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Sacred Symbols On Destiny and Fate
Symbol Code: SM000026     Symbol Name: Wyrd   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Wyrd(Destiny): What is 'Wyrd?' Wyrd is the most fundamental concept of all things magick and also the most difficult to describe. The Anglo-Saxon concept of 'Wyrd,' the equivalent of a fate or destiny which can be spiritually influenced, has been around since the 12th century.


Symbol Code: SM000027     Symbol Name: Symbol of Destiny   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Symbol of Destiny(Destiny): “This is a symbol of fate or destiny. Wyrd is an Old English noun, a feminine one, from the verb weorthan “to become”.


Symbol Code: SM000028     Symbol Name: Decal Destiny Symbol   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Decal Destiny Symbol(Destiny): Decal Destiny Symbol


Symbol Code: SM000116     Symbol Name: Sew in Readiness   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Sew in Readiness(Destiny): symbol of readiness, steadfastness, hardiness

According to the The Adinkra Dictionary, the design
of this symbol resembles the links of a chain, and implies strength through unity as well as the importance of being prepared.


Symbol Code: SM000117     Symbol Name: The Ladder of Death   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

The Ladder of Death(Destiny): Symbol of mortality a reminder of the transitory nature of existence in this world and of the imperative to live a good life to be a worthy soul in the afterlife.


Symbol Code: SM000118     Symbol Name: Tiamat (Chaos)   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Tiamat (Chaos)(Destiny): Tiamat (“Sea,” in Akkadian) was the ancient Sumero-Babylonian personification of the primordial salt waters of chaos. With her consort Apsu, the ‘sweet’ water, Tiamat mothered the first generation of the gods.

Tiamat took the form of a gigantic winged dragon, whose body was split in two by the hero Marduk to create the heavens and the firmament: her upper body became the vault of heaven; the lower, the earth; her blood, the oceans.


Symbol Code: SM000119     Symbol Name: Veves of Voodoo   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Veves of Voodoo(Destiny): In Vodoun (Voodoo) practice, Veves are intricate symbols of the Loas (gods), and are used in rituals. They are similar to the sigils used in ritual magic. Each Loa has his or her own complex veve, which is traced on the ground with powdered eggshell or a similar substance prior to a ritual. The ability to draw a Veve correctly is considered to be a particular skill of the initiate. A veve is believed to be more powerful if it is drawn with the correct details.

The picture above is the veve of the love Goddess Erzulie. Similar designs exist in Santeria and Candomble.


Symbol Code: SM000120     Symbol Name: Endless Knot (Shrivatsa)   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Endless Knot (Shrivatsa)(Destiny): The endless knot or shrivatsa is one of the “eight auspicious signs,” symbolizing the eight-fold paths of Buddhism. The knot, also known as the “mystic dragon,” is a symbol of eternity and unity. From ancient times, such knots were commonly found in decorations on fabric and on the exterior of buildings, under the common belief that the endless looping of the designs confused evil spirits and prevented them from entering homes. The knot is called the dragon knot because it is believed to have evolved over time from images of protective nagas or dragons.


Symbol Code: SM000121     Symbol Name: Footprint of the Buddha   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Footprint of the Buddha(Destiny): The footprint of the Buddha is represents the Buddha’s teachings, and his continued (symbolic) presence on earth. Paradoxically, they are also viewed as reminders of the Buddha’s absence, and the Buddhist ideal of detachment. The emblem is most likely modeled on the Vedic tradition of venerating the feet of deities; similar emblems exist honoring Vishnu and other Hindu gods. In many places, the Buddhapada marks a place where the Buddha is believed to have visited in his lifetime; these are venerated as holy places.


Symbol Code: SM000122     Symbol Name: Vel of Lord Murugan   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Vel of Lord Murugan(Destiny): This symbolizes the sharp, triangular lance, or Vel, is the sacred weapon of the Hindu war god Murugan (Also called Skanda, Karttikeya, Subramanya). Vel’s other attributes are a peacock and a mace.
The vel in Vedic mythology was a demon-slaying instrument; it symbolizes penetrating spiritual knowledge, wisdom, and the cutting away of ignorance. In an annual procession honoring the god in Southern India, it is common for devotees to pierce their cheeks or other body parts with miniature lances.


