So who is The Goddess?
She is Mother Earth in three guises, Maiden, Mother and Crone.
At the beginning of the year, she is a maiden, a virgin, a new life about to start. She is innocent, but not ignorant, bound to no-one. She is associated with Spring, exploring potentials, being resourceful and open to everything without fear.
In summer-time she is the earth mother, nurturing her family, rejoicing in the abundance of life around her. She is fulfilled womanhood. She is the grain made into bread.
In autumn/winter, she is the crone or wise woman. She is exalted as the ultimate symbol of power and feminine authority. Having experienced being the maiden and mother, now she dispenses wisdom to others, assisting them in healing both body and spirit. She has insight into the world beyond life.
"The earth is our mother, we honour her always; always, always, we honour her always..."