In neo-Pagan witchcraft the God and Goddess are the divine forces and the very essence of the craft, they are the Great Father and Great Mother whose limitless energy brings forth all life. They embody the living biosphere of the planet and the forces of the elements; they are the creators and destroyers. She, The Goddess, is the Queen of Heaven, she is the moon, the source of magical power; she is emotion, intuition and the pyschic faculty. He, The God, is the sun, the source of masculine energy; he is the raw force, wisdom and law.

Young Diana Statue

Sister to Apollo and one of the three Goddess in Olympos whose heart was never touched by Aphrodite (the Goddess of Love), Artemis loves hunting, archery, and the harp with its dances and songs.

Artemis hunts the wild boar, surrounded by a company of maidens who attend her. Artemis has been known for seeming to be a hard-hearted Goddess, who takes swift action on what she feels is a slight or an act of unconsciousness against her divine person.

This depiction of the young Moon Maiden speaks of a more gentle, carefree Goddess, driven by youthful exuberance and the love of all her forest creatures. She knows that the flow of the tides and the care of the Moon depend on her. In her Silver Chariot with two white horses she drives across the night sky, borrowing the light of her brother Apollo as she makes her circuits around the world.

They say the Silver Chariot and the white horses used to belong to a Titaness named Selene who shared the skies with her brother Helios. But with the Olympian Family takeover, Artemis and Apollo became the drivers of the Chariots of Night and Day.

There was always this youthful tension between brother and sister. Whenever Apollo would succeed at an achievement, Artemis felt she needed to at least match her brotherís level of success, in order to secure her place among the heavens.

The Moon has three different phases, speaking astrologically and archetypically: the Maiden Moon or Silver Crescent bow (Artemis); the Harvest or Mother Moon (Demeter); and the Dark or Crone Moon (Hecate).

Crafted in resin, 5 3/4 inches.

Item #: TF291, Price: $19.99

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