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Ida, Benediction.
[to Whom the twenty-sixth day of October, day 299, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Description: Goddess of earth; Source of abundant food and nourishment; Primary cause of the origin, continuance and dissolution of all beings; She Who promises that any blessing invoked through Her shall be granted.
To Whom Sacred: cow (symbolizing food); ida, 'milk' (clarified butter, sour-milk, whey and curds, collectively so called because they are all products of milk); the Agnihotra ('Fire-offering' ie: cow sacrifice).

Source: S, tutley HDH 43, 115.
Bharati, ----.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Description: Tutelary Goddess of the Bharatas, (a people who lived in the valley of the Sarasvati river); She Who represents a form of worship; Protectress of the sacred grass on which the divinities sit when attending sacrifice.
To Whom Sacred: barhis (the grassy bank or couch on which the deities sit while attending the sacrifice, the grass symbolizes all plants and the altar on which the sacrifice is made symbolizes earth)

Source: Stutley HDH 39, 43
Eidyia, She-of-Vision.
Alternate meaning: She-Who-Knows.

Linguistic Note: {see if its possible in anyway to make a connection with the etymology of idea}.

Ida, Wooded-Mountain.
Alternate meaning: Of-Mount-Ida.

Geography/Culture: Greek.

Idaia, She-of-Mount-Ida.
Alternate meanings: She-of-the-Wooded-Mountains, Of-Mount-Ida.

Geography/Culture: Asia Minor: Phrygia. Mount Ida in the Troad, was an ancient seat of the worship of Cybele. There is a also a Mount Ida in Crete.
Linguistic Note: Greek idaios, -a, -on, 'of Ida'. Gr. ida, 'wooded-mountain'.
Description: Nymph Goddess of Mount Ida; Ancestress of Trojan kings.
To Whom Sacred: cave (in which the infant Zeus was hidden).
Male Associates: son, Teucer; consort, Scamander.

Source: KD.WWGRM/127, 209; RHJ.HGM/224, 248
Ila, ----.

Geography/Culture: Hindustani.
Description: Sex changing Goddess; Teacher of the sons of men; Mother of the herds of cattle; She Whose place is the centre of the earth; She Whose place is the northern altar, the place of libation, prayer and worship.

Source: Stutley HDH 115-6.
worked on: October, May 1995; August 1991; June 1990 .
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