I wrote this poem last week, but wanted to petition the Erinyes with it this morning because it is their sacred day. Hail to the goddesses with snakes in their hair, companions of Persephone who speak for countless souls. Please hear my prayer, exacters of justice. To the Erinyes. Children of Nyx, in that grove … Continue reading To the Erinyes on 5 Puanepsion 699.1
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.