Symbol Code: SM000123     Symbol Name: Garuda   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Garuda(Destiny): This Vedic solar deity is Garuda (Sanskrit, eagle), a mythological creature who is a half-man, half eagle hybrid. He is known as the king of the birds and destroyer of snakes. Garuda is likely the personification of the constellation Aquila (which is coincidentally named for the sacred eagle of Zeus).
Garuda is the vehicle of the God Vishnu, and sometimes considered a manifestation of Vishnu himself.


Symbol Code: SM000124     Symbol Name: Unicorn   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Unicorn(Destiny): The unicorn is one of the most ancient mythological beasts. Although in modern times it is most often depicted as an ethereal white horse, it has been variously described as an antelope, sheep, goat, or as a composite creature akin to a griffin or sphinx. Then, as later, the unicorn was a symbol of power and virility.


Symbol Code: SM000125     Symbol Name: Fasces (Colon)   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Fasces (Colon)(Destiny): The fasces itself is an axe or pointed weapon surrounded by bundled rods of wood- usually elm. It’s original use and true meaning is lost, although it probably originated as a phallic emblem.
The fasces was a symbol of authority in ancient Rome, most often associated with magistrates. Bundles of rods without a weapon were called bacilli, the emblem of the duumviri, magistrates without the power to pass a sentence of death. It is supposed that the bundles rods represented the unified people; the axe, authority and power.


Symbol Code: SM000195     Symbol Name: Celtic Tree of Life   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Celtic Tree of Life(Destiny): The image shown here is one of many representations of the Celtic Tree of Life.

The Tree was a central part of early Celtic spirituality. To the Celts, the tree was a source of basic sustenance- a bearer of food, a provider of shelter and fuel for cooking and warmth. Without trees, life would have been extraordinarily difficult.


Symbol Code: SM000196     Symbol Name: Five Fortunes Surround Longevity   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Five Fortunes Surround Longevity(Destiny): Five bats grouped together create the extremely auspicious and popular motif of the "five good fortunes." These five good fortunes are: Wealth, Health, Longevity, Love, and Virtue. Red bats are especially lucky omen because red is believed to be the color that wards off evil. The embroidered bat motif around the symbol of longevity is a hugely powerful symbol.


Symbol Code: SM000197     Symbol Name: Longevity Symbol   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Longevity Symbol(Destiny): Longevity is the most highly esteemed value of the five-fold happinesses. The desire for long life is embodied many Chinese traditions. Longevity wishes are inscribed on scrolls, engraved in bronze, and embroidered.


Symbol Code: SM000198     Symbol Name: Citron   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Citron(Destiny): Also known as the Buddha's hand, the finger-shaped Citron stand for luck and happiness. It is known as the Buddha's hand because the upturned petals of the Citron are reminiscent of the upturned fingers of the Buddha's meditative position.


Symbol Code: SM000199     Symbol Name: Lotus   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Lotus(Destiny): Buddhist's all over the world recognize this Lotus as signifying the holy seat of the Buddha. To the Chinese it symbolizes ultimate purity and perfection because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Every part of the plant, from roots to petals can be put to good use and has medicinal properties. As such, the plant as a whole, conveys deep significance. Esoterically, it represents inward emptying and outward splendor and this conveys the true nature of reality according to the Buddhist philosophy.


Symbol Code: SM000254     Symbol Name: Shou (Chou)   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Shou (Chou)(Destiny): One of many popular variations of the ubiquitous Shou or chou, a Chinese ideogram of ancient origin meaning “long life.” This auspicious symbol can be found inscribed on amulets, clothing, furniture, pottery, tools, decorative items, and, especially, wedding gifts, and is probably meant to represent the divine peach of immortality, the emblem of the God Shou-Hsing, who controlled human destiny.


Symbol Code: SM000255     Symbol Name: Double Happiness   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Double Happiness(Destiny): This character, most commonly referred to as “Double Happiness,” is in fact the Chinese word for happiness, Shiang Tzi, written twice. This emblem is used by Feng Shui practitioners as a charm to improve marital relations and as an all around good luck talisman. It is commonly seen on wedding goods, holiday favors, etc. In Feng Shui, the emblem is typically placed in the “relationship” sector of the home, or where it will be the first thing viewed by a newlywed couple. The image is often decorated with lucky animals or hearts.


