Nux Vomica - With Beaivi-nieida She Rides by Nux Vomica, Soundart published on 2011/12/22 05:17:23 +0000 In Sami myth, during Winter Solstice,Beaivi the Sun Goddess travels with her daughter Beaivi-nieida through the sky in an enclosure covered by reindeer bones, bringing green plants back to the winter earth for the reindeer to eat. She was also called upon to restore the mental health of those who went insane because of the continual darkness of the long winter. Worshippers of Beaivi used to sacrifice white female animals, and thread the meat onto sticks which they bend into rings and tie with bright ribbons. They also cover their doorposts with butter so Beaivi can eat it and begin her journey once again. This is called the Festival of Beaivi. She is associated with the fertility of plants and animals, in particular reindeer.