Goat is a capricious (from the Latin capra , goat) animal, given to sudden leaps, and addicted to heights. Male or female, Goat is a simple of fertility, virility and abundance. Cornucopias began as goat horns. Once worshiped in their own right or as companions to the gods ( Aphrodite, Thor, Khnum, Dionysus and of course, Pan) they were creatures of sacrifice from earliest times on. To this day in Sicily every hamlet owns the biggest, rankest, most long-bearded Billy goat they can find, to act as a lightning rod for misfortune, protecting the village from all kinds of vagrant ills. The scapegoat is a common figure in mythology and the word remains firmly entrenched in English language and culture. They carry mixed symbolic memories of unbridled lust, devil-worship, witch craft and cleverness, agility , resourcefulness and sustenance. Today, their world-wide domestication, and ability to survive on the sparsest forage has contributed greatly to the rapid desertification of huge areas of land.
Prompt for Kitchen Sync – July18, 2019
A crystal is a substance in which the constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are packed in a regularly ordered, repeating three-dimensional pattern. Often the interior arrangement of the crystal determines its outer appearance, forming the facets, angles and colors that make it so beautiful to our eyes. Their ordered lattices also invest them with many strange properties, making crystals invaluable to a variety of technologies. These same properties make them the subject of several alternative healing systems. Throughout time and in many diverse cultures, including our own, crystals have long been associated with light, clarity, purity magic, healing, wealth and status.