Goddess of the Week: Eurynome

Desiree needs a goddess. Her book The Amado Women will be published by Cinco Punto Press in March, and now she is just in this kind of crazy, dizzy place of not quite knowing what to do with herself. She needs the pre-Helenistic (meaning pre-Greek) goddess Eurynome.

Before the universe, there was Eurynome, who, having created the wind, the sky, and the sea, made a partner for herself, a giant serpent named Ophion. After being with Ophion, Eurynome turned herself into a really big dove and laid a really big egg that contained all of creation.

Ophion was jealous. He couldn't handle the fact that Euynome had the gift of creation and that he could only create through her. He lied. He told everyone that he was the Supreme Creator and that she was just this chick who could lay eggs. Well, Eurynome would not put up with that bullshit. Wham! She knocked out his teeth and sent him packing.

Eurynome reminds us that when creation is your gift you have got to create! When obstacles block you, you have just got to knock those obstacles in the teeth! Can you take time to celebrate and bask in success born of good work? Yes! Do that--and invite me to do that too. I will even grant you the opportunity to buy me a celebratory cocktail. But don't worry about the rest. Don't worry about what you need to do, what people will say, what people won't say. Instead, sit down. Fill your egg with words, with paint, with whatever you use to make worlds.

Channel this goddess: When feeling creative, when feeling blocked, when feeling insecure about your creativity, when you lose sight of the process and focus on the product. Remember: the joy is in the making. 

Need a goddess? I got goddesses! Post a comment explaining what you need a goddess for. Then wait a week or two and see what you got! It's fun! It's free! It's better than those reality shows you've been watching. 


Cathy Perlmutter said...

I do need this goddess! Thank you!!!

Susan Campisi said...

Way to go, Desiree, for getting another book published. Congrats! I think following Eurynome's lead and knocking your obstacles in the teeth is a fine idea. Margaret and her goddesses have all the answers.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm excited for Desiree's book! Margaret, we all need this goddess, I think.

Ms M said...

Just the goddess I need!

And all the best to you, Desiree!

Daisy said...

joining those wishing you the pleasure of success Desiree.

And Margaret, thank you for explaining why the guys act so goofy around the gals!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

^ ^ ^ ^

"wishing you the pleasure of success"

I've never heard it put as such but it's true. And it's also true that it doesn't hurt to have a few creative ideas off to the side so that when your in that place where you've done all that you can do, you don't feel dumped.

Desiree said...

Thanks, ladies, for the encouraging words. And thank YOU, Goddess Margaret, for sending this wonderful goddess in my direction.
Yes, create--and the celebratory cocktails are on me!