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Gods / Goddesses and weather types
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:38:58 pm »
As I was sitting here this morning watching my grand-daughter get on the school bus I noticed the early morning fog hanging deep in the valley.  Looking through it one could see the skeletal images of the many tree's peeking through it while occasionally some distant ridge or hillside on the far side of the valley would peek through.  Yet as I stood there holding my two grandson so they could watch their sister get on the bus it occurred to me that differing weather patterns make me think of different gods / goddesses but none really touch me like the fog does.

When I see the fog hanging heavy upon the ground or sliding down the far valley side I always think of Hekate / Hecate.  The fog reminds me of liminal times and points.  It might be the height of the afternoon sun but still looks like some dark landscape as the sun is there then not.  Its not day, its not night but it sure looks like it could pass from one to the other and any where in between as the fog shifts and swirls before ones eyes.  Like Hekate / Hecate it moves silently across the land with the only indication of her presence the distant baying of some hound off in the distance.  Perhaps the sea facet of her persona as the water condenses on some leaf or surface only to initiate the steady tap tap tap sounds as it drops away.

Yet while the fog itself reminds me of Hekate / Hecate the location of the fog will remind me of Artemis and Hekate / Hecate as well as the one I call the Huntsman.  A foggy mountain valley, a foggy mountain trail or meadow or even an ocean fog reminds me of where I see them more than actually seeing them.

Yet the shimmering heat also reminds me of Hekate / Hecate as again its that distortion that makes it a liminal affect.  That same heat shimmer also reminding me of both Bast and Pahket and the heat of the mid-day.

But for straight weather comparisons only the Fog or Mist makes me equate the weather phenomenon to a particular goddess herself.


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