Monday, 2 November 2009

H = Angels And Goddesses


















Harahel is the radiant angel who protects libraries, archives, schools and universities. Harahel opens our minds and hearts to new ideas while inspiring us to use our knowledge in life-affirming ways.

Harahel is a guiding spirit who teaches us that knowledge is useless without wisdom. Harahel encourages true wisdom and through that wisdom we are to generate kindness and love. Harahel is an intellectual who is always busy in the great library of Heaven.




















Hygieia is the Greek Goddess of health and cleanliness. She is the daughter of Asclepius who is the God of medicine and healing and was a companion of the Goddess Aprhodite. Her sisters were Panakeia (All-Cure) and Iaso (Remedy).

Hygieia is usually shown holding a snake which drinks from a cup that she also holds. The snake is depicted as a symbol of healing and rejuvenation in this case, as the snake sheds its skin, so too can the human body shed disease only to survive it.

Hygieia is the source of the word ‘hygiene.’ Although she is the goddess of physical health she is also a protectress of mental health.

Hygieia became extremely important after the sufferings of the plague had directed special attention to sanitary matters.

*artwork of Harahel by my very dear friend Julie-Ann Bowden http://heavenleighart.blogspot.com/

*artwork of Hygieia by Gustav Klimt

56 comments:

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Love your post on "H". Harahel is my favorite since I am prone to like libraries & universities.... "inspiring us to use our knowledge in life-affirming ways"... great line. :-} Lizzy

Deborah said...

Good Morning Lovee. Jacquie has been on my mind a lot, and therefore in my prayers even more. Would you please gently gather her in your arms and whisper to her that I love her more than I ever thought possible to love a soul I have never met... **blows kisses** Deb

studio lolo said...

Wonderful angels to have in our lives.
I love the contrast of Julie's sweet contemporary angel to that of Gustav's.

Happy Monday raven sister.

I wish you a gentle day ;)

xoxoxo
Lolo

Ces said...

These two are my best friends! Thank you for the comment and my dear, you are welcome! I wish I can do more and I will try. Tsup!

pRiyA said...

i like that first picture. friendly angel :-)

yoborobo said...

I love both of these. I didn't know about Harahel, but she is now dear to my heart, as I am a book-lover. I love to think there is a heavenly library! :) And it's nice that the snake finally got a decent role, after being portrayed as evil so many times. I like that visual of shedding the skin of disease. Beautiful artwork, Renee! Much love to you, my dear friend. xoxoxo Pam

glorv1 said...

I like both of them and their meanings. I hope you have a great day and wish you well. Take care.

Michael Rivers said...

I have never heard of her. Very interesting. Love the artwork.

Sarah said...

Oh wonderful every week!! Two I didn't know...I love the second painting!! Amazing!! How are ya hon?? Fighting off the ickys here..sigh. Love you, Sarah

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Renee: What an interesting and informative post. Love the Klimt painting of her. Thank you.

Doris Sturm said...

Thank you! That was very informative to me. Now I know where the snake in the doctor's symbol comes from...it all makes sense.

Harahel must be my constant companion too, because I love learning new things every day. If I can't feed my mind, I get bored or numb.

I hope you're doing well today!
Love,
Doris :-)

Ces said...

You know what sets you apart from the rest? Your concern for others. I know you make light of the fact that we shower you with attention and you play along but deep down you really are concerned for others. You also have this egalitarian attitude, you are very accepting of everyone and you are very compassionate without undermining yourself...and you make everyone feel important.

lakeviewer said...

I'm inspired every time I come here. Now, I'm adding two more gracious women/angel/goddess to my list of must know. Love it.

Manon Doyle said...

Hello sweet Renee!!
Love both of these! Funny... I was thinking about archangel Michael this morning. You've got me thinking about angels lately.
The Klimt painting is fabulous!

Have a great day Renee!!

manon
xoxoxo

Annie said...

Love the art! Sending you love and kisses and hugs for the week. xoxo

Ces said...

I won't lie. It hurts sometimes when I overdo it, but I try not to overdo it. Last night I wore the splint. Drawing taxes my wrists but it sure makes my heart soar especially if I am drawing for people I love. Is the wrist pain worth that much? My heart and my mind say so.

pRiyA said...

just wanted to share this with you when i came across this:
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article6896061.ece

it is so true isn't it?
:-)

secret agent woman said...

Well then, looks like Hygieia is my goddess!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Harahel is my kind of angel! Thanks for enlightening me! And with the H1N1 virus floating around these days, we all really need Hygiea's protection now!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I LOVE this: 'knowledge is useless without wisdom'!! How very true!
So nice to see Julie-ann's work too!
Hope you had oodles of fun and candy over the weekend :)
Love, Darla

deepazartz said...

A deeply interesting post to me as I am very new to what is being mentioned here.
I loved the idea and the myth behind it. So has the artwork entirely captivated me. I love Harahel more. I donno why, maybe coz the art and mayb coz I love books and libraries:)

Great post, Renee!

@eloh said...

