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November 12 – 24 Alternative Holidays, Diana, Hecate, Weyland

Goddess Mystery School Deanic Holidays
Diana Artemis Goddess of the Hunt

Nov 13 Festival of Jupiter – Roman deity associated with rain and agriculture, prime protector of the state, and concerned with all aspects of life.

Roman Fontinalia – Feast of Fons, God of Springs.

Nov 14 Feast of Musicians and Bards – Druid celebration of the Celtic musical arts.

Nov 16 – Night of Hecate, Greek Goddess of the Hags or Wisewomen, (later called Witches), her name comes from Heqa-ma’at, a goddess in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead who later became Hekmah or Hokmah (also spelled Chokmah) meaning wisdom in the ancient Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). ¬†From Heqa-ma’at / Hecate / Hokmah we get the Greek word for wisewoman or holywoman, “hag”. ¬†Hecate was goddess of the hags and it was a very complementary thing to be a hag of the Hagia Sophia tradition!

Nov 20 – Day of All Gnostic Saints (see http://www.gnosis.org/ecclesia/cal_mandala.htm for explanation)

Nov 22 – Festival of Diana aka Artemis – Roman Goddess of Moon, Hunt, Wilderness, Birth (pictured above right)
– Feast of Weyland – Norse God of the Smiths aka Volund

Nov 24 – Feast of the Burning Lamps, Egyptian festival
– Celtic Tree Month of Reed ends – Tree Month of Elder begins