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the-beauty-of-men:

Chris Quilliams - Satyr 2009

the-beauty-of-men:

Chris Quilliams - Satyr 2009

cw-:

Harry Clarke1924, The Devil’s Wife and her Eldestvia (50∑円)

cw-:

Harry Clarke
1924, The Devil’s Wife and her Eldest

via (50∑円)

I bought a copy of The Writing of Orpheus by Marcel Detienne

SO EXCITED AEMÇLSAMEÇLSAMFÇLMDFÇDZ

femalenudityinwesternpainting:

“The Dance Of Bacchante” (Mural from a tomb in Villa Pamphili of Rome, Italy, now in the British Museum) by
Anonymus (1st century), Roman Empire

femalenudityinwesternpainting:

“The Dance Of Bacchante” (Mural from a tomb in Villa Pamphili of Rome, Italy, now in the British Museum) by

Anonymus (1st century), Roman Empire

okkvlt:

Credit

okkvlt:

Credit

vjungsand:

Aparición de Venus 
by Paula Duró 2013

vjungsand:

Aparición de Venus

by Paula Duró 2013

Cleanse-Day Wednesday / 16 Mounykhión 1.698

elaphos:

homehearthandheart:

Welcome, Devotees!

Shrine getting a little dusty?  Time to bust out the barley/natron/vinegar/Windex/elbow grease!  Don’t obsess—just do one of the following:

  • Detail-dust the smaller ornaments on your shrine.
  • Detail-dust the larger ornaments on your shrine.
  • Wash and dry your altar-cloths.
  • Take a damp rag (or other appropriate cleansing item) and give your icons/eidola/images a mini-bath.
  • Wipe, dust, or otherwise clean your altar base (or the piece of furniture where your altar is located).
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum the floor around your altar space.
  • Offer some incense, sprinkle some khernips, smoke-cleanse, or otherwise purify your altar-space ritually.
  • Altar’s spotless?  Tackle a mess in another room of your living space.  Cleanliness is next to godliness!
  • Stressed out?  Emotional and psychological cleansing is important, too.  Do something to purify or detox yourself!

Today in the Hellenic Calendar: 

  • According to the Attic calendar, it’s the 16th of the month of Mounykhión.
  • Today is the Mounykhia, a celebration of Artemis as Phoibe (Light-Bringer, the aspect of Artemis associated with moonlight) and Potnia Theron (Mistress of Beasts, the aspect of Artemis associated with wild animals).
  • In ancient Athens, the Mounykhia commemorated the time that Artemis became angry with the city’s residents for killing a bear that had entered Her sacred temple.  In myths, Artemis values animal life on the same level as human life, so She demanded a daughter of the Athenians be sacrificed to make up for this injustice.  One Athenian made a compromise with Artemis: he brought his daughter to be sacrificed, but at the last minute, substituted a goat dressed in his daughter’s clothing.
  • It was traditional both to repeat the goat sacrifice and to offer Artemis cakes with circles of candles stuck in them.  If you want to offer to Her, get some cupcakes and candles!  Animal crackers make good offerings, too.
  • The Hellenic Calendar is made up of four-year cycles based on when the Olympics were held in ancient Olympia.  We are now in the first year of a new Olympiad—the 698th since the four-year cycle began!
  • The 16th of the lunar month is not traditionally associated with any particular Theoi, though Erkhia’s calendar associated it with sacrifices to Semele and Dionysos.  Drew Campbell associates it with Artemis.
  • Drew Campbell’s list of daily devotions suggests reading Orphic Hymns 35 to Artemis, 1 to Prothyraia (a Theos associated with childbirth), 34 to Leto (the Mother of Artemis and Apollon), and 71 to Tykhe (the Theos associated with the ups and downs of fortune).
  • NOTE: Regarding the Orphic Hymns, the public-domain Thomas Taylor translation combines the first two prayers (#0, “To Musaeus,” and #1, “To Hecate”) into one ginormous prayer.  The Apostolos Athanassakis translation keeps the two separate.  Theoi.com uses Taylor’s Translation (again, because it’s public domain), but Drew Campbell drew from Athanassakis.  So if, say, Campbell suggests using Hymn 34 (“To Apollo”), Your Mod will follow Taylor’s numbering system and link to Hymn 33 on Theoi.com.  The more you know~
  • For those of you who would like to learn ancient Greek, this day of the month is called the hékte mesoûntos (roughly pronounced “HECK-tay meh-SOON-toss”), meaning “the sixth of the middle [of the month].”
  • The ancient Hellens divided their lunar month into three sets of 10 days (or two of 10 and one of 9), called “decades,” rather than a number of 7-day weeks.
  • If you are looking for a good e-shrine to Artemis, try Tales of Transformation right here!
  • Know any other good e-shrines?  Have suggestions or corrections?  Send us an ask or fanmail!

Happy Mounykhia, everyone!

melasangelos:

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, The Souls of Acheron (detail). 1898.

melasangelos:

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, The Souls of Acheron (detail). 1898.

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clionona:

"You are not broken.  You do not need to be fixed."

arjuna-vallabha:

Herma consagration by Fedor Bronnikov.

arjuna-vallabha:

Herma consagration by Fedor Bronnikov.

welkinlions:

Athena

welkinlions:

Athena

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