Sunday, February 19, 2012

New Challenge! 13 Goddesses in 13 Weeks

Taking cue from Ayala's 29 FACES CHALLENGE in February, the Goddess work we are doing in LIFEBOOK classes and to celebrate my 10 years of marriage (in May) I'd like to propose you a new challenge:
13 GODDESSES IN 13 WEEKS
I've been a mythology fan for all my life. I read about myths from all over the world, have hundreds of books and I've also written a couple of articles some years ago.
My favorite myths are those of the Celts and King Arthur's. My nickname in the Pagan area is Arianrhod SilverWheel. Arianrhod is a Welsh Goddess of Aurora Borealis.
This is the time of the year when the MOTHER GODDESS (Nature) awakens from her winter "death".
So why don't we celebrate HER?
If you choose to participate in this challenge, here are the "rules":
 link it to http://timelessrituals.blogspot.com
  • Grab the button and put it in your blog for others to view it and read about our challenge. 
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  • Become a fan of my blog or subscribe by email to receive news about the challenge.
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  • Each Monday, starting from March 5th, you'll be able to add a link to your work in my weekly 13 Goddesses post. You'll have one week for working on it. See below the subjects for every week. You don't have to stick to the subjects, though. Do what you feel like to. Tell us something about the Goddess you choose: who she is, her legend etc.
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  • Any medium accepted: drawing, painting, bead work, woodcarving, papier maché, mixed media etc. And you don't have to stick to a physical representation of a Goddess. You can also use her symbols, objects or anything related to her.
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  • Tag your posts "13 Goddesses" so visitors will be able to see all your creations together
That's all folks!
Read below the 13 subjects for each week and GOOD JOB WITH THE GODDESS!
- March 5th: Celtic or Nordic
- March 12th: Babylonian
- March 19th: Japanese
- March 26th: Greek
- April 2nd: Native American
- April 9th: Egyptian
- April 16th: Hinduist
- April 23rd: Roman
- April 30th: Aztec or Maya
- May 7th: Sumerian
- May 14th: African
- May 21st: Australian or Polynesian
- May 28th: Chinese
These are just suggestions. You can create anything inherent to the Goddess theme from any Pantheon

15 comments:

  1. I like this!!!! Art and a history lesson all in one :0) Can't wait to see who all participates and what we all come up with :0)

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  2. I'm going to go for it, it fits my promise to practice my beliefs this year.

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  3. I can't wait to see all the Goddesses ... I would love to participate but am impossible with deadlines ... it seems that I've had enough of that in my other life ... perhaps someday but not now.

    Happiness to all.

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  4. Sounds like a fun and educational challenge. Cool! I will see if I can keep up with it... I may have to start NOW

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  5. Sounds like a lovely challenge!

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  6. My friend, I love this challenge! This is so me! Please, do you mind if I just think about it ;o) I am almost sure I will do it ;o) Happy 10 years!

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    1. Of course! :) you can choose the weeks you want to participate into. :)

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  7. what a great project! If I didn't have my own insane project to contend with I'd so sign up - in particular would love to represent some minor deities in the major pantheons as well as some little known Native American, from North to South America, represented. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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    1. You don't have to make all the weeks. Just post whenever you have something fitting. :))

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  8. Will tryto join in, not sure i'll be able t do them all! Sounds fun though!

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  9. Hello my friend ;o) I am joining in ;o) I put your link on my sidebar ;o) Have a great day!

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  10. This sounds amazing! I hope I find the time to participate. :)

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  11. Thank you for visiting my post on zentangle Ganesha. Your challenge is interesting. However, please clarify What is 'Induist' theme for April 16?

    Is it related to Hinduism?

    Dilip

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  12. Hi BlackPumpkin,

    13 is my favorite number and, well, who doesn't like a goddess? :-)

    I would love to participate, but I can only draw with words. In your guidance, you said that participants "can also use [a goddess's] symbols, objects or anything related to her." Can I "paint" pictures with words?

    Let me know, for this sounds like something I would really like to do. Please don't feel compelled to say yes, to spare my feelings. I would be happy to just enjoy the colors and shapes, too.

    Hugs!

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