A message of hope.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hygieia, Panakeia..... You are educating me on the origin of words, and I find it all so fascinating. Me thinks you have a bit of Harahel's spirit in you. Gorgeous art, as well.

Yes, tell Ces to take it easy with her wrists! If she doesn't listen to me, she will listen to you.

Shaista said...

Dear Renee, thankyou so much for reading me and commenting. I am sorry to hear your daughter has Lupus too. Does she blog? She must be very inspired by such a mother as yourself.
Such a fascinating post. Knowledge without wisdom, yes, like love without compassion or understanding. Both are essential. Happy to have you as one of my teachers :)
Do you ever read 'Life at Willow Manor'? I think you may enjoy her posts.

~Babs said...

Always something to learn here. I knew of neither, although I am familiar with the Klimt painting.
Thanks Renee,I hope it's a sunny day in your world.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so into both these angels and love, particularly, the print that your friend made of the angel Harahel. I'd love to go to a heaven that was a great bit library.

Sarah said...

I love these two-both very important! Lovely artwork too!
xx

Baino said...

Hmm . . she looks just like a librarian! I love the Klimpt painting though. They're all so serene.

TheChicGeek said...

Renee, I love these posts of yours. You teach us such interesting things and give us so much inspiration and wisdom in your words. I love Harahel...there is something very simple and sweet in her painting. So pretty :)
Love to You, Renee :)
Kelly

Sophia said...

I really liked this post on "H" and getting to learn something new. Hope you had a good weekend, and may you have a blessed week.

Hugs!

Ces said...

Now you got Bella worried. Everything is fine. I am happy drawing for you and her and I promise no wrists or hands are going to be damaged. Thank you.

Angela Recada said...

A beautiful post, dear Renee. I love these posts in a series. You always give us so much wonderful information.

These are two of my favorite artists, too, especially our dear Julie.

Hugs and love,
xoxoxo
Angela

zoe said...

lovely paintings! i never knew of harahel, a new one for me, and a real goody! thanks! :)

America Alcala said...

I love to learn about mythology and angels... wonderful post! :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love these new to me angels! Harahel is my favourite - I love to hang out in libraries too:)

Ces said...

Ooooh! I am spreading my ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ all over the place!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Thank you Renee, for sharing this painting with your angel messages. There are so many angels of the light. All the good energy and love. In this you are sharing God's love and his pure heart! Thank you for letting this angel stay with this post. She will keep a watch and love sharing your beautiful heart here!
God bless you Renee!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dear Renee,

You are always so inspirational and full of knowledge.
I love when I come here and learn so much from you, thank you. Great Art work.

Also many thanks for taking the time in your busy life and saying hi to Victoria, she was happy to hear from you.

Hugs
Carolyn

Deborah said...

Renee, I taught Ces how to ♥ and I ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ YOU TOO!

Ingrid Mida said...

Who knew that there was a goddess of libraries!! I'll have to tell my mother because she was a librarian! I so enjoy these posts Renee. We could all use a little bit more protection from goddesses.

Marie S said...

Harahel bring me your knowledge, and inspire me.
Make me instrument of knowledge with wisdom for kindness and love.
Hygieia cleanse my heart, my mind, and my soul of pain and loss.
Rejuvenate me!!!
Nice post and information my love.
love and huge hugs.

Mim said...

I love Hygeia

Silke said...

Oh, Harahel is my kind of angel! I love reading about him after spending a good part of my day organizing our huge book shelf and looking at all the wonderful books I have read and have yet to read.

And Hygieia I sort of make do with. I know she's important, but I'd rather be reading...

Hope you and your family are doing well! Love, Silke

P.S. Wonderful to see Julie-Ann's artwork!

Melody Sage said...

Lovely post! I love angel lore, and I had never heard of Harahel. The Klimt painting is one of my favorites of his:)~Melody

TERI REES WANG said...

Always good to know who could be looking out for us, should we need to make that call.

Be well....be smart and stay clean. ;P

yoborobo said...

Just stopping by to say goodnight! I've been too too busy lately with stuff. Need time to slow down. :) I'm thinking of you. You and Jacquie are in my prayers, tonight and always. xoxo Pam

Fresh Mommy said...

All things I didn't know, thanks for sharing! :)

Inner Toddler said...

just stopped by to say hi Renee. thanks for the inspiration...xox

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! you always teach me something new Renee!!! and I love that....I hope you're having a great start to the week....

I will be hosting some weekly giveaways so pop by and tell all your friends too!!!

Hugs
Diana

ToM KiDDo said...

Amazing :)

I have a great interest in mythology..

I love it <3

A Cuban In London said...

As usual, a learning curve for me. I am enjoying these Angels and Goddesses section. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Love both of these.
I hope these two and all their friends are wrapping their arms around you!

Ribbon said...

I think that you may have to be an angel to recognise other angels :)

love to you beautiful Renee

xx Ribbon

shelly said...

i'm in love with this series...xoxo

Daria said...

Hi Renee, love the first picture ... hope you are well.

BT said...

What an informative and interesting post Renee, with two very different but equally beautiful paintings too. ~hugs~