Tag: festivals

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 friend you’ll know that I have been more active on Facebook, but I have not…

Theogamia/Gamelia

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 to spend the day with the Gods instead  of them.

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 day that people who lived in the Roman country would worship Her. (Us farmers can’t…

Winter Solstice Tomorrow

So tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. After tomorrow night, the days will slowly get longer, the nights shorter. The dark half of the year will flee, and we will have hope and light to look forward to. On the 22nd, I’m planning on getting up early to watch the…

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 the origins of many of the traditions that are continued today in the Christmas season.…