Ancient Greek Gods

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

    Apotropaic magic (from Greek apotrepein “to ward off” from apo- “away” and trepein “to turn”) is a type of magic intended to turn away harm or evil influences, as in deflecting misfortune or averting the evil eye. The Greeks made offerings to the averting gods (Ἀποτρόπαιοι θεοί: Apotropaioi Theoi), chthonic deities and heroes who grant safety an…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

    36. Ἀρτέμιδος, θυμίαμα μάνναν.

    Κλῦθί μου, ὦ βασίλεια, Διὸς πολυώνυμε κούρη,
    Τιτανίς, βρομία, μεγαλώνυμε, τοξότι, σεμνή,
    πασιφαής, δαιδοῦχε, θεά Δίκτυννα, λοχείη,
    ὠδίνων ἐπαρωγὲ καὶ ὠδίνων ἀμύητε,
    λυσίζωνε, φίλοιστρε, κυνηγέτι, λυσιμέριμνε,
    εὔδρομε, ἰοχέαιρα, φιλαγρότι, νυκτερόφοιτε,
    κληισία, εὐάντητε, λυτηρία, ἀρσενόμορφε,
    Ὀρθίη, ὠκυλόχεια,…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

    To Silenus, Satyrus, and the Priestesses of Dionysus
    – Fumigation from Manna –

    Selenus, great Nurturer of Dionysus, honored by the Gods, Incline to my prayers.
    By mortals at the triennial feast,
    Thou art reverenced as the best, Holy and August,
    Source of lawful rites, powerful and vigilant,
    With Sylvans dancing ever young and fair, leading ivy…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

    I call Ǽrohs: mighty, holy, lovely and sweet,
    the valiant archer bearing wings. On your flaming footpath you strike quickly
    as you play with Gods and mortal men.
    Skillful, two-formed, you hold the keys to everything:
    of the upper aithír, of the sea, and of the earth, and as much as mortals
    are nurtured by the all-generating winds of D…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

    58. Ǽrohs (Eros, Cupid, or Love; Gr. Ἔρως)

    The Fumigation from Aromatics.

    I Call great Cupid, source of sweet delight,
    Holy and pure, and lovely to the sight;
    Darting, and wing’d, impetuous fierce desire,
    With Gods and mortals playing, wand’ring fire:
    Cautious, and two-fold, keeper of the keys
    Of heav’n and earth, the air, and sprea…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 2 months, 4 weeks ago · 

    31. Kourítæs 1 (Curetes [1]; Gr. Κουρῆτες)

    A hymn.

    Leaping Curetes, who with dancing feet
    And circling measures, armed footsteps beat:
    Whose bosom’s mad, fanatic transports fire,
    Who move in rhythm to the founding lyre:
    Who traces deaf when lightly leaping tread,
    Arm bearers, strong defenders, rulers dread:
    Propitious omens, guards of Proserpine…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 3 months, 1 week ago · 

    The DOMOS HAIDOU (House of Hades) was the land of the dead–the final resting place for departed souls. It was a dark and dismal realm where bodiless ghosts flitted across the grey fields of asphodel. The Homeric poets knew of no Elysian Fields or Tartarean Hell, rather all shades–heroes and villians alike–came to rest in the gloom of…[Read more]

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  • The Myth of Sisyphus
    by Albert Camus
    The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
    If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 3 months, 1 week ago · 

    The Anacreontea, Fragment 35 :
    “Eros (Love) once failed to notice a bee that was sleeping among the roses, and he was wounded: he was struck in the finger, and he howled. He ran and flew to beautiful Kythere (Cytherea) [Aphrodite] and said, ‘I have been killed, mother, killed. I am dying. I was struck by the small winged snake that farmers call t…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 3 months, 2 weeks ago · 

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    Hymn to Proserpine (After the Proclamation in Rome of the Christian Faith)
    BY ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
    Vicisti, Galilæe.
    I have lived long enough, having seen one thing, that love hath an end;
    Goddess and maiden and queen, be near me now and befriend.
    Thou art more than the day or the morrow, the seasons that laugh or that weep;
    For these…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 4 months, 1 week ago · 

    TO CERES.

    The FUMIGATION from STORAX.

    O Universal mother, Ceres fam’d
    August, the source of wealth, and various nam’d: 2
    Great nurse, all-bounteous, blessed and divine,
    Who joy’st in peace, to nourish corn is thine:
    Goddess of seed, of fruits abundant, fair, 5
    Harvest and threshing, are thy constant care;
    Who dwell’st in Eleusina’s seats…[Read more]

  • Brandie posted an update in the group Group logo of Ancient Greek GodsAncient Greek Gods 4 months, 1 week ago · 

    Εἲς Ἑστίαν

    ἑστίη, ἥτε ἄνακτος Ἀπόλλωνος ἑκάτοιο
    Πυθοῖ ἐν ἠγαθέῃ ἱερὸν δόμον ἀμφιπολεύεις,
    αἰεὶ σῶν πλοκάμων ἀπολείβεται ὑγρὸν ἔλαιον:
    ἔρχεο τόνδ᾽ ἀνὰ οἶκον, ἕν᾽ ἔρχεο θυμὸν ἔχουσα
    5σὺν Διὶ μητιόεντι: χάριν δ᾽ ἅμ᾽ ὄπασσον ἀοιδῇ.

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