Goddess of the earth (at least where I am), Etan lends her strength and nourishment to all living things to grow. She is a steady, stable, grandmotherly figure, but what she gives, she can also take away. Etan takes in all the bodies from which Sanshaa has taken the souls and uses them. She absorbs all of the nutrients from the flesh and turns it into life, or things that help life.
So in a nutshell, Etan is the grandmotherly goddess of earth, decomposition and nutrition or bounty/food.
(Sorry for the short post. On a side-note, I got employed today!)
One night, a little while after my friends wedding, I had another breakthrough. I was just about to drop off to sleep, when I started to get a headache. It was small at first, barely noticeable. Then, slowly, I started getting what I can only call ‘mini-visions’. They were small and blurred, images of faces, landscapes. My headache got worse as the frequency and intensity of the visions increased. It was like there was someone sitting on my head, or squeezing it while fuzzy images flashed through my head. Not particularly pleasant, but the information I got from this experience was well worth it. There were about ten gods trying to get through to me, bombarding me to get me to notice them. Well. It bloody worked. When I realised what was happening I asked them to stop, said they were hurting me. When they didn’t back off, my boyfriend and I created a protective circle and asked for assistance and protection from Mossyr and his goddesses, Bast and Athena. They soon went away after that.
My belief is that the longer a god has been awake and worshiped the stronger they are, which means what happened makes sense to me. Now, lets see if I can remember the names of all the gods that were bombarding me…. Luga, Kikree, Rilla, Andiba, Etan, Reina, Mein, Orau, Ansun, and Sanshaa. Quite the mix, when you find out what they all stand for.
It hasn’t happened again. Perhaps they’ve learned their lesson. Or maybe they’ve also realised that if they hurt me to the point where I can’t help them, there isn’t anyone else yet that can.