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Callisto, Fairest.
Alternate meanings: Most-Beautiful.
[to Whom the seventh day of August, 219, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Greek: Arcadia.
Linguistic Note: Greek orthography: kappa-alpha-lambda-lambda-iota-sigma-tau-omega, (callisto).
Description: Goddess of the moon; Ruler of the stars; She Who turns the Mill of the Universe; Ancestress of the Arcadians; Eponym of the constellation Ursa-Major.
To Whom Sacred: willow; she-bear (Her original form to Whom human sacrifice was offered); perhaps wolf; goat (sacrifice); the constellation Arktos, (ie: Ursa-major, which was also called Callisto by the Greeks); {the constellation Ursa-Minor}; {the star Polaris -- at the tail-end of Ursa-Minor}; the star Arcturus ('Gaurdian-of-the-bear'); the number 42.
Male Associates: son, Arcus by ravisher Zeus. Son, Lycaon, the Pelasgian (or She is said to be his Daughter).

Source: Ency Brit: Callisto; IGEL 396; Graves WG 179, 287, 367; Kravitz WWGRM 51, 144.
Arctos, She-Bear.
Alternate meanings: The-Bear.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Description: {Eponym of the Arctic?}.

Brauronia, Queen-of-Bears.

Geography/Culture: Greek: at Brauron (37.8n x 24e), in Attica.
Description: Goddess of wild animals; {Eponym of Brauron}.
(The institution of Her worship was intended to appease Artemis' wrath at the killing of a bear.)
To Whom Sacred: she-bear; the bear in general; the colour saffron-yellow (some say in honour of the moon).
Festivals: Artemis-Brauronia: The Arkteia bear dance, performed during Her festival by girls, who were themselves called 'bears', between five and ten years old dressed, originally in bear-skins, later, in saffron-robes -- here saffron evidently symbolizes the original bear-skins.

Source: Encyc Brit:v2 664c; Rose HGM 119.
Cecilia, Lily-of-Heaven.
Alternate meanings: Dim-Sighted, Blind, Musical.

Geography/Culture: Roman: Christian. She was made a saint in 545 CE.
Linguistic Note: I find Lily-of-Heaven in WEMS without an etymology, described as 'an ancient title of the Goddess'. Dont know where I found Musical, it would seem to be after the fact. For Blind and Dim-Sighted, see Sighle-na-Gcioch Linguistic Note, Blind-One-of-the-Breasts
Description: Matroness of musicians and the blind.
Compiler's Note: The hagiology of the Catholic Saint Cecilia is scant. Her association with music is based on a passing notice in her legend that she praised God with both instrumental and vocal music. Her association with blindness comes from an etymology which derives her name from Latin caecus, 'blind, dim-sighted'. I have found a definition of Her name as 'Musical', but without any etymology to back it up this appears to be after the fact.
Invocations, Pleas, Hymns and Other Homage to HER: Cecilia.
To Whom Sacred: the pipe-organ, and other instruments.
Festival: Nov 22.

Source: 4000NYB 19; NABNB 61; Walker WEMS 157; Encyc Brit.
Cyllene, {Rolling-Queen}.
Alternate meanings: Crooked-Queen, The-Curved-Queen.

Geography/Culture: Greek: Arcadia, especially Mount Cyllene.
Linguistic Note: Perhaps from kappa-upsilon-lambda-iota-nu-delta-omega, (külindo), 'to roll, roll along' or 'down'. 2. 'To be whirled round on a wheel'. 3. 'to roam to an fro, wander about'. 4. of time, 'to roll by'. Robert Graves derives Her name from Cylle-Ana, 'the curved', or 'crooked Queen'. Related English word: Cylinder (kappa-upsilon-lambda-iota-nu-delta-rho-omicron-sigma, (kylindros), 'a roller, cylinder').
Description: Goddess of the moon; Nymph and Eponym of Mount Cyllene.
To Whom Sacred: torch; crescent.
Male Associate: She was the nurse of Hermes.

Source: Graves GMv2 index; Kravitz WWGRM 51, 72.
printed July 1990; worked on: August, July, May 1995; August (and x-refs checked & in -CYCDEX.DOC) 1991; December 1990.
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