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Entropia:
Goddess of Creative Clutter and Unfinished Projects

By Cindy for The Goddess Path
(Used with permission)

 

A vastly underappreciated Goddess in a society obsessed by output, Entropia is typified by the Nietzsche quote "It takes chaos to give birth to a dancing star." Entropia embodies this chaos, and accompanies you through the chaotic phase. In her being she enshrines and illuminates a stage that is often looked upon with disdain by those ignorant of her majesty.

Entropia not only enables us to accept the clutter of unfinished projects without shame, but to revel in the possibilities they contain. Under the influence of this Goddess, we can see the finished product in our minds just be looking at the materials, giving us the capacity to be comfortable and confident in the awkward formative stages of any project. Her energy is best felt in the thrilled enthusiasm of starting a new project and buying the required materials, but don't expect her to stay around once it's completed.

So long as there are unfinished projects or unused materials, however, she will remain and bring her blessings to all those who would see a treasure trove in what others call a mess.

The caterpillar is often used as a symbol for Entropia, and is sacred to her. All of the raw materials for transforming into a butterfly are contained within the caterpillar, and so long as it exists it is inevitable--despite the doubts of ignorant onlookers--that the caterpillar will become one. Entropia not only sees the butterfly inside the caterpillar, but takes it one step further and acknowledges no difference between the two, as it is only the illusion of time that separates them.

In Entropia there is to be found not only faith but certainty that the materials will be made into their finished form given time and patience.

It is particularly a crafts room or sewing room within a house that serves as a sacred temple to Entropia (few people looking inside these rooms will fail to see Entropia's presence). Still, any room where creative projects are stored and/or worked on will fall under the influence of Entropia.

Entropia is also associated with study rooms where creative writing is done, either by hand or on the computer. Untidy stacks of notes, printouts or manuscripts filled with first, second and third drafts of essays are also evidence of Entropia.

If you wish to make an altar to Entropia, lay down a half-finished scarf or afghan for an altar cloth, preferably part-way through a row with knitting needles or crochet hook still attached. For decoration you may fashion a cairn or a pyramid out of unused balls of yarn or crumpled first drafts, and drape half-finished necklaces or hanks of unused beads across the cloth.

Writing hymns of praise to Entropia is encouraged, but out of deference to the Goddess it is recommended that you leave them ultimately unfinished. Here is an example:

O Entropia! Gracious Goddess who makes an obstacle course out of my family room with craft supplies!
O Entropia! Shining One who makes sorting through stacks of half-finished projects into an archaeological dig with datable strata!
O Entropia! Enchanted Being whose gossamer strands of yarn are still attached to the knitting machine I got last Christmas!
Hallowed is thy clutter! Sacred are thy loose ends!
May you help me to see the sacred beauty of chaos, the wonder of

The next time someone makes comments about how messy your house or desk is, just let them know they are walking on hallowed ground . . .

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