How to make a Goddess dolly
(Craft project for all Sabbats)
- Simple doll (preferably with no face), usually made out of broomlike fibers of some kind; available at craft stores
- Various clothing and adornments to fit the dolly; see below
Use the dolly to represent the Goddess and Her changing aspects all year round. Dress her according to what She is doing in the mythology of the wheel of the year. The dolly makes a great decoration and is a good everyday reminder of the Goddess's part in the God's life. Suggested dolly decorations for each season:
- Yule: Dress dolly like a new mother, with a babe in her arms. She can have mistletoe sprigs if desired.
- Imbolc: Dress dolly like a bride, with a bouquet. Give her a veil and hang nuts with white ribbons around her arms. She is waiting for the maturity of the God.
- Ostara: Keep veil to represent virginity, but give her seasonal-colored flowers or an egg.
- Beltane: Remove the veil (this is when She and the God mate for the first time) and hang more nuts on her arms for fertility. Bedeck with red and white ribbons.
- Litha: Same as Beltane, except replace the red and white ribbons with shells, fake butterflies, or other midsummer symbols, as she is a wife. If she wears a dress, use a nut to make her slightly pregnant.
- Lughnasadh: Give her seasonal fruits to hold, and drape with sunflowers. She should be more obviously pregnant.
- Mabon: She can hold pine cones and fallen leaves, and be bedecked with ivy or brown vines. She should be more obviously pregnant.
- Samhain: She can hold a broom and wear a black veil. Her husband is dead, but she is pregnant with her next future husband, just the way the Earth refertilizes itself every year and is born again to the same mother.
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