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SYMBOLS OF THE GODDESS -- H...
- H, the LETTER
- H -- sacred to Crane, qv Amphictyonis.
- hands, emerging from a minature well (Hindustani) -- sacred to Hemambika, qv
- hand-clapping (Japanese) -- sacred to Amaterasu-Omikamai, who is saluted at
sun-rise with the clapping of hands.
- hare (British Celtic) -- sacred to Annis. On May-eve, there was a hare-hunt in
Her honour -- later transferred to Easter Monday.
- hare (Greek) -- sacred to Aphrodite as symbol of productivity.
- Hawk (Egyptian) -- Symbol of Horus, son of Isis.
- Hawthorn (Roman) -- sacred to Cranea.
- hazel (Celtic: Irish) -- sacred to Boann.
- heather (Celtic: Irish) -- sacred to Blodeuwed.
- heather (Syria) -- sacred to Anath.
- HEIFER, see COW
- HENNA and ROUGE
- henna and rouge (Syria) -- sacred to Anath, with which Her image was was
reddened before sacrifice.
- HERON see CRANE
- HIEROS GAMOS
- sacred-marriage ritual (Persia) -- sacred to Anahita.
- HONEY see also BEE and FOOD
- honey (Hindustan) -- sacred to Annapurna. Metaphorically food is called madhu, honey, and the individual who recognizes it as the atman figuratively partakes of it and is called "the honey-eater".
- HORNS, this should perhaps be under CROWN
- pair of horns on head (Egypt from Syria) -- sacred to Anat. She wears a white feathered crown that sometimes has a pair of horn attached at the base.
- white-horse (Celtic: Wales & Brittany) -- sacred to Rhiannon.
- horse (Egypt > Syria) -- sacred to Anat.
- horse (Greek, Thebes) -- sacred to Antiope.
- horse (post-Homeric Greek) -- sacred to Heliades.
- flayed horse (Japanese) -- sacred to Amaterasu-Omikamai (dropped through the
palace roof by Susa).
- white-horse (Persia) -- sacred to Anahita.
- horse (Syria) -- sacred to Anath.
- horse (Thrace) -- sacred to Bendis.
- mare -- sacred to Augralides
- mare -- sacred to Demeter.
- HUMAN IMPERSONATOR
- human impersonator -- sacred to Baba.
- See also SWAN.
- Hyacinth (Greek) -- grew from the blood of Hyacinthus, a beautiful youth
loved by Apollo, and killed out of jealousy by Zephyrus.
- The English bluebell is a wild hyacinth, so the reference to "hyacinth"
colored may mean blue, if the Greek hyacinth is the same species.
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