Book review: “Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire”

“Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire” by Bettany Hughes is a nonfiction look into the history of Venus-Aphrodite. The goddess of love, known in Greek as “Aphrodite” and in Rome, as well as more commonly in today’s western society, “Venus,” has always had an impact on humanity. But she is far more thanContinue reading “Book review: “Venus and Aphrodite – A Biography of Desire””

Mythology | Aphrodite (Venus)

Aphrodite is possibly the most popular and well-known ancient goddess of modern times. Venus is her equivalent, Roman version, while Aphrodite is Greek. In some cases, she is known as “Venus-Aphrodite.” Two other names include Cytherea (Lady of Cythera) or Cypris (Lady of Cyprus.) She can also be compared to Egyptian goddesses Isis and Hathor.Continue reading “Mythology | Aphrodite (Venus)”

Flower Essences ~ Pomegranate

And so begins a new series on flower essences! Thanks to Black Rabbit Tea Lady for bringing “flower essences” to my attention — something I have just recently learned about and continue to educate myself on. So as a way of spreading the knowledge, and also teaching myself at the same time, I’m going toContinue reading “Flower Essences ~ Pomegranate”

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Goddess Isis is the most legendary goddess of ancient Egyptian mythology. Most dynamic of all, she is goddess of almost everything — most famously known as goddess of love, motherhood, fertility, magic, mystery, healing, death, and rebirth. Her Greek name is “Isis” while the ancient Egyptians called her “Aset” or “Iset.” In the beginning times,Continue reading “Mythology ~ Goddess Isis”

Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen

I recently added a new book to my collection called “Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You.” It goes over many famous goddesses from mythologies of all origins. Each goddess comes with a synopsis that includes her story, her characteristics, and what she represents. It also has beautiful illustrations. These ladies are categorizedContinue reading “Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen”

Dancing with dopamine

In my blood, running through my veins On my mind, wired in my brain Must have been incoded into my DNA Something so powerful that it must be locked away Chain it up and tie it down, teach it discipline and grasp it tight Assert who is boss, even if you have to scratch andContinue reading “Dancing with dopamine”