Doe, A Deer, A Female Deer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas

♥ happy solstice!!!♥

Gather Victoria

reindeergather-001Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of the blessed sun…” Hungarian Christmas Folk Song

Long before Santa charioted his flying steeds across our mythical skies, it was the female reindeer who drew the sleigh of the sun goddess at winter solstice. Today it is her beloved image that adorns Christmas cards and Yule decorations – not Rudolph. Because unlike the male reindeer who sheds his antlers in winter, it is the larger and stronger doe, who retains her horns. And it is she who leads the herds in winter.


It was when we “Christianized” the pagan traditions of winter, that the white bearded man i.e. “Father Christmas” was born. And so today we no longer remember the “Deer Mother” who once flew through winter’s longest darkest night with the life-giving light of the sun in her horns.

deer-crade-of-starlight-by-art-of-sekhmet Cradle of Starlight by Art of Sekhmet


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i will be away

smith3I will be in the process of moving from now until near the end of November.

I plan to take my time crossing the country—going South, once again.

Therefore, I will be away from the interwebs for about two weeks.

In my absence, I have scheduled a number of posts that shed light on a few particular heavenly happenings in the upcoming days.

But I won’t be publishing at the frequency I usually maintain.

I will surely catch up when I get everything sorted at my new location.

Hopefully, I will be back up and running before the holiday weekend.

I will see you in a bit.

Take care.