I was on Tumblr this morning and found an interesting thread about casual religionists. The original post seemed to be using casual as a synonym for atheistic or noncommittal polytheism in its first paragraph, but it's possible that I misunderstood the person writing it. The term I use for atheists engaging in religious practice is culturally … Continue reading Casual Devotion and Inexact Terminology
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
This is a set of prayer beads that I made a long time ago to represent the Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollon. For the purposes of the count, I omitted the part where Apollon lays the foundations of his temple, beginning instead with the part I found most meaningful and relevant (at the time I planned … Continue reading Prayer Beads for Apollon
This is why it is important to know what you're getting into when you start praying to a god, as I found out when I was sixteen.
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.
In which I discuss some thoughts that have been percolating for a long time about the worship of gods and how that changes devotees.
A hymn to Asklepios from the old KALLISTI.