Re: [tied] Re: hearth goddess

From: Max Dashu
Message: 7921
Date: 2001-07-17

>It's plausible to connect the Third Smith to the sparks and the ore.
>Speaking of the male and female fire spirits: Were there another Female
>Hearth Goddesses besides Hestia and Vesta, or this goddess can be seen as
>Old European myth, later substituted by the IE Fire-god?

The Lithuanians had Gabija or Gabieta, the Latvians Uguns-mate.

I wouldn't call Brigid a hearth goddess but her fire attributes led to
hearth observances on her festivals.

Max Dashu