2/17/13

Goddess of the Week: Lady of the Beasts

Ariane is readying her house for a puppy and a kitten, both rescues. Plus, she has two teenagers! She needs a goddess who can help everyone keep the peace. She needs the Sumarian goddess known now as the Lady of the Beasts.

The Lady of the Beasts is totally ancient. She predates written history, so we don't know what she was originally called, but sculptures of her have been found in lots of your Fertile Crescent sorts of places. In most artifacts, she is either depicted with a lion or as a hybrid woman/animal. She is thought to have been the "Cosmic Creatrix," which I think means God. She is also thought to have been a figure of life and health and fertility--all that good stuff.

So I think if you are going to have three species under one roof--including two teenagers, of which I know much--I think you can't go wrong with the Lady of the Beasts. Although I would caution you to keep the teenagers in separate rooms, at least at first, and to be sure to spend some special one on one time with the kitten and the puppy; strong attachment bonds are so important.

Channel this goddess: When you have lots of animals under one roof, when thinking of getting an animal companion, when wondering whether or not to crate. (We've had bad luck; apparently, teenagers need their space.)

Need a goddess? I've got goddesses! Post a comment explaining what you need or want a goddess for. Then check back in a week or two and see what you got. It's fun! It's free! It's not nearly as soft and cuddly as a puppy or kitten, but it's better than a poke in the eye.

14 comments:

Daisy said...

A perfect Goddess for us four legged types who live with people, and vice versa!

Petrea Burchard said...

This is sweet and funny and so right.

I think the puppy and kitten will be fine together, because they're starting out together. Dogs need more training than cats, but the important thing to remember is that dogs need consistency as much as children do.

Bless you for rescuing, Ariane.

altadenahiker said...

You know that sseddog is goddess spelled backwards.

Star said...

Love the goddesses, thanks so much.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Can this goddess work for sick cats? Peoples got diagnosed with FIV (kitty Aides) over the weekend. I'm hoping to get him into remission.

Desiree said...

And we know teenagers qualify as beasts all on their own.

Margaret said...

PA: I feel certain she would help out a sick kitty. I hope Peoples will be ok.

Desiree: I couldn't agree more.

Ann Erdman said...

We all love St. Francis, but how refreshing to know there's a goddess alternative!

Petrea Burchard said...

Poor Peoples.

Ms M said...

I relate to this goddess, too, especially as I'm currently "being paged" by my 4-legged furry one :-)

Best wishes for Peoples!Hope he/she feels better....

Alison said...

Great choice of Goddess...hope she works for the teenagers ;)
Alison xx

Tony Van Helsing said...

Lady of the Beasts would make a great title for a Heavy Metal album.

Susan Campisi said...

I'm going to invite Lady of the Beasts to move in with me, but only after she's finished helping Ariane and Peoples.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Haha - yeah, those squirrelly teenagers...

This was a great goddess for me today since we just added another four-legged-friend to the mix at our house. Happy to say, we are PAST the teenager phase!