Thus far the themes of Cauldron Anthology have been a little on the violent side. From valkyries to sphinxes to Izanami, the women in the stories have been men-eaters and death goddesses. In Issue 4 I wanted to take a small break from that and draw inspiration from other places. Afterall femininity and womanhood have many faces, and there’s no one way to be a woman. My thoughts led me to thinking of the seasons and the goddesses that watch over the different times of the year, and thus I decided to bring Eostre to the table when my editors and I were discussing the new themes.
Eostre is the Germanic goddess of spring, and she is celebrated during the month of the Spring Equinox. For me Eostre brings up memories of gardens and the starting of vegetables in the early months of the year, the goddess inspires me to think of new beginnings and different paths of life. How does she inspire you?
In Issue 4 of Cauldron Anthology we’d love to see more art submissions. What does spring look like where you live? How does the thought of new beginnings inspire you?
We would also love to see some short essays in this issue. How does Eostre compare to other spring goddesses?
There are so many unique perspectives that can be explored in this theme and we can’t wait to see your submissions.