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Hellenic Polytheist. Layman. Worshipper of all the Theoi. British. Academic. Book Hoarder. Chronic Tea Drinker. Floral Fanatic


'The Rose Girl' (detail) Émile Vernon (1872-1919)


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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Straight haired person: Just comb it!
Curly haired person:
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So i’m sitting here, trying to pray to Demeter if I can drink the wine I offered her since it’s been sitting up on the altar for a while, and for the life of me I cannot remember her name, despite the fact i’ve been working with her for the better part of the year now and i’ve never forgotten her name once. I keep calling her Dionysus, and for the life of me I cannot remember who Dionysus is as I don’t work with very many Hellenistic deities. So I look him up. FUCKING GOD OF WINE GETTING ALL UP IN MY SHIT! I think I laughed a bit harder than I should have once I realized Dionysus was basically going "YEAH SURE! DRINK UP LITTLE ADORABLE HUMAN!"

Oh, and now i’m just reading that he’s either the son or grandson of Demeter, which is making this 10x more hilarious.

Seeing as you have Kemetic deities on your list too, I’m not sure whether you actually mean Hellenistic (which involves a mix of Kemetic, Hellenic and Roman deities) or Hellenic, which is the right term for Greek deities.

Dionysos being Demeter’s ‘grandson’ sounds like the Orphic version, where he’s actually referred to as Zagreus and is the son of Persephone. Orphism is a sect of hellenic polytheism, not the mainstream belief system and their lore is slightly different.

when setting up an altar with candles and symbols for all 12 ruling olympians plus persephone, with a setup for hestia's fire in the middle, what is the proper order to put the candles and items for each deity? is there one?

Nope, there’s no rules like that.

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This is the fucking funniest thing I have ever seen omfg.

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Art Nouveau Ivy Spray Tiara, The Netherlands (ca. 1900; pearls, diamonds, enamel, gold).






I’m having a lot of Persephone feels all of a sudden


Do you think it could possibly be because fall is coming (at least in the NE United States)?
I’m not particularly devoted to Persephone but that’s what got me thinking about her and consequently also Haides.

I think that actually makes a lot of sense???


Yea, for me as an HP it seems and feels natural to look at it that way. As I mentioned, since I’m not really devoted to Haides and Persephone, that’s the explanation that makes the most sense. For me at least.
This week I’m dedicating a trip to a cemetery for Them.

Did no one else make this correlation? Seriously? 

September and October contain some major ancient festivals concerning Demeter and Persephone. In the Northern Hemisphere, mostly North America and Northern Europe this would be the time that Kore transitions to Persephone Chthonia and returns to her husband in the Underworld.


me: hey i’m kinda good at this writing thing
*reads other people’s writing*
me: i am a literary potato

A lack of activity might imply I have something like a social life.

I’m just sat here lurking while reading.

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Anafi island, Cyclades, Greece. ミ♡彡 Ανάφη, Κυκλάδες.

That should be Northern Ireland. Get it right.

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