Goddesses Discuss the State of the Uterus

After too many hours working on “AlmaMia Cienfuegos,” my eyes were beginning to play tricks on me. You know, that moment during the rereading process when words start to merge and the reader begins to wonder if Rorschach is running secret tests. Yep, I was seeing nothing but inkblots, so I had to walk away from AlmaMia for a while.

To refresh my brain housing group, I turned into a post I’ve been working on for Timeless Ritual’s 13 Goddesses in 13 Weeks project, which will be over in three weeks or so. I fell behind on my goddesses’ postings, and decided that instead of catching up I would just bring my creatresses together and discuss the current state of the uterus on the last day of the project.

This is not the actual post, but I can tell you that my mind is having a blast…

I was wondering what one of my favorite goddesses would say, if she received a prayer from a woman complaining about not having much political power over her uterus. I won’t tell you which goddess I think might say this, but the reaction my mind attributed to the deity made me roar.

You see, instead of answering the prayer right away, the goddess in question contacted one of her godly friends and said this: I thought it prudent to ask if you, or perhaps another goddess with a taste for the dark arts, have given certain males of the human species a uterus. Did you? Let me know soon, for if this is someone’s idea of a sick joke, I promise my crows will be consuming that someone’s most cherished bits.”

I’m sure you can tell which goddess I think might say those words. But this is not the purpose of this post. I just wanted to ask, what do you think your favorite goddess or god would say about the current state of health insurance, religion and female contraception?
I borrowed this pissed off crow from Life is a Prayer . com
Don’t touch him; I’m pretty sure it would chomp your finger off.


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  1. I think Gaia would say." what's contraception?" lol :D Look forward to reading the full post :D XXX

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    1. You are so right, Gina. She would probably follow up with "It's spring people, get busy already." lol

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  2. In response to your question my answer is 'I'm not sure.' But in response to your blog as whole I want to say I found it really interesting and I could relate to some of the ideas and emotions you've expressed here. Particularly, what I read about friends or relatives not understanding why you write. And the post title: Hatred Breeds Best in the Soil of Ruined Dreams. Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights and all the best with your writing. J.C.

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    1. J.C., I think most of us are unsure, too, thanks for being the one to say it ;-)

      The issue of non-artists looking into the life of artists from the outside is a terrible one, let's hope things get better. And I can't claim the brilliant words of the title you've point out, if you like your fiction with grit, you should pick up "The Book Thief," in it, Death, as a narrator, puts the words into context. This might be one of the best books I've read in a while.

      Welcome to Pagan Culture!

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  3. Several of my favorite goddesses would already be sharpening their battle swords and axes. Or mix up some proper magic. (Yes, I am only watching US politics from the outside, and it looks abso-friggin'-lutely ridiculous. Germany/EU are at least a bit better off, but it seems the Ladies do not have much patience with the bureaucrats around here, either... )

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    1. No wonder I've been hearing all that stone on metal sound (and chambers being loaded--must be those modern goddesses out there). I know what you mean about the "abso-friggin'-lutely ridiculous" state of our countries when it comes to certain "freedoms" sometimes it's hard to believe that we are living in 2012.

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  4. As for insurance. I would love to see everyone covered with reasonable co-pays and an end to the pre-existing condition clause. But who can afford it???? The cost would be astronomical. Sigh!! They has to be a way. How about drug companies coughing up some financial support!!!
    Contraception - a women's business! Not government and not church.
    And mothers' teach your daughters!!!
    Hugging you
    SueAnn

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    1. I see your goddess of choice has been watching all the news lol.

      Definitely on the teaching bit; mothers, fathers, caregivers... teach your children and don't let strangers take their lives and convictions away. Help them use their brains and believe in themselves, for both of those, I have my Papi to thank. He is the best mother a girl can ever wish for ;-) Life (and roles) work in mysterious ways, don't they?

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  5. In truth, Magaly, I really don't have a favorite God, or Goddess. This is where my "eclectic" religious beliefs confuse me and confound me, and make my beliefs a potpourri of religions and my own thoughts. I was raised Catholic, but God (pun intended) knows that I DO NOT go along with everything they teach. My feelings are the same with Wicca. This is why I am a solitary Wiccan. My Native American heritage (Cherokee, on my father's side) is closer to what I want in my life. I also love working magick. As you know, I've thought of myself as a witch since I was a little girl.

    As far as the government, or any religion trying to control womens health and birth control...I am totaly against it!!! But! If men can get their Viagra, and government seems to not have a problem helping fund them... THEN LEAVE WOMEN ALONE!!! We are perfectly competent of making our own decisions, thank you!!!

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    1. I totally know, my witchy woman, I see gods as part of Nature and I'm more attracted to the wilder bits of Nature. Hence, I like the concept of Hekate, Kali, The Morrigan, The Greenman, Pan, Sin and many others. And I couldn't agree more with the "leave women alone" bit. Everybody should be allow to make their own choices. Using or not using something that alters your body, should be YOUR decision.

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  6. To be honest, I can't imagine any Goddess having any real opinion on contraception. I could only assume that if they had one at all, they might consider it unnatural. Then again, another witch might feel like a Goddess would think it was up to the woman whether or not she would even want contraception. I will stick with the opinion they wouldn't really care one way or the other. In fact, it's hard for me to imagine Gods caring one way or the other what happens to us, down here. Ancestors is something different, but Gods? I feel like they've got bigger fish in the frying pan than us.

