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- CAKES, and see Barley[?c:\gds\symbols\b]
- cakes (Syria): sacred to ANATH, made in Her image.
- European folk-belief held the cat to be the devil.
- cat (Celtic, British): sacred to ANNIS
- cat (Celtic, continental): perhaps sacred to ARDUINA
- a type of tough-cane from Crete -- sacred to ALCMENE. It was used for
making flutes and javelins.
- The cauldron is identified with the Underworld, as the subconscious, the
abyss of mysticism, death and the womb of regeneration.
- It became symbolised as the Cup in the Tarot pack; and the Holy Grail in the
Arthurian legend. It is also symbolised as the cup which holds the element
water and signifies the west, in Wicca reituals ancient and modern.
- cauldron of inspiration, knowledge and immortality: Welsh -- sacred to
- cauldron: Irish - sacred to Dagda, and as an emblem of his brought to
Ireland by the Tuatha de Dannann.
- the Carcheia Goblet: Greek -- sacred to Alcmene (given to Her by Zeus).
- Sun Goddess association with caves may be a reference to eclipses or to
- cave -- sacred to Aega, sun Goddess, because She was hidden in a cave by Gaia.
- cave -- sacred to Amaterasu-Omikamai, sun Goddess.
- cedar (Syria): sacred to Anath.
- chariot, drawn by seven lions -- sacred to Dilbah (qv Agasaya).
- -chariot (Egypt from Syria): sacred to Anat.
- chariot, processional (Greek) -- sacred to Hera.
- children skins (Celtic: British) -- sacred to Annis.
- club (Egypt from Syria): sacred to ANAT. Which She weilds in Her left hand.
- tall plumed crown (Sudan > Egypt) -- sacred to Anuket.
- laureate crown -- sacred to Daphoine.
- cock (Japanese) -- sacred to Amaterasu-Omikamai, because they proclaim the
- the constellation Hyades (Greek, Mount Nysa) -- sacred to Hyades.
- constellation ursa-major (Greek) -- sacred to Callisto.
- constellation ursa-major (Greek) -- sacred to Helice.
- COPPER, the metal
- copper (Greek) -- sacred to Aphrodite.
- sacred to Rhpisunt.
- corn-flower (Greek) -- sacred to Demeter.
- CORN, see MAIZE
- Originated as a goat-horn, one of Amalthea's, broken off by Zeus which
became a symbol of plenty.
- cornucopia - sacred to Annona.
- cornucopia (Roman & Celtic Europe) - sacred to Habondia.
- cow (Egypt) - sacred to Hathor 122.
- cow (Greek, Thebes) -- sacred to Antiope. qv also DANCE, erotic gad-fly.
- cow (Norse) -- sacred to Authumla.
- heifer (Syria) -- sacred to ANATH, in which shape She had intercourse with
- also called Mayflower, Key-of-Heaven
- Europe. A legendary plant of the harbaliests, with a long history of use. Norse mythology dedicated it to the Goddess Freya, and it was held to be the entrance to Her treasure palace [hence perhaps, the name key of heaven}. The flowers are sedative and when made into cowslip wine are a folk remedy for insomnia, giddiness and nervous troubles.Source: 1995 ECS
- crane (or heron) (Hindustani) -- sacred to Bagala.
- Crocodile -- sacred to Neith and to her son Sebek 122. Probably as a symbol
of the Nile.
- crow, albino (Celtic: Welsh) -- sacred to Branwen.
- cuckoo (Crete) -- sacred to Antheia - symbol of spring.
- anathema Maranatha (Syria) -- sacred to Anath, Her death curse pronounced
over any sacrificial victim.
- cuttle-fish (Greek) -- sacred to Aphrodite.
- Resurrection symbol in the Mediterranean. Tree of sunday. Ever-green
substitute for the HAWTHORN.
- cypress (Greek) -- sacred to Crane, qv Amphictyonis.
- cypress (Greek) -- sacred to Aphrodite.
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