Category Archives: The gods

Theogamia 2013

Theogamia began at sundown on Thursday.  It is the ancient Athenian festival in celebration of the marriage of Zeus and Hera. Since Hera has become pretty damn important to me this year, I decided to  make this a big event in my calendar! … Continue reading

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A is for Altar

I realise I haven’t yet posted a photo of what my altar looks like in the new house. This was taken shortly before Christmas (I have altar cloths that I rotate seasonally. This is my holiday cloth, with pretty candles and stars … Continue reading

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Hera has been on my mind all day

My desire to approach my shrines and sit with her grew throughout the day. I found myself giving up on work and heading upstairs to clear my room of Christmas debris. I put away some of my gifts, and so many of … Continue reading

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Dammit Mom!

A common devotional thing that I do for Hermes is to offer him loose change. I just scoop up lots of coppers from my purse and put them in a handmade clay amphora I bought for him in Crete. I … Continue reading

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The new (temporary) altar setup

I’m back with my parents until the lease on my new place is all sorted, and so my little altar has been set up under my bed again. You may recall me saying that a few months ago I downsized … Continue reading

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A is for aphrodite

This year I have decided to take part in the Pagan Blog Project. Each week, using a letter as a prompt I will be blogging about something related to my path, or paganism in general. I though it would be … Continue reading

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Kharis and Hermes

I am back from my holiday! It was lots of fun, and all the travel (flights, taxis, left hand drive rental cars) was stress free despite all threats on the contrary. We somehow conveniently avoided scheduled airport strikes, hour long … Continue reading

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On the treatment of deities -mini rant

Have you ever experienced a ritual, either in a group or alone; where god(s) are invoked, and you just know they haven’t shown up?  Sometimes, no matter what you do, they aren’t going to make an appearance, i’m sure they’ve … Continue reading

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Reflections on the year

On Tuesday, I packed up, moved out of my dorm; and came home after my first year of university. I wrapped all my sacred items in tissue paper for the journey home, gave thanks to any spirits that may reside in … Continue reading

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My foray into crafting: Box shrine

My local pagan community (which I do plan on writing about at some point) hosts a little craft group on Sunday afternoons, to raise money for a big Pagan Pride event that it organises and runs. I go along when I can, … Continue reading

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