A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 31

On this, the last day of the month, the topic is what advice I would give someone who was just beginning to learn about Hera. I would advise looking at all of the mythos surrounding Hera, not just the portion that people use to “support” the two-dimensional view of her that is most common. Also,…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 30

Today’s topic is any interesting UPG that I may have on Hera. First however, I would like to go over what the term UPG means it means Unverified (or Unusual) Personal Gnosis. While gnosis does mean understanding or knowledge, the PERSONAL part is often just as important as the gnosis being unverified or unusual. Sometimes a…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 29

Today’s topic is about Hera and what I wish I knew about her and do not. And for me, I wish that I knew more about how she was worshiped in the Mycenaean and Early Classical periods in Ancient Greece. I am especially interested in how she was worshiped within the home instead of in…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 28

Today’s topic is about what I consider to be the worst misconception people have about Hera. And I think it is the modern preoccupation with Hera being the “jealous” wife who torments every child of Zeus other than those by her. This is a perception that, in my opinion, really was thrust into prominence by…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 27

Today’s post is about how my relationship with Hera has changed over time. And this is both an easy one and a difficult one to write. When I first started being “called” by the Hellenic Gods, it wasn’t any of the daughters of Chronos who were doing the calling, it was Athene — who later…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 26

Today’s topic is about a time when Hera refused to help. And this is about a time when I needed to get MYSELF out of a bad relationship that had actually been emotionally abusive from the very beginning, even though I hadn’t  realized it from the very beginning. She allowed me to realize over time…

A Month of Devotional Thought — Hera, Day 25

Today’s topic is one that I had to do some serious thinking about to narrow down to just one. It is a time when Hera helped me in particular. Interestingly enough, it was a time where I hadn’t asked her to do so, although I have been thanking her regularly for since. It was for…