    Favorite Goddess would be Serquet (who is the Egyptian Goddess of poisons and healing, coincidentally.)

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    1. Oh, I absolutely know that the gods probably would care little about what we do, but I'm thinking if gods and goddess are as jealous as mythology paints them, then Artemis and a bunch of others fertility gods and goddesses would be quite pissed off that someone was trying to steal their thunder.

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  7. "brain housing group" - HAHAHA! Always a Marine.

    You know, I don't do a lot of thinking about the goddesses and gods, and I can't say I have a favorite anymore - I'm more a one, multifaceted, always shifting sort of diety type. And I'm pretty sure that diety is just sitting back shaking her head and sighing right now...

    In other news, MacGyver has (inadvertently) inspired me to go forward with writing a fiction novel I though up a long time ago but never pursued because I'M NOT A WRITER. One day, I make pick your brain a little about it.

    Right now, I'm too busy to do anything other than mention it and think about it on long car rides ;-)

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    1. When I'm tired, I make head calls, call people shit birds and broke dicks, and say "kill" to show that I agree. Don't laugh too hard that'll be you when you get out lol

      I wonder what the novel will be about. You should consider starting an outline, just to have something to work with when you decide to begin the writing process. Tell MacGyver I said he rocks!

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  8. I don’t care for politics (don’t know much about it either) but my opinion is that we’re slowly beginning to lose our rights. We need a strong voice to represent us in government. There aren’t as many women today in key government positions as there were in the early 20th century. When mostly men gather (often in secret) to lobby on women’s issues, the usual result is that the laws enacted are not to our benefit but theirs. Have you noticed that the separation of Church and State isn’t really observed? The issue of reproductive rights is not really an issue of reproductive rights, but the Pro-lifers (mostly the Bible Belt) using their religious beliefs to influence the government. They’ve been working on changing (if it hasn’t already happened) the definition of rape and its consequential need for abortion.
    I’m going to stop now because I’m getting upset. What will they take away next? Our right to vote?

    When it comes to the Goddesses I don’t normally choose a particular one. However, I do have a soft spot for:
    Bast – Originally a Sun Goddess and now a Moon Goddess (love cats – have two, I’m a Leo). She’s a protector, represents fertility and childbirth, and likes music and dance.
    Nyx – She is Night (I’m a night owl), and rules over sleep, dreams, mysteries and death.
    Dianna – the Hunter (I’m an archer). She’s the protector of women and childbirth.

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    1. Someone read your comment, over my shoulder, and asked me if we were related. According to him, you sound just like me when I'm "outraged and in search for the blood of an idiot."

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  9. I love how you put your thoughts into words. :) I'm not an American so I can't really comment as I'm not familiar with your issues but I sure wouldn't like someone else deciding about my uterus. :)

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    1. Your words have put the largest of smiles on my face.

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  10. Hera is by far my favorite Goddess. I think she would be appalled by the state of women's health care. I was watching The Daily Show last night and Kristen Schaal (who I think is hilarious) was talking about the kind of women politicians have been pandering to over the years, and the last election she said she was in the hospital recovering from a women's issue that wasn't caught early enough because "women's healthcare takes a back seat to boner pills." It was one of those funny because it's true moments.

    Hera is known as a protector of marriage, but I always feel a female bend within that. That someone who protects marriage would be standing more in the women's corner of that issue. After all, women having rights anywhere close to men is really new in the Western society.

    Or maybe she would be disappointed in us for moving backwards on so many issues this year instead of going forward.

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    1. I love how things on The Daily Show tend to come out exactly how the are. Yep, funny never got so informative.

      Hm, I think a lot of people are wondering about why we, as a nation, are going backwards on so many issues.

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    2. Yeah, generally it gives me a tummy ache. I don't like the news, but I can't let it take me by surprise either.

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  11. Hello Young Lady ;o) I can't wait to read your post for the 13 Goddesses Challenge ;o) I love that my crows are still around you ;o) Oh, and I love the picture! Too darn cute ;o) I am not American, but everyone should have a right to health care, with no charge to them! Religion, should be up the person! Wherever your heart tells you to go. Female contraception, well, it is up to the person! I don't think anyone has a right to tell anyone what to do on that issue!
    My friend, I am really behind in everything! I will write to you soon, promise, but I don't know how soon! LOL!

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    1. How I wished common sense ruled some issues. Maybe one day it will.

      My dear friend, take your time, I'm been just as slammed with everything lol

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  12. choices! what happened to a person's CHOICE?!
    anyone's religious belief has no place in making decisions in a country that (is supposed to) welcome ALL!

    if these MEN who feel they are so powerful...just can't fight the urge to keep their minds and laws out of my body...hmmmpf...i might just have to cast a spell...maybe something that takes away THEIR urges...a spell that makes them SEE what the future will hold if they mess with WOMEN's rights!

    (i've never been very political...but the way things seem to be heading lately...on the *far right side*...it's scary.)

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    1. Like you, I'm not the most political sort, but when something gets on the wrong side of common sense it just pisses me off. This seems to be at the top lately.

      Choice, indeed!

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