The Goddess Gift Newsletter
Supplement to the 'Create-A-Goddess' Issue
The Goddesses We Conjured Up
This Issue: Table of Contents
The 2005 'Create A Goddess' Contest
2007 Update: Some of these goddesses are going places!
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This was one of
those issues, the results of the 'Conjure Up a Goddess for
These Times' competition.
Creating so many delightful
(not to mention diverse) goddesses for our contemporary times
was a challenge for a goddess and our subscribers were
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These Goddesses Are Going Places
One of the winning entries is bound for inclusion in a book about
'found', i.e. 'discovered' goddesses.
And another, the Goddess Asphalta, written by subscriber
Katherine Stock, inspired a series of 5 wooden sculptures that have
been added to the Goddess Collection of New York City artist,
Bernette Rudolph. Visitors to the artist's Open Studio this month
got to meet the goddess....now you do too!
The Goddess Asphalta
Asphalta, born of the Sun and the pavement,
is the patroness of travelers everywhere. For those of us who
travel on the road, Asphalta provides protection and a safe
Whenever you drive anywhere, breathe a quick
petition to Asphalta for protection. She is the Goddess who
watches over loved ones who are traveling on the roads. "While
you are away from me, I pray Asphalta protect you and bring
you home safely".
Like all Earth Goddesses, litter will upset
Asphalta. If you want to keep Her happy and ensure Her
continued protection, keep a litter bag in your car and
dispose of it properly. If you see a candy wrapper on
the ground in a rest area, pick it up and put it in the trash
can. This just may keep you from getting a flat tire or
running out of gas at a most inopportune time.
Asphalta reminds us to remain focused when we drive. She
rises to meet us and bestows Her grace upon us, but if we let
our attention wander, She is the first to reprimand us.
She reminds us
to color within the lines and play nicely with those who share
the road with us.
protect you from the influence of road rage. The next time
someone cuts you off, instead of getting angry and screaming,
take a deep breath, count to ten, then say "My Lady Asphalta,
keep me calm, and protect me from harm".
Can't find a parking space? Try this simple
prayer: "My Lady Asphalta, full of grace, help me find a
Hang a small bell from your rear view mirror
as a shrine to Asphalta.
The slight tinkling of the bell pleases Her
and drives the gremlins away.
As long as there are roads,
Asphalta will protect Her children who travel upon them.
by Katherine Stock ©2007
other winning entries at: Found
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