Symbol Code: SM000407     Symbol Name: Celtic Animal Symbols: Horse   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Celtic Animal Symbols: Horse(Destiny): The horse has a long history with the Celtic people, and at times was a deity unto itself-perhaps even the first Celtic deity. Horses were associated by the Gauls with several gods and goddesses, and were emblems of the sun. The horse was a tremendously important animal to the Celtic tribes, and its domestication transformed the Celtic culture Horses were used for meat and milk and provided labor for farming and transportation, making for huge advances in hunting and war-making. The horse was so important to the Celts it was associated with the sun god, who often appeared as a horse with a human face.
The horse is also linked to a number of ancient war goddesses Perhaps the best-known horse deity of the Celts was the Goddess Epona (Gaulish, “mare”), the horse-mother, a favorite goddess of warriors who was so popular, she had the singular honor of becoming the only Celtic goddess worshiped within the borders of Rome.


Symbol Code: SM000669     Symbol Name: Shou (Chou)   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Shou (Chou)One of many popular variations of the ubiquitous Shou or chou, a Chinese ideogram of ancient origin meaning “long life.” This auspicious symbol can be found inscribed on amulets, clothing, furniture, pottery, tools, decorative items, and, especially, wedding gifts, and is probably meant to represent the divine peach of immortality, the emblem of the God Shou-Hsing, who controlled human destiny.


Symbol Code: SM000670     Symbol Name: The Spear   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

The SpearThe spear of Lugh carries far more symbolic weight than just the implications of battle, hunting and the victory to (hopefully) ensue. For example, observing the spear we get the idea of laser-like focus. The spear is a symbol of single-minded aim. Direct action. Channeled attention. Tunneled vision with a goal to hit the target. Further, as Celtic symbols, spears conjure images of beginnings. We can infer the message of "number one" (the spear simulating the downward stroke of the first mark in a precession of other marks, indicating the first in a series of counts). The theme of beginnings also surfaces in a thrusting nature as the spear is, symbolically, extremely phallic.


Symbol Code: SM000671     Symbol Name: The Stone   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

The StoneAs we might expect, Fal's stone (aka The Stone of Destiny, or Lia Fail), is the grounding agent in the realm Celtic symbols. I intuit feminine qualities to the stone based on legend stating various goddesses were purported to live in the stone. One such legend tells us the High Kings of Ireland were ritually married to the goddess living in the Stone of Destiny which stood at Tara. But, before the nuptials, the High King was summed up by the goddess. If his measure was lacking, the goddess embodying the stone would scream her displeasure. A contender for the kingship could then present himself for scrutiny.


Symbol Code: SM000672     Symbol Name: The Sword   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

The SwordNuada was the king of the Tuatha de Danann, and so, his sword (claideb) among Celtic symbols is big-time powerful. It's not necessarily the sword itself that holds the power. More aptly, it is the element, and concept it represents that sings with power. Battle was a common factor among the Celts. Indeed, the Celt is the poster-child-hero-archetype. Undeniable. Mettle was tested under duress of conflict. Youth became adult on the fields of battle. Stories told, hero's made, ballads sung - all in the name of the warrior. And so, the sword is (alas, another male/phallic) a symbol of victory, conquer, gain, and effective rulership.


Symbol Code: SM000673     Symbol Name: The Cauldron   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

The CauldronJust when I think I have the Celtic mentality slightly within my reach of comprehension, their mythology throws a kink in my path. In this case, the cauldron is a kink. Cauldrons are typically Celtic symbols representing femininity. Indeed, cauldrons are associated with the moon, water, the womb, openings - all female attributes. However, Dagda is a god. Very male. Yet, Dagda sports the cauldron as his talisman as he stealthily made his way upon the shores of Ireland with intent to reclaim the lands. Nevertheless, Dagda has rightful ownership of the cauldron because he is a Good God, and a god of fertility and abundance to boot.


Symbol Code: SM000686     Symbol Name: “The Artist” (TAFKAP)   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

“The Artist” (TAFKAP)This ostentatious symbol served as a name for the musician Prince for more than five years after a publishing dispute with his recording company (Warner Brothers) left him unable to use the “Prince” moniker. Adapted from the alchemical symbol for soapstone (by the addition of a circle) as illustrated in a Dover Clip Art Book, the symbol was most likely chosen for its resemblance to the planetary symbols of Mars and Venus, making it a particularly fitting symbol for the androgynous artist.
The glyph was unpronounceable and caused much consternation amongst in the media, who took to calling him “The Artist formerly known as Prince,” a mouthful eventually shortened to the acronym “TAFKAP.”


