Today I read a blog post by The Dionysian Artist on his blog titled “Teaching Devotion“. This blog post hit close to home for me as it is something I struggle with, even after 5-6 years of practicing Hellenic polytheism. But first, let me explain what devotion is. Continue reading →
So, as I am sure you noticed, the Monthly Devotional thing that I was doing where I was posting about less well-known Deities kind of stranded a while ago, and I haven’t posted anything since. This is another case of not finding the time or not wanting to make the mental effort of doing this.
Partly my work makes it so I have less time than I had before, and while it isn’t the most intellectually demanding job, it is mentally draining over the day because I need to be focused. This means I want to use my diminished amount of free time – my job is full-time, 9-to-5 job, five days a week – to recharge, which means I have even less time for hobbies or other forms of spending my free time with mentally demanding activities.
My genealogy and learning Portuguese have also suffered because of this. As in, I haven’t actually done those things in months, save recently updating my family tree with the marriage of a cousin of my dads.
But I digress. The point is I can’t really promise to post regularly, even when I have announced I will try to do so. I’m afraid for the time being everyone (including myself) will have to make do with that.
Today I wanted to share some thought concerning the recent excavation of a burial underneath the Altar of Zeus Lykaios, an ashen altar built up of many, many centuries since prehistoric times on Mount Lykaion in Arkadia, Hellas. For those who haven’t heard about it yet, here is an article about it. Continue reading →
The marriage of Herakles and Hebe, the bridal pair is accompanied by Eros and Hymenaios. (Source: Theoi.com)
Today comes the second post in the Month of Devotional Thought series, this time about Hebe (Ἥβη). She is a cupbearer of the Gods, Goddess of Youth, and when Herakles (Ἡρακλῆς) ascended to Olympos (Ὄλυμπος) and took his place among the Blessed Gods, Zeus gave her hand to him in marriage. The Romans identified her with thjeir Goddess Iuventās. Let’s have a closer look at her, shall we?
The first of my blog posts about lesser known deities will be about Enyo (Ἐνυώ). She is a Goddess of War who is closely associated with Ares (Ἄρης). She delights in bloodshed and the destruction of cities, and chooses no sides; she revels in all slaughter and destruction equally. The Romans identified her with their Goddess Bellōna, and also with the Phrygian/Anatolian Goddess Ma (Μᾶ).Continue reading →
This post isn’t going to be too long, I am merely going to explain something I will be doing this month. Galina over at Gangleri’s Grove has suggested that during the month of August people write a blogpost a day on a specific deity, each day about something else in connection to the deity in question. You can find the information concerning this proposal in this blog post of Galina’s. Continue reading →
Today a short blog post to draw attention to a video posted by YSEE, with a message by Vlassis Rassias to all Elders and members of indigenous, tribal, or ethnic traditions and religions around the world. I highly suggest you watch it.