The Triple Goddess

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Triple Goddess: Adopted by many neopagans as a primary deity, the Triple Goddess compromises of three female figures described as the Maiden, Mother , & Crone. Each figure symbolizes a specific life cycle & a corresponding phase of the Moon. Modern pagan conceptions of the Triple Goddess have been greatly influenced by the poet & classicist Robert Graves (d. 1985) who speculatively reconstructed her ancient worship based on the scholarship of his time.

Maiden: The embodiment of innocence, purity, & to some extent , naivety the Maiden represents youth & youthful enthusiasm. She symbolizes the enchantment & wonder of childhood. To manifest the Maiden we must maintain an openness to curiosity or the driving life force inspiring us to meaning & purpose. The Maiden is the beginning, the heart & soul of existence. 
~Moon Phase: Waxing
~Corresponding Deities: Virginal goddesses, Kore, Persephone, Artemis, Bona Dea, & Diana
Mother: The symbolic Mother goddess acts as  a personification of nature. She represents fertility & creation imbued with the awesome power to bring a conscious breathing life into physical existence. Nearest the brink of death she will be for sometime, the Mother is the warrior perilously risking herself & her mortal body. Manifesting the Mother means willing ourselves to face another day & other opportunities to nurture our truest selves & crest our own lives. The Mother empowers us to live fully- courageously & willfully. 
~Moon Phase: Full Moon (3 days of observance: the day before, of and after the official Full Moon) 
~Corresponding Deities: Motherly goddesses, Demeter, Gaia, Hera, Isis, & Selene
Crone: The Crone symbolizes illumination, transformation & enlightenment. She personifies wisdom experiencing & learning from the effects & lessons of time. As the keeper of crossroads, she’s a supremely powerful & influential being who moves effortlessly between worlds. The Crone is both heroine & helpful guide, sharing generational knowledge & maintaining the bonds of family. Manifesting the Crone requires considering responsibilities moving beyond the realm of self & into the greater collective unconscious. She encourages us to embrace and utilize all aspects of ourselves. 
~Moon Phase: Waning
~Corresponding Deities: Hecate, Rhea, Atropos, Mnemnasyne, Trivia, Morta, Minerva, & Skuld. 

Added to on Dec 14, 2021
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