Got something you’re thankful for? Today’s the day to share it! Try one of the following:
- Say a prayer of thanksgiving at your Home Shrine.
- Write a thank-you note to one of your Gods/Spirits/Thoughtforms/Entities.
- Leave a thank-you gift at your Home Shrine. It doesn’t need to be diamonds and Godiva Chocolate—a Jolly Rancher or a found coin might be enough!
- Take a moment to thank someone close to you for something they did to help you.
- Or thank them just for being there!
- Pay your thanks forward—donate to a charity or do a random act of kindness.
- For those inclined towards Hellenic polytheism: Pandora’s Kharis, a charity fund established by Elani Temperance of Baring the Aegis, raised $120 to donate to the National Runaway Safeline. Thank you if you donated! They are currently taking votes on this month’s charities, so if you are a member of their Facebook page, go vote.
- Want Your Mod to include other fundraisers organized by pagans, polytheists, or other practitioners? Send an ask!
Today in the Hellenic Calendar:
- According to the Attic calendar, it’s the 17th of the month of Mounykhión.
- The Hellenic Calendar is made up of four-year cycles based on when the Olympics were held in ancient Olympia. We are now in the first year of a new Olympiad—the 698th since the four-year cycle began!
- The 17th is not traditionally associated with any Theos in the Athenian calendar, though Drew Campbell’s list of daily devotions involve reading Orphic Hymns 44, 45, and 46 to Dionysos.
- 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 mesoûntos (roughly pronounced “heb-DOH-may meh-SOON-toss”), meaning “the seventh of the middle [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.
- Know any other good e-shrines? Have suggestions or corrections? Send us an ask or fan-mail!