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Thank Artemis for the Light

Here's another example showing how many of our well-known traditions originate from our early goddess cultures. In this case, the candles on our birthday cakes! Who knew that the idea about a 'birthday cake' came from ancient Rome?

The story goes, that is was the cult of Artemis who came up with the idea to put real lit candles on their birthday cakes as a way of honoring their goddess.

The lit candles were a symbol of the shining moon - one of Artemis symbols. Artemis is one of the Goddesses who originates from Cybele; The Mother of Gods, Born of Oneness, whom I have written about in an earlier post.

So next time to serve a birthday cake with lit candles in it, think of how old this tradition goes back. And that today, it still brings joy, love and togetherness on special occations.

xo Louise

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