Sunday, May 31, 2015

Skiraphoria 2015


Today we celebrated the Skiraphoria, a festival to Athena, Poseidon, and Helios as well as Demeter, Kore, and Dionysos.

We started outdoors, at Poseidon's shrine.  (Helios had been petitioned to keep the sun out for us until this portion of the festival had been completed, which He graciously did.)   Scarlet Rose and Draconis Pyrozale were the celebrants with assistance from Peregrine Ursano.

After purifying with khernips, we processed indoors.

Invocations to Athena, Helios, Poseidon, and Dionysos were offered to establish the space before the lighting of the hearth.  After thusia, theoxenia included chicken, pork sausage, pita chips with various dips, and cinnamon buns, chocolate chip cookies, and cupcakes. 

Coming up:

Philokhoria, June 14, 2015
Adonia, June 28, 2015

In the meantime, may the blessings of the Gods be with you.