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Friday, January 13, 2017

Venus and the Wolves

A clothed Venus, how rare!   (Public Domain)
When Venus inches closer to Earth, appearing hotter and brighter than ever, ravenous canines are no doubt noticing.

Because wolves hunt intensely for food during January, that full moon is named after them.  But there are hungers, and then there are hungers.  At the sight of
lovely Venus, they howl louder than ever.

Does Venus even care? She traditionally is such a tease. Between overseeing festivals, managing cults, and tending to “love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory” (not necessarily in that order), the goddess
hardly has time for furtive furballs.

Wolves better catch her while they still can.  Rumor has it that Venus is already fleeing from their longing gaze.  


Copyright January 13, 2017 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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