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2/18/19 3:14 P

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I forgot I was in this group, but I'm so glad I am.. Thank you for posting this. When I saw the name I immediately thought of the "Priestess of Avalon" book.

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2/4/19 2:44 P

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I never knew Elen of the Ways was associated with dream pathways. I will read more about her. Thank you for posting this.

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2/1/19 6:22 P

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Awesome information, Eva. :) I am even more intrigued by Elen of the Ways than before!

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1/31/19 6:35 A

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Elen of the Ways, Sometimes called Elen of the Hosts, is the protector of pathways. She watches over and guides us in all of our journeys -- mental, physical, and spiritual. She is associated with reindeer and forests. She's often depicted as a red-haired sovereignty goddess with antlers. One of her many jobs would have been to bestow kingship.

She is thought to be a consort of The Green Man. She's usually celebrated around Beltane, but at one time was probably associated with our Christmas time, when most deer carry their antlers.

She hails from ancient Brittian and is most likely the modern incarnation of an even older goddess of dream paths.

As she hails from druid traditions there are very few written records of Elen's history. You can find her legend depicted in Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradly and Diane Paxton.

To honor this goddess take a walk on a forgotten path. Strole through nature. Take the time to observe the paths of the stars in the night sky. Or maybe you could keep a dream journal. Or take a journey within yourself through meditation.


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Thank you to Evie (EARTHSEAME) for suggesting our goddess of the month.

If you would like to share more information on Elen of the ways please do! If anyone has a suggestion for the goddess of the month just let me know.

Sources:

Order of the White Moon www.orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/elen/
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Article by Judith Shaw feminismandreligion.com/2016/09/28/e
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n-of-the-ways-by-judith-shaw/


Journal of a Hedge Druid thejournalofahedgedruid.blogspot.com
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