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The Goddess Frigg is known to have Geese as part of here symbol and was probably the first Mother Goose as she was known as Holda or Bertha providing snow by shaking her bedding.



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You laughed, didn't you? Wondering how in the world a children's fairytale compilation leads to a goddess?

Well, the answer is, it doesn't lead to one goddess, but many. Egyptians had the Great Chatterer, a Nile goose that laid the great cosmic golden egg (remember her from Jack and the Beanstalk) that the sun god Ra emerged from. The Hindu goddess Devi and the Greek goddess Aphrodite both rode into battle on the backs of golden geese. The swan, a close cousin of the goose, was sacred to the Celtic goddess Brighid. Valkeries, with their angel wings, are reminiscent of geese and swans. It's important to remember that ancient people didn't really differentiate between the two large, aggressive birds.

Each of the goddesses represents renewal, surprising strength, and beauty. Each was actually a solar goddess. Thier sacred birds tend to burst forth with the rising of the sun. In her maiden warrior form, she is a force to be reckoned with.

And if you've ever encountered an angry goose, you can see that connection clearly!

Each of these goddesses had the talent to change her appearance and did so, according to her audience. Aphrodite was masterful in this aspect. And at the moment each of the swans/geese is at the annual height of her beauty.

We tend to think of Mother Goose as a Crone. Her stories, lessons she collected over her travels, became the stuff of our fairytales. Her crone state, a grandmother smiling as she spins a story, is comforting to children. And so she lives through us each time we sit and share Mother Goose rhymes. We honor the crone, that laid that original golden egg.

We even remember her in the winter as a crone, when we serve a goose at the Solstice (Christmas) meal, heralding the "death" of the sun, although people have generally forgotten why.

Do you know any goddesses that are represented in the collective that is Mother Goose? If so please share!

P.S. I am aware that May 1st is actually Mother Goose day, this happens to coincide with when geese breed.

Information is taken from:
"Goddesses for Every Day" By Julie Loar
houseofwinterspells.com
supernaturalcreatures.org







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