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Paivatar – Finland’s goddess of weaving and the Sun […]

Spinning & Weaving Goddesses

Weaving & spinning goddesses in world mythology […]

Hsi-Ling-Su Chinese Goddess of Silk

Origin of Silk “Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC. She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom”

The emperor Huang-Ti ordered his wife Hsi-Ling-Shi to […]

Spinning and Weaving Stories and Tales

Blonde and the Cute Sheep A humorous sheep joke, submitted by one of our members.

Fairy Tales Fairy tales often feature weavers and spinners with powers of wisdom and ingenuity.

Mythology Ancient mythological tales about weaving and spinning.

To Suzanne A beautiful weaver’s poem written by a dear friend of mine.

Drug Glooms […]

Weavers Stories, Poetry and Mythology

Fairy Tales In fairy tales, spinners and weavers often display qualities of power, wisdom and magic.

Kalevala The Finnish epic poem, the Kalevala, has many references to the weaving and spinning goddesses. Here are some passages from this famous folklore.

Spinning and Weaving Goddesses The arts of spinning and weaving have magical properties to […]

Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel – Is this a spinning song? […]

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