Queen Of Heaven - Goddess In The Stars

The many stars in the night sky, which were so apparent to our forefathers before the development of artificial lighting, were sometimes referred to as spirits or minor divinities. 

When they were female, they were commonly shown as lively young ladies (Slavic Zorya), and were frequently the children of the sun and/or moon goddess (Baltic Ausrin and Valkyrin). 

Occasionally, a temptress occurs, such as African Morongo (see Massasi), who lusted for her son and, after her husband raped her, planned for his murder as a punishment. 

A star goddess may appear as an elderly lady, as in the case of South American Ceiuci, or as a young woman, as in the case of Tibetan Goddess. 

Traditionally, a few stars and star groupings have been noted for their prominence in the sky at various times. 

In Egypt, the rise of the star Sirius in the springtime corresponded with the Niger River's land-renewing floods. The star was related with rebi and was the chariot of the goddess Sothis. 

The morning and evening star, which we name Venus after a Roman goddess who was not originally related with the planet, occurs in numerous mythology (Eastern Mediterranean Ishtar and Astarte, North American Gendenwitha); she was usually connected with relationships and love. 

The sexual relationship might be catastrophic at times, as with the Baltic Saul's Meita, the cherished sun daughter raped by her moon dad. 

Occasionally, a star goddess is linked to a human enterprise other than lovemaking, such as when Celtic Sirona controlled the healing arts. 

Many civilizations saw the Pleiades as a group of sisters or playmates (North American Chehiayam and Kusi'tawa'qari, for example). There are a variety of stories for how a group of girls became stars, including being punished for doing something banned (typically little, such as whistling) or developing from a mutual attraction for males who dwell in the area. 

Violence or incest is occasionally invoked, as it was with Australian Abobi. Their father, a rapist, chased that goddess's daughters until she transformed them into s Some constellations, such as Andromeda, Cassiopeia, and Cyno, are named after Greek gods and heroines. 

Finally, the goddess Tou-Mou emerged as the pole star or North Star in China.

~Kiran Atma

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