Category Archives: Mythology and Folklore


Oshun, Aphrodite, and other goddesses whose divine domains include sexual pleasure and some form of professional-spiritual sexual services are always described as “laughter-loving”. laughter can be a powerful turn-on and so it is appropriate for a Professional Companion to have … Continue reading

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The Longest Night

“Joie to you on this Longest Night!” –A Seasonal Greeting from Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart Today is the Winter Solstice, an astronomical event that inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of religious observations. Yes, including Christmas. As a follower of Nature, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Things: Halloween Edition

As you read this, I’m on my way to Los Angeles for the holiday to attend the West Hollywood Halloween party! Very excited about this! Halloween/Samhain and El Dia de los Muertos are the holidays I enjoy the most. I … Continue reading

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Greek word for “beautiful buttocks” The Romanized version of this word is spelled with a ‘c’,┬ábut the first time I came across it was in an historical text written in Greek (which lacked a ‘c’ in their alphabet) so this … Continue reading

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Old Myths, New Myths: Humanity Explains the World

I love reading and hearing mythology and folklore. Storytelling and comprehending the larger world around us, and our part in it, is what makes humans human. That is, until we translate dog barks and cat meows to human speech, because … Continue reading

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