The Greek Goddess Sophia
Who Is She?
Sophia is a Greek Goddess that unblocks and inspires creativity among people. She brings them to those who seek it. Greek Christians believed that Sophia entered Mary's body to conceive Jesus.
Sophia In The Bible
This Goddess is actually mentioned in Biblical references. Within Proverbs chapter one verse 20 Sophia or Wisdom as she is often called is depicted as a woman crying with in the streets. In 1 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 24 she is mentioned again by Paul who uses her to describe Christ.
I find it interesting that indeed a Goddess is brought up in the Bible. Though people would deny this as they do any Pagan ties that Christianity has. This is why I support both beliefs and now consider myself to be Christo Pagan.
Sophia is often depicted as a red winged woman who wears a red gown as well. She is said to be righteous, wise, loving and always willing to communicate. She is also protective and very giving and truthful.
Her image is often showed in different ways though, so she is not always seen as being a red winged woman. Other ways she is depicted is a hag, a black goddess, the queen of heaven and an aged woman. She is sometimes seen as being a wife, a sister and a mother.
Linked To Other Goddesses
This Goddess' original origin is kind of unknown. As she is seen not only in Greek mythology but many other cultures. Though often known by different names. Sophia is her Greek name. Sophia has been linked to several different Goddesses however. She's been linked to Isis, Lilith, Hecate, Spider Grandmother, Ishtar and Sekmet. Others she has been connected with are Persephone, Hera, Maat, Eve, Virgin Mary, Juno and Demeter.
The she is celebrated the most is on November 28. This is the day that festivals are held and she even has a personal shrine in Istanbul. Many Russians will celebrate her because they hold a double faith, a mixture of Paganism as well as Christianity, which can be known as Christo-Paganism.
She is symbolized in many symbols. The most known are the crescent moon, stars, a cup, a tree, and even a dove. My favorite symbol of all time has always been the crescent moon, that's why I choose to be called that. Strange how I was always drawn to it before I even got involved in my current beliefs to discover that one of Sophia's symbols include the crescent moon. Maybe that's why I am connected to her the most.
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