Hot Take of the Day

The reason I struggle with fitting in with Neopagans is that I came to Polytheism and Paganism wanting structure and meaning whereas as most people in the Pagan/Polytheist communities had their systems shocked so badly by oppressive uses of structure and meaning that they now only strive for a conception of divinity that amounts to nothing more than super-powered imaginary friends

*Sips tea*

To Hekate of the Bitches

Come to this rite, O Hekate who is heralded by the baying of hounds!
You roam the streets during the dark of the moon with your train of daimones like a pack of dogs with only your torches to guide the way!
O Hekate who is the Dog Slayer, may myself and my household be cleansed every month as the black bitch dies so we do not perish under vileness of sin.
Great Hekate, may you lick us clean of all impure things as a dog licks the wounds of those whom it loves and the restless dead of the land be rehomed in your realm so they do not terrorize the realm above.
Hail to Hekate!  May we and the land be ever pure this month and all that follow!

To Aphrodite Who Reveals Truth

Sing, O Muse, of Aphrodite who reveals the beauty within us all!
Bread-eating mortals are often fooled with all manner of lies as their alleged lack of beauty.
But Golden Aphrodite who brings us together can show us the truth that beauty is to be found within as well as without.
We all contain within us blueprints of the order order of the Gods and Aphrodite shows us this beauty that draws us together.
Praise be to you, Aphrodite, I praise you in song but I shall call to my mind both you and another song!

Hymn to Poseidon

Sing, O Muse, of Poseidon!
God of the wine-dark sea, Lord of the foaming depths that gnaw away at the shore!
Plentiful are His waters and vast is His kingdom that encircles the entirety of the planet as they are populated with a vast number of creatures.
O land-dwellers, look upon the Earthshaker’s realm in awe as the tides roar with their maritime might!
Turbulent is the sea and so are the depths of the souls of men whose emotions rage like the waves and whose minds can be washed clean of their woes when they reconnect with life’s initial home.
Hail to you, Poseidon!  God of the Sea!
I praise you in song!  But I shall call to my mind both you and another song!

Hymn to Aphrodite of Knidos

Sing, O Muse, of the Knidian Aphrodite!
The Goddess who rises from the bath and with Her the fame of Knidos.
Goddess of Beauty, you are found in the loveliest of young women.
Praxiteles found you in the form of Phryne the skilled courtesan whose blessed bosoms bought her freedom.
You have power in your very form.
You can soften the hardest hearts just by your presence.
O lovely Aphrodite, as the water washes your skin may you wash us in your beauty that brings us to recognize and worship the Gods.
May we be immersed in a beauty that knows no blemish and may our souls be uplifted by it.
Hail to you Aphrodite of Knidos, I praise you in song but I shall call to my mind both you and another song!

When the Saints Go Marching In (Dionysos Version)

We are all traveling in the footsteps
Of those that’d come before
And we’ll all be reunited
On that new and sunlit shore

When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want be in that number
When the saints go marching in

And when darkness is across the land
When darkness is across the land
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When you bring the world to light

When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Oh when them ladies shout “Euoi!”
When them ladies shout “Euoi!”
Lord, I want to be in that number
With the ladies that shout “Euoi!”

When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Now some say this world’s all trouble
Not a reason to feel glee
But I’m dancing on the mountain
And I know that I am free!

When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want be in that number
When the saints go marching in

When He’s coming down the street
Oh when He’s coming down the street
Lord, I want to be in that number
Triumph marching to the beat!

When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Lord, I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

IO EUOI!!!