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Every Day is Sacred: In the Name of Hecate

by Beth on August 31, 2015

As you may know, on the last day of each month, I give honor to the Goddess Hecate. So as August transitions to the month of September, I invite you to join me in remembering Her on this sacred day. Who Is She? The Encyclopedia Mythica suggests Hecate’s name is pronounced, “hek’-a-tee” and this is […]

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August 29 The Birth of Hathor In the Egyptian traditions, today is the birthday feast of the Goddess Hathor. Hathor is a very ancient Goddess, pre-dating the times of the Pharaoh dynasties. Horus was associated with kingship, and Hathor was associated with the queen. Her name translates to “The House of Horus,” for it is […]

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August 28 Nephthys is that which is beneath the earth and invisible. ~ Plutarch, Greek historian (45-120 C.E.) As mentioned yesterday, trying to translate the ancient Egyptian feast days to the modern calendar is tricky business, especially since the calendar varied in different locations and different dynasties of ancient Khemet. And of course our own […]

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Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi August 27 According to some forms of calculation (because there are several and they are all rather complicated for modern era reconstructionists), today is an important sacred feast day […]

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Every Day Is Sacred: The Opiconsivia

by Beth on August 25, 2015

Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus (341-271 BCE) Every Day is Sacred: August 25 Today is the celebration of the Opiconsivia, honoring the Roman Goddess of abundance, Ops (also known as Opis). Already considered an ancient deity by the Romans, She is the consort of the God, Saturn and […]

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