World Dream Bank home - add a dream - newest - art gallery - sampler - dreams by title, subject, author, date, place, names

The Ex-Goddess

Dreamed 2010/11/9 by Wayan

I meet a goddess, polynamed, forgot--outlived all
her cults. But as our age says gods are dead, she
reads a crystalball.

A man we know knows three eyes are a lie. Playfully
perverse, she tells him alone the truth--her real
names and history.

But he hears evasion--a fortuneteller's fraud.
Sad. Funny! He scorns her wry Apollo-
gy of a burned-out god.

"At least I'm safe. He won't pray to me! I might
grant. Mortals love miracles--damn the cost. So
easy to pray that I'll smite

"neighbors. But plague's a loyal dog: comes home.
And invasions! When whole starving nations
cross deserts, a goddess alone

"can't dam the blood flood. Well, wouldn't--war
to save my leeches? Genocide? So my cults died
and I retired. No more!

"I just do magic, reject all claims. Welcome friends
who let me be." Skeptic's leery, but I find her ador-
able. In the non-seraphic sense.

Ex-goddess with a crystal ball. Chalk dream sketch by Wayan. Click to enlarge.
Source of dream illustration of ex-goddess: life-drawing by Wayan. Click to enlarge.


Rather than try illustrating this from scratch...

Here's the sketch to compare.

LISTS AND LINKS: gods & goddesses - oracles & seers - pacifists - workaholism & burnout - babes, hunks & sexy critters - dream poems - crayon, pastel, chalk - portraits - nudes - sepiatones

World Dream Bank homepage - Art gallery - New stuff - Introductory sampler, best dreams, best art - On dreamwork - Books
Indexes: Subject - Author - Date - Names - Places - Art media/styles
Titles: A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - IJ - KL - M - NO - PQ - R - Sa-Sh - Si-Sz - T - UV - WXYZ
Email: - Catalog of art, books, CDs - Behind the Curtain: FAQs, bio, site map - Kindred sites