Tag Archives: Mercuralia

A problem and a solution

Every year on the Ides of May, business people in ancient Rome used to draw water from a well adjoining the Porta Capena, then sprinkle it on their wares and the tools of their respective trades. That well has, alas, … 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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May!

I thought I had set WordPress to nag me when I hadn’t posted a blog entry in a week. I guess that after I wasn’t posting during my European trip, WordPress gave me up as a lost cause (sad!). Anyway, … Continue reading

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