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Note: The Following is from D.J. Conway's "Mother, Maiden and Crone"


GODDESSES

Triads involving the Gods & Goddesses are older than the Christian archetype. In the Craft, the triad is symbolized by the Maiden, Mother and Crone.


The Maiden


The Madien signifies youth, the excitement of the chase, and the newness of life and magick. In human age she would be between puberty and her twenties. She does not have a mate. Her colors are soft & light, such as white, soft pink, or light yellow.

Rituals using the Maiden:


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The Mother


The Mother stands for nurturing, caring, fertility; she is a woman in the prime of her life and at the peak of her power. She protects her own and will ensure that justice is done and done well. This woman is usually mated. In human age, she would be seen as a woman in her thirties to mid-forties. Her colors are warmer than that of the maiden, such as green, copper, red, light purple or royal blue.

Rituals using the Mother:


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The Crone


The Crone is a being of age-old wisdom. She is shrew and counsels well. She cares for the Maiden and the Mother as well as the off-spring thereof. SHe is logical and can be terrible in her vengeance. She stands at the door to the dimension of death. In human years, she is approximately 45 or older. The Crone is the Most difficult of the three to place in human age. The Crone's traditional colors are black, gray, purple, brown or midnight blue.

Rituals using the Crone:


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