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GMC: Zeus-Ammon, the Hellenistic Form of Ammon

Zeus, Father of Gods and men, was one of the most important Gods in Makedonia, as He was in most of Greece. He was in fact called by the title Panhellenios, “Of All the Greeks”. He is the only Greek … Continue reading

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Ptolemy IV Philopater

It’s high time I continued posting the series about the Ptolemies. I’ve gotten distracted posting about so many other subjects! Ptolemy IV Philopater Excerpted from Olympos in Egypt   Ptolemy IV was born in 245 or 244 BCE. Already as … Continue reading

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A History of My Shrines and Altars

This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a long time. Like many Pagans, I’ve had various altars and shrines throughout the years. Putting altars together is an act of devotion in itself, carefully picking each piece for its … Continue reading

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GMC: Ereshkigal

Ereshkigal, the Queen of the Great Below, or the Sumerian Underworld, is less well known today than Her brighter sister Inanna. The Underworld is also called Irkalla. Sometimes Her name is given as Irkalla, in the same way that in … Continue reading

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Ptolemy III Euergetes

Ptolemy III, who was given the title Euergetes, “Benefactor”, was born in 284 BCE. Euergetes married Berenike II of Cyrene (whom he was not related to). They had six children, including Ptolemy IV Philopater, who succeeded him. He was 30 … Continue reading

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GMC: Hathor

The sky and the stars make music to You. The sun and the moon praise You. The Gods exalt You. The Goddesses sing to You. The Temple of Dendera, Ptolemaic Period   The Egyptian Gods are collectively referred to as … Continue reading

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Ptolemy II Philadelphus

  Although Ptolemy II later married his sister Arsinoe in the Egyptian tradition, his first wife is also named Arsinoe (It’s nearly impossible to keep them all separate!). Historians call his first wife Arsinoe I and his sister Arsinoe II … Continue reading

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