Symbol Code: SM000687     Symbol Name: Shield Knot (Four Corners, Quaternary knot)   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Shield Knot (Four Corners, Quaternary knot)The fourfold version at right is Mesopotamian in origin and is associated with protective spells invoking the gods of the four corners of the earth.
Later, the four-corners emblem was used in the Kabbalah as a symbol of the Shema, the prayer/spell to invoke the four Archangels; it is the origin of the “Qabbalistic Cross” ritual still used in magic today. This knot is sometimes referred to as the “Earth Square” or St. Hans cross, named for the biblical John the Baptist. The Norse and Celtic versions of the knot are used for the same purposes of protection but are related to the fourfold solar cross in origin.


Symbol Code: SM000688     Symbol Name: Chinese Tiger Symbol   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Chinese Tiger SymbolIn China, the tiger is considered the king of all beasts (not the lion) and represents powerful energy. Further, the tiger is associated with Tsai Shen Yeh, the Chinese God of Wealth, and this god is usually seen sitting on a tiger in Asian art.
Asian lore considers the tiger the protector of the dead, and will often be seen in graves as a mark of protection, assuring peace for those who have passed.


Symbol Code: SM000689     Symbol Name: Symbolic Rabbit   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Symbolic RabbitSymbolic rabbit meanings deal primarily with abundance, comfort, and vulnerability. Traditionally, rabbits are associated with fertility, sentiment, desire, and procreation. Rabbit meanings are also closely linked to the seasons, the changes of Mother Earth, and specifically Springtime. Have you ever heard the term "madder than a March hare?" I have (my mom says it). It has to do with rabbits going bonkers around this time of year. They feel the call of spring just as strongly as everyone and everything else - perhaps moreso. Creatures of all kinds feel the tremors of springtime's return and respond to it in wild courtship. It's a celebration of life, and bunnies bounce right back into the swing of spring.


Symbol Code: SM000690     Symbol Name: Dragon Riding Clouds   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Dragon Riding CloudsClouds are symbols of celestial mobility because many gods and immortals used the cloud as a vehicle on which they traveled. The cloud is also considered a portent of good luck, carrying needed rains that enable the growth of abundant crops. When clouds are combined with auspicious Chinese dragons, it makes a perfect emblem to manifest positive effects in your life.


Symbol Code: SM000709     Symbol Name: Globe   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

GlobeBecause she had such massive sway, one of Fortuna's attribute is a globe to convey the collective nature of her influence. A globe expresses her ability to oversee the world's activities and doll out global rulings in matters of fate. Globes are also symbolic of: Inclusion, Community, Wholeness, Femininity and Protection. Globes possess symbolic meanings of totality - both cosmic and physical. It is an icon of achievement; as if to say the whole world is "at our fingertips." It is a symbol of comprehension too, getting the idea - or grasping the "bigger picture." The globe is also a geometric aspect of the circle which deals with infinity, completion, cycles and totality.


Symbol Code: SM000710     Symbol Name: Cornucopia   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

CornucopiaNot just for Thanksgiving anymore, the cornucopia also serves as a goddess symbol to Fortuna because it's all about value, abundance and infinite supply. What a great mental icon - the horn of plenty. Actually, mythology indicates it's the horn of endless plenty. The original cornucopia was a ram or goat's horn in Roman mythology. The Roman god Jupiter gave a goat's horn to his nursemaid as a reward for doing such a great job babysitting him and taking care of him as an infant. It was a magical horn of supply, and whenever the nursemaid desired something, she just made a wish, reached in the horn, and pulled out her heart's desire. The cornucopia plays the same symbolic role with Fortuna - it represents infinite supply and lush bounty. It also represents the male aspect of fertility and reproductions (horns being a phallic symbol).


Symbol Code: SM000711     Symbol Name: Wheel   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

WheelWheels are mobile circles, and remind us of the circulatory motion of wealth (fortune) in our lives. The wheel is also a sacred symbol of energy, and an illustration of how energy perpetuates through everything. Always rolling, turning and moving through all things. Just as globes are 3D symbols of circles which are symbolic of inclusion, community and cycles - so too is the wheel. The ancient Romans understood the revolutionary nature of life. In other words, life is not linear. Rather, it rolls in a cyclical motion with ups, downs, and revolving mobility. The wheel of Fortuna is symbolic of the cycles of life and her ability to perpetuate a fluid motion in the business of living it.


