Just before I perish on the battlefield of this life,
this life where among the splinters of our broken power,
we are burned and stabbed,
shot and sold.
This world where sex is a mans right and not a sacred gift.
Where good men do nothing.
When Morrigan flanked by Valkyries reaches
to take me home
to the flowering gardens in Babylon,
I will kneel before the goddesses that have gone before.
And when, Minerva and Freya,
Ceridwen and Kali
touch my shoulders,
I will know that this life,
on this earth
was worth living after all.
I chose Babylon the first definition.
And for those who are curious:
Morrigan: (Celtic) Goddess associated with war and death on the battlefield. She was the queen of phantoms, demons, shapeshifters and the patroness of priestesses and witches. Her name means great queen.
Valkeries: (Nordic) Chose who died on the battlefield and brought the souls of the chosen to Valhalla.
Minerva (Roman) Goddess of wisdom, medicine and craft.
Freya: (Nordic) Goddess of love beauty, fertility, war, wealth, divination and magic.
Ceridwen: (Celtic) Goddess of moon, magic, nature, language art, science an astrology.
Kali: (Hindu) The dark mother. Associated with empowerment, time and change.
Bast: (Egyptian) Famous cat/sun goddess who protected pregnant women and children. She was a wild goddess whose wrath was as legendary as her protection.