Honoring Demeter at this time of year

People often forget that the agricultural cycle is one that spans the full year. Because of this it is important to honor Demeter at ANY time of year. After all she is the one who sends up from below a rich harvest for mortal man. The beginning of the agricultural year in Greece is actually…

To Miss the Mark — Amartia in Hellenic Polytheism

AMARTIA – ΑΜΑΡΤΙΑPronunciation: ȦmȧrtiȧSingular: AmartiaPlural: AmartiêsOther Forms of the Word:Amartias: (singular) denoting that which derives from AmartiaAmartion: (plural) denoting that which derives from AmartiêsCommon English translation: sinTranslated definition of the word:AMARTIA refers to failure, mistakes, errors, faults and only metaphorically speaking disrespect or impiety. AMARTIA is normally a fault or an unjust deed carried out due…

Oikos, family and our view of ourselves

OIKOS: ΟΙΚΟΣPronunciation: ĒekôsSingular: OikosPlural: OikoiOther Forms of the Word:Oikogenia: referring to the members of the OikosCommon English translation: household, homeTranslated definition of the word:OIKOS in its original form denotes simultaneously the house (building), the members of the family living within the OIKOS, the estate, the goods belonging to the estate and is inclusive of extended family,…