Mira — How do I explain?

There are so many things that I want to explain to my daughter. Some of them, I know she will have to wait to understand. My question is more likely how to START to explain them. How do I explain that the flame IS the “image” of Hestia, but that She is represented AND immanent…

This seems appropriate to me right now.

[60] LX. TO NEMESIS A Hymn.Thee, Nemesis I call, almighty queen, by whom the deeds of mortal life are seen:Eternal, much rever’d, of boundless sight, alone rejoicing in the just and right:Changing the counsels of the human breast for ever various, rolling without rest.To every mortal is thy influence known, and men beneath thy righteous…

Hestia — more than just the Goddess of the Home

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you might have noticed that I write on Hestia more frequently than many of the other Hellenic Gods. The reason for this is that I actually feel a strong connection to her and feel that ‘someone’ has to speak about things relating to her. One thing that…

Thoughts on Hestia…. We always have her….

TO HESTIA Queen Hestia,¬†daughter of mighty Kronos mistress of the ever-burning fire, you dwell in the center of the house, May you raise the holy initiates, in these sacred rites. may you grant them unwithering youth, wealth as well, prudence and purity. Home of the blessed gods, men’s mighty¬†buttress. eternal, many-shaped, beloved, grass-yellow, smile, O…

To Lord Apollo on the day of the Equinox.

XXI. TO APOLLO [1] Phoebus, of you even the swan sings with clear voice to the beating of his wings, as he alights upon the bank by the eddying river Peneus; and of you the sweet-tongued minstrel, holding his high-pitched lyre, always sings both first and last. And so hail to you, lord! I seek…