Did you know: The birthday cake actually comes to us from the ancient traditions associated with the Goddess?
One ancient custom states that each dark moon (a time sacred to the Goddess Hecate) worshipers would bake miniature honey cakes and surround them with “blazing torches” (candles) to leave as offerings for the Goddess.
Another tradition says that on the 6th day of the month (a day sacred to the Goddess of the Wild, Artemis), worshipers would bake the cakes, decorate with a candle and make a wish to the Goddess while blowing it out. The reason this tradition is attributed to various Goddesses may be because numerous Goddess stories have been syncretized and merged over time. The important thing to remember, however, is the intent behind the cakes was always to bring blessings to the offerant.
Sadly, during the burning times, this tradition was snuffed (no pun intended) and the Goddess origins were nearly lost to fear. Over time, moon cakes became known as birthday cake.
I have researched the recipe for Hecate’s Moon Cake, a traditional Greek dessert that has been made for thousands of years by the people of the Sifnos Island, where Hecate is said to be openly worshiped through to this day. To get your FREE copy of this recipe (and other Goddess rituals, recipes and spells), you can download it here--but you better hurry! It will soon be taken offline and offered only as The Goddess guides me to do so. ;)
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