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Daphoine, Bloody-One.
Alternate meanings: Bay, Laurel.
[to Whom the twenty-third day of April, day 113, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Greek: Tempe, near Mount Olympus, and Antioch.
Linguistic Note: from Greek delta-alpha-phi-omikron-iota-nu-omikron-sigma, (dafoinos), of savage animals, blood-red, tawny. Metaphorically, cruel, savage. Could the English words daft and daffodil be related. Daft (mad, foolish) being what you become after chewing chewing bay berries, or blythe among daffodils (ie among asphodels because you are dead)?
Description: {Perhaps mare-headed} orgiastic Goddess of earth, prophesy and inspirational frenzy; Bestower of poetic fame; {Protectress of virginal timidity and shyness}.
To Whom Sacred: bay-laurel tree (evergreen, symbol of immortality); laureate crown or wreathe (prize for the winner of the Pythian games, which became a symbol of distinction or eminence); bay-laurel grove; bay-laurel leaves (chewed to induce prophetic, poetic and erotic frenzy); {the bay fruit;} {mare}; water-flea; {the colours deep-green and dark-purple}.
Male Associates: Pursuer Apollo. (ie: seizure of Her oracular shrine at Tempe).

Source: Graves GMv1 78, 81; Graves WG 188, 392; Radice WWAW/99.
Acacallis, Unwalled.
Alternate meaning: Without-Walls.

Geography/Culture: Crete, Libya, Greek?
Linguistic Note: {Her name would seem to be from alpha-, (a-), the negative plus kappa-alpha-lambda-lambda-eta-sigma, (kalles), charm, beauty. I don't find any kall- , i, e, a, to do with walls, but perhaps kappa-alpha-lambda-alpha-mu-omikron-sigma, (kalamos), a type of reed which can be used for making walls, is being thought of in this offered meaning of Her name.}
Description: Goddess of {open and peaceful cities}.
"The myth of Acacallis apparently records the capture by invading Hellenes from Aegialae, of the West Cretan city of Tarrha (which, like other Cretan cities, was unwalled), and the flight of the leading inhabitants to Libya, where they became the rulers of the unwarlike Garamantians."
[Source: Graves GM v1 306] {Therefore perhaps a good name to attribute to un-named early images of the pre-patriachal Goddess when cities were less endangered by invasion and so were undefended by walls.}
Male Associates: Seducer Apollo. Son Garamas, The-Crone-Who-Reaps, (born in Libya or some say he was the first man ever to be born).

Source: Graves GMv1 303-304, 306; Graves GMv2 index.
Daphne, Laurel

Geography/Culture: Anglesized Greek.
Linguistic Note: Greek delta-alpha-phi-nu-eta, (daphne) was the Greek name for the Greek bay tree, which the Roman's knew as laurus, from which comes English laurel. But the meaning of the words themselves is apparently unknown, whereas the English word for the tree bay, means berry, the berry tree. The Greek bay, Laurus nobilis, one of about 47 genera in the laurel family, is native to Anatolia and has become naturalized in southern Europe. daph·ne D@FNE, n. Any of several Eurasian shrubs of the genus Daphne often cultivated for their glossy evergreen foliage and clusters of small, bell-shaped flowers. [Latin, laurel, from Greek daphne.]Anglecized pronunciation. {It is being suggested that the name Daphne, is a corruption of Daphoine, see Her linguistic note above -- and that is why attributes etc. which might normally be assigned to Daphne have been assigned to Daphoine instead.}
Description: A nymph who metamorphosed into a laurel tree as a means of escaping from Apollo.
To Whom Sacred: laurel (L4R6L, L]R6L {I'd say L0RUL}, a Mediterranean evergreen tree, Laurus nobilis, having aromatic, simple leaves and small blackish, to dark purple, berries. Also called bay, bay laurel, sweet bay); laurels (a wreath of laurel conferred as a mark of honor in ancient times upon poets, heroes, and victors in athletic contests. Honor and glory won for great achievement, such as are awarded to Her Darlings. [Middle English, from Old French laureole, from Latin laureola, diminutive of laurea, laurel tree.]); laureate (1. Worthy of the greatest honor or distinction. 2. Crowned or decked with laurel as a mark of honor. 3. Archaic. Made of laurel sprigs, as a wreath or crown. --laureate n. 1. One honored or awarded a prize for great achievements especially in the arts or sciences: a Nobel laureate. 2. A poet laureate. [Middle English, from Latin lauretus, adorned with laurel, from laurea, crown of laurel, from feminine of laureus, of laurel, from laurus, laurel.] --laureateship” n. (perhaps) bay -- especially the berries, because that's what the middle English word meant by bay).

Pasiphae, She-Who-Shines-For-All.

Geography/Culture: Cretan.
Description: Goddess of the sun and {the labyrinthine ways of the mind}. She may also have been a Goddess of the moon.
To Whom Sacred: bull; sun symbols; labyrinth.
Male Associates: sons, Androgeus, Catreus, Deucalion, Glaucus, and Lycastus.

Source: GG.CK 110.
worked on: December, May 1995; July 1991.
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