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The Gods on Broadway*: Hadestown

I’m a huge musical theater nerd, and have been ever since I participated in my first musical in sixth grade. Being onstage, performing for an audience that you can barely see (but you can definitely hear), and smiling through the pain of dancing and singing to a high-energy six-minute musical number was my life throughout high school. 1,095 more words

Traditions at Winter's Beginning

I haven’t updated in a while because I’ve been working on a variety of projects. Earlier this week, though, I cleaned and dusted my shrines, put some cedar essential oil on my aromatherapy diffuser, performed a purification ritual, and started anticipating the solstice. 705 more words


Full Moon Ritual: Oh My Gods, Last Night

Saturday night, what started out as a small get-together between me and two other friends turned into a full-out ceremonial ritual. It included walking out into the woods around midnight, carrying lighted candles down the path, and the person officiating the ritual wearing a beautiful burgundy cloak complete with a candle-lit lantern. 703 more words

An Offering to Asklepios

Asklepios, god of healing and patron of medicine, is among the kindest of the Greek gods. Historically he would accept any offering, no matter how small, and his temples were filled with votives that were inexpensive materially but rich in devotion. 417 more words

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worship (n.) Old English worðscip, wurðscip (Anglian), weorðscipe (West Saxon) “condition of being worthy, dignity, glory, distinction, honor, renown,” from weorð “worthy” (see worth) + -scipe (see -ship).
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Review: Parker's Greek Gods Abroad

This is a short book review, as I’m (a) still a bit under the weather; (b) in the throes of the fall semester; (c) writing a scholarly bibliometrics paper on some physicists, which is really fun and takes up a lot of time in Oct-Nov every year; and (d) in the middle of writing short stories, epics, and the like. 1,154 more words


Some Reflections on Being Second-Gen Pagan/Polytheist

On the Noumenia, I started a journaling project. While I prayed to Apollon for inspiration before I touched nib to page, the core goal of the journaling project has not been religious devotion. 3,111 more words