Honey Libations | Miel de Rosa Ritual Honey
The function of Bees in our ecosystem is astounding and remarkable as they support the continued growth of trees, flowers, plants and our food. Bees contribute so much to many interconnected ecosystems which allows them to coexist according to universal law.
Bees and honey are rooted in many mythological stories related to everlasting life, love and attraction. It is the universal symbol for lust and seduction and used for all of its bountiful expressions in rituals, health and wellbeing.
Honey is a known aphrodisiacal elixir and was prescribed by Hippocrates to his patients for sexual arousal and stamina.
The land of flowing milk (semen) and honey (vaginal fluid) is metaphoric of the divine feminine body, sexual union and everlasting Muse as King Solomon Poetically proclaimed.
Your lips distil nectar, my bride;
Honey and milk are under your tongue
-Song of Solomon
The Egyptians, Greeks and Persians were known to have used honey to preserve bodies and objects to secure arrival in the afterlife and a essential ingredient for rites, rituals and offerings.
Honey is a potent preserver used to "seal" and "preserve" when used in magical rituals. There have been over 4,000 year old artifacts found preserved with honey, so it's safe to say honey jar spells and rituals predates many of what we thought to be "new age" by many millennia. Which leads me to think, you better be sure whatever person or thing you want to put in a honey jar, know that its a "Foreva, eva" type thing when honey is involved.
Honey libations are more ancient than those of wine or meade. Honey was known to intoxicate long before wine, meade and wine coolers existed and was the preffered drink of the Gods.
"It suggest that the bee was conceived of as a creature that could cross the boundaries between different realms and mediate between the world of the divine and the world of humans, serving as a liminal creature with strong associations with ancient earth goddesses and the will of Zeus."
𝑀𝒾𝑒𝓁 𝒹𝑒 𝑅𝑜𝓈𝒶 𝑅𝒾𝓉𝓊𝒶𝓁 𝐻𝑜𝓃𝑒𝓎
Bibliography + Sources
Book: The Sacred Bee- Hilda Ransome