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The Three Fates and the Day of Werde

The Three Fates hold the threads of life and destiny. In the Greek tradition they are the Moirai: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. In the Scandinavian tradition they are the Norns: Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld. In Déanic religion, the three fates are considered to be a single Janya named Werde, who has three Persons: Maia, Werde and Kala. Maia is the Spinner, Werde the Weaver and Kala the Cutter. Three of the months of the Déanic Calendar are named for these Three Persons. The Day of Werde is celebrated as part of the Mysteries of Life season. Read more about the three manifestations of Werde.

The High Feast of Easter

In the Mythos of the Divine Maid, the Maid is restored to life by the tears of her Mother and walks on the Earth bringing all nature back to life. Flowers spring up as she passes. Easter Day is also the first day of Spring and the first day of the year. You can read more in All About Easter. The association of Easter with eggs is a natural one as they represent new life at springtime, but there is also a deeper symbolism in connection with the creation of the world; in a very real sense, Easter is the re-creation of the world. See Great Dove of the Waters.

The High Feast of Easter

In the Mythos of the Divine Maid, the Maid is restored to life by the tears of her Mother and walks on the Earth bringing all nature back to life. Flowers spring up as she passes. Easter Day is also the first day of Spring and the first day of the year. You can read more in All About Easter. The association of Easter with eggs is a natural one as they represent new life at springtime, but there is also a deeper symbolism in connection with the creation of the world; in a very real sense, Easter is the re-creation of the world. See Great Dove of the Waters.

Kala and Hiatus

Now from the time when the Daughter of Heaven had passed through the first gate of Hell, a barrenness had fallen on the earth; and neither bird had sung nor any flower showed its beauty forth; nor was there joy in any heart. But when the Maid was slain upon the pillar of the world, an awful darkness fell on all the earth. And the rivers of the earth ceased to flow, but drained away into the salt sea, and the sea ceased to move, but stood still in awful stagnancy... And every growing thing began to wither from its roots.

From The Mythos of the Divine Maid

The story-beyond-time of the Maid's journey to the Dark Realm has been expressed throughout history; for some ancient examples see the article on Demeter and Persephone.

Kala and Hiatus

Now from the time when the Daughter of Heaven had passed through the first gate of Hell, a barrenness had fallen on the earth; and neither bird had sung nor any flower showed its beauty forth; nor was there joy in any heart. But when the Maid was slain upon the pillar of the world, an awful darkness fell on all the earth. And the rivers of the earth ceased to flow, but drained away into the salt sea, and the sea ceased to move, but stood still in awful stagnancy... And every growing thing began to wither from its roots.

From The Mythos of the Divine Maid

The story-beyond-time of the Maid's journey to the Dark Realm has been expressed throughout history; for some ancient examples see the article on Demeter and Persephone.

The Month of Moura

Moura is both a month and a season. It is a period of purification that precedes the sacrifice of the Daughter at Easter. Many Filianists practice small acts of renunciation in preparation. Of course, our Moura disciplines are little more than tokens, but they are important tokens that help to align our will with the Will of Dea. Our Moura disciplines are simply the enactment of willingness and surrender that allows Dea to Act in us. Read more about Moura

The Month of Moura

Moura is both a month and a season. It is a period of purification that precedes the sacrifice of the Daughter at Easter. Many Filianists practice small acts of renunciation in preparation. Of course, our Moura disciplines are little more than tokens, but they are important tokens that help to align our will with the Will of Dea. Our Moura disciplines are simply the enactment of willingness and surrender that allows Dea to Act in us. Read more about Moura

Luciad: The Feast of Lights

The Feast of Lights is the first festival of the Easter cycle and marks the Daughter's undertaking to carry the Light of the Mother into every part of manifestation, an undertaking that will lead Her to the Realm of Death. Candles represent the frail flickering Light of the Daughter, a pure divine light that nonetheless "trembles before the winds of death". They are traditionally blessed during services at this festival, and candlelight processions may be held. Read more about the Feast of Lights

Luciad: The Feast of Lights

The Feast of Lights is the first festival of the Easter cycle and marks the Daughter's undertaking to carry the Light of the Mother into every part of manifestation, an undertaking that will lead Her to the Realm of Death. Candles represent the frail flickering Light of the Daughter, a pure divine light that nonetheless "trembles before the winds of death". They are traditionally blessed during services at this festival, and candlelight processions may be held. Read more about the Feast of Lights

The Day of Sai Herthe

The Day of Sai Herthe is the festival of the home and the hearth-fire. The fiery center of the cozy fireside not only represents the heart of the home but is also symbolic of the Supernal Sun. The Sun in the Cosmos is incarnated by the hearth within the microcosm of the house just as it is by the heart within the microcosm of the body. As many of us do not have hearth-fires in our modern homes, we may choose a shrine as a focal point, and light a candle to stand for the fire. Read more about the Day of Sai Herthe

The Day of Sai Herthe

The Day of Sai Herthe is the festival of the home and the hearth-fire. The fiery center of the cozy fireside not only represents the heart of the home but is also symbolic of the Supernal Sun. The Sun in the Cosmos is incarnated by the hearth within the microcosm of the house just as it is by the heart within the microcosm of the body. As many of us do not have hearth-fires in our modern homes, we may choose a shrine as a focal point, and light a candle to stand for the fire. Read more about the Day of Sai Herthe

Tamala

Tamala, the final celebration of the Mysteries of Life season, is a three-day fire festival known as the Feast of the Dead. The festival sees the embracing of death as one part of the soul's journey toward union with the Mother, and remembrance of loved ones, telling ghost stories, and decorating with skeletons are all a part of this. Read about the inner meaning of Tamala

Tamala

Tamala, the final celebration of the Mysteries of Life season, is a three-day fire festival known as the Feast of the Dead. The festival sees the embracing of death as one part of the soul's journey toward union with the Mother, and remembrance of loved ones, telling ghost stories, and decorating with skeletons are all a part of this. Read about the inner meaning of Tamala