Tag Archives: Matronae

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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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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Behold Ritona

Here is the image I prepared as a modern interpretation of the ancient goddess Ritona, who is known from Augusta Treverorum (Trier) and other places in Gaul. This image brings together many of the elements historically attested from Ritona’s iconography, … 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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On recent events

In the olden days, before climate change did away with any semblance of predictability that might have existed in the weather, they used to say that March went in like a lion and went out like a lamb. Here in … Continue reading

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A capital suggestion!

In one of her comments on an earlier post I’d made, River Devora made the excellent suggestion that I post my Gaulish translation of her chant to the Matronæ to Youtube. I apologize for not having made that happen earlier; … Continue reading

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Report-back on two rituals from Olympia (part II of III)

This is the second part of my report-back from the Many Gods West conference in Olympia, Washington. In it I’d like to give my reactions to two rituals I attended at the conference: one presented by the Bakcheion, the other … Continue reading

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And for those who don’t like Gaul … there’s Gaul! :-)

Well, the final program for Many Gods West is out, and it’s a humdinger! Permit me to point out once again the high profile that Gaulish and Gallo-Roman polytheism will have for this event, which just makes my heart sing. … Continue reading

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Rituals to come

The theme of my last post was the ritual that (barring the unforeseen) I’ll be presenting at Many Gods West in Olympia on August 1. (Huzzah!) I’m mentioning it again because (a) I don’t think I adequately expressed my pleasure and … Continue reading

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A new look at the Suleviæ

I had wanted to mention this earlier, but a couple of weeks ago I made a major upgrade to the web page on the Suleviæ (first the French page, then the English one). Previously, that page contained little more than … Continue reading

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