My friend Galina is soliciting for donations for a novena project of hers, and depending on the amount of money you donate, you’ll get some goodies. Please consider donating to her project, because we need more polyteistic, devotional works out there.
Ok, folks, I’m reaching out for help for this project. I wrote the novena book “Honoring the Mothers’ (which will be available soon), because I kept feeling pushed by Hermes and Dionysos to do something for Their Mothers. Then I realized that while many of these women had cultus in the ancient world, we don’t […]
My friend Lykeia is asking for people to enter devotional poems to include in her novena for Apollon project. Those whose poems get slected will receive a free copy of the novena once it is finished. Read more at her original post:
Inspired by G alina, now that I have wrapped up Before the Doors: A Domestic Worship of Apollon, I am doing a nine day novena. This will be non profit, published for price of printing by createspace. As such an offering to Apollon, looking for poems submitted focusing on the following six I don’t already […]
Never forget or underestimate the threat that monotheism poses to us.
Muslims violated the festival of Diwali this past weekend, destroying 15 Hindu temples and 200 Hindu homes. See article here and here for the full story. I hope that those affected by this vile desecration of their sacred spaces, Gods, and festival take appropriate action.
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?