On the Burial at the Sanctuary of Zeus Lykaios

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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

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A Month of Devotional Thought: Hebe

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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 IuventāsLet’s have a closer look at her, shall we?

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A Month of Devotional Thought: Enyo

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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