Aradia, the Dianic Goddess Statue
By Abby Willowroot
Strong, lovely and charismatic, Aradia (her name is derived from Herodias, queen of witches) was the daughter of Moon Goddess Diana. She is a timeless spiritual entity, embodying Kore in her power, Aphrodite in her beauty, and Diana in her courage and love of wild places.
She was sent to Earth as prophetess of the religion of witchcraft, with the mission of protecting women from the oppression of feudalism. With her broom stave of power, her cloak of mystery, and her knowledge of every plant, she gave fright to the Inquisition.
Aradia taught women how to invoke the full moon at midnight, sprinkling salt from a red bag while asking favors of the Goddess. With quiet authority she proclaims "Never Again the Burning!" Almost hidden, you will see a small pentacle on the reverse of Aradia's cloak-hem.
She measures 8 1/2 inches tall and is made of gypsumstone, finished in antique stone color.
Image copyright 1999, Abby Willowroot