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Athesteria: Dionysian Festival of Flowers, Sex, and Death

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Round-up of Interesting Links

So I know I have not been blogging much. I have been very inward focused lately, working on improving myself and staying balanced and stable, improving my health and neglected skills, and my relationships with the Gods. If you’re a … Continue reading

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Did anybody else notice that the Festival of the Marriage of Zeus and Hera falls on VALENTINE’S DAY this year????? It’s a good thing I don’t have an significant other, so they can’t get offended when I say I’m going … Continue reading

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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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Reblog: The Connections Between Yule Traditions and the Santa Claus Mythos

Originally posted on Wyrd Designs:
Most Pagans are quite familiar with the fact that many of the so-called ‘Christmas’ traditions have their origins from ancient polytheistic cultures and their festivities such as Saturnalia, Yule etc. This even includes Santa Claus.…

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Merry Yule

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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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