Symbol Code: SM000712     Symbol Name: Wreath   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

WreathWreaths are symbolic of victory and reward granted to one who has excelled to the highest level of achievement. In ancient Rome, wreaths were made of laurel leaves or olive branches to name a few. The material in which they were constructed would depend upon the god, goddess or ceremony. Fortuna's wreath would have been woven with Narcissus blossoms to represent beauty, love, fertility and amorous attraction. Wreaths are also a feminine symbol as their curved semi-circle shape is reminiscent of the womb. These aspects all intertwine with Fortuna's role as both fertility goddess and fortune-caterer.


Symbol Code: SM000719     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign Meanings   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign MeaningsZodiac animal sign:Garuda (mythical bird, Hindu/Buddhist bird diety)
Day of Week Born: Sunday
Ruling Planet: Sun
Ruling Direction: Northeast
Personality/Attributes of the Garuda:
You are kind and generous. You would give the shirt off your back to someone in need. Some think you are overly gracious. You love a challenge. The tougher the obstacle the more motivated you are to crash through the barrier to reach your goal. You are energetic, and rarely allow life to get you down. You naturally motivate others, and are an inspiration to many.


Symbol Code: SM000720     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign Meanings   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign MeaningsZodiac animal sign:Tiger
Day of Week Born: Monday
Ruling Planet: Moon
Ruling Direction: East
Personality/Attributes of the Tiger:
You are very intelligent and intuitive. You have a keen eye for detail. You are strong and patient, but only to a point. You detest being taken advantage of and you don't like people wasting your time. You are goal oriented and like to succeed. You are respectful of laws, and take responsibility for your actions.


Symbol Code: SM000721     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign Meanings   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign MeaningsZodiac animal sign:Lion
Day of Week Born: Tuesday
Ruling Planet: Mars
Ruling Direction: Southeast
Personality/Attributes of the Lion:
You are a crusader, a natural leader, and a noble person. You hold yourself with dignity and honor. You can be strong-willed and opinionated, but you are usually correct in your estimations. You make decisions easily and don't like to compromise. You'll take on any challenge, especially if you are supporting the underdog.


Symbol Code: SM000722     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign Meanings   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign MeaningsZodiac animal sign:Elephant (with tusks)
Day of Week Born: Wednesday Morning
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Ruling Direction: South
Personality/Attributes of the Tusked Elephant:
You are unpredictable and enthusiastic. You have a taste for danger and action that sometimes gets you into trouble. You are spontaneous and people love you for your passion. You are independent and like to be in control of all situations.


Symbol Code: SM000727     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal SignZodiac animal signs:Elephant (no tusks)
Day of Week Born: Wednesday Afternoon
Ruling Planet: Rahu
Ruling Direction: Northwest
Personality/Attributes of the Elephant (no tusks):
You can be hard to figure out because of your contradictory nature. You are a private person and do not like people meddling in your business. However, you are excellent at promoting yourself and your works. You like taking action, but only if it's a sure thing (little risk involved). You are very successful (especially in business) and you are able to accomplish achievements on your own terms.


Symbol Code: SM000728     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal SignZodiac animal sign:Rat
Day of Week Born: Thursday
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Ruling Direction: West
Personality/Attributes of the Rat:
You are clever, witty and intelligent. You have the ability to tap into resources and look at things from a opportunistic viewpoint. You can be introverted and quite, but you are unstoppable when it comes to getting what you want. You are focused and driven (sometimes overly so) and have a knack for getting ahead.


Symbol Code: SM000729     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal SignZodiac animal signs:Guinea Pig
Day of Week Born: Friday
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling Direction: North
Personality/Attributes of the Guinea Pig:
You are naturally artistic and creative. You have tons of fabulous ideas, but have a hard time seeing them through to completion. This may be because you are going in so many different directions at once. But you hesitate to pick one thing because you bore easily and get tired of the same thing. You are loving, kind and very sympathetic. You are very sensitive to others, and make a wonderful friend.


Symbol Code: SM000730     Symbol Name: Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal Sign   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Myanmar-Burmese Zodiac Animal SignZodiac animal sign:Dragon
Day of Week Born: Saturday
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Ruling Direction: Southwest
Personality/Attributes of the Dragon:
You are philosophical and understanding. People are naturally attracted to you because you have an easy confidence about you and you have a great sense of humor. You prefer to work alone because you believe you are the master of your own destiny and do not like depending on others to get the job done.


