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Aclla

Among the ancient Inca, the Aclla Cuna or Virgins of the Sun were selected from girls aged 8-10 who had special beauty. They spent their lives in temple convents and prepared food, corn beer and tended the sacred fire. They also spun very fine thread and wove garments for the emperor to be used in special ceremonies and sacrifices.

Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology Vol 6

The Incas: New Perpectives

The Jesuit and the Incas: The Extraordinary Life of Padre Blas Valera, S.J. (History, Languages, and Cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds)

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Spinning Weaving Goddesses

Spinning and Weaving Mythology
The textile arts of weaving and spinning have always been of great importance to many cultures. Weavers and spinners have been revered as goddesses in mythology.

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NameOriginGoddess
Aclla CunaPeruvianWeaving
ArachneGreekWeaving
Chi NuChineseWeaving
EileithyiaGreekSpinning
EhecatlAztecCrafts
Frau HolleGermanicSpinning
GianeSardinianSpinning, Weaving
HabetrotEnglishSpinning
Hsi-Lingh ShihChineseSilk Weaving
India RosaVenezuelaWeaving, Pottery
Ix Chebel YaxMayanWeaving, Dyeing, Spinning
IyamoopoAfricanIndigo, Weaving, Dyeing
Kanene Ski Amai YehiCherokeeWeaving, Pottery
Kothar-u-KhasisCanaaniteCrafts
LugCelticCrafts
MyrmexGreekWeaving
NeitEgyptianWeaving, Crafts
PaivatarFinnishSun, Weaving, Spinning
PapallugaSerbianSpinning
PenelopeGreekWeaving
Ruana NiedaSaamiSpinning
RuaTahitianCrafts
SauleBalticWeaving, Dance, Poetry
Spider WomanNavajo DineWeaving, Spinning
SrecaSerbianSpinning
SunnaScandinavianSpinning
SweigsdunkaLithuanianWeaving
Tatsuta-HimeJapaneseWeaving
WakahirumeJapaneseWeaving

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Weaving 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 the uninitiated. Spinners and weavers have been revered throughout the ages, in many cultures.

Spinning and Weaving Stories
Modern-day stories and poetry about weaving and spinning.

To Suzanne
A beautiful weaver’s poem.

Arachne
Arachne was gifted in the art of weaving, but her tapestry offended Athena. This led to tragic consequences.

Neith – “One Who Is”
Neith is one of the oldest Egypptian goddesses. She was both a goddess of war and a goddess of weaving.

Orihime, Kengyuu and Tanabata
The star Vega is often called Orihime Boshi(Weaving Princess Star). When Vega is prominent in the night sky, the Tanabata festival celebrates improvement of technical skills and ability.

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Book Store Kalevala -books

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The Kalevala: An Epic Poem after Oral Tradition by Elias Lönnrot (Oxford World’s Classics)
Keith Bosley’s Kalevala is a poet’s translation of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology.
UK:Kalevala

The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People
UK:Kalevala

The Kalevala: Or Poems of the Kaleva District
Kalevala translation by Professor Francis Peabody Magoun
UK:Kalevala

The Key to the Kalevala
UK:Key to the Kalevala

The Songs of Power: A Finnish Tale of Magic, Retold from the Kalevala (Ancient Fantasy)
For ages 10 and up: songs of the many adventures of favorite heroes: the mighty, magical men and women of ancient days.
UK:Songs of Power

Women of the Kalevala
Voices of the women of the Kalevala clamor to be heard. Wives, sisters, and daughters have their own stories, often more poignant than those of the men.
UK:Women of the Kalevala
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