I am not trying to put it down. I am really, REALLY confused by this. I am intrigued by the history. Curious about their belief. But incredulous about the fact that they seriously believe in magic. That aside. Follow me as I take a stroll into the religion of the day.
Faith is a difficult thing to have. Which is why all religions require it. You must believe it in order to be a true member/follower. Regardless of the countless provable facts contradicting your religion. Ignore the world around you. Ignore the evidence. Ignore what other people say. Listen only to this one tale. Read only this one book. The proof out there was placed intentionally for you to deny as a test.
Even when there is proof, that you agree to, that shows that your religion was created by one person within our own recorded history. Now THAT is faith!
Do you know how they always do movies with three female witches and why there is usually one called Selene, Selina or sound-alike Sabrina?
I will attempt to answer that but first a little history. The people in control of Catholicism and Christianity (not God) tried really hard to eradicate all other religions from this planet. Sometimes in good will, but frequently with bloodshed. In a most manipulative way, they absorbed the traditions and beliefs of their enemies and adopted them for their own in order to promote conversion. This is evident in little things like the celebration of Sabbath on Sunday and not Saturday. Saturday being the 7th day of the week and all.
The day of worship on Sunday was a pagan tradition. Pagans, for a long time, were seen as the most evil, mortal enemies of any Christian faith. As a Catholic/Christian believer, this ability for pagan traditions to infiltrate the holiest of days would shake my faith to its roots, but that's just me.
The Sun God. While not the only version of the male God worshiped by the Pagans, it is a noted and influential one. If you noticed I said male God, that means that yes, they also worshiped a female one, or two, or three.
It is important to note that Wiccan followers worship both male and female simultaneously. They are a duotheistic religion that lays much significance in the duality of everything in nature. Much like the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang. There is a group of pagans that worship the female exclusively but that's another tale for another day.
This Godess is usually portrayed as a triple Godess. One person of three different ages. The maiden, the mother and the crone.
1.2.3. "The power of 3." Just to break the set, I uploaded 4 pictures. ;o)
The maiden/virgin, mother, woman. All of which the Catholic Mary symbolize and are prayed to. That triplicate reference was stripped away and placed upon the male God to diminish the significance and power of the female God worship. The Father, the son and the Holy Spirit.
OK so you understand where they get the three girls from right? What about the Selena reference?
Gaze upon the image of this Greco-Roman Godess.
She is known as Luna. Translation: Moon. Sun, Moon, Night, Day, Male Female, Yin-Yang...
In Greek mythology, she is known as Selene.
Known for her beauty and as a giver of light and life, she was defamed by monotheistic religions.
Take a look at the very first image I posted on this blog and see what they have done with her now very recognizable image.
So enjoy your Halloween and remember all is not as it seems.