“Ode to Diana”

I am in a Pagan circle that meets a few times a month and holds public and private rituals. Tonight our ritual is to honor the goddess Diana. In the description for the ritual it stated that Diana likes offerings of blueberries. That gave me the idea to make a gluten free blueberry cobbler as my dish for the potluck. I even have some leftover blueberries to use as an offering.

I found the recipe here. Since it was my first time making it, I decided to make a smaller one for myself as a taste test. That way if it didn’t turn out I could just go buy something. Luckily for me, it turned out super delicious!

Here are the pictures of the deliciousness:

The photos aren’t that great because I took them on my phone.

The ritual tonight was beautiful. There was a lovely meditation included. Here are some pictures of the altar honoring Diana.

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I usually sit in the South (Fire) Quarter, but West/Water was calling me tonight.

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My cobbler was also a success! Even though it didn’t taste as good when it got cold. It was an hour drive for me so that wasn’t something I could avoid.

Here is the information about Diana that was posted on the page for the ritual:

In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature being associated with wild animals and woodland. Having the power to talk to and control animals. Oak groves and deer were especially sacred to her. Diana was born with her twin brother, Apollo, on the island of Delos, daughter of Jupiter and Latona.

Diana was worshiped in ancient Roma and is revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. She made up a triad with two other Roman deities: Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.

The ancient Greek city of Ephesus was another center for the worship of Diana.The goddess had a magnificent temple there that took 220 years to construct and was regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Diana was known to be the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, along with Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry.

Diana the eternal Mother of all creation, the first that is and the last that will be. She is the Huntress of the forest seeking means of survival. She is the call of the wild, the beating heart of the forests, the animal spirit within, urging us to remember our origins. She awakens nature within us that we remember; to feel the rustling wind through our hair, to hear the howling of a wolf or the echo of a voice in the forest.

Goddess Diana calls to us to let our animal essence out and hone our inherent sensibilities. Dance and sing to the moon, run to the top of a hill,take a swim in a creek and roll around in the grass as we once did as children. Gaze upon the stars in wonderment knowing all the while that Goddess Diana is within us sharing our journey.

Please wear colors of: White, silver, blue or black

Bring offerings of Blueberry, coconut, grapes, lemons or white wine.

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