Yes this weekend is ALL about Witches. Aug. 13-15 to be exact. Those Goddesses of Witches, are Diana and Hecate!
Diana: Goddess of the Wildwood, Lady of beasts, Moon Goddess, the Goddess of all Witches.
Oak groves were especially sacred to her as were deer. In Rome her main place of worship was the Aventine Temple. There was also a sacred grove of trees on the banks of Lake Nemi..
She was worshiped at a festival on August 13 called Nemoralia, the Festival of Torches during which worshipers of Diana would form a procession of torches and candles around the dark waters of the sacred Lacus Nemorensis, or forest-buried lake, near Aricia, referred to as Diana's Mirror.
The ancient Greek city of Ephesus was another center for the worship of Diana. The goddess had a magnificent temple there that took 220 years to construct and was regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The name "Diana" is also known as "Lucina", or "Light Bringer", and conversely, she is also considered the "Night Goddess". A "Society of Diana" existed in Italy, where women met mostly during the night to work spells and worship her with ritual and celebration.
Goddess Diana is honored when you love Her animals and Her land. Leave food for Her creatures. Take the time to clean a yard. Go into the woods and send healing energy to the Earth. Each time you honor the Earth and its creatures, you are honoring Diana.
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