- Religion and Philosophy
Pagan/Wiccan Gods & Goddesses: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Who is Our Lady of Guadalupe?
When many people think of Pagan deities, Our Lady of Guadalupe generally does not come to mind. Usually what comes to mind when someone thinks of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Catholicism. However, for many Latino Pagans, the Lady can have profound profound effect on their lives.
For Latinos, becoming Pagan can be full of trials and tribulations. Many Latinos come from strong Catholic or Christian backgrounds. The easiest way for Latinos to become Pagan is for them to still hold on to a little bit of their past. Our Lady of Guadalupe provides this comfort zone for them.
Our Lady of Guadalupe originated in the Tepeyac desert, near Mexico City. An Aztec peasant who had recently converted to Catholicism claimed to witness a vision of a virgin woman. She requested that he build a church in the spot that she had appeared. Juan Diego, the peasant, informed his Bishop of what he saw. The bishop demanded proof before he would allow the construction of a church.
Juan Diego went back to where he saw the virgin and she reappeared. He told her what the bishop had said and asked for her help. She in turn told him to go to a particular mountain and pick the roses that grew there and take them back to the bishop as proof. Roses were an uncommon thing to find in Mexico, especially in that area. Juan Diego picked the roses, wrapped them in his poncho, and returned to the bishop. When he began to unravel his poncho to reveal the roses, an image of the virgin was imprinted on the spot where the roses had been.
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Pagan Worship of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady has a strong connection with artists and painters due to that being a very popular venue in which she is portrayed.
She is sometimes portrayed as being pregnant, or is often sought after by pregnant women. If you are pregnant and seeking a goddess to guide you through your pregnancy, inquire upon Our Lady and ask for her guidance.
A great way to incooperate Our Lady into your life is to place a picture of her upon your altar and perhaps some roses or rose oil. Roses are highly favored by Our Lady and are a great item to incooperate into your altar worship.