“Flower Queen” by MarjoleinART-Stock

“Damara’s themes are fertility, health, luck, kindness, abundance.  Her symbols are flowers and green items.  Throughout England, Damara is celebrated as being intimately connected with May and its abundant fertility for the fields, herd and home. Through this productive energy, Damara brings well-being and improved fortune throughout the month.

Children in England believe that Bringing in the May also conveys Damara’s blessings. To try this, make small floral garlands or bouquets with ribbons and leave them anonymously on doorsteps, especially at the homes of people who have given much to the community or to you. By doing so, you return some of that person’s positive energy and lay Damara’s health and luck at their feet.

This activity also opens the fishing season in England, where the garlands get cats into boats to bring a good harvest there, too! So, leave a flower anywhere you need improved abundance – in your wallet, in the pantry, at the office for abundant energy, or close to your heart for abundant love.

Finally, bring a bundle of fresh flowers into your living space today to attract Damara’s healthy energy. Gardenias, roses, violets, geraniums, or tansies are all excellent choices, being metaphysically associated with vitality.”

(Patricia Telesco, “365 Goddess: a daily guide to the magic and inspiration of the goddess”.)

“Fairie Princess Sisters” by James Yale

“Damara (pronounced “duh-MAR-uh”) is a Celtic Goddess of the British Isles, known to rule over youth, innocence, and the imagination. Damara is also recognized as Queen of the Fairies and the protector of the inner-child and children in general. She rules over maintaining their purity along with keeping their sense of wonder and faith toward the world around them.” [1]

“Garland Day, on May 13, is a holiday that is only celebrated in very few small English villages.  It is related to the Damara, Goddess of fertility who was worshipped in Britain. She is associated with the month of May.  Her name means ‘gentle’ and is considered sweet and a rather docile Goddess.  She helps bring peace and harmony to families within quarrelsome households.  She was also deemed the protectress of young children and entrusted with keeping their sense of wonder and faith toward the world around them.

It is no wonder that Garland Day is a day for the children of the village.  It is a day that they usher in the arrival of Spring by weaving flowers, garlands, and depositing them around the village, sometimes leaving them on the doorsteps of strangers or hanging them from poles.  By doing this, the villagers believe that they will receive the blessings of Damara and will be ensured a bountiful harvest the upcoming year.” [2]

“Damara’s message is one of guiding children. If you have your own children, spend some time with them, perhaps playing and enjoying their company. Take care of your own inner child too! Go on and have some fun today!

“Sleeping Beauty” by Howard David Johnson

Re-connect with that sense of awe and discovery that you felt when you were a child and learning about the world and he universe. Believe in fairies, believe in angels, as they are all around.” [3]

Sources:

Goddess-guide.com, “Celtic Goddesses“.

Reeves, Debi Wolf. “Damara – Goddess of the Day“.

Stella. Goddesses and Gods, “Goddess Damara“.

Vadalna.org, “Who is Damara?


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