Goddess of Fertility Day 2017 is on Sunday, March 19, 2017: Why are most Goddesses of Fertility in mythologys fat?
Sunday, March 19, 2017 is Goddess of Fertility Day 2017. Oh Happy Day Today Is Goddess of Fertility Day Goddess of Fertility Day
I think I read that because, back in the day, people considered fat women desirable for child bearing because that indicates that she is well nourished and therefore can make healthy babies. That's why goddesses of fertility tend to be plump.
Or maybe I just made that up in my head... Oh, I don't know...
Is Easter based on the goddess Ishtar?
Easter is a pagan holiday honoring the Queen of Heaven goddess Ishtar; not a Christian Holy Day.
EASTER NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE
"The English word 'Easter' came from the Anglo-Saxon Eastre or Estera, a Teutonic goddess to whom sacrifice was offered in April, so the name was transferred to the Pashal Feast. The word does not properly occur in Scripture although the AV (King James Translation) has it in ACTS 12:4 where it stands for 'Passover' as it is rightly rendered in RV (Revised Version). There is no trace of Easter celebration in the New Testament..." (INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL.2, P.889). The word 'Easter' has confused some but the word in the original form is "Pascha" meaning "Passover". It occurs 29 times in the New Testament & everytime it's translated Passover except in Acts 12:4. If you read carefully (ACTS 12:1-4); it says that Herod killed James and was trying to kill Peter in an effort to "vex the church"(Please the Jews). Then in VERSE 3 "were the days of unleavened bread"; see LEV.23. He put him in prison intending to try him "after Easter" (KJV). Now if Herod was trying to "please the Jews" & "vex the church" Why would he have delayed the trial until after 'Easter?'" If this was a "christian holy day", especially one in honoring Christ's resurrection, he would surely not be pleasing the Jews, Wouldn't it be more pleasing to the Jews to vex the church by killing one of it's Apostles on it's own "holy-day," would it not?
ORIGIN OF EASTER: WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
Easter was never observed by the Apostles of Christ or Christ's Religion. "The name 'Easter' comes to us from the mythlogical writings of the Ancient Teucrians (who lived 1200BC along the southern coast of Palestine) where it's known as 'Ostern'" BY GROVER STEVENS. "The name 'Easter' is merely the slightly changed English spelling of the name of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian idol goddess, Ishtar (pronounced eesh-tar)." WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY says "Easter is from the pre-historic name of a pagan spring festival." THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH ETYMOLOGY says, "Easter is derived from the name of goddess whose feast was celebrated at the vernal equinox." THE SCHOLARY NEW SCHAFF-HERZOG RELIGIOUS ENCYCLOPEDIA says, "This goddess is also widely known as Astarte...The cult originated in Babylonia and spread to Assyria, Mesopotamia, Syria & Palestine, then through the Phoenicians to all of the Meditteranean peoples...Ishtar was in fact primarily and chiefly identified as Venus, the most beautiful of celestial objects & from the terrestrial side, the primarily motive of the worship of Ishtar was the impulse to deify sensuous and sensuality." ALEXANDER HISLOP SAYS IN THE TWO BABYLONS (P.103), "Easter bears its Chaldean origin on its forehead. Easter is nothing else than Asarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven..."
The Easter Bunny and eggs deal with fertility of the goddess Ishtar. "Eggs, the obvious symbols of fertility and reproduction, were used in ancient fertility rites. They were painted with various magical symbols and then cast into fires or buried in the earth as offerings to the Goddess. In certain parts of the world, Spring Equinox eggs were painted yellow or gold (sacred solar colors) and used in rituals to honor the Sun God. Easter, like every other Christian religious holiday is rich with an abundance of Pagan overtones, customs and traditions such as Easter eggs and Easter bunny. Eggs, as previously discussed were ancient fertility symbols and offerings to the Goddess of the Pagans and Witches in both western and eastern cultures, including the Goddess Ostara, whose escort was a rabbit. "
Easter Bunny Origination
Note: these sites tell where Easter Eggs came from.
VERSES-- DEUT.4:19,28-31; 11:26-28; 17:3 & GAL.4:8-10.
What name of a Greek goddess would make a good name for my cat?
Amphitrite: - Greek Goddess of the sea and consort of the God Poseidon.
Aphrodite: - Olympian Goddess of love and beauty. She is certainly the most popular Deity of this Greek Goddess list.
Artemis: - The Greek Goddess of the hunt, nature and birth.
Asteria: - Goddess of the stars and the last immortal to live with man
Atalanta: - A competitive warrior Goddess, adventure and amazing runner. She was turned into a lion by Aphrodite.
Athena: - Goddess of war, wisdom and domestic crafts. She was one of the Olympian Goddesses
Baubo: - The bawdy crone Goddess who lifted her skirt in front of Demeter. She is one of the lesser known deities in the Greek Goddess list.
Demeter: - Goddess of the harvest and is most notably linked to the growing, preserving and harvesting of grain. Mother of Persephone.
Dike: - She was the Greek Goddess of moral justice.
Eos: - The beautiful Goddess of the dawn who brings the hope of a brand new day.
Eris: - Goddess of strife, discord, contention and rivalry.
Eirenne: - The Greek Goddess who symbolized peace. Hebe: - Goddess of youth. She served nectar to the Gods.
Hecate: - Goddess of the wild places, childbirth and the crossroads. She is associated with magic and witchcraft.
Hemera: - Primordial Goddess of daylight.
Hera: - Queen of the Olympian Goddesses and Goddess of marriage
Hestia: - One of the original Olympians, she gave up her throne to become Goddess of the hearth and home.
Hygieia: - Goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation.
Gaia: - Ancient Earth Mother Goddess.
Iris: - The Greek Goddess of the rainbow and servant to the Gods
Leto: - Titan Goddess and mother of Apollo and Artemis
Maia: - Spring Goddess and the eldest and most beautiful of Atlas's seven daughters who made up the Pleiades.
Mnemosyne: - The personification of memory in Greek mythology. She was also the mother of the Muses.
Metis: - Titan Goddess of wisdom and prudence. According to Myth Zeus swallowed the pregnant Metis whole and later gave birth to his daughter Athena from his head.
Nike: - The Greek Goddess of victory.
Nyx: - Ancient Goddess of darkness and night time
Persephone: - The Maiden Goddess and Queen of the Underworld.
Phoebe: - Described as bright and golden crowned, she was said to be a moon Goddess.
Rhea: - An Earth Goddess, responsible for the fertility of the soil, women and motherhood. She took over many of these roles from her mother Gaia.
Heres some good greek goddess names i put the definition so you would get to know the goddesses character and it might relate to ur cat XD
Selene: - This Goddess was the Titan personification of the moon itself, unlike the later moon Goddesses
Theia: - Ancient Goddess of sight and the bright sky. She was mother Helios, Selene and Eos. Her name itself means Goddess.
Themis: - Greek Goddess of divine justice, order and customs. She also had the gift of prophecy as she was responsible for the Oracle of Delphi before it was passed onto Apollo.
Hope this helps XD