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The Spider Woman, sometimes referred to as The Spider Grandmother, is portrayed in Native American myth as the Mother who created all life. The woman who sits in the middle of the universe spinning her web connecting all living life to each other. She was honored in tribes such as the Navajo and the Hopi Indians.

Raven is the culture hero of the Northwest Coast and Alaskan Athabaskan tribes. He is a revered and benevolent transformer god who helps the people and shapes their world for them.

Gyhldeptis was a Native American Goddess. She is known as a coastal forest Goddess with long hair whose name means “Lady Hanging Hair” representing the long moss hanging from the cedar trees. She is protector of the forest and its creatures as well as the people who worship her, she is also seen as the spirit of the trees. Gyhldeptis helps us in times of stress and chaos. She assists in calming us and brings us back to our center.

Grandmother Earth by Susan Seddon Boulet #goddesses #art Susan Seddon Boulet (1941-1997) @ www.turningpointgallery.com More Susan Boulet @ http://groups.google.com/group/FantasyMagie & http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fantasy_forum & http://groups.yahoo.com/group/A1-Fantasy-Art https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Seddon-boulet/47280994189

Once upon a time, When women were birds, There was the simple understanding That to sing at dawn And to sing at dusk Was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, That the world is meant to be celebrated. ~ Terry Tempest Williams Art © David Joaquin Rivers in the Ocean

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