What a wonderful story of the cornucopia’s origins. I have reblogged this post, look forward to reading more on your blog. Beautiful photo examples, good research. Thank you thank you. Nightsky~ shamanicwisewoman
This season of the season of harvest, I’m going to take a page from my ancestors and craft a little old-fashioned cornucopia magic. Because if “gratitude attitude” is the key to prosperity nothing says it better than the ole’ horn of plenty. Spilling with fruits, grains, gourds and flowers, this beloved emblem of earthly abundance, pleasure, healing and good fortune has been presiding over harvest festivals, feasts and revelry – since time immemorial.
Today it still adorns Thanksgiving tables, but we’ve forgotten that for our ancestors it was once a revered ritual object symbolizing the unlimited procreative powers of mother nature. And as such it was held high by fertility and harvest goddesses such Fortuna, Ceres, Demeter, Abundantia and Flora, who brought forth growth and plant life.
Linked to medieval legends of the Holy Grail, the mystical chalice that returned green to the wasteland, it the source of life itself. In…
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