Monday, 5 October 2009

E = Angels And Goddesses


















Eloa is a female angel that was born from a tear that Jesus shed.

At the grave of Lazarus, moved by pity for the grief of Mary and Martha, Jesus shed a divine tear. Of this tear of Jesus’ love was born the angel Eloa.

Eloa is the celestial maiden of pure love.




















Epona is one of the ancient Celtic Goddesses of Abundance. She cared for all horses. Epona was the daughter of a mare and a man and was able to assume human or equine form.

Epona whose power extended beyond death escorted souls on their final journey. Because Epona has the power to travel through death she is also known as the Goddess of dreams as many times in a dream people can cross over from life to death unawares.

Epona was the only Celtic Goddess to have her own temple built in the ancient capital city of Rome.

43 comments:

Javajune said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring! I've missed you-haven't been able to keep up on account of other duties and new grandbabies yeah! How are Renee?
xo-jj

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Eloa's story is beautiful and new to me, thanks! Epona is a favourite goddess of mine. Here's a wee bit of trivia: from her name we get our English word "pony."

Arija said...

I have missed so much beauty and pain on your blog while I have been away having fun and getting sick. I have just caught up. Grief can take on different dimentions and the angels so often make us concentrate on something else if it too much for us to bear.
When my elder brother died, we had close soul ties although half the world separates us, I was made to take a hairless baby kangaroo to raise which, together with just having lost our house and everything in the fires,I was kept too busy to slip headlong into the yawning pit at my feet.

Keep well my dear.

Angela Recada said...

Good morning, dear Renee. I love these posts about Angels and Goddesses! They have always captured my imagination, and far too little is learned about them in our "sophisticated" modern world. This series of posts is terrific!
:0)
Love and hugs,
xoxoxo
Angela

Annie said...

I sure could use both these angels in my life right now :-). Sending you love and warm hugs. xoxo

Lori ann said...

I've been busy with visiting family these past few days, how are you dear Renee?

I love to learn things I didn't know here. I also loved the painting in the previous post about holding hands, I would like to have that painting. The ones before it for friday scared me though.
Have a beautiful monday dear.
sending love and hugs and kisses ♥

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Renee!!! what a lovely story....you have a wonderful way about you...and I love popping by and getting inspired from my visits here....

Hugs
Diana

secret agent woman said...

Beautiful. Wouldn't you love to be able to shape-shift like that? My dream would be to be able to take the form of a hawk. How freeing.

Sassy Scribbles said...

^^ beautiful. I like Eloa's story, it's the first time I heard of her ...well, it's because this is the 1st time somebody has shared it to me...thanks...now, I won't be walking in the dark, I know there are more angels out there that I would know later when I read them here. ^^ thanks Renee!

Have a good week!!!

xoxo
Sassy!

Deborah said...

You, Lovee, are an earthly angel made of pure love. **kisskiss**
Deb

Alina Chau said...

THe illustration below is lovely!

Allegra Smith said...

I am less than normal today, in answer to your question. My stupid fault because knowing better, I did worse. Saturday a friend came to visit and as I told B.Loved I just pretended that I was just fine, thank you - although I was tired to the bones and running out of breath - but I continued to talk like it was a party only because I don't want anyone to worry, and I ended making things worse. So scold me if you must, I know that if you were around we would just hold hands, read a book and say nothing, because between us words are not really all that important. Give my love to Jacquie, you already have mine.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love learning so much over here at your place :)
Thanks!
love, Darla

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

This is so fascinating! The tear of Jesus...I was not aware of this angel Eloa nor Epona. I am always enlightened with these wonderful beauties you find!

Sarah said...

Oh I love these!! And the Celtic one - yup looove her! But they are both wonderful hon!! How are ya hon??? Love, Sarah

glorv1 said...

Very interesting. I always learn something new when I come here. Have a great day! Hope all is going a little better. Take care.

sinnlighet said...

Fascinating knowledge my dear friend... over there!

Agneta, the swedish friend you know o;)

*jean* said...

a beautiful post, dear renee, thank you for this wonderful break in my somewhat hectic day...

jean

julie mitchell said...

