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The Day of the Moon Goddess
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The Moon is associated with the Wolf and the raven. Apollo was originally an Egyptian deity, deriving his name from Up-Uat (Ap-ol), a very ancient name of Anubis who is associated with Sirius located in the constellation Canis Major -- the Big Dog Star. Several great civilizations associated Sirius with werewolves. In Chinese and Japanese astronomy, Sirius is known as the "star of the celestial wolf".

Annubis was initially a god of the underworld. In the Pyramid Texts of Unas, Anubis is associated with the Eye of Horus who acted as a guide to the dead and helped them find Osiris. In other myths Anubis and Wepwawet (Upuaut) led the deceased to the halls of Ma at where they would be judged. Anubis watched over the whole process and ensured that the weighing of the heart was correct. He then led the guiltless to a heavenly reality and abandoned the guilty to Ammit, the goddess who represents the vengeance of all souls. She appears with the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion.

The ultimate Scythian symbol is the Dragon and the penultimate is the wolf. Ravens along with Swans, Geese, Bears, Vipers, Hawks, and eagles represent various degrees of vampirism. Rome was founded by the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who were both suckled by Letona, the Hyperborean she-wolf of the Capitol and the emblem of Rome. Ancient Roman rulers are from Leto's lineage, and they worshiped her during the Roman festival of Lupercalia celebrated between February 13-15, a period covering modern Valentine's Day.

The moon wolf goddess Artemis and her twin brother Apollo and born to Leto and Zeus in artic Hyperborea. Leto was said to be escorted from the Hyperboreans by wolves. Artemis was known as the "Wolf Goddess" and had a wolf on her shield. Letona connects the Hyperboreans to the Lydians, and the Lydians to the Romans,by the Roman cult of "Ludi Apollinares." Both Caesar Augustus and the Emperor Constantine are of the Apollo bloodline. Britannica says that, "As a young man, Augustus had chosen Apollo as his own god." Augustus eventually lifted the Apollo cult to equal status with Jupiter i.e. Zeus. And "In 17 B.C., [Augustus] celebrated the Ludi Saeculares..." And Constantine died an Apollo worshiper not a Christian.

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In Russian myth, Lada was the wife of Dazhbog, who is portrayed as the sun god of Helios yet has a wolf's head. There is no discrepancy here as Helios was the wolf god of Verkana, explaining why Apollo is viewed as a wolf god but also as the Helios sun god, since Apollo's peoples originate from Verkana. In Lithuanian myth, Lada is the wife of Perkunas, that sun god being likewise a depiction of Verkana. Dazhbog is said to mean "sun god," it could be viewed as "dog god" since "daus" means "wolf."

Selene was the Greek goddess of the Moon. According to the poet Hesiod, Selene was the daughter of the Titans Theia and Hyperion, making the goddess the sister of Helios (the Sun) and Eos (the Dawn). However, other ancient sources claim that she was the child of Pallas and Euryphaessa.

The entire race of Giants, the race of Gods known as the TĂșatha de Danann, is symbolized as ravens in the prophetic dream of Eochaid, King of the Fir Bolgs during the First Battle of Moytura. In this dream, recounted in the Cath Muighe Tuireadh, Eochaid sees a great flock of black birds invading Ireland. But it is not only the Morrgan who appears as a Raven, the name of the Welsh Goddess Branwen translates as "white raven", so it is clear that she is also associated with these birds. Since ravens can be taught to speak, and have such a complex vocabulary of their own, they are connected symbolically to both wisdom and prophecy. But in Europe, at least from Christian times, black ravens are considered a negative color; ravens are carrion eaters; and they have a synergetic relationship with the wolf. In many western traditions raven represents darkness, destructiveness and evil. Both witches and the Devil were said to be able to take the shape of a raven. In Greece the Raven is the messenger of the Sun Gods, both Helios and Apollo. She is also associated with Athene, Hera, Cronos and Aesculapius. The pagan Danes and Vikings used the raven banner on their ships, in Odin's honor. These flags, usually sewn by the daughters of great warriors and kings, were tokens of luck on their voyages. Houses where ravens nested were also thought to be lucky. Odin had two ravens - Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) who flew about the world, delivering messages, gathering knowledge and reporting back to him. One of Odin's many titles is Hrafna-Gud, the God of the Ravens. Odin's daughters, the warlike Valkyres, were sometimes said to take the shape of ravens.

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Hugh Colmer is a Mythbuster. He discovered his own path after experiencing many other paths. During Hugh's examination of myth and religion, he realized that the Red Cross and the Circle symbolized the "Cup of the Blood", the Holy Grail, the (more...)
 

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