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An Introduction to Artemis

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Artemis, sister of Apollo and also an archer, is known as a goddess of the hunt as well as of animals and wildlife. Her companions are the nymphs, with whom she dances […]

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Proerosia, Chloeia, Antheia, Kalameia: Festivals of Growth

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Modern pagans, whether or not we live where food is produced, do recognize the importance of agriculture and growth in sustaining our lives. Even when the process itself isn’t something we see […]

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About the Mothers: The Matrae and Matronae

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The Matrones/Matronae or Matres/Matrae (Mothers) are Celtic and Germanic goddesses widely worshipped in Gaul and Britain; they were almost always depicted in groups of three. They are protectors of home, family and […]

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Thoughts on the worship of little-known gods

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I have a real fondness for little-known gods, gods whose names are known only from a handful of sites, or even those who make a single (known) appearance. There’s no way of […]

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A Brief Intro to Greek Hymns, Part 1: The Homeric and Orphic Hymns

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While I am a big fan of writing your own prayers to the gods, you absolutely do not have to do this. Maybe you don’t feel called to do it, maybe you […]

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