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Pagan/Wiccan Gods & Goddesses: Aglaia
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Who is Aglaia?
Aglaia (pronounced ah-GLAY-ah) was a Greek goddess of beauty, gracefulness, charm, splendor, and glory. She, along with her two sisters, was one of the Three Graces (or Kharites) in Greek mythology. Aglaia was the daughter of Zeus and the goddess Eurynome. She was married to Hephaestus and had four children with him; Eucleia, Eupheme, Euthenia, and Philophrosyne.
The Three Graces consisted of Aglaia and her sisters Thalia and Euphrosyne. Aglaia was the youngest of the three. Together they represented charm, beauty, fertility, creativity, and nature. She, along with her sisters, is seen as a young, vibrant maiden.
Sadly, there is very little information on the Three Graces or Aglaia. Most of the information was either lost or forgotten. Despite this, Aglaia can still be revered by anyone seeking her as their patron goddess.
Symbols Associated with Aglaia
Little is known about the goddess and what represents her, but here are a few things that are believed to be associated with her.
- The Harvest
- Sisterly Love
Pagan Worship of Agalia
Aglaia can be revered as a Triple Goddess, along with her sisters. She is an excellent goddess for pregnant women, someone seeking grace and charm, or someone who is trying to find their inner beauty.
The goddess is believed to have a strong connection with nature and the beauty of nature. One way you can honor her is to go for a walk and observe the beauty of the outdoors. Another way is to plant a rose garden. The goddess is associated with roses and gardening. If you wish to include her in your altar, place a rose on the altar as a symbol of her.
Try to connect with the goddess is some way; meditation, spirit walks, etc. She will guide you and express to you what it is that she represents and how you can revere her.
A Mosaic of the Three Graces
My Hubs on Pagan Deities
- Pagan Deities: Thor, God of Thunder
An introductory hub on the Norse god Thor. In this hub you can find basic information on the god, symbols associated with him, and how to revere him as a Pagan.
- Pagan Deities: Gaia, the Earth Mother
This hub introduces Gaia, the Earth Mother. In this hub I cover who she is, symbols associated with her, and how Pagans and Wiccans can set out connecting with the goddess.