Incantation to Bau-Gula – A Sonnet, April Ekphrastic Challenge

The world according to RedCat

Jane Cornwell


Bau-Gula Goddess of dog and healing
Sweet mother of seven holy daughters
Bless this supplicant before you kneeling
Protect her from the hunting soul slaughters

Caring healer of the lonely broken
Queen of the tempest, grower of green herbs
Accept this crafted clay offer token
Teach her magic to dark demons deter

Lady of shelter and transformation
Star of divine knowledge and bringer of life
Lend her your holy regeneration
Let her understand your sage advice

Bau-Gula Goddess of dog and healing
Evaporate this depressive feeling

©RedCat


Kudurru, boundary stone. Kassite period, 15th-11th century BCE
Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg), CC BY-SA 4, via Wikimedia Commons


I’ve always loved ancient mythology. So on the top of my head I can name several Goddesses that usually are portrayed with dogs or wolves.
Artemis, the greek Goddess of hunt and moon, Diana her roman equivalent. Hecate the greek Goddess…

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