Musso Koroni

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I was wondering if anyone could help out with information about Musso Koroni?  She seems to have made herself known to a friend of mine, mostly in her leopard form, and my friend is a bit distressed about it.  She's not a druid, so wants a goddess purely of the light.  And she's got a scary chaos goddess and is wondering if this is why her life is such a mess right now.  She feels chaos, anger and sadness are a main part of her life at the moment.  I suggested to her that perhaps the goddess has appeared to her as the person to ask for help in dealing with these problems.

If you have information or experience with working with this deity, I'd appreciate some knowledge I can pass on.  Also, if any one can give me advice on how she should work with a chaos goddess in general, that'd also be useful!  

Thank you, 

Woodfox



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Re: Musso Koroni

Kproefrock, thank you for that interpretation.  That does help put her into perspective actually.  I think it would certainly help her to not be afraid of this aspect of her anway.  (Cute joke by the way!) 

 Thanks for the link and the summary Astrocelt, that's tremendous!  I was wondering where the discord came in as well but didn't really know where to look for the mythology surrounding her. 

 So it seems to me, she's a fertility goddess that got burned in love or something and got angry as a result, and stormed off in a huff.   I wonder if that's where the story ended for her?  I'll share this with Jaz.  It really helps to have some kind of idea or mental image of a deity before you start working with them, I think.  This will make things easier.  

 



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Hi Kenneth and Woodfox,

Aware of the internet connection to discord in respects of Mossi Korni, and appreciate several sites make the simular reference. Yet none actually explains what created the discord, iirc there is a reference where Mossi Korni finds Pamba is very prickly when the creator god doubles and as a tree god in his material, planted tree form.

What I can gather form the limited resources available is that Mossi Korni is the Chthonic (underworld) fertility Goddess, in another words she is the first woman created by Pamba.  There is a different version which speaks of Pamba creating Mossi Korni from the wood of the Acacia tree. To get an angle on Pamba is a creator god of the Bambara people but also doubles up as a tree god. This occurs via his descent from the void in the form of a seed which grows as the Acacia Tree, in another version of the story the Acacia tree is planted by Mossi Korni. The prickly tree mentioned in the internet sources relates to this tree as it has thorns and is prickly. Mossi Korni and Pamba resided within the tree together and from this union Mossi Koroni becomes the mother to all men and animal life.

You may find it interesting to consult the Myth related to the Malinke People of West Africa to understand why the discord occurred. Yet, unsure whether this discord related, is relevant or similar to the mythological perception held by the Bambara.

It might help to understands the related myths they might be useful or an assistance.

cheers Astrocelt



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Hello Astrocelt and Woodfox, 

I believe that some categorize Musso Koroni as a Goddess of Chaos and Disorder--however, I would propose that to be a contextual definition of an immortal being. According to my understanding, for whatever that is worth ;-) in discussions with my Voudon friends, Musso Koroni was dissatisfied with her arrangement with Pemba and left it to wander the world. One might say that the fabric of society is dependent on everyone maintaining their relative roles, the more established you become within your community, the more dependent you become on the stability of the other members, this can be one of the fundamental reasons why "older people" are inherently mistrustful of "younger people". If you are not well established, you have a certain freedom--invoking Janis Joplin, "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose" and if things aren't to your liking, keep moving, you're apt to find a different situation down the road. That is a dangerous perspective as far as the fabric of society is concerned...and likely to be construed by some as akin to chaos and disorder--at the very least, not in accordance with the given social order. 

On that note, if you will pardon an irreverent and probably too obscure to be funny joke (I specialize in those ;-):

Musso Koroni, Loki and Eris walk into a bar. The bartender takes one look at the three of them and hollers....

"Order, Please"  Wink

 

Have a wonderful day!

Kenneth 



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From an internet search.  Also the goddess of discord (perhaps this is where the chaos word came from on another website).   



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My curiosity has been aroused here woodfox, I’m wondering how an African fertility deity associated with a creation story from the west coast of Africa has become connected to Chaos Magic?



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I did explain the whole light/dark thing to her, well reminded her really, but if thats what Musso Koroni is like, it's probably the sort of deity my friend needs.  She prayed for a deity to make him/herself known to her and she dreamed of leopards chasing her, and one reaching out and scratching her across the face.  Quite a blunt and obvious "Hello, I AM here" sort of message.  She's afraid of working with a chaos goddess though. 

 Thanks for your advice. I've not come across this goddess before.  

 Woodfox



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Hello Woodfox, 

I would suggest to your friend that she look for her deities at Disneyland ;-) The real world is darkness and light, comfort and discomfort, chaos and order--you don't get one without the other.

None other than Musso Koroni enters her life? Make offerings, good ones and often, create an altar, bring Her in and let her be immersed in Her presence. If she can not be a baby about it, this could be the most radically transformative experience of her entire life.

Sorry for the bluntness, this is how I would expect Musso Koroni to respond ;-)

Have a wonderful day!

Kenneth