So, last week, I gave a service at my local Unitarian Universalist Society about Athene, in honor of the beginning of the new calendar, the democratic process, and many other things I hold dear. To prepare for that service, I read the Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World volume on Athene (well, actually, about half … Continue reading To Athene, In Apology
Sometimes, it’s the fourth day of the month When the moon is still a pale sliver in the thumb Of blue day sky, but it’s always Herakles who gets the incense Fired up and smoking from hissing lightning because the fourth day Means Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes, and this god Who some say was once a … Continue reading Womanly Herakles
In asana, breath moves through my chest, a bellows igniting a bright fire to course through my body. The Yoga Sutras refined my understanding of this. Vikalpaḥ is the imagination of metaphor, sleek, and it is here where the fire inside of me blooms. Asana prepares the body through movement to turn inward and touch … Continue reading Enthrallment
The Delphic Maxims, Tenets of Solon, and the complexity of ethics.
In which I discover a piece for Hermes in an old writing notes journal and show y'all the text and scans.
A poetic offering to Hera reposted from the Old KALLISTI. There is also some background information about Hera's epithets that influenced the thematic choices I made.
Five poems for the Erinyes, one about Eumenideia 2013, another about their birth, a third about how awesome they are, one propitiating them, and a final poetic fragment.