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Friday, April 08, 2011

Geranium Day

Spring time in England heralds the charity event, Geranium Day - a perfect time to cherish Blodeuwedd (pronounced: Blow-die-ah-weth).

Themes: Beauty, Relationships, Charity, Hope
Symbols: Flowers, Owl
Gemstones:Green calcite, amber, jet, black tourmaline, geodes to activate the heart chakra, the chakra that rules the life aspect of love.

About Blodeuwedd:
This intensely beautiful Welsh Goddess's name means "flower face," because magicians fashioned her visage from nine kinds of wildflowers - oak, meadowsweet, broom, cockle, bean, nettle, chestnut, primrose, and hawthorn.

Folktales say that Blodeuwedd was unfaithful to her husband. As punishment for her crime, the same magicians who gave her a flower face chose to be merciful and transformed Blodeuwedd into an owl rather than inflicting some other punishment. She has forever remained in this form, mourning the loss of love and reminding people of two important lessons:
  1. Relationships are fragile
  2. Beauty is indeed only skin deep.

Source: 365 Goddess

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Wonderful post! Bloudewedd is one of my favorite goddesses. Infact at our resort, we have geraniums planted everywhere! They are beautiful. :)

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