In the midst of the house…..

Homeric Hymn 5 to Aphrodite 18 ff (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th – 4th B.C.) :“Zeus the Father gave her [Hestia] a high honour instead of marriage, and she has her place in the midst of the house and has the richest portion. In all the temples of the gods she has a share of…

This weekend — Artemis

I am a member of the organization Hellenion. One of the things that we do as an organization is honoring one (or more) of the Olympians each month in addition to the more “traditional” festivals of the Athenian calendar. I find this picture interesting in that it does NOT show Artemis in what we would…

Hera, queen of Heaven, today I pray to you to to help us all find our strength in these difficult times.Help us deal with the problems that we face as individuals and communities. Predators are among us. And we need the strength to deal with them.Faith issues plague us. and we need the strength to…

Planning for the future

There will likely be a move in my very near future. One way or another, we will be finding another place for my family. That being said, it is time to start envisioning how I would like the various shrines/alters in my new home to be. Mira is still too young to have one in…

Prayers for a new home

We have been without a REAL home for about a month. But throughout the whole time, I have been maintaining my religious praxis. Hestia has been on my mind the whole time as She is the foundation of the home. But there is also devotion to Zeus and Athena who are also protectors of the…