Tag: household worship

Altar to the Healing Gods

A few months ago I made an altar to the Healing Gods that was sitting on desk, and swore it would stay up until the Covid crisis was over. Obviously it is still affecting our society deeply but, I needed my desk space back! I was foolishly hopeful when I first built it, I had…

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 Sua 41, 109 This is a tiny cabin; there is not a lot of wall…

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 symbolic significance as well as its aesthetic qualities. Shrines beautify a home and give you…

Call for Submissions: Devotional to Hestia

I’m excited to see this one happening. Hestia doesn’t get a lot of attention, She  deserves a devotional of Her own. I hope there are lots of good submissions, so please spread this call far and wide! Original post here. —- Bibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for a devotional anthology to honor the least and…

Day of the Agathos Daimon

And the second day of the lunar month belongs to the Agathos Daimon, both the personal Daimon that watches over you and the household Daimon who guards your family and whose special domain to protect the pantry and food stores. Offer Him a few drops of unmixed wine, or milk mixed with honey. He seems like an…

GMC poetry: Bes

Dancing Bes Who delights in the loud clamor of drums And the din of war Leonine dwarf Out of Nubia Crowned with the ostrich feather Guardian of the Horus-child Who stands at the door To protect those who dwell within O Lord of Punt Chase away the mischievous spirits of misfortune And bring only sweet…