Symbol Code: SM000735     Symbol Name: Symbolic Celtic Oak Tree   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Symbolic Celtic Oak TreeSymbolic Celtic Oak Tree Meanings
The oak is considered a cosmic storehouse of wisdom embodied within its towering strength.
Ancient Celts observed the oak's massive growth and impressive expanse. They took this as a clear sign that the oak was to be honored for its endurance, and noble presence.
Indeed, wearing oak leaves was a sign of special status among the Celts (as well as ancient Greeks and Romans). Today we see artistic renditions of the "Leafman" in which a man's face is covered in leaves. This is an evolution of lore that dates back to earth-based spirituality in which the regal power of the oak was recognized and honored.


Symbol Code: SM000736     Symbol Name: Celtic Holly   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Celtic HollyCeltic Holly Meaning
The Celtic meaning of holly deals with ruling the wintery realms with style, dignity and honor even in the midst of great challenge.
Just as the oak tree is the king of the green realm and ruler of the lighter half of the year (the solar months when the sun is closer to the earth and sheds more light on the days), the holly is its counterpart.
Holly is the ruler of the white realm, king of the darker half of the year (the lunar months when the night pervades, and the annual era in which winter resides).


Symbol Code: SM000737     Symbol Name: Epona   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

EponaMother horse goddess of Earth, Epona was invoked often, but more frequently during the equinoxes to bring about smooth passage of the seasons (both physically and philosophically). Epona is the Celtic goddess called to honor equinox ceremonies; reinforcing her power to deftly deal with transitions. As an Earth goddess, she is hailed for her grounding nature, particularly needed during times of crisis or flux in life. Always depicted upon a horse (another Celtic sign of fertility), Epona would also serve as the guardian of new life. She would welcome safe arrival of new babies as well as new crops.


Symbol Code: SM000738     Symbol Name: Belanus   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

BelanusThe word Bel means "to shine" or "brilliant"; Belanus is represented as a sun god, and would have been invoked during times of war to insure that the fiercest, bravest battles fought were also won. Battle was the equivalent of a warrior's greatest and most "shining" moment, so out of all the Celtic gods and goddesses Belanus would likely be one of the most revered. He would be called upon to fight at a warrior's side – passing his god strength on to the warrior until victory was achieved. Other schools of thought view Belanus as a god of higher reasoning. The translation of the name Belanus (shining or to shine) gives rise to a belief this god may bring about enlightenment if called upon. More likely, the shimmering glory of this god was seen in the height of tribal warfare when Celtic warriors were enmeshed in battle-frenzied combat.


Symbol Code: SM000739     Symbol Name: Triple Mother Goddess   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

Triple Mother GoddessAlso known in ancient Britain as Matres Domesticae. Not one goddess, but the combining of three feminine forces makes the Triple Mother. As a whole, this Celtic goddess is a force to be reckoned with. Three is a number of mystical significance among the Celts, and the trinity of these figures held enormous magic. Usually depicted holding symbols from harvest or hunt, the Triple Mother in her more tame state would serve as a figure of good harvest, and good health. Also symbolic of the stages of life, each feminine figure represents crone, mother, and maiden – a culmination of the three would signify the power of unity. In a more intimidating light, this figure would be depicted as a three-headed woman, loaded with supernatural abilities – particularly wielding power over unseen forces such as light, wind, and time.


Symbol Code: SM000740     Symbol Name: Taranis   (Category: Destiny and Fate )

TaranisTaranis is the unmistakable Celtic god of the heavens, more commonly known as the thunder god. Often thought to come by his boisterous tendencies honestly, Taranis was said to infiltrate the sky with thunderous energy when he became inebriated after drinking too much Celtic mead. As mead was often a constant during celebrations of marriage and battle victories, Taranis was a good-humored god and served as a figure of whole-hearted joy and zeal. As with all Celtic gods and goddesses, Taranis also had a dual nature. When provoked he could bring the fury of the skies down to smote those in need of punishment. Nevertheless, Taranis is generally depicted as a fair god, and slow to wrath. Taranis is commonly seen riding across the heavens in a chariot, his horses very much a part of his power – their galloping hooves would usually produce the crack of thunder and sparks of lightening in the skies.



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