Maiden Mother Crone
Crone Becomes Maiden
By Christine Schultz
I love Ruth Gendler’s Book of Qualities. It personifies concepts such as loneliness, patience, and forgiveness. Forever, we humans have been anthropomorphizing characteristics, principles, and even times of life. This shows up in all ancient and modern religions, fairy tales, myths and legends. These characters, including those considered gods and goddesses, metaphorically deliver wisdom by way of stories and poetry over and over in different ways. I love picking apart the qualities of the archetypes in ancient and modern literature.
The crone archetype is an old woman who readies herself for death. Maiden is the archetype who emerges. It’s the circle of life. Yet, there is this very interesting thing that happens throughout life: it’s all the little life-death cycles that constantly take place within each incarnation.Read More