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Pottery that delights ▲ Handmade in NC
 
 
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the goddesses of islands

What is an island, but a dappled and haphazard gap between the waves? This collection retains the whimsy and joy of the sea, and yet gives a glimpse of the firmament in that beautiful space. Primordial, raw, and bold, the Nesoi were the spirits of each individual island in Greece — and the spirit of each handcrafted piece is on display in this scintillating collection.
 
 
 
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The Nesoi (Greek Nῆσοι "islands"), in ancient Greek religion, were the goddesses of islands. Each island was said to have its own personification. They were classified as one of the Protogenoi, otherwise known as ancient elemental Greek primordial deities. The Nesoi were thought to have been Ourea who were cast under the sea during one of Poseidon's rages. (wikipedia) [This would suggest that the Nesoi are the female equivalents of the Ourea, the mountains... There were said to be only 10 Ourea in Greek mythology though, but if each island was represented by a Nesoi, then there would be hundreds of such goddesses. ]

In Greek mythology, the primordial deities are the first gods and goddesses born from the void of Chaos. In Orphic tradition, they are born from Chronos and Ananke.

In Greek mythology, the primordial deities are the first gods and goddesses born from the void of Chaos. In Orphic tradition, they are born from Chronos and AnankeHesiod's first (after Chaos) are GaiaTartarusErosErebus and Nyx. The primordial deities Gaia and Uranus give birth to the Titans and Aphrodite. The Titans Cronus and Rhea give birth to ZeusPoseidonHadesHestiaHera and Demeter who overthrow the Titans. The warring of the gods ends with the reign of Zeus.