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Artemis, Great Lady, steward of the wild, protector of the young, hunter, mountain dancer, torch-bearer, guide.

We ask your protection this month and every month: guide our hands in the work we have dedicated to your service, watch over our families’ children, our friends’ children, all children in danger of hunger or harm. To you we offer evergreen cedar of the land we care for in dedication to you and to the earth. We ask that you accept these offerings and grant us your blessings.

So mote it be.

Huntress

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Drawing based on an Attic red-figure kylix by Douris. Drawing by Dugald Sutherland MacColl, 1894.

Happy Beltane to All!

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Artist: Yayashin

 

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Patch by Alley Valkyrie

 

If you find yourself

chasing after her

you’re doing it right

full moon, Feb. 10

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Altars for a ritual done in the tradition of Labrys, the Greek Hellenic polytheistic community.

Artemis Braschi

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The goddess of hunt wears a worked crown (with little animal figures) and a veil. She holds the front legs of a young jumping fawn in her right hand, and a bow in her left hand. Over the torso, the belt of a quiver, decorated with animalist frieze. Roman work after a Greek original. 1st century CE. (Image and text: Wikimedia Commons.)

Artemis Orthia

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Ivory plaque of Artemis Orthia, found in her sanctuary in Sparta. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

“By them stands the priestess, holding the wooden image. Now it is small and light, but if ever the scourgers spare the lash because of a lad’s beauty or high rank, then at once the priestess finds the image grow so heavy that she can hardly carry it. She lays the blame on the scourgers, and says that it is their fault that she is being weighed down. So the image ever since the sacrifices in the Tauric land keeps its fondness for human blood. They call it not only Orthia, but also Lygodesma (Willow-bound), because it was found in a thicket of willows, and the encircling willow made the image stand upright.” — Pausanias, Description of Greece (Source: Theoi.com.)

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Installation by Robert Montgomery.

Hekate

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Altar from the Orpheus Ascending festival, Sept 2016, Washington state. Altar statue by Jeff Cullen Artistry.

Tonight is Hekate’s deipnon, the ritual meal offered to the Lady and to the dead, and a time of atonement and purification. Who are the restless dead? Who are the unavenged? Let their voices be heard.

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