If I asked you to call to mind a modern bear with an obsession for honey, would you name? For me, it would have to be Winnie the Pooh. I remember reading his adventures with “hunny pots”, and sticky paws coupled with guilty looks. If I asked you to call to mind a modern bear with an obsession for honey, who would you name? For me, it would have to be Winnie the Pooh. I remember reading his adventures with ” I think A.A. Milne incorporated this lovely little nod to history on purpose. Or perhaps it is simply because Christopher Robin though all bears like honey – hence Winnie would LOVE honey.
A Finnish creation myth I love to tell is of Mielikki, the Forest Goddess. In her stories, it is often mentioned she held the keys to a chest of honey. Honey has been a highly valued substance often denoting wealth. In this case, I think it has many meanings as she has a chest of honey. As a creator figure in Finish mythology, she would be in touch with the Divine. Honey and the Bee have been associated with the divine in our oldest esoteric teachings. [Read more…]