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Novena prayer to Mercury

While doing my annual Festivus shopping this year,* I noticed that Galina Krasskova’s novena book In Praise of Hermes had hit the shelves, so naturally I swallowed it up greedily. I was delighted to find myself among the people in … Continue reading

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Lepontic grammatomancy in verse

I mentioned in a post last year that I had been thinking about using the letters of the alphabet of Lugano—the oldest alphabet known to have been used for a Celtic language*—for divinatory purposes. That post on Lepontic grammatomancy† is … Continue reading

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Report-back from Olympia! (part I of III)

Well, I think it’s fair to say that the inaugural Many Gods West conference in Olympia, Washington, was even more successful than any rational person could have hoped. The people attending brought with them a compelling blend of sincerity, devotion, … Continue reading

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Decamnoctiacis Granni

Here’s my theory about the ten-night festival of Grannus, celebrated (at least) at Limoges as the decamnoctiactis Granni (AE 1989: 521). That inscription does not say on which days of the year that festival falls, however—or even in which calendar … Continue reading

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Lepontic grammatomancy

In a previous post, I alluded to a slightly loopy idea that had gotten into my head to use the limited number of letters present in the Lepontic alphabet for divination on analogy with the Germanic runes. Runes probably derive … Continue reading

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