Pictures of Goddess Nemetona.

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Pictures of Goddess Nemetona.

Postby Scatterbat » 17 Aug 2014, 14:28

Hi All,
I am looking for a picture of the Goddess Nemetona. A terracotta statue was said to have been found at Altrip but as yet not been able to find a picture of it anywhere. I do have an image of Nemetona standing next to mars found at Bath.
She is an interesting goddess and I feel she revealed herself to me in very my first sacred grove meditations some 17 years ago. It's taken me a long time to realize who this being was. She appeared to me as a beautiful lady. She had long flowing hair and wore a long white flowing dress that swept gracefully behind her in the breeze. The type clothing she wore was of a similar style to that of the a roman period. However in my mind she carried a bunch of fine white flowers in her arms which is somewhat different to the only image I have seen of her. I have a strange feeling these may of been apple blossom, or blossom of some sort. At the time I wrote down a conversation we had and I am certain that despite the difference in what she carried and not mentioning her name it is the same goddess Nemetona. After my encounter with the goddess I also saw many white robed figures around me. One an old man faced me smiled ,then lowered his arms with his hands open, palms facing upwards towards the sky in a friendly gesture. A greeting perhaps of the ancestors towards me in my first visit to the sacred grove. I still remember the meditation and the meeting with the lady clearly so would like to honor her with a prayer or dedicate a ritual to her at some date.

Apart from the picture of the terracotta statue found at Altrip has anybody any information about Nemetona. Thank you.

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Re: Pictures of Goddess Nemetona.

Postby Gwion » 18 Aug 2014, 10:09

You can find a modern take on Nematona here (http://www.moon-books.net/books/pagan-p ... g-nemetona). The book looks at ways of interacting with and interpreting Nematona for today rather than exploring historical evidence - which I gather is rather thin on the ground.

Joanna's website (http://joannavanderhoeven.com/forthcoming-events/) also says "Joanna will be giving a talk on the goddess of sanctuary and sacred space, Nemetona, at the Leaping Hare Pagan Convention, 28 March 2015 in Colchester, Essex. More details when available." She also has a blog (http://downtheforestpath.wordpress.com/), where she occasionally writes about Nematona - but again from a present day experience viewpoint rather than as an historical exercise.

Sorry I can't provide any actual information, just point you somewhere.
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Re: Pictures of Goddess Nemetona.

Postby Scatterbat » 20 Aug 2014, 07:45

Thank you, I will look into these. :D


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