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Pandora, All-Giving.
Alternate meanings: Rich-in-Gifts, All-Gifted.
[to Whom the twenty-third day of June, day 174, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Greek
Description: Goddess of earth; Endless producer of food for animals and humanity; She Who pours out blessings from Her pithos; Bounteous nature.
Later, (in the familiar antifeminist fable), She was said to be the First Woman, made from Earth by Hephaestus; She Whose qualities were gifts from the Olympians; She Who was sent by the Olympians to Prometheus as a punishment, or in revenge, for his theft of fire.
To Whom Sacred: cornucopia; Pandora's box (the story of the spites which leapt out of it may have originally been a warning to men who pry into women's secrets -- or it is said, the box was originally a pithos which contained winged souls).
Male Associates: consort, Epimetheus, ----, brother of Prometheus, ----.

Source: Graves GMv1 149.
Pyrrha, Fiery-Red.

Alternate meaning: Red-One.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: from Greek pyrrha, 'fiery red', and it is an adjective applied to wine.
Description: Mother Goddess of the Puresati (Philistines), originally a Cretan people; She Who with Her consort repeopled the world with 'the bones of their Mother' after the flood.
To Whom Sacred: the pyrrhic dance.
Male Associates: consort, Deucalion, Sweet-Wine. Sons, Orestheus, ----, and Amphictyon, ----.

Source: Graves GMv1 139, 141-2; Graves WG 226; IGEL 713; Kravitz WWGRM 176.
Rhea, Earth.

Alternate meanings: {Milk}, Motherly.

Geography/Culture: Crete > Greece. Crete was the original seat of Her worship where, perhaps, people of Asiatic origin formed part of the primitive population and who brought with them worship of the Asiatic Great Mother Cybele who subsequently became known as Rhea.
Linguistic Note: Greek orthography Rho-epsilon-alpha (Rhea). Perhaps from, or related to rheo (rho-epsilon-omega), 'to flow, run, stream, gush'. See also Renenet Linguistic Note: Graves says Greek rhea means 'milk', but doesn't give the Greek orthography.
Description: Mother of the Deities; Goddess of earth and all living things; Some say Goddess of the sky; Most Holy Queen; She Who gives birth to all the creatures of Her surface; Great, fruitful, kindly, Earth Herself; Titanis; {Evolver of the opposable thumb}.
See also Goddess Anthology under Rhea.

Male Associates: son, Zeus, ----, by consort Cronos, ----, whose attendants are the Dactyls, associated with smith-craft. Her Divine attendants and their mortal incarnations as Her priests are the Curetes.
To Whom Sacred: snake; {thumb}; fingers (the Dactyls); smithcraft; double-axe; torch; brass-drum; stone (substituted for Her son Zeus and swallowed in his stead by Her consort); the Pyrrhic dance; the Milky Way Galaxy (formed when Her milk spurted forth at the birth of Zeus).
Source: Graves GMv2 352; ibid WG 85. {check also Graves WG 120, 163, 170, 179 (some missing see index), 319, 335, 385, 403}.
Rhea-Silvia, Milk-Wood.

Geography/Culture: Roman.
Linguistic Note: For Rhea see Rhea Linguistic Note. Silvia derives from Latin silva, 'wood'. So Her name means: Earthy-Wood? Milk-Wood? Motherly-Wood?
Description: Goddess of Nature; Ancestress of the Roman people.
Male Associates: sons, Romulous, ----, and Remus, ---- by consort: Mars, ----.

worked on: June 1990; August 1991; May, June 1995
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