Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Monday, March 22, 2010

She Walks Among Us

Celebrating the return of The Maiden, of Kore, She-Who-Comes-Again. Persephone returns to the above world, trailing flowers in her wake, smiling warmth and radiant youth on the land.

She is one of the most spectacular deities in her dual role of balancing life and death, the One who walks the circle and leads us in ongoing transformation. I dispel the myth of her raped-and-stolen story and allow her to embrace her destiny as the Sacred Bride, not to have her sacrifice be diminished by rumors of victimization. She is not running home to her mother, crying upon her forced return to the world below. She rises with Spring and flings her arms wide, and then descends with Winter all-gathered in her dark embrace.  (for more on my murmurings on Persephone's mysteries, read here...)

And so, I hail the Ineffable Maiden, and welcome her footsteps, with "Persephone Rising".

9 comments:

Sherry said...

A beautiful tribute, and interpretation of Persephone...I prefer your viewpoint on what she represents and that she was not a victim. xo

thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

very nice!

K

luthien said...

what an amazing piece and beautiful writing to compliment!

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Luv, LUV it! Gracefulness and gorgeousness!!! Your words are as lovely as your creation, dear mermaiden.

Athena's Armoury said...

Gorgeous piece and I love your take on Persephone's story.

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Your dark romantic descriptive writng is so ,well, utterable!I want to utter utter utter them!
Lovely piece yet again.

Rainey
Hugs to you meydear

Lis DesJardins said...

Sigh....Wonderful work, and yes, the most excellent interpretation.
Sigh....

stregata said...

And we will fling our arms wide to welcome her here!
Lovely, Julie!

Debbie said...

I love how you added the bead links to the face, love your story about Persephone.