This is a day later than I had originally intended, but here is my latest piece, “Heva Leviathan Tiamat, The Well of the Watery Abyss”
“Heva Leviathan Tiamat, The Well of the Watery Abyss”
©2011 Storm Faerywolf
In the Feri tradition, the Goddess of Water is Heva Leviathian Tiamat. She is the primal limitless chaos that precedes life and form. From the cthonic darkness of the Underworld she emerges; rising up into manifestation in the Middleworld as the churning womb of the oceans that birth all life.
She often appears to me as a breaking of primal waters… opening up from the darkness below the waves and rising up to the surface. Sometimes she is the kraken itself; many tentacles stretching from the dark unknown waters below. She is the primal waters of birth; that which gave life to this planet and in fact sustains all life. But she is also the terrible unforgiving waves that lead to destruction.
She rises from the primal seas
With the setting sun she rises
From the madness of the dream
From darkness into form
Which soon gives way
into the deep
deep waters of the abyss.
This week I am happy to unveil the 2nd installment of my Goddesses series. Hail, Tana!
"Tana, The Well of the Liquid Flame" ©2011 Storm Faerywolf
In Feri, Tana is the Goddess of Fire. From the Underworld she rises into the Middleworld in the form of plasma; matter gleaming with chaos and possibility. Her power transforms us, invigorates us… but also burns and consumes. All flames are Her flames; the candle light… the bonfire… the blazing forest… the unimaginable nuclear explosion at the heart of every star… all flames are Her flame.
She lights the way toward truth. She paves the way through lust. She lures us with Her dance of seduction. She frees us by burning through all illusion.
She is depicted here with multiple arms, which to me implies constant movement. She is faceless because –as a being of the Underworld– She is ultimately unknowable in Her entirety. A blazing white-hot star explodes from Her very core, and She radiates outward; giving of Her very body to nourish the Universe and transform it. The old is stripped away and given new form. Through destruction, She creates.
Hail, Tana! Scarlet lust!
Build and rise,
the flame ignites
Build and rise,
the flame grows hot.
Consume and burn
Next week: Heva Leviathan Tiamat, the Goddess of Water.