Archetypes in every woman

What's an Archetype?

An archetype can best be understood as patterns of behavior that have existed in every woman since the beginning of our time on earth.  The drive to love, to be independent, to have power, determines our choices and makes us who we are  The memory of every woman that has ever lived, in any or all of these patterns, are remembered within us.  WHY THE GREEKS ?

Matriarchal prehistory presents us with hard evidence that women were once, long ago, at the center of worship.  As women embodied the divine and were revered, they were also a threat.  Enter the Gods of the Greek era and you will discover the beginning of a divinely feminine fracture.

The Goddess, in her perfect wholeness, symbolic of creation itself, began to lose her power.  The Greeks through art, poetry, and storytelling, began by dividing the Goddess into "parts" of the whole, assigning her components as identities that served man's need to dominate.  In these identities we can discover and reclaim the lost parts of ourselves.

APHRODITE - Goddess of Love

oOOOOOoooo what I love!  If it feels good, I'm there.  I'm all about LOVE - the touchy feely goddess, the place in every woman that knows how to seduce and enthrall her partner.  But let's not confuse me with sex.  The Greeks did that and I haven't been able to escape the bombshell stereotype since.  I am the sensual one; not the sexual.  I'm the one who's in charge of chemistry; who directs the spark and turns it into fire.  I am the passion to connect, to be truly intimate.  I know no boundaries when it comes to love......

ARTEMIS - Goddess of the Wilderness

Hello.  Don't get too close now.  I like to be alone.  I'm the independence in every woman, the goddess who isn't at all dependent upon other people, who is happy with her animals in the forest, who gets as far away from humans as possible.  The Greeks know me as "huntress".....You may have seen me portrayed as "Merida" in the new movie, "Brave".  I am definitely brave.

ATHENA - Goddess of Wisdom

Greetings.  The Greeks call me the Goddess of Wisdom.  They're right.  I'm very smart, and like my sister, Artemis, I'm very independent.  I know how to get along with men, but I don't necessary marry.  I like to work for the good of all people.  I'm intelligent, fair, diplomatic, and improve society with every breath.

PERSEPHONE - Goddess of the Underworld

You pronounce my name per/seph/onee.  Most people get it wrong.  According to the Greeks, I am the Goddess of the Underworld, and I'm all about Power.  That just means I know all about death - the darker elements of life - the deep, intuitive, and psychic place in a woman that is rarely confronted until a crisis hits.  I know all about crisis.  Someone stole me from my mother when I was a young girl, and I haven't been the same since.  I like control.

HERA - Goddess of Marriage

Hello girls.  I'm the married one.  I get my power from men.  I can be jealous however, and very protective.

DEMETER - Goddess of Motherhood

Pronounced (de/meet/er), I am the Goddess of Motherhood.  I'm the great creatrix of mankind, the mother of us all.  I love children!  They hang off of me like candy, and I live every breath and minute for them.....

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02.06 | 17:47

You have tremendous wisdom and experiences that we can all learn from.

16.07 | 16:52

I like the page. Lot's of good insight to give women of all ages.