Renee good morning,
I love the story of Eloa, I'd never heard it.
I'd like to share a story about Epona with you...it's a bit long, hope you don't mind.
I had a little gallery in Coarsegold, 10'x 10' and that's where I first started selling my Spirit Figures...It was an extremely feminine space...
I was called by spirit to make the an Epona figure, complete with a sculpted white horse hanging from a cord around her neck. One day after I brought the figure in and hung her on the wall a woman came into Feather Moon. She said she woke up that morning and felt an urgent need to drive up to the foothills and visit my little gallery where she had come once before....she began looking around and when she saw Epona she let out a moan and began to cry. Because the space was so filled with goddess and angel energy it was not uncommon for people to experience a release and cry, for joy, for loss, for release. After I held her for a bit she told me this stroy. She and her daughter-in-law had traveled to Arizona from their small ranch in Clovis, CA. While there they got the tragic news that her son had been killed in a freak electrical accident. Filled with shock, disbelief, sadness they started the drive back home. Since it was late in the evening when they began the trip home they stopped a motel for the night. She said it was hard to fall asleep but once she did she had a dream of her son, riding a white horse and assuring her that he was fine and had past into the glory of God....by the end of the story I was in tears too. She took Epona home with her feeling that the goddess figure would be a gentle reminder that her son had past over into a higher realm.
I still get chills when I recall that day and feel so blessed in what I do....thank you for giving me the opportunity to share.
hug, hug

Sue said...

Renee, thank you for sharing these two remarkable spirit entities with us. Eloa, I was unfamiliar with. I have always loved the story behind Epona.

I'm particularly thankful that Julie shared her story of Epona with us. Beautiful!!!

Peace and love to you, my friend!

Pattee said...

What great information Renee....

I look forward to your blog every day!
I see a goddess and angel in you~

Thanks for looking at my blog and those witches are too funny I think...
Love and much more love~Pattee

Baino said...

Well I dont' mind telling you I was visited by Epona last night! Dreaming like a mad thing I was . . now I'm exhausted! Have a good week sweetness and light.

Manon Doyle said...

Hi girlfriend!
Another beautiful post with awesome images. I love that I learn something when I come here.

Love,
manon
xo

p.s. i need to start praying to Eloa....lol

Yarrow said...

That's a beautiful post. I'm becoming more drawn to Epona and the different descriptions of her and her origins. Thank you for this new insight :)

Kx

yoborobo said...

Renee - I have never heard the story of Eloa before. An angel born from grief itself. And I have often wondered if we travel to other places when we sleep, not every time, but just some times, because I have had the strangest dreams. I hope you are okay - I was thinking about you especially today. Much love to you my sweet friend, xoxo Pam

Marion said...

I love just the thought of Eloa. It's so poetic. Jesus wept and an angle was born. That's just freaking pure poetry, Renee!

I recognize the second picture from my deck of Goddess cards. She's beautiful! Thanks for educating us mere mortals, our Goddess. I bow to you, in awe of your vast knowledge. Your humble slave/friend. I love you! Blessings!

Jeanne said...

Ooh, I love these ancient folklore posts....

Anonymous said...

epona known as the Goddess of dreams as many times in a dream people can cross over from life to death....
can i assume that she took sheldon to dad on the park bench then ...
(always thinking of you sheldon)
and loveing you more...mom)

Ingrid Mida said...

A goddess of death and dreams....how fascinating. I think I've met her in my dreams.....

kj said...

when i die i would like to work for epona. i think i would be a good escort.

ps i love you still and always :)

Ribbon said...

when i think of you ... i think


living Angel :) xxxx

Marie S said...

I missed you and your blog!!
Love and huge hugs.
Love to Dad and Sheldon from me!

yoborobo said...

Thank you, Renee. :) Get some rest, okay? xoxoxoxox Pam

Dede said...

Beautiful...

(((HUGS)))

kj said...

aw, renee, i can just see it--kj babe the angel, looking up and down the angel aisles for her moon sister, getting my wings caught in the doorways, running toward you with the widest smile....

nollyposh said...

Oh sighhhhhhhhhh <3

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

I enjoyed hearing Eloa's story, always lovely to come and visit you and see what you have for us.
Thank you.

Hugs
Carolyn

Ruth said...

Oh, we can cross over into death in our dreams??

Woman in a Window said...

A woman born of a tear, woman of salt and water. Seems so fitting. I think I'll stay with her today. Hold hands. Let her warm me.
xo
erin

Bella Sinclair said...

You enlighten me. The story of Eloa is a beautiful one.

xoxo

Tessa said...

I had to go back to the beginning of Angels and Goddesses...how wonderful, Renee! You are a genius at posting genius posts, y'know.

Me, I know nutting...especially with regard to Celtic goddesses. This is the way I want to learn everything I don't know - Renee's simply stunning alphabetical tutorials. Perfectly perfect. Truly, it's amazing how much I do remember from your 'Dreams Sponsored by' series.

@eloh said...

As always, beautiful beautiful picture and some wonderful words to go with them. Thanks.

A Cuban In London said...

Fascinating post. I am learning so much and it is such a privilege. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.