Why is it that Poseidon is called Domatites, of the doorway? To what home does he seek entry? Surely he stands guard at the doorway of Hestia, first and foremost. It is her hearth at which the builder of walls desires to warm his bones, and it is her heart which he desires to shoreContinue reading “Keeper of the door”
The first book that I have ever edited has now been published: First and Last: a Devotional to Hestia. I am proud of this work, as should every be every single contributor. Its completion also fulfills a rare vow that I made, to see this project through. However, Hestia has made her presence known inContinue reading “First and Last, and other signs of Hestia”
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”
There came a time when I started to understand more of the elements of Hellenic ritual, and desired to include more of them. First came Hestia. I learned about how Hestia is, in many Hellenic homes, honored first and last, and how there seemed to be no small number who poured a libation of coffeeContinue reading “My personal practice: Hellenic flavor”
Reflections on festivals, and how the gods make their views known to the more thick-headed mortals.