Time for some noms! Try something along these lines:
- Offer some food your Gods/Spirits/Thoughtforms/Entities would like on your Home Shrine.
- Offer some food YOU like on your Home Shrine.
- Same as the above, but with drinks.
- Make something to eat and dedicate the time/effort to your Gods/Spirits/Thoughtforms/Entities.
- Make something to eat and give it away to loved ones, or to people who need the food.
- Donate to a local Food Bank.
- Practice some Kitchen Witchery.
- Submit a recipe to Ritual Recipes! (Or find something there that you’d like to make!)
Today in the Hellenic Calendar:
- According to the Attic calendar, it’s the 7th of the month of Boedromión.
- The Hellenic Calendar is made up of four-year cycles based on when the Olympics were held in ancient Olympia. We are in the second year of the 698th Olympiad.
- The 7th of the lunar month is sacred to Apollon, as He is thought to have been born on the 7th of His birth month.
- Drew Campbell’s list of daily devotions suggests reading Orphic Hymns 33 to Apollon and 75 to the Mousai.
- NOTE: Regarding the Orphic Hymns, the public-domain Thomas Taylor translation combines the first two prayers (#0, “To Musaeus,” and #1, “To Hecate”) into one ginormous prayer. The Apostolos Athanassakis translation keeps the two separate. Theoi.com uses Taylor’s Translation (again, because it’s public domain), but Drew Campbell drew from Athanassakis. So if, say, Campbell suggests using Hymn 34 (“To Apollo”), Your Mod will follow Taylor’s numbering system and link to Hymn 33 on Theoi.com. The more you know~
- For those of you who would like to learn ancient Greek, this day of the month is called the hebdóme histaménou (roughly pronounced “heb-DOH-may hee-stah-MEH-noo”), meaning “the seventh of the beginning [of the month].”
- The ancient Hellens divided their lunar month into three sets of 10 days (or two of 10 and one of 9), called “decades,” rather than a number of 7-day weeks. This first decade is a good time to start new projects!
- If you are looking for a good e-shrine to Apollon, try this one right here!
- Know any good e-shrines? Have suggestions or corrections? Send us an ask or fan-mail!