Hyacinthus Spirit Oil (Queer Male)
Mortals throughout history have looked to the gods for guidance, reassurance, and acceptance regardless of their sexuality. Greek mythology reveals a greater acceptance of gender identity in ancient Athens than we often see today.
There were plenty of same-sex couples in Greek mythology, mostly involving sugar daddy-type relationships. Such was the case with a beautiful, young Spartan man called Hyacinthus who was famously known as
the lover of the god Apollo. Hyacinthus was accidentally killed when he tried to catch Apollo’s discus which struck him in the head instead. The distraught Apollo then turned his dead lover into a flower: the hyacinth.
However, Apollo wasn’t Hyacinthus’ first man – he was already in a sort-of relationship with a bard named Thamyris prior to Apollo showing up. Being a god, Apollo easily stole the young man’s love and attention away from Thamyris. And while frolicking with Apollo, Hyacinthus caught the attention of another male – the god Zephyros, who managed to have a fling with the boy. Hyacinthus was undoubtedly a man-magnet. other same-sex relations between gods and mortals: Zeus & Ganymede, Dionysus and Ampelos, Hermes and Krokus, Poseidon and Pelops, Achilles & Patroclus.
Daisy,” “buttercup,” and especially “pansy,” as well as the generalized “horticultural lad” were early twentieth century terms for “flamboyant gay men.” Oscar Wilde earlier turned the green carnation into a symbol for them across the pond by wearing one on his lapel; calamus with Walt Whitman. Marcel Proust’s 1921 Sodome et Gomorrhe speculated that male-male courting rituals were similar to the process of flower fertilization. This is an abundantly floral aroma with a touch of sweet, sticky vanilla bean.
Lapis lazuli is known as the Stone Of Truth. It reveals inner truth & promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge. It provides for the relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface, helping to diminish dis-ease or repressed anger, and allows for self-expression without holding back or compromising. It activates the throat & third eye chakra, assisting in a deep truthful communication.
Created for the deep need of spiritual products specifically for folx in the lgbtqia2s+ community, this oil is infused with blue & gold to represent those representing a queer male.
“No matter what floral names we may be called, queer people are resilient. Like the women of the Lavender Menace, we will reclaim them all and declare ourselves pansies proudly. While all of this horticultural symbolism may have started with comparing effeminate men to frilly flowers, it’s become more than that. We bloom every year in a brilliant rainbow of colors around the world, always returning, no matter how bitter the winter.” ~ Sarah Prager
Use ritually to anoint oneself, candles and other objects, or add to bath water.
15ml rectangle clear glass apothecary bottle, naturally dyed with plant matter, infused with lapis lazuli crystals & eco glitter.
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This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
OUR PRODUCTS ARE NOT MEANT TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS.
Proceeds of sales of this oil will be going to our local grassroots queer community.