The Eumenideia starts at sundown on 20 February this year (27 Anthesterion). Before I get meandering, here are the basics: Make some cakes. They can have many humps; they can be smooth on top. It depends on whether you are working with something that holds its shape. I steam soft rice cakes and drizzle honey … Continue reading Eumenideia 699.3
The Eumenideia is happening in a few days, on 27 Anthesterion (the night of March 3rd into the day of March 4th). For Internet impermanence's sake, here are all of my posts about the Eumenides on this blog to date. Coda: Blood Crimes, Purification Ceremonies, and the Eumenides Happy Eumenideia (2017) Poetry for the Eumenides … Continue reading Eumenideia 699.2 Starts Soon
This is an addendum to the prior post, but this is how the Eumenideia cakes look when fully cooked and dressed up. I adapted a rice-based steamed cake recipe (bai tang gau) from a blogger online, albeit with silicone baking cups in my steamer instead of a big cake bowl. Then, I added the usual … Continue reading Eumenideia Cakes (gluten-free)
Tonight, the Eumenideia begins, a holiday for the Eumenides. While I wait for my rice cakes to steam for their offerings, I'm writing up a quick roundup of things about the Eumenideia, the Erinyes, and all things related. First, on Neokoroi, this is the Eumenideia ritual that I wrote what feels like an eternity ago. … Continue reading Happy Eumenideia 699.1!
I wrote this poem last week, but wanted to petition the Erinyes with it this morning because it is their sacred day. Hail to the goddesses with snakes in their hair, companions of Persephone who speak for countless souls. Please hear my prayer, exacters of justice. To the Erinyes. Children of Nyx, in that grove … Continue reading To the Erinyes on 5 Puanepsion 699.1
I took the day off of work so I could blog about the Erinyes and do some in-the-flesh purification and worship. These are two blog posts from the Old KALLISTI that are relevant to today's holiday.
Five poems for the Erinyes, one about Eumenideia 2013, another about their birth, a third about how awesome they are, one propitiating them, and a final poetic fragment.