Hello all, I’ve been absolutely swamped in school. Still, I’ve gotten to thinking, who’s the Crone? Now before you think I’ve lost it and don’t understand the meaning of the Triple Goddess, I’m referring to a different issue entirely. Historically, I’ve had no trouble finding goddesses whose Maiden incarnations speak to me and recently I’m connecting more with Mother goddesses, but the Crone still eludes me.
I’ve always known that Artemis was for me, and as a teenager, I identify with the Goddess as she manifests through Maiden goddesses best. Still, I’ve always found it a bit strange that even though I know the Goddess as my Sister and Mother, I’ve yet to find her in her older incarnation. It just hasn’t happened.
Maybe the issue has something to do with my age, but more likely it’s about the goddesses themselves. Most goddesses are either Maidens or Mothers, a few contain a little of both. There are those that are identified as Triple Goddesses, but they are usually best known in their Mother incarnation. Mythology accounts for the youth of it’s deities with everything from their immortality to youth-granting golden apples, and although there are gods and goddesses with grandchildren, they remain Mothers and Fathers in appearance and behavior.
Perhaps the Great Goddess – the oneness of us all – is the Crone, and I have yet to understand and comprehend Her, or perhaps the Crone can only be found in aspects of a Triple Goddess’s personality. Perhaps age and perspective are the only ways to understand either of these things. Whatever the case, I suppose I shall continue my search for the Crone, waiting for time or enlightenment to reveal the truth.
Goddess keep you,