Metal Gaia is on fire today with her posts. This one is well written and well researched with great links. Being a Shaivite i have always been fascinated with the Hijras. In old Khmer Cambodia and in Thailand once a year a woman who was possessed by the Queen of the Naginis (serpent deities) would wait on the top of a temple for the new king to spend the night with her to prove his worthiness to be king for that year. In her post MG says “I bet most our current politicians wouldn’t be able to find the clitoris with a GPS.” LOL. Hell i don’t even need to blog today as i am reblogging a lot of your posts, so thanks!
One word that I’ve recently seen pop up in the Pagan Blogosphere is “God Spouse.” It means exactly what it sounds like: a person who marries a God. Is it possible to marry a God? Does the Honeymoon take place on Mount Olympus? And can you imagine an episode of “Trading Spouses” with this theme? But anyways, I digress. My quest to find more information on this phenomenon was limited, but I’ll try to cover the basics. I’m guessing that the amount of information on “God Spouses” is sparse because of how new the term is.
Yet while the term is new, the concept is as old as ancient history. In ancient primeval rites, there was the idea of enacting a sex act with a God or Goddess. There were also priests who stayed celibate and devoted their lives instead to the worship of a particular deity. This practice has…
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