughs, battle strategy, weaving.

Bendis
Description: Thracian Goddess.
Rules Over: Moon and fertility.

Boreas
Description: Depicted with a man's upper body and a serpent's tail, sometimes winged and with two faces looking forward and backward. God of the North wind.
Rules Over: North Wind.

Britomartis
Other Names: Dictynna.
Description: Cretan virgin forest huntress.
Rules Over: Chastity.

Charities
Other Names: Graces.
Description: Triad of Moon Goddesses. Aphrodite's companions. Nude and dancing.
Their Names: Aglaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne. (Shining One, flowering one/abundance, one who makes glad/joy)

Circe
Description: Moon Goddess, death-bird.
Rules Over: Physical love, sorcery, enchantments, evil spells, vengeance, dark magic, witchcraft, cauldrons.

Cronus
Other Names: Cronos, Kronos.
Description: Father Time.
Rules Over: Abundance, agriculture, earth's riches, prosperity, the arts and magic.

Cybele
Other Names: Kybele.
Description: Phrygian goddess of the earth and caverns. Carried a scourge of knuckle bones and liked pearls and cypress.
Rules Over: Natural world and its formations, wild beasts (especially lions), dominion over wild animals, dark magic, revenge.

Dactyls
Description: Divine spirits born from the fingerprints of Rhea. Five males from her right hand, five females from her left. They were blacksmiths, magi, founders of meter, inventors of magical formulae. A form of earth elementals.

Demeter
Description: Matron with beautiful hair, wearing a blue robe and carrying a sheaf of wheat. She was crowned with ears of corn or ribbons and held a scepter.
Rules Over: Crops, corn, the plow, initiation, renewal, rebirth, vegetation, fruitfulness, agriculture, civilization, law, motherhood, marriage, maternal love, fidelity, magical philosophy, expansion, higher magic, soil, all growing things.

Dionysus
Other Names: Dithyrambos.
Rules Over: Pleasure, ecstasy, total abandon, woodlands, nature, wine, initiation, rituals, rebirth, regeneration, civilization.

Eos
Other Names: Aurora.
Description: Shown riding on Pegasus in a purple or gold chariot.
Rules Over: Dawn.

Erinyes
Other Names: Eumenides.
Description: Triad of Virgin Goddesses who tracked down those who wrongly shed blood, especially that of a mothers.
Their Names: Allecto, Tisiphone, Megaera. (Beginnings/unending, continuation/retaliation, death and rebirth/envious fury)

Eros
Description: Beautiful but wanton boy with a golden quiver of arrows of desire and physical attraction.
Rules Over: Erotic love.

Eurus
Other Names: Apheliotes.
Description: God of East Wind.
Rules Over: East, renewing, intelligence.

Gaea
Other Names: Gaia.
Description: Earth-omnipotent.
Rules Over: Motherhood, agricultural fertility, marriage, dreams, trance, divination, oracles, healing.

The Graiae
Other Names: The Graeae.
Description: Triad of Mother Goddesses. Three goddesses who shared one all-seeing eye.
Their Names: Enyo, Pemphredo and Deino. (Fear, dread and terror)
Rules Over: War, retribution and divination.

Hades
Description: Mysterious and terrifying god of death and benign god of prosperity. House of Hades was the place of shades or the dead.
Rules Over: Crops, minerals, spring water, gem stones, material gain, elimination of fear of death, astral projection.

Hecate
Description: She could change forms or ages and rejuvenate or kill.
Rules Over: Witches, waning moon, dark magic, prophecy, charms and spells, vengeance, expiations, averting evil, enchantments, riches, victory, wisdom, transformation, reincarnation, incantations, dogs, purification, prosperity, destruction, limit, ends, choices, crossroads, annihilation, curses, sky, earth fertility, victory, wealth, magical charms, haunting, destructive storms, revenge, change, renewal and regeneration.

Helios
Description: Sun God. 9 (or 7 depending on who you ask) winged white fire-breathing horses pulled his golden chariot, he wore a golden helmet and breastplate.
Rules Over: Riches, enlightenment, victory.

Hephaestus
Description: Magician of metal and gems for the Olympians.
Rules Over: Blacksmiths, metalworkers, thunder, lightning, fire, subterranean fires, volcanoes, industry, artisans, craftsmen, jewelry making, mechanics, micro electronics, manual dexterity, hard work, inventiveness, all creative crafts, engineering, building construction.

Hera
Description: Wearing a veil and a matron dress, exceedingly noble. Held a scepter and a pomegranate. Sometimes carried a sickle.
Rules Over: Fertility, renewal, purification, the Moon, the sky, flowers, willow, myrtle wreath, death, pain, punishment.

Hermes
Description: Slim athletic young man carrying a caduceus and wearing winged sandals and a helmet.
Rules Over: Roads, good luck, fortune, all kinds of profit, commerce, transport, thievery, liars, treaties, boxing, gymnastics, alphabet, letters, orthodox medicine, occult wisdom, measuring and weighing, astronomy and astrology, music, divination by dice, cunning, success, magic, travel, profits, gambling, mischief, crossroads, athletics, eloquence, merchants, speed, ingenuity, intelligence, diplomacy, finding the way when lost, journalism.

