Sacred Month of Ourania 3rd October – October 30th
This is a Clan Jana named month.
Ourania (“Cosmic” or “Heavenly”)
in this case meaning Cosmic Order
Ourania, in Greek mythology, was the muse of astronomy, astrology and celestial forces. The name comes from the Greek word ouranios which means heavenly as in the cosmos.
Aphrodite’s title of Ourania, the Heavenly, corresponds to Astarte’s as Queen of Heaven, and various aspects of her cult, such as the use of incense-altars and dove-sacrifices…
The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. Rose’s Handbook of Greek
by Robin Hard
The Madrian1&2 named this month Hathor
The following is an article which indicates how Dea, in her manifestation as Hathor is connected to both the upper word of light and life and the nether world of darkness and death. Hathor (Greek) Het-Hert (Egyptian) [from het-hert the house above] One of the oldest known Egyptian deities. Het-Hert refers to the sky or heaven, known by the Greeks as Hathor. Originally, Hathor was a cosmic goddess, mother of light — the production of which was considered the opening act in cosmogony, producer of the twin deities Shu and Tefnut (the sky and the moisture of the sky).
Later she was regarded as the great Mother, bringing forth all the other deities — Mother
Nature personified. She has been associated with all the goddesses of Egypt, partaking of all their attributes; but her principal title was Lady of Amentet (the Holy Land or underworld).
The Greeks identified Hathor with Aphrodite, for she was the patron deity of beauty and joy in life, of artists and their creative work as was the celestial and earthly Venus. Her chief position, however, was goddess of the Underworld, providing the deceased with food and drink.
Astronomically she was associated with the star Sept (Sothis or Sirius), which rose heliacally on the first day of the Egyptian New Year. Hathor was closely connected with Neith (at Sais), and in Ptolemaic times with Nekhebet, Uatchet, and Bast. “Hathor is the infernal Isis, the goddess pre-eminently of the West or the nether world” (SD 1:400). Yet this was but the lower aspect of Hathor, Neith, and Isis. Neith, or the celestial Hathor, was one of the most spiritual, recondite, and abstract of all the deities of the Egyptian pantheon, in this sense the celestial womb of light, out of which came in hierarchical procession the world or the cosmos and all in and of it.
October is a month known for its “bright blue weather” when the skies are clear and the sun shines brightly. By the end of October the weather is turning very cold. In the Celtic Calendar, the season of light, Summer aka Samon is coming to and end and the season of darkness, Winter aka Gamon is about to begin.
More thoughts of the month
I have researched the names of the 8th month of the Deanic calendar and concluded the
following: The 8th month begins on 03 October and ends on 30 October It is called “The Golden Month” because: The month of October is called “the Golden Month” in art, poetry and song in recognition of the fact that, in the Northern Hemisphere, Mother Nature turns the leaves on many trees to golden yellow during this season of the year. It is called “The Month of Hathor” because: The Egyptian festival dedicated to the goddess Hathor was celebrated on 03 October
Hathor’s sacred menat necklace details the heavy semi-circular pectoral that hung from four sistra pendants. Chains attached to these pendants linked the necklace with its counterweight that hung down the back of the wearer. Dendara, Egypt.
The month named as Hathor being the Rosary month (prayer knots or beads).
I discovered why an Egyptian Solar goddess is associated with beads –
Hathor is associated with two objects in particular: the rattle or sistrum and the menit, a
necklace of turquoise beads with an elaborate counterpoise.
From the Old English “gebed,” meaning, “prayer.”
The Madrians decided that with the evenings becoming darker, and activity centering around the fireplace, that the Roman Catholic Rosary Month could be integrated spiritually. This month became dedicated to learning prayer beads or a knotted string or improving a person’s meditation upon them.
There were 2 groups of Madrians, 1 the publicity seeking, lesbian separatists and 2 the more secretive gendar inclusive group from which Clan Jana originates. So in future I will number the source Madrian1 and Madrian2.