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It is my personal opinion that despite it being a largely secular cultural holiday these days, no Pagan or Polytheist should participate in Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. It explicitly celebrates the destruction of paganism in Ireland. Why would any Pagan celebrate that?

I do not celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, which is a day of holy obligation for Catholics in Ireland (as well as revered by a few other Christian denominations). Why would I, a heathen, celebrate a 5th Century Saint whose mission in life was to turn pagans from their Gods and ancestral ways? If he lived […]

via 🐍🐉🐍 The Snakes in the Grass – Saint Patrick, the Pagans, & the God Crom Cruach  🐍🐉🐍 — Wyrd Designs

Round-up of Interesting Links!

I’ve been working on Idunna’s God of the Month club post the last couple of days. I owe Her! I fell horribly behind and kept neglecting Her the last couple of months and just saying, “It’s okay, I’ll roll Her over into next month’s GMC.” But in the meantime, here’s a round-up of interesting links.…

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 a young man he was being called Philopater, “He who loves his father”. I couldn’t…

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.…

Round-Up of Interesting Links

One sex-crazed Galapagos tortoise fathers 800, saves species Pet Loss and Disenfranchised Grief So Many Pets Survived Hurricane Matthew Because Shelters Took in their Whole Familes, instead of Turning Away Animals Hair of the Ancient Romans Judge in Argentina Rules that Chimpanzees Have Rights Historic First Achievements this Election Day How to Build Houses for…

God of the Month Club: Kybele

“Together come and follow to the Phrygian home of Cybele, to the Phrygian forests of the goddess, where the clash of cymbals ring, where tambourines resound, where the Phrygian flute-player blows deeply on his curved reed, where ivy-crowned maenads toss their heads wildly.” — Catullus, poem 63 Kybele (pronounced Ku-bel-EE) is a Goddess of the…

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 years old when he became Pharaoh. His Egyptian title, which I’m never going to even…

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 in an effort to differentiate them. It was his first wife who bore him his…