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"He has been described, in the memorable phrase of Walter Otto, as “the god who comes,” for his arrival heralds great and sometimes fearsome change. His two greatest realms of influences are wine, which brings joy and madness, and drama, the place where boundaries between what we see and what are dissolve."

mylightningandwings:

Flowers for Hermes

shapeways:

Cerberus Skeleton 3D printed in nylon plastic designed by @MythArticulate: http://shpws.me/tVvp 

"I want a trouble-maker for a lover, blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame, who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate, who burns like fire on the rushing sea."

Tasty Tuesday / 16 Metageitnión 2.698

homehearthandheart:

Welcome, Devotees!

Time for some noms!  Try something along these lines:

  • Offer some food your Gods/Spirits/Thoughtforms/Entities would like on your Home Shrine.
  • Offer some food YOU like on your Home Shrine.
  • Same as the above, but with drinks.
  • Make something to eat and dedicate the time/effort to your Gods/Spirits/Thoughtforms/Entities.
  • Make something to eat and give it away to loved ones, or to people who need the food.
  • Donate to a local Food Bank.
  • Practice some Kitchen Witchery.
  • Submit a recipe to Ritual Recipes!  (Or find something there that you’d like to make!)

Today in the Hellenic Calendar: 

  • According to the Attic calendar, it’s the 16th of the month of Metageitnión.
  • The Hellenic Calendar is made up of four-year cycles based on when the Olympics were held in ancient Olympia.  We are in the second year of the 698th Olympiad.
  • Today, Hellenion celebrates a holy day for two of the Kourotrophoi (Nurturers of the Young / Nurturers of Children): Hekate and Artemis.  Both of these maiden Theoi were said to help protect and care for children (and mothers as well).  If you have a little one of your own, or help take care of children or young animals in other capacities, be sure to thank these two wonderful Theoi!
  • The 16th of the lunar month is otherwise not traditionally associated with any particular Theoi, though Erkhia’s calendar associated it with sacrifices to Semele and Dionysos.  Drew Campbell associates it with Artemis.
  • Drew Campbell’s list of daily devotions suggests reading Orphic Hymns 35 to Artemis, 1 to Prothyraia (a Theos associated with childbirth), 34 to Leto (the Mother of Artemis and Apollon), and 71 to Tykhe (the Theos associated with the ups and downs of fortune).
  • NOTE: Regarding the Orphic Hymns, the public-domain Thomas Taylor translation combines the first two prayers (#0, “To Musaeus,” and #1, “To Hecate”) into one ginormous prayer.  The Apostolos Athanassakis translation keeps the two separate.  Theoi.com uses Taylor’s Translation (again, because it’s public domain), but Drew Campbell drew from Athanassakis.  So if, say, Campbell suggests using Hymn 34 (“To Apollo”), Your Mod will follow Taylor’s numbering system and link to Hymn 33 on Theoi.com.  The more you know~
  • For those of you who would like to learn ancient Greek, this day of the month is called the hékte mesoûntos (roughly pronounced “HECK-tay meh-SOON-toss”), meaning “the sixth of the middle [of the month].”
  • The ancient Hellens divided their lunar month into three sets of 10 days (or two of 10 and one of 9), called “decades,” rather than a number of 7-day weeks.
  • Know any other good e-shrines?  Have suggestions or corrections?  Send us an ask or fanmail!

chthonicgodling:

this is all you need to know about apollo tbh

thesatyrsglade:

Dionysus by DoroxDoro

baringtheaegis:

I would like to direct your attention to an Etsy store that does not only have my personal support as a practitioner of Hellenismos, but the official support of Elaion as well. It’s run by my friend Erica, who is a beautiful human being, crafter, and Hellenic Polytheist. She has just started this particular shop, but she’s experienced with Etsy and on-line sales. The assortment is limited at the moment, but knowing Erica, there will soon be many more natural and high quality goods to purchase for the Hellenist. The shop is called The Hellenic Handmaid, and it was created to serve a very particular need. As Erica says on her shop’s Etsy page:

"My shop was born of a desire to provide good quality products to folks who were looking for just that, no frills necessary. I saw a great need to represent the religion, lifestyle and tradition of Hellenic Polytheism/Reconstruction in a store. This is accomplished by supplying items that a worshipper of the ancient Greek Gods may have traditionally used in their practice, and continue to use today. I also wanted to let the products speak for themselves and open up avenues of education and discussion in world history, mythology and diversity. I believe that I’ve achieved my goal."

So guys, if you are ever in need of resins to burn as sacrifices to the Theoi, or find yourself in need of any of the other items Erica will start selling soon, head over to The Hellenic Handmaiden and place your order. If you would like to spread the word, she also has a Facebook page you can like and share. Enjoy!

Music Monday / 8 Metageitnión 2.698

homehearthandheart:

Welcome, Devotees!

Take five and play some music at your home shrine.  Try doing one (or more than one, or all) of the following:

  • Put a favorite song on the radio and play it at your Home Shrine.  Don’t forget to invite your Gods/Spirits/Thoughtforms/Entities to accept the offering (or even join in)!
  • Dance to the music.
  • Sing something.
  • Play a musical instrument?  Play a song or solo!
  • Dedicate some music practice to one of your Gods/Entities/Thoughtforms/Spirits.

Spread the devotion (and, more importantly, the good music) by reblogging this post with your song of choice!

Today in the Hellenic Calendar: 

  • According to the Attic calendar, it’s the 8th of the month of Metageitnión.
  • The Hellenic Calendar is made up of four-year cycles based on when the Olympics were held in ancient Olympia.  We are in the second year of a new Olympiad—the 698th since the four-year cycle began!
  • The 8th of the lunar month is sacred to Poseidon and Theseus, but this is according to the Athenian calendar—and Theseus was an Athenian hero.  Since hero-cults were heavily tied to certain locations in ancient Hellas, perhaps you could find a local hero to honor today!  Drew Campbell also suggests honoring Asklepios on the 8th.
  • Drew Campbell’s list of daily devotions suggests reading Orphic Hymns 16 to Poseidon, 82 to Okeanos, and 66 and 67 to Asklepios and His wife Hygieia, the Personification of Good Health.
  • NOTE: Regarding the Orphic Hymns, the public-domain Thomas Taylor translation combines the first two prayers (#0, “To Musaeus,” and #1, “To Hecate”) into one ginormous prayer.  The Apostolos Athanassakis translation keeps the two separate.  Theoi.com uses Taylor’s Translation (again, because it’s public domain), but Drew Campbell drew from Athanassakis.  So if, say, Campbell suggests using Hymn 34 (“To Apollo”), Your Mod will follow Taylor’s numbering system and link to Hymn 33 on Theoi.com.  The more you know~
  • For those of you who would like to learn ancient Greek, this day of the month is called the ogdóe histaménou (roughly pronounced “ogg-DOH-ay hee-stah-MEH-noo”), meaning “the eighth of the beginning [of the month].”
  • The ancient Hellens divided their lunar month into three sets of 10 days (or two of 10 and one of 9), called “decades,” rather than a number of 7-day weeks.  This first decade is a good time to start new projects!
  • Here is a tumblr e-shrine to Poseidon; and here are n-shrines to Amphitrite , Poseidon’s wife (created by Tumblr user skybluecrocodile!); AsklepiosHygieia; and Poseidon .