Honouring Hades - God of the Underworld Spell votive
Originally part of a requested spell set; Honouring Hades - God of the Underworld Spell Votive is now available on store for purchase.
Hades is the Greek god of the Underworld and Death; a solemn Sovereign Deity who demands the respect due to his office and who keeps the balance of the natural world by ruling over the spirits of the Dead. In modern misconception he is sometimes portrayed as evil (and indeed this can be traced back to the fear of death in Greek society as well as ours) but the only incidents of wrathful behaviour from Hades are located in myths where people try to cheat Death or escape from the Underworld which defies his Sovereignty and could potentially cause chaos in the world.
On occassion, Hades has even been moved to empathy; such as with the plight of Orpheus and Eurydice, showing that he is not beyond being moved by love; indeed his most infamous myth surrounds his own love life with the supposed abduction of Persephone.
Accounts differ as to the willingness of Persephone but I feel given that she became his Queen, ate the Pomegranate seeds he offered her and later used her powers to change the Nymph Minth into a plant (Mint) after being jealous that Hades would sexually pursue her, the myths support that She does indeed come to love him; and there can be little doubt of Hades affections for his Queen.
The Spell votive reflects the aesthetic of the mystical element of the realm of Hades and the spirits of the dead moving through that barrier (or portal) to the realm of the Dead; evocative of mystery, illusion and Rebirth. It can be used for honouring and connecting with the Greek God Hades, honouring the spirits of the Dead, remembering our Ancestors, honouring Death cycles within our life, putting an end to certain situations, personal Sovereignty and evoking the natural order and balance within our lives.
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