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DAISY
Daisy: any of a number of different plants of several families that produce flat flower heads surrounded by a radiating row of white petals. From Old English daeseage 'day's eye'.
daisy - made sacred to Amaterasu-Omikamai, sun Goddess, because the 'day's eye' is a poetic name for the sun.
DANCE
erotic gadfly dance (Greek, Thebes): sacred to Dirce and Antiope qv. A dance in which performers behave like heifers in heat.
the hora, round dance - sacred to Horai.
DELPHINIUM delphinium (Holladay Paganism) -- made sacred to Delphine because of its name.
DEW
dew (Syria): sacred to Anath, in which She bathes before intercourse with Baal. She sprinkles the earth with dew which is the 'fat of the earth'. NLEM/76.
DIRECTIONS
north and east -- sacred to Diksa.
DNA CODE
[the DNA code] (Etruscan, Roman): sacred to Angerona.
DOG
European folk symbol of faithfulness, often appearing in this sense at the feet of women in tomb brass-engravings and sculpture, but it's association with women is much older.
In Christian symbolism, deriving from the function of the sheep-dog it becomes an allegroy of the priest guarding and guiding his flock.
Hebraic and Muhammadan folk belief: dogs howl before a death because they are able to see the Angel of Death going about his mission.
dogs (Greek): sacred to the Erinyes, in which form they sometimes manifest themselves.
dog (Babylonia, Assyria) -- sacred to Gula.
white bitch (Greek) -- sacred to Amphictyonis. This bitch littered a stick which, when planted grew into a vine.
dog (Norse) -- sacred to Hel.
greyhound (Norse in Britain) -- sacred to Goda.
hunting dog (Roman) -- sacred to Diana as a night huntress.
dog (Syria) -- sacred to Anath. She sets Her dogs on Mot's flocks.
dog (Thrace) -- sacred to Hecate.
DOLLS or FIGURINES
maniae (Roman): sacred to Mania. Grotesqe figurines which represented the dead.
woollen dolls (Roman): sacred to Mania. They were hung on doors in honour of the Lares. Also called maniae.
DOLPHIN
dolphin (Holladay Paganism) -- made sacred to Britomartis because it seems reasonable.
DOVE
Dove: Slavic folk belief -- at death the soul turns into a dove.
In Christian symbolism -- the dove stands for the Holy Ghost, originally, of course, female.
dove (early Greek) -- sacred to Dione
dove (Greek): sacred to Alcyone.
dove (Greek): sacred to Aphrodite, as noted for lechery.
dove (Sumerian): sacred to Iahu, origin of the concept of the Holy Ghost.
dove - sacred to Derceto.
DRAGON
dragon -- sacred to Benzi-tennyo.
DIVER-BIRD
diver-bird (Greek): sacred to Alcyone into which some say She was transformed.
DUNGEON
dungeon (Greek, Thebes) -- sacred to Dirce, in which She imprisioned Antiope, perhaps signifying the dark of the moon.


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