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Votive hymn to Diana Sancta

O holy Diana of woods and groves, Diana of hidden paths and safe houses, Diana of the moon and stars, Diana of the Drinking Gourd and the mossy bark, Diana, friend of all who seek freedom, nurturer of all that … Continue reading

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Six votive hymns for the Blue Wave

Ancient religious practice frequently revolved around the making and fulfilling of vows. One prays to a certain deity for a certain purpose, promising to perform this-or-that pious act if the outcome is as desired. In that spirit, I vowed to … Continue reading

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Ἐπιφανεία of Arduinna

I’ve been silent for too long—at least as far as this blog goes—in part because I’ve been busy with election and other stuff, and in part because I have a rather longish election-themed post that I’m not sure is worth … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Rejoice greatly!

Perhaps one might be in a jubilant mood anyway from yesterday, having celebrated the dies natalis with the holy goddess Diana … and perhaps the Ides would in any case have brought out a certain jovial spirit … or else … Continue reading

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O Kalends, my Kalends!

This time last year, I presented a ritual at Olympia, Washington, in honour of Rome and Augustus on the occasion of the Kalends of August. I’d like to reiterate my thanks to the organizers of Many Gods West last year, … Continue reading

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Tales of Ritona

The four tales below in no way represent historically attested, ‘canonical’ mythology of Ritona, which unfortunately does not exist. I offer it to the world as ‘fan fiction’, as it were, concerning a number of deities—notably Ritona and Minerva—who are … Continue reading

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In search of Ritona

I want to say a few words about the goddess Ritona, who has been on my mind a lot in the past few months. By some measures, she must rank as one of the most major ‘minor’ deities from northeastern … Continue reading

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