Today we celebrated the Founders Festival at the Hellenic Temple of Apollon, Zeus, and Pan. The new space has been renovated since you saw it last, and so this celebration included reopening and rededicating the space.
The entryway is guarded by Hermes and Hekate.
As you enter the Temple space, there is a shrine to the Olympians on the left
and the Agathos Daimon on the right.
Directly ahead as you proceed is a shrine to Zeus.
Immediately to the right is a Hestia's shrine
and the main shrine to the Temple Patrons.
There is also the library space (featuring left to right Peregrine, Sage, and Timotheos)
and the reading (as in divination) space.
And in the area just before the entryway is the Shrine to Foreign Gods.
In the previous issue, I mentioned that there had been divination done for the themes & Deities to be focused on for the year ahead. Here they are:
|Anadikion||7/19-8/18 2012||Athena, Hades & Persephone||building, working, creating|
|Therapeion||8/18-9/16 2012||Gaia, Heracles||decisions, actions|
|Panagonion||9/16-10/16 2012||Pan, Eros||reprieve from chaos, relax, healing|
|Pyanepsion||10/16-11/14 2012||Helios, Hekate||chaos, figthing, brings clarity|
|Panaion||11/14-12/14 2012||Horai, Hestia, assistance from Demeter||new growth|
|Kheimoneion||12/14/2012-1/12/2013||Artemis, Zeus||Listen to Zeus. Fresh start. Charge forward.|
|Gamelion||1/12-2/11 2013||Poseidon, Dionysos||priesthood, leadership, established structure, fluid rules|
|Diasion||2/11-3/12 2013||Aphrodite, Daimon||team up, retreat, group work|
|Eiarinion||3/12-4/11 2013||Ares, Demeter||destroy, rebirth, courage, decision on growth|
|Delphinion||4/11-5/10 2013||Hermes, Selene||family, growth|
|Thargelion||5/10-6/9 2013||Hephaestos, Hera||build strength, forge newness|
|Philokhorion B||7/9-8/7 2013||Hades||more work w/Hades & ancestors|
September 2: Therapeia, a healing festival in honor of Apollon and Asklepios
September 16: Panagon, a festival of games for Pan.
September 30: Fall Festival in honor of Demeter and Persephone