|September Animal of the Month
Goats have been domesticated for thousands of years, they have
been carried and cared for across countless miles, oceans and deserts...they have been invaluable to the human race.
Nomads followed their herds as they grazed and thrived. Many tribes still use the blood of goats for protein, adding
to their food, bread, milk. Goats are the perfect sacrifical animal in every way; in other words goats have been sacrificing
for us for thousands of years and in turn we have been watching over, breeding, protecting, and consuming. A goat dream
could mean many things but always keep their history in mind when working the dream. Try to become a goat and ask yourself
the 6 Magic Questions on my tools page. For instance, I am a goat, my purpose is to find energy to consume so I may
continue to thrive and provide milk for my kidds. As a goat, I fear being preyed upon, having no food or grazing...not
able to roam freely, not having a safe or protected place to sleep...
...goat's milk is also the perfect substitute for breast milk.
"...In Sumeria, the goat often appeared with hunting goddesses or as a companion to the god Marduk.
Ba'al Gad, the Goat God of Palestine, was believed to be a redeemer of his people's sins. The Mesopotamians called the
goat the 'man-substitute', meaning it took the place of human sacrifice." Read more from Conway, HERE
Sacrifices...need to make, feeling like you have
Horns...needing protection, overly agressive?
Butting heads with someone?
Mother Archetype...dealing with mother issues?
Climbing to new heights
Serious...too serious or not serious enough?
Overeating or trying to consume too much life
without proper discernment?
Myth: Greek nature god Pan and others listed above
"[The Goat] was sacred to Dionysus, the satyrs, Faunus, and Pan, and sacrified to Artemis at the Athenian
festival Munichia. In Lybrian rites, a goat skin (aegis) was draped on the statues of Athene. Dionysus Melanaigis
("black goatskin") was honored at the festival called Apaturia. The Romans considered it an unclean animal to the priest
of Jupiter, who could not touch it.
"Norse legends tell of magickal goats, such as the two that pulled Thor's chariot. Heidrun was a nanny
goat that lived in Valhalla and supplied mead to the heroes there. Scandinavians still make a Yule goat out of straw
for the Winter Solstice; this effigy is then burned, a reminder of the ancient sacrifices."
Animal Magick, Conway