William Blake TarotThe feminine principle is represented by the triple goddess Hecate, who evokes the lunar power of the subconscious and communes with the crocodile energy to her right. Hovering near her head is a cat-faced bat, her 'witch's familiar' or totem creature, along with a raven, an oracle of magic. Her long and flowing hair symbolizes her power over men and nature. In the Blakean myth she is Enitharmon, the Emanation or "female portion" of Los, and his wife and sister. Enitharmon represents the soul assuming gender and becoming sexual. In dividing from Los as lord of time, Enitharmon becomes the priestess of Space, the physical environment of mortal life. She weaves the "triple female Tabernacle" (genitalia) from whence comes the living flesh. Enitharmon is willful and independent, declaring that "this is woman's world...let man's delight be love, but woman's delight be pride."
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