Adonis Diaries

What Blend of Goddesses are you? Answer (part 2)

Posted on: November 1, 2009

What Blend of Goddesses are you? Answer (part 2); (Oct. 31. 2009)

Note:  wordpress version transformed my A B C D E F in some sets of questions into 1 2 3 4 5 6; re-transform the numbers into chracters when using the scoring table.

The Jungian psychologists, the Woolger couple (Roger & Jennifer Barker), wrote that each female harbors qualities of six goddesses in certain ratios; the goddesses of power (Hera), civilization or Wisdom (Athena), eros or sexuality (Aphrodite), underworld or mystic (Persephone), nature or the wild (Artemis), and motherhood (Demeter). The mixture of qualities can be determined by answering sets of questions; thus, a female can be represented in categories of ratios on a goddess wheel.

The following sets of questions are from “The Goddess within: A guide to the eternal myths that shape women’s lives”. The scores represent your blend of Goddesses. The questions can be answered by the female and the male partner of how he rates his companion.  My personal suggestion is that a woman should rate the questions three times: once as a person before childbirth or marriage, the second time as a mother and a third time as what could be the trend when she retires to enjoy her own life, independent of family responsibilities. It is important that the individual refrains from the temptation of scoring before finishing the three times rating in order not to allow any biases of previous scores.

The rating scales are -1 (not true), 1, 2, and 3 (strongly applies).

Set One: Appearance

  1. Since I don’t go out a lot, clothes and makeup are not important to me.
  2. I much prefer to be dressed in jeans and comfortable shirts.
  3. My appearance is rather unconventional.
  4. I like to be conservatively well dressed and use makeup sparingly.
  5. I love to make myself up and be attractive.
  6. Well dressed and made up gives me confidence to go out into the world.

Set Two: My Body

  1. I tend not to think about my body.
  2. My body feels best when I’m fit and active.
  3. I like my body to be touched by those I love.
  4. I’m often Not in my body at all.
  5. I find it embarrassing to talk about my body.
  6. I love being pregnant/ I look forward to being pregnant.

Set Three: House and Home

  1. I prefer my home to be elegant and impressive.
  2. I prefer the city; an apartment is fine.
  3. My home must be warm and have room for everyone.
  4. I need privacy and space for what I like to do.
  5. Wherever I live it must be comfortable and beautiful.
  6. I prefer living in the country or close to parks and open spaces.

Set Four: Eating and food

  1. I eat carefully to keep my body healthy.
  2. I like to dine in romantic restaurants.
  3. I like to eat out a lot and be able to talk.
  4. I enjoy cooking for others.
  5. Mealtimes are important family occasions.
  6. Eating is Not terribly important to me.

Set Five: Childhood

  1. I had lots of secret games and imaginary worlds.
  2. I always ran all the games with my friends.
  3. I mostly loved to play with dolls.
  4. I always had my nose in a book as I got older.
  5. I loved to be outdoors.
  6. I loved changing clothes and playing dress-up.

Set Six: Men

A. I want a man who will always excite me sexually.

B. I want a man to spoil me and protect me.

C. I like a man who is independent and gives a lot of space.

D. I need a man who will challenge me mentally.

E. I need a man to understand my inner world.

F. I want a man whose position in the world I can be proud of.

Set Seven: Love and marriage

  1. Marriage only works when there is a higher spiritual connection.
  2. Marriage is the foundation of society.
  3. Without love my marriage is empty.
  4. Love and marriage are fine, so long as I have plenty of freedom.
  5. Love alone is not enough; marriage safeguards my children.
  6. My marriage has sometimes to be sacrificed for my work.

Set Eight: Sexuality

  1. It’s hard to let go fully during sex.
  2. The right man turns me on very easily.
  3. It takes me a while to get into my body.
  4. I love to give sexually as much as to receive.
  5. I am a bit shy but I can be very wild.
  6. Sex can be ecstatic; almost mystical for me.

Set Nine: Children

  1. I’m happiest when doing things outdoors with my children.
  2. My children are the greatest fulfillment of my life.
  3. I expect my children to be a great credit to me.
  4. I choose Not to have children to pursue my career.
  5. I love my kids, but love life equally.
  6. I love my children and always want to know what they feel and think.

Set Ten: Pastimes

  1. Metaphysics, tarot reading, astrology, dream journal, rituals…
  2. Collecting jewelry, art objects, fashion, music, theater.
  3. Sports, athletics, jogging, camping, sailing…
  4. Community involvement, social clubs, volunteer groups, local church…
  5. Political campaigning, minority group support, museums, lecture series, reading.
  6. Cooking, gardening, tending plants, needlework, weaving.

Set Eleven: Parties

  1. I usually go into political or intellectual discussions.
  2. I’ll often be drawn to people with problems.
  3. I prefer being the hostess at my own party.
  4. I can’t help sizing up the sexiest men in the room.
  5. I like to make sure that people have a good time.
  6. Parties make me restless; I prefer Not to go to many parties.

Set Twelve: Friends

  1. Most my friends have children the same age as mine.
  2. I choose carefully my friends; they are very important to me.
  3. I enjoy my ideas and projects with both my male and female friends.
  4. I tend to have magical friendships.
  5. My friends are mostly the wives of my husband’s friends.
  6. My men friends are mostly more important than the females ones.

Set Thirteen: Books

A. Cookbooks, craft, child care books.

B. Nonfiction, biographies, coffee table, travel, illustrated history.

C. New Age books, psychology, metaphysics, channeled, and I Ching.

D. Sports, fitness, yoga manuals, animal and wildlife books, how-to books.

E. Art books, popular biographies, novels, romances, poetry.

F. Politics, sociology, feminist, recent intellectual, avant-garde literature.

Set Fourteen:

  1. I try to stay informed on world’s affairs.
  2. Politics only interest me for the intrigues behind the scenes.
  3. I know more about the world from my dreams than from newspapers.
  4. I rarely care what’s going on in the world.
  5. It’s mostly a man’s world; I leave them to it.
  6. It’s important for me to play an active role in the community.

Now add up the scores using this table:

Athena  Aphrodite      Persephone      Artemis           Demeter          Hera

1=F_      1=E_             1=C_               1=B_               1=A_               1=D_

2=A_     2=C_             2=D_               2=B_               2=F_                2=E_

3=B_     3=E_             3=D_               3=F_                3=C_               3=A_

4=C_     4=B_             4=F_                4=A_               4=D_               4=E_

5=D_     5=F_              5=A_               5=E_               5=C_               5=B_

6=D_     6=A_             6=E_               6=C_               6=B_               6=F_

7=F_      7=C_             7=A_               7=D_               7=E_               7=B_

8=C_     8=B_             8=F_                8=E_               8=D_               8=A_

9=D_     9=E_             9=F_                9=A_               9=B_               9=C_

10=E_ 10=B_             10=A_             10=C_             10=F_              10=D_

11=A_ 11=D_             11=B_             11=F_              11=E_             11=C_

12=C_ 12=F_              12=D_             12=B_             12=A_             12=C_

13=F_  13=E_             13=C_             13=D_             13=A_             13=B_

14=A_ 14=B_             14=C_             14=D_             14=E_             14=F_ 

Total and then insert corresponding numbers in a circle around the Goddess Wheel.

Note: If you are not married or have no child the authors suggest that you imagine the situation.  I suggest you be impartial: a score of 1 or 2 should be sufficient unless you already are an activist and thinks that you know exactly what you feel.  For the set on books, my suggestion is to score on the genre of books that you love most or you never touches.

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