“Fire Woman’s themes are the sun, fire, family, and love. Her symbols are fire and the hearth (stove/grill). Since the United States is a melting pot of culture, we turn to the Fire Woman of Borneo to instruct us in making fires by rubbing wood together, followed by subsequent lessons in cookery! Today She continues Her warming ways by teaching us how to keep loving’ the oven!
Cook outdoors! Fire Woman, by Her very nature, is part of that grill or hibachi. I must confess the International Barbecue Festival is included for my sake, since weekend barbecues are my summer fire rituals. Kentucky is considered the barbecue capital of the world (they’ve never been to Buffalo), and over the course of this festival in a town by the name Owensboro, over ten tons of meat will be cooked and consumed every second weekend of May, as the day takes on the ambiance of a huge ‘family’ picnic.
In choosing your menu, think either hot, spicy foods to emphasize Fire Woman’s fiery aspect or foods that metaphysically engender love. One combination that stresses both is strawberry-garlic grilled chicken (and crushed berries to honey, ginger, and garlic for a sauce). Vegetarians can use this sauce on potatoes or shitake mushrooms instead.
If you don’t have time for a barbecue, light any candle briefly sometime today to honor Fire Woman and draw Her loving energy into your home.”
(Patricia Telesco, “365 Goddess: a daily guide to the magic and inspiration of the goddess”.)
Yet again while doing my research, I could no information or reference to a Goddess called “Fire Woman” from Borneo. Perhaps, Patricia Telesco was referring to the Goddess Dayang Raca?
“On the island of Borneo, among the Iban people, Dayang Raca was the only human being to survive a monstrous flood. How, then, could humanity be reborn, if there was only one woman and no man left alive? Dayang Raca mananged: She lit a fire, then mated with its flames to become pregnant and began the repopulation of the planet.” (Monaghan, 1997, p. 98) How’s that for a woman’s determination?
Monaghan, Patricia. The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines, “Dayang Raca”.