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[to Whom the twenty-third day of September, day 266, is dedicated]
Description: The Muse wispering in the poet's ear; Goddess of tree-top inspiration, rebirth and sea power; Inspiration of the Runic writing system; Rain-maker; Fire-giver; Matron of bronze smiths.
To Whom Sacred: ash, the growing tree, its charcoal and cut wood; lightning.
Male Associates: consort, Inachus, Making-Strong-and-Sinewy, river god.
Source: GR.WG/441, 168, 193-4; KD.WWGRM/151.
- Multiple form: Meliai, Those-of-the-Ash-Trees, below.
- The Nornir, Well-Water-Raisers, dispense justice from beneath an ash tree.
Alternate meanings: Ash-Nymphs, Ash-Fairys, Spirits-of-the-Ash-Tree.
Description: Guardian nymphs Who inhabit and protect manna ash trees; Mothers of humanity.
Male Associates: they were born from blood drops that fell on earth from the penis of Uranus, , as it was flung away by the castrator Kronos, .
Source: GR.GMv1/38, 126; RHJ.HGM/22, 38.
- Adrasteia, Inescapable-One, (Who is linked with Nemesis, Due-Enactment), is One of the Meliai, Spirits-of-the-Ash-Tree.
- Some say They are Daughters of Niobe, Snowy, below.
- Ino, She-Who-Makes-Sinewy, is One of the Meliai, Spirits-of-the-Ash-Tree.
- Io, Exalted-Moon, is One of the Meliai, Spirits-of-the-Ash-Tree.
- Roman transliteration variant:
Description: Fruitful Mother of humanity.
To Whom Sacred: fountain; stone; the number 7.
Male Associates: consort, Amphion, by whom She had seven sons and seven Daughters, or some say Her children are innumerable.
Source: BGH/221-2; PCMD.
- An image once thought to be of Niobe, Snowy, is now identified as that of Cybele, She-With-the-Axe.
- She is associated with Leto, Lady.
- She is also associated with Artemis, High-Source-of-Water.
- Some say she is Mother of the Meliai, Those-of-the-Ash-Trees, above.
- One of Her Daughters is Chloris, Greenish, Who is linked with Flora, Flourishing-One.
worked on: September, August 1995; August 1991.
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