10 Astraea November 28 – December 25 Madrian + Variant Janite + Alternative Aristasian Briefly

Madrian name for the month (1977-2008 [1] [sometimes 2] & [4])

Astraea (Janite: modernised to Astrea [2] [sometimes 3], Alternative Name: Estrelle [5])
(pronounced As-tray-ah)
November 28 – December 25

Astraea or Astrea (Ancient Greek: Ἀστραῖα;[A] “star-maiden”), in ancient Greek religion, was a daughter of Astraeus and Eos. She was the virgin goddess of innocence and purity and is always associated with the Greek goddess of justice, Dike (daughter of Zeus and Themis and the personification of just judgement). She is not to be confused with Asteria, the goddess of the stars and the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe.

Astraea, the celestial virgin, was the last of the immortals to live with humans during the Golden Age, one of the old Greek religion’s five deteriorating Ages of Man.[B] According to Ovid, Astraea abandoned the earth during the Iron Age.[C] Fleeing from the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo. The nearby constellation Libra reflected her symbolic association with Dike, who in Latin culture as Justitia is said to preside over the constellation. In the Tarot, the 8th card, Justice, with a figure of Justitia, can thus be considered related to the figure of Astraea on historical iconographic grounds.

According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador.

References

[A] Astraea – Zeno.org (German)
[B] Aratus, Phaenomena 97–128.
[C] Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.149–50: See The Metamorphoses. Translated by Frank Justus

Miller (1916). New York: Barnes & Noble Classics. p. 6 Book I. ISBN 978-1-59308-276-5.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astraea_(mythology)

[1] In use by 2 Madrian orders:
Ordo Lux Madriana (Order of Light of Mother God Supreme) 1973 – 1983
[still being used in the corrupted household 1985 – 1989]

[2] On Madria Olga’s handwritten calendar undated
http://filianicstudies.org/cms/items/show/113
Madrian devotee and founder of Ordo Rosa Ekklesia Madriana (Order of Rose of Mother God Supreme) early 1970’s – 2008. (She had contact with the 2 founding orders).

[3] Modernised Variant Name Astrea in use by Madria Olga Lotar on her calendar graphic undated at http://theapedia.referata.com/ (2012-2016)
https://deanic.com/calendars-months-historical-madrian-aristasian-to-present-day-janites-filiani/theapedia-referata-dot-com-madria-priestess-olga-lotar-founder-of-ordo-rosa-ekklesia-madriana/

[2] Modernised Variant Name Astrea in use by Koré Di-Jana Ekklesia a.k.a. Janites
https://deanic.com/janite-deanic-calendar/

[4] In use by Aristasia 2008, Chelouranya & “The Chapel” 2007 – present day
https://madriandeanicresources.wordpress.com/calendars-early-madriana-ekklesia- madrian-rhennish-september-1982-june-1983-aristasian/

[4] Alternative Name: Estrelle

Etymology 1
From Old Spanish estrella (compare Galician estrela, Portuguese estrela and Catalan
estrella, from Latin stēlla, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

estrella f
1. star (celestial body)
2. star (star-shaped thing)
3. star (most important person in e.g. a film)
4. (heraldry) mullet, star

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/estrell%C3%A9#Spanish

In use by Aristasia 2009
https://deanic.com/1976-madrian-month-names-2009-aristasian-month-names/

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