God’s Fingers at Dawn
Sorry, this post should have been published a couple of weeks ago.
A couple of weeks ago before the cold weather arrived, the weather forcaster on the breakfast news, was stood on top of a London office block. The view was something like this.
Rays Over London by Will Pearson
As they explained that this was Crepuscular rays or God’s Fingers.
Crepuscular rays are rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from the point in the sky where the sun is located.
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crepuscular_rays
The thought of Dea the supernal Sun’s Holy Fingers reaching down to us on Earth enchanted me.
Here is a mountain scene of Dea’s Fingers, more in harmony with my Father’s family from the mountains.
Gods Fingers Dawn over Helvellyn
“Eos of the rose fingers” (”Ῥοδοδάκτυλος Ἠώς”, Rhododaktylos Ēōs, as Homer used to call her), was the ancient Greek goddess of dawn.
She rose each morning from her home at the edge of the Oceanus…
Eos in her chariot flying over the sea, red-figure krater from South Italy, 430–420 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen
Canticle of Dea Filia
(from Madrian sources):
Daughter of Light, that reigns as Queen of Heaven,
all praise and honor we joyfully give unto You.
Give us to learn that You are by us in every act we make.
Teach us obedience and humility and joy of heart that comes of self-forgetting.
Help us to be clear mirrors of Your Love; reflecting all the beauty of the world;
for beauty is the echo of Eternity.
Fix our hearts on the Eternal and let us not be turned from You by transient things.
Rescue us from the hands of darkness that we may serve You with all our being,
here and in Your bright Eternity.
(Adapted from the original Madrian by ArchMatrona Georgia)