Excavation: The lost Egyptian city of Heracleion.
Hello everyone, I would like to show you this ring that I’ve been the proud owner of for about half a year!
The motif is the goddess Athena, which I why this ring means so much to me, and also why I wear it every day.
I bought it from MarrenJewelry, which is an Etsy shop. Marian makes all the jewelry herself, and she lives in Athens, Greece! She is very open to suggestions (e.g. I wanted this ring to have a slimmer band, and Marian made that possible), so if you are looking for something unique for yourself or a loved one, I really recommend you look up MarrenJewelry on Etsy :)
Anonymous asked: What do you know about Khronos, the god of time? I have been trying to find information on Him, but not much has come up.. I would like to build a shrine in honor of Him :)
Khronos (Χρονος); creator of the Gods and Lord of Time. In the Orphic cosmogony, Khronos was alone in the void. He created both Aether and Khaos who produced the Primordial Egg from with the hermaphroditic Theos Protogonos emerged. From Him, Ouranos was born, making Khronos, Kronos’ great-grandfather. They are neither the same God, nor do They rule over the same domains; Kronos—considered a harvest God for his link to the Golden Age—is outdated by Khronos by a few generations. Outside of the Orphic Theogonies, Khronos, god of time, and Kronos, father of Zeus, are usually identical, although a lot of confusion between the two now stems from the Roman deity of Saturn, who is a harvest God, Father Time and the father of Jupiter—Zeus’ equivalent—combined.
Khronos was imagined as an incorporeal God, serpentine in form, with three heads—that of a man, a bull, and a lion. He and his consort Ananke (Inevitability), another Theoi with a serpentine form, are said to have continued to circle the cosmos after creation; their passage drives the circling of heaven and the eternal passage of time.
To decorate a shrine, make use of serpentine themes; use snake figurines, snake skins or anything else that reminds you of snakes. An egg (either real or made of gemstone) could serve as a good centrepiece. It is interesting to note, by the way, that most protective and purifying Theoi were depicted as snakes, and snakes in general were considered good omens of Agathós Daímōn, and were said to promote healing.
I hope this helps! Good luck in your worship :)
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Picture above: The Ludovisi Ares
In Greek mythology and religion, Ares is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera.
He is the Greek god of war and bloodshed, and represents the physical or violent aspect of war, in contrast to the goddess Athena, whose role in battle is as a goddess of just war, military strategy and generalship.
Ares is also a god of strength, the over-coming of difficulties, and willpower.
Ares was the lover of Aphrodite, and they kept their relationship hidden from Hephaestus, Aphrodite’s husband and Ares’ brother.
Deimos, Phobos, Harmonia, and Anteros are offspring of Aphrodite and Ares.
Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera, but also the least loved of their children. In Homer’s Iliad, Zeus expresses revulsion toward the god when Ares returns wounded and complaining from the battlefield at Troy:
Then looking at him darkly Zeus who gathers the clouds spoke to him:
'Do not sit beside me and whine, you double-faced liar.
To me you are the most hateful of all gods who hold Olympos.
Forever quarrelling is dear to your heart, wars and battles.
And yet I will not long endure to see you in pain, since
you are my child, and it was to me that your mother bore you.
But were you born of some other god and proved so ruinous
long since you would have been dropped beneath the gods of the bright sky.
In Sparta, Ares was viewed as a masculine soldier in which his resilience, physical strength and military intelligence was unrivaled. There was an ancient statue, showing the god in chains, to indicate that the martial spirit and victory were never to leave the city of Sparta.
Ambivalent as the bird of wisdom and of darkness and death.
Amerindian: Wisdom; divination
Celtic: Chthonic; ‘the night hag’; the ‘corpse bird’.
Chinese: Evil; crime; death; horror; ungrateful children.
Christian: Satan; the powers of darkness; solitude; mourning; desolation; bad news. The call of the owl is the ‘song of death’. The owl was used to depict Jews who preferred the darkness to the light of the gospel.
Egyptian: Death; night; coldness.
Graeco-Roman: The screed owl symbolized wisdom and was sacred to Athena/Minerva. The owl was an attribute of the Etruscan god of darkness and of Night.
Hindu: Emblem of Yama, god of the dead.
Japanese: Death; ill omen.
Mexican: Night; death.
[Source: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by J.C. Cooper]
Publius Ovidius Naso (born 43 BCE, died 17 or 18 CE), more commonly known as Ovid, Roman poet, the author of the Metamorphoses
The first born of the Olympians, Hestia is the virginal Goddess of the hearth and home. She is also the patron goddess of baking bread and the sacrificial flame. She gave up her seat amongst her siblings on Mount Olympus for Dionysus.
"To Hestia, Fumigation from Aromatics. Daughter of Kronos (Cronus), venerable dame, who dwellest amidst great fire’s eternal flame; in sacred rites these ministers are thine, mystics much blessed, holy and divine. In thee the Gods have fixed their dwelling place, strong, stable basis of the mortal race. Eternal, much formed, ever florid queen, laughing and blessed, and of lovely mien; accept these rites, accord each just desire, and gentle health and needful good inspire."
Orphic Hymn 84 to Hestia (trans. Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.) :
In Greek mythology, Horkos (or Horcus) is the god, or personification, of oaths. He is also a punisher of perjurers.
According to Hesiod’s Works and Days, Horkos is a son of Eris (“Strife”) who - assisted by the Erinyes - gave birth to him on the fifth day after the new moon, which is why the fifth, fifteenth, and twenty-fifth days of the month were considered unfortunate days in ancient Greece.
mythology meme - one mythology: egyptian
The civilization of Ancient Egypt lasted longer than the entire span of what we have come to accept as ‘recorded history’: over three thousand years. During these millenia the Egyptians developed a multitude of gods and goddesses, as well as esoteric practices that we are still unravelling the meaning of. Besides this, Egypt was the source of the first true monothestic religion, under the pharaoh Akhenaton. This rich tradition was mostly unknown until the early nineteenth century, when the Egyptian language was finally deciphered.
So start reblogging this if your a Hellenic polytheist/ post info about Hellenic polytheism cause there’s like a 90% chance I’ll follow you ;D
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