Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC

Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC

File:Burney Relief owl and lion.,detail Babylonian relief,1800  BC

File:Burney Relief owl and lion.,detail Babylonian relief,1800 BC

The 'Queen of the Night' Relief -   Old Babylonian, 1800-1750 BC From southern Iraq

The 'Queen of the Night' Relief - Old Babylonian, 1800-1750 BC From southern Iraq

The Townley Vase is a large Roman marble vase of the 2nd century CE, discovered in 1773. It is carved with a deep frieze in bas-relief illustrating a Bacchanalian procession.  In the 19th century it was often imagined that Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn (1819) was inspired by the Townley Vase. Copies of the Townley Vase were made in plaster and imitation marble throughout the 19th century. Between the World Wars, table lamps modelled after the Townley Vase identified "cultured" households.

The Townley Vase is a large Roman marble vase of the 2nd century CE, discovered in 1773. It is carved with a deep frieze in bas-relief illustrating a Bacchanalian procession. In the 19th century it was often imagined that Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn (1819) was inspired by the Townley Vase. Copies of the Townley Vase were made in plaster and imitation marble throughout the 19th century. Between the World Wars, table lamps modelled after the Townley Vase identified "cultured" households.

In northern Northwest Coast mythology, Raven is the powerful figure who transforms the world. Stories tell how Raven created the land, released the people from a cockle shell and brought them fire. Raven stole the light and brought it out to light up the world. Yet Raven is a trickster---often selfish, hungry and mischievous. He changes the world only by cleverly deceiving others in his never-ending quest for food.

In northern Northwest Coast mythology, Raven is the powerful figure who transforms the world. Stories tell how Raven created the land, released the people from a cockle shell and brought them fire. Raven stole the light and brought it out to light up the world. Yet Raven is a trickster---often selfish, hungry and mischievous. He changes the world only by cleverly deceiving others in his never-ending quest for food.

Deeply connected to Goddess...    Lady of Avalon by Caroline Lir

Deeply connected to Goddess... Lady of Avalon by Caroline Lir

the Irish goddess Brigid (usually pronounced Breet) is also known by the names Brighid, Bridget, Brid, and others. Her varying identities reflect her original image as a triple goddess, but with each of her three faces differing in their gifts.

the Irish goddess Brigid (usually pronounced Breet) is also known by the names Brighid, Bridget, Brid, and others. Her varying identities reflect her original image as a triple goddess, but with each of her three faces differing in their gifts.

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