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01 Paintings, Olympian deities, by the Old Masters, with footnotes # 14

(French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)

The Toilette of Venus, c. Date:1751

42 5/8 x 33 1/2 in. (108.3 x 85.1 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art… 179 more words

Water Purifications

Water purifications

Sekhmet

Sobek

In Quanyin practice on Friday, Quanyin suggested we should do water purifications over the weekend, and as the dark moon is tonight, that seemed entirely appropriate. 163 more words

01 Paintings, Olympian deities, by the Old Masters, with footnotes # 15

Willem Drost, AMSTERDAM 1633 – 1659

FLORA

Oil on canvas

39 by 33 in.; 99 by 84 cm.

Private collection

William Drost’s Flora was painted during the artist’s brief stay in Venice during the 1650s and has hitherto remained unknown to scholars.  429 more words

Reaction to "The Hearth of Hellenism: An Open Letter to Mary Beard"

Χαίρετε ἀναγνώστες!

Today I came across a piece on Patheos where Angelo Nasios reacts to claims from the famous British Classics scholar Mary Beard, that because there are no modern believers in the ancient Gods she can make controversial claims without having to look over her back. 713 more words

Polytheism

01 Paintings, Hellenic Mytheology, with footnotes 2B

Wilhelm Trübner, 1851 – 1917

The Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs, 1877

Oil on cardboard

Height: 94 cm (37.01 in.), Width: 79 cm (31.1 in.) 433 more words

Spring Equinox 2018 - A Solitary Hellenic Rite

Below is a rough draft of my write-up for the Spring Equinox 2018 ritual for the ADF Dedicant program while I have it fresh in my mind.  613 more words

ADF Dedicant Program

Hellene: A Complex Word and Contemporary Pagan Use

The word “Hellene” can invoke various thoughts. From the concept of Ancient Greece’s shared identity, to Pagans that remained to the Gods, to Emperor Julian’s vision of Hellenic religion, and to the identity of the modern Greek nation. 1,707 more words