Sunday, 13 January 2013

This blog may eventually move to Wordpress

You may see me at until Google decides to improve Blogger. I've already got a few unmirrored updates there as we speak, and I may or may not mirror them here ever.

If you decide that I am still worth following, best you be updating your Google Readers (which is also going away #sniff) with my new address.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

The ‘It’ Couple of Olympos

Tonight, as the light of silver-shining Selênê returns to the heavens, we leave the month of Poseideôn (Ποσειδεών) and enter the month of Gamêliôn (Γαμηλιών).

Hail Dionysos

Can anybody source this photo? I think it’s amazing. Wine, mask, leopard skin, snake… whoever made this, did his/her research.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

"Oh, I am sorry, Frodo. I was delayed."

Because I totally was. By the long holiday off, by the Solstice, by Christmas, by the Poseidea, by the Calends of January, by the amount of work thrown at my face after the long week off, and by Gods, even by the Dionysia and Haloa. When they say this time is a busy time, they're not kidding. And we're not even done, yet. The first noumênia after the winter solstice is just around the corner.

But, behind all the busy-ness and holiday stress is great merriment and celebration, and a big opportunity to commune with the Gods. These times are not holy tides for nothing, and they have been so for hundreds of years.

Unfortunately, I'm not blogging about them today, as I have some cooking, and then, some sleeping to do. I will update, though, over the next few days, I promise. Also, I took pictures, and lots of them. I'll be sure to share them with you.

(PS: If you're wondering what Frodo or Gandalf has to do with this blog, not so much other than that I'm a huge Tolkien fan, and a pious cultor of LOTR (and soon, Hobbit) dvd-thons.)

À bien tôt!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Solstice Morn on the 22nd Floor

Whilst I was happy to spend Solstice Eve at home with my family, I had to spend the night at work. You really can't have your heathen cake and eat it two when a festival falls on a working day.

But, as you can see, it wasn't so bad. My friend and I said our prayers to the reborn sun beside my window, an hour before heading home for the super awesome 4 day weekend. Nothing fancy, though. Not even something that resembles a basic ritus. No pictures, no fire, no incense. Just us and the rising sun, and our hymns of praise. Well, I reckon if you want to praise a physical celestial being, that's all you really need. Hail the newborn Sun! He... she... ze was spectacular. 

Friday, 21 December 2012


For tonight, the old sun-wheel sets. For tomorrow, a new one is reborn.

Holiday posts coming soon! I'm having a 9-day week off of work. WOOOHOO!