Hestia: Goddess of the hearth and Temple; Wise-women; Hestia is insightful, looking inward to intuitively sense what is going on. Hestia does not need to leave the home to find herself; she makes the home, a home. The Hestia archetype provides a woman with a sense of wholeness. Hera: Goddess of Marriage; her name means “Great Lady”. Hera is committed to the role of wife, which brings both joy and sorrow into her life. Hera is The Commitment-Maker and infidelity in her marriage can cause Hera to be overtaken with jealous rage.
Women who experience a pressing desire to get married are experiencing this archetype in their psyche. Demeter: Goddess of Grain, Nurturer, and Mother. Demeter was worshiped as the “Mother Goddess” and the mother of the maiden, Persephone. Demeter represents the maternal instinct; the archetype gives women the compelling desire to become pregnant. A Demeter woman needs to nurture and care for children, and finds great joy in preparing food for her family and her guests. Persephone:
The queen of the Underworld and Maiden Goddess; worshiped as the “Kore” (young girl). The Goddess Persephone represents the duality of the child-woman. A woman who has difficulty committing to a relationship or work, or an educational goal is being influenced by Persephone. She never quite figures out what she wants to be when she grows up, but she also has the remarkable ability to be eternally youthful! Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty. Aphrodite governs a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty and of sensuality and sexuality.
Aphrodite’s influence is felt in a woman’s need to procreate, as well as her need to be artistically creative. Aphrodite demands intensity, in total absorption in who she is with or what she is doing. The study of Goddess archetypes can enrich a woman’s life by gaining a new perspective and developing the wonder of the Goddesses within!
° Made in the USA from Excelsior Pewter (nickel & lead free)
° Comes with a 34″ cord, pewter bead and booklet
° Measures approximately 1″ in diameter
° This pendant is double-sided