Once upon time before the Olympians battled the Titans, power was feminine.
Patriarchy may rule civilization today, but the planet we call home is
still female. Nature is a force of balance and throughout time human history
sort to merge it's duality to reflect the oneness of the Universe itself.
Here are three stories that tell of the great transition. The absorbing of
knowledge, cautionary tales of revenge that sparked the fear of Chthonic power wherever
it may surface and the fiery defeat and abasement of the Feminine's previous existence
as a governing force of the seasons.
Zeus had a first wife and Athena has a mother. Her name is Metis and Zeus
swallowed her to keep her close and her wisdom hidden and for his use alone!
She lives beneath the sea and is the mother of all monsters. She's married to
Typhon, but has had children of many lover--including Hercules! She must be on
lovely monster! Note the parallels with Grendel's mother of the Norse tradition!
The Chimera, the pet of the arrogant king of Lyceas, was in fact a season goddess incognito.
Her amalgamation of part represent three seasons of pre-history:
The Lion of Spring, The Goat of Summer and Serpent of Winter. The seasons of course
are uncontrollable my mankind, but this icon of the tripartite year was vanquished
by a young hero named Bellerophon who asphyxiated her with a burden spear leaden with a
ball of molten lead. The Chimera was later avenged by the karma of Bellerophon's
own arrogance when he was struck down by the Gods for attacking Olympus.