I came across an advertisement on Facebook that is about not leaving our garbage just anywhere. It specifically features a guy sunbathing at the beach, who drops a piece of plastic wrapper on the ground because he’s too lazy to go put it in the bin a bit away. The wind then carries the wrapper away and drops it into the sea. At this point, Poseidon – or another Sea Deity – rises out of the water, bends over to bring his scowling face right up to the frightened man, plucks the wrapper from his nose, and flicks it onto the man’s face. he then retreats back into the sea, indicating he’s keeping an eye on the man. The man is shocked and is then shown to put the wrapper into the bin, at which point the advertisement ends.
Similar to yesterday, I don’t have a time when I specifically petitioned Hephaistos for something and he refused to help me. So, as yesterday and by precedent with Hera’s Month of Devotional Thought, I will today share the Homeric Hymn to Hephaistos.
Today I should share with you a time Hephaistos has helped me. Problem is… there is no such occasion – that I am aware of. I have never worshipped him much beyond occasionally honouring him specifically, otherwise just including him when I make offerings “to All the Gods”. Therefore, like with Hera’s Month of Devotional Thought, I will share today the Orphic Hymn to Hephaistos today.