When Aphrodite was born from the sea-foam's she was greeted by the twin loves Eros and Himeros. Some say Aphrodite was born pregnant with the twins and birthed them as soon as she was born. The pair remained her constant companions acting as agents of her divine power. Himeros was depicted as winged youth or child.
The Five Sexual Goddesses: Return to the Serpent Power
HIMEROS - Greek God of Sexual Desire
The goddesses come to us from every culture and from every period of history and with them they bring their stories and their myths and these have always served to explain how the world came into being through creation stories and then they describe the personality traits of the players within that world. When we look at the Goddesses of Sacred Sex we find those representations of femininity that utilise sexuality as a main aspect of their archetype. The following four that I have chosen — Aphrodite, Inanna, Magdalene and Lillith — are not only all sexual goddesses, but they access aspects of the sacred within their archetypal stories. In healing post patriarchal and Christian suppression of women and their sexuality, I turn to a world that existed before both, and call the sleeping goddesses of the past into the present to once again tell their stories and share their myths. It is in these archetypes that have always existed, that women can once again find a way to heal their sexuality, whether that be through exploring the shadow or remembering lifetimes when they mediated as sacred sexual priestesses.
Girls Gone Wild: World Mythology’s Most Sexualized, Crazed, and Furiously Violent Goddesses
Thousands of years ago, and for a timeless time before, the Goddess was worshiped around the earth…the Goddess and her serpent power…. This is the serpent power we all walk the earth with now, but rarely know the power of. Her power has been covered by layers of stone and dust, the greatest buried treasure ever to be known …and we will know that power in our bodies, and thus restore the place of the feminine on our planet, and in our lives….
Artwork By Lalonie Davis. The Positions of the Sex Deities. Tara Hempstead. February 9 th The spiritual nature of sex combined with our earthly limitations brings a fruitful history of sex deities across time and cultures.