Some of the perils of motherhood…..

As much as I would have liked to celebrate the Kallynteria and Plynteria festivals this weekend, I had to deal with a sick child. I will celebrate them today with the cleansing of aspects of my life that I have been having to neglect — like my dishes….

Niobe’s Tears

Mother’s Day is here in the US, and the weather where I am is reminding me of something in the stories of Artemis and Apollo — the lesson of Niobe and her hubris. She offended by comparing herself to Leto and saying that she was BETTER than Leto.  This offended Apollo and Artemis because she…

Busy week with Apollo and Artemis

This week encompasses both modern and ancient festivals honoring Apollo, Artemis, and their mother Leto. To start with, there is the ancient Thargelia festival and then the American festival of Mother’s Day which I celebrate as a modern festival of Leto, who suffered labor until she found a place to give birth. To Leto (Orphic Hymn #35)…

National Day of Prayer — a few thoughts…..

Today is the National Day of Prayer for this year in the United States.  I have mixed feelings about this. While I think that prayer is a necessary part of our praxis as Hellenic Polytheists, I also do not feel that we need a special day on the NATIONAL level for us to pray as…