Category Archives: Roman

Cerialia

So, we are in the midst of the the ancient Roman festival for Ceres. This festival in Rome usually lasted about a week, but I’ll probably be doing my ritual on the 19th, since Ovid mentions that as being the … Continue reading

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Selections from “365 Goddess”

March 25 Hilaria (Rome) Cybele Themes: Love; Health; Humor; Victory; Strength; Relationships Symbols: Pine; Meteorite Stone; Key About Cybele: A black stone that personified this Roman earth goddess is credited with a successful battle against Hannibal. It this strength, especially … Continue reading

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Round-up of Interesting Links

Ancient Egyptian Stories to be Published in English for the First Time!! Cool!! Head Coverings in Roman Tradition Cats in Slavic Mythology Really cool crafty ideas for reusing shutters around the house Man sworn into his city council seat while … Continue reading

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Household Worship: My Lararium

The most sacred, the most hallowed place on earth is the home of each and every citizen.  There are his sacred hearth and his household gods, there the very centre of his worship, religion, and domestic ritual. -Cicero, De Domo … Continue reading

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January celebrations from “365 Goddess”

  The following is a selection of the daily Goddess-centered exercises and rituals from Patricia Telesco’s “365 Goddess: a Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess”. My festival calendar is already quite crowded, so I won’t be … Continue reading

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Io Saturnalia! A ritual

Originally posted on Temple of Athena the Savior:
Yesterday was the first day of the Roman festival of Saturnalia, the holiday from which most Christmas traditions are taken. It was the most popular Roman holiday, and all business was suspended…

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Info About Saturnalia From “Classical Living”

The following is selections about Saturnalia from the December chapter of Classical Living: Reconnecting with the Rituals of Ancient Rome: Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Celebrations, and Rites for Every Month of the Year by Frances Bernstein, Ph.D. Saturnalia, of course, is … Continue reading

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