“Operation Themis” is NOT in the service of Justice (Dike) — and not even in the service of Nomos (Custom)

On Tuesday June 2, 2020 officials in the United States capitol began to push back on aggressive response to protests https://www.startribune.com/barr-law-enforcement-must-dominate-streets-amid-protests/570945192/ which was called in a monumental act of hubris “Operation Themis”. To name this operation after the Titan Goddess of Divine Law, when it is being done deliberately to quell what are considered to…

Thoughts about cross-Pantheon “calls”

I have said before that the Theoi call who THEY want to call, and I still hold that belief. Sometimes that is difficult, however, when it is ME that a divinity calls and I have LITTLE TO NO IDEA on how to properly honor that divinity. Part of my history includes having lived in New…

The GODDESS Hestia WELCOMES all those who come to her fires with humility — unless they bring hatred for others with them.

The virtue of Philoxenia (literally “love of the stranger”) is one that has been enshrined as a part of Hellenic culture since the Classical Era. It is one of the reasons why I as an individual felt compelled to sign onto the The Xenia Declaration and blog about it https://greekrevivalistmommy.com/2019/11/07/xenia-declaration/. I had HOPED that Hellenion would have signed…

Xenia Declaration

About 14 years ago, I commented in a thread that Xenia — and more importantly Philoxenia — was DEMANDED in Hellenismos. I was challenged on what my source was (I was actually basing it on how even MODERN Greek culture remembered Xenia, but that is not how I ended up defending my stance). How I ended up…

Gatekeeping the Theoi is Hubristic

Thankfully, the folkish elements in Hellenic Polytheism are not as prominent or prolific writers as the ones found in the Nordic community. However, there remains the idea that you  “should not” worship gods that are not from the ethnic heritage you are descended from. To put it as politely as I can, that’s BULLSHIT. I’ve said…