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    Perspectives on the Male Divine

    Lono, Lord of the Makahiki In the Beginning According to Hawaiian mythology, in the beginning, there was Po.  Po was an empty abyss in which dwelled Keawe, the creator.  Keawe manifested himself as male and female, Kane, the son, and Na Wahine, the daughter.  Kane and Na Wahine coupled and produced three sons, principal deities of Hawaii.  Included in the royal family were Na Wahine, Kane Kanaloa, Ku, and Lono.[1] Responsibilities of Lono Keawe named Lono god of wisdom and the sun.[2]  Lono was given dominion over agriculture and fertility.[3]  In this aspect, He initiated growth of all green things on earth and presided over native, herbal medicines.  Lono revitalizes…

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    Perspectives on the Male Divine

    Child of the Sun     In the Northern Hemisphere, the temperature is rising.  As the days become warmer, many of us begin to revert to the practices of the ancients.  We once again become sun-worshippers.  We lather pleasant smelling lotions on our skins and offer ourselves up to the Sun God.  We bask in His glory and offer Him outrageous acts of worship (waterskiing, anyone?).  As our skin begins to darken, we come to resemble desert peoples so, I offer one of the desert’s greatest Sun Gods, Horus. Background and History The history of Horus, the Great Falcon, is jumbled to say the least.  The name we call him…

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    Perspectives on the Male Divine

    Warrior of Fire Warrior of Fire, Thunder, and Lightning April showers bring May flowers.  The beginning of spring is typically a time of rain and rising temperatures.  What better way to recognize the onset of the season than to introduce a God associated with thunderstorms, passion, and fire?  I give to you, Orisha Chango. Chango has been said to have incarnated into human form in West Africa many hundreds of years ago.  He ruled the Yoruba’s Oyo Empire during the fourth dynasty.  Chango’s rule lasted for some forty years, and was so successful that he was deified after his death.[1] Chango rules fire, thunder, sensuality, and power.   He ensures victory…