Sometimes known as the living element, it is perhaps the most ancient symbol of divinity. Fire is a living principle of duality, providing light and heat to aid humankind, while at the same time being a force of death and destruction. The eternal flame is a common theme in ancient Mystery Cults and typically represents the eternal presence of Divinity. Among the ancient Greeks, Hestia symbolized the divine living flame, as did Vesta among the Romans.
In modern Wicca, Fire is one of the four creative elements.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by John Opsopaus, author of the new Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism.
A venerable sage practicing a revival of ancient Greek Paganism in the fifteenth century, his plan for a spiritual rebirth of the...