Which gods are present during periods of depression?
The winter solstice is when members of the Hellenic Temple of Apollon, Zeus and Pan celebrate the Kheimenia, which is a busy festival that tips the hat to an oodle or two of ancient and modern celebrations. We were unable to gather together and each of us was given the opportunity to celebrate separately. ForContinue reading “Kheimenia”
The theoi — gods of the Hellenes, or “ancient Greeks” — are a study in opposites. Poseidon rules earth as well as sea. Zeus is progenitor of many offspring by many mothers, but is also god of marriage. Hermes is swift as thought,yet his oldest representation is as a standing stone. Demeter brings forth crops,Continue reading “How does your tradition handle wrathful, savage and destructive divinities?”
We are turning from barley to coffee. I continue to be amazed at how my practice of Hellenismos helps me be more rooted in more contemporary Pagan practices, such as the wheel of the year. The equinox is a time that I honor the turn of the seasons by shifting my offerings to Caffeina. LetContinue reading “Seasonal visuals”
For those not “in the know,” noumenia is the first day of the lunar month of the Hellenic calendar. For more information on ancient and modern practices, there are many bona-fide experts; all I plan on writing about is my experiences leading up to and during my most recent celebration of this day. First, aContinue reading “Noumenia”