A conversation on Twitter in late 2018 reminded me that, back in 2009, I was in the late stages of writing a song for Apollon. Apollon was my guide to Hellenism and the one to whom I was most devoted in my early adulthood. When I was 23-25, I was in a transition period, and … Continue reading We Are Daphne
From 2009 to 2012, I spent many nights — often after the Kyklos Apollon ritual, which is why so many of them were written on Sundays — writing weird verse on Twitter. These are all of those tweets, as I am closing that old account.
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)
This week, I offered an agalma to the Mousai, which I found on Etsy. I really love it — the artistry reminds me of my childhood because it's in a similar style to The Last Unicorn movie, which was heavily influenced by medieval tapestries. The incense is something I hadn't offered to the Mousai before, but … Continue reading Sunday Image: An Offering to the Mousai
So, last week, I gave a service at my local Unitarian Universalist Society about Athene, in honor of the beginning of the new calendar, the democratic process, and many other things I hold dear. To prepare for that service, I read the Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World volume on Athene (well, actually, about half … Continue reading To Athene, In Apology
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good when it comes to giving cultus.
This is a set of prayer beads that I made a long time ago to represent the Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollon. For the purposes of the count, I omitted the part where Apollon lays the foundations of his temple, beginning instead with the part I found most meaningful and relevant (at the time I planned … Continue reading Prayer Beads for Apollon