Hestia
Description: Virgin goddess. Oldest of the Olympians.
Rules Over: Circles, discipline, dedication to duty, humility, modesty, prudence, acceptance, continuity, service to others.

Horae
Description: The Hours or Seasons. Guardian Goddesses of Nature and rain.
Their Names: Eunomia (order), Dike (justice), Carpo (fruit) and Irene/Eirene (peace_.
Rules Over: Law, justice, peace, protection of young people.

Hypnos
Description: God of sleep. Caused sleep by touching the eyelids with his fingers or fanning the person with his dark wings. Had three sons: Morpheus, Phoebetor and Phantasus. The sons occupied the mind of the dreamer while their soul traveled. Through their dreams they entertained, warned or punished.
Rules Over: Sleep. His sons rule over Dreams.

Iris
Description: Rainbow Goddess. Messenger between the Gods and humans. Had golden wings on her shoulders and carried the caduceus.
Rules Over: Telepathic communications between the gods and humans.

Moeraev
Other Names: Moirai, The Fates.
Description: Three deities who decided the destiny of each individual. Clothos spun the thread of life, Lachesis measured it out and Atropos cut it. Nemesis could interfere with Atropos to allow a longer life. Often accompanied by the Cerberus (Dogs of Hades) who were three beings with sharp teeth and robed in red.
Rules Over: Life, death, destiny, union.

The Muses
Description: Companions of Apollo. Goddesses of springs, memory and poetry. There were nine.
Their Names: Clio (history), Euterpe (flute playing), Thaleia (Comedy), Melpomene (tragedy), Terpsichore (dancing and lyric poetry), Erato (love poetry), Polyhymnia (mime), Urania (astronomy), Calliope (epic poetry).
Rules Over: The Arts.

Nemesis
Other Names: Adrasteia.
Description: Depicted with a wreath on her head, apple in her left hand and a bowl in her right.
Rules Over: Destiny, divine anger against mortals who broke moral laws or taboos.

Nereus
Description: God of the sea.
Rules Over: Divination, shape shifting.

Nike
Description: Goddess of Victory. Had 3 sisters: Bia (violence), Zelos (jealousy) and Kratos (force). Nike was winged and carried a palm branch.
Rules Over: Victory.

Notos
Description: God of South Wind.
Rules Over: South, happiness, change, passion, bringer of the rain.

Oceanus
Other Names: Oceanus
Description: Ancient sea god who took part in creation of cosmos out of chaos. His power was later given to Poseidon. Invented arts and magic.
Rules Over: Arts and magic.

Pan
Description: Horned and hoofed woodland god. Ruler of all nature spirits.
Rules Over: All nature spirits, male sexuality, animals, fertility, Nature, woodlands, vocal powers, gardening, healing, plants, music, dance, farming, medicine, soothsaying, flocks, agriculture, bee-keeping, fishing, orchards, gardens, terror and panic.

Persephone
Other Names: Kore (before she became the wife of Hades).
Description: Depicted carrying a cornucopia.
Rules Over: Corn, the seasons, underworld, rest, winter, surviving, overcoming obstacles.

Poseidon
Description: Mature, bearded man. Supreme lord of inner and outer seas.
Rules Over: Storms, all marine life, intuition, human emotions, sailors, ships, hurricanes, rain, weather, revenge.


message 2: by Cait Sith (last edited Mar 12, 2013 04:33PM) (new)

Cait Sith Fairy (willowkeeper) | 30 comments Mod
Priapus
Description: God of fertility and animals depicted with an enormous phallus.
Rules Over: Healing and also healing through sleep.

Prometheus
Description: The titan who stole fire from the forge of Hephaestus and gave it to humans.
Rules Over: Creation and fire.

Rhea
Description: Cretan Universal Mother.
Rules Over: Plant life, fertility, arts and magic.

Selene
Other Names: Mene.
Rules Over: Beautiful woman with a gold crown. Moon Goddess who was the second aspect of the Moon.
Rules Over: Magic, spells, enchantments.

Themis
Description: Carried a pair of scales. Another form of the earth mother, personifying law and order.
Rules Over: Collective consciousness, social order, law, peace, settlement of disagreements, justice and righteousness, feasts, gatherings, oath-swearing, wisdom, prophecy, order, childbirth, courts and judges, arts and magic.

Tritons
Description: Mermen of the Mediterranean with fish-like tails and scales on the body. They had sharp teeth and webbed fingers with long claws. They could change their tails to legs to walk on land. It was the duty of the Tritons to harness dolphins to Poseidon's chariot and blow conch horns as they swarmed before the Lord of the Ocean.

Uranus
Other Names: Ouranos.
Description: Original Great God, husband of Gaea and father of the twelve divine Olympians.
Rules Over: Sky and heavens.

Zephyrus
Description: God of West Wind.
Rules Over: Calm, peace of mind, love and emotions, west wind.

Zeus
Description: Supreme God pictured wearing a crown of oak leaves and a mantle with his chest and right arm bare. Carried a scepter in his left hand and a thunderbolt and eagle at his feet.
Rules Over: All high things, clouds, rain, wind, thunder, lightning, mountain tops, wisdom, justice, popularity, law, honor, riches, friendships, health, luck, heart's desire.


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