30 Days of Hermes: Titles and Epithets

Day 7: Names and Epithets 7. Instead of listing each and every epithet known to be associated with Hermes, I have decided to choose a few which resonated with me. As I am learning more about Him throughout this process in detail, it is equally important to explore what instinct tells me as well. Let me first begin with(Ανγελος Αθανατων) …

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30 Days of Hermes: Related Deities and Entities

Day 6: Other related deities and entities associated with this deity. “Outside the cave [of his mother Maia] he [the infant god Hermes] found a tortoise feeding. He cleaned it out, and stretched across the shell strings made from the cattle he had sacrificed, and when he had thus devised a lyre he also invented a plectrum” (Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.) …

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30 Days of Hermes: Bloodlines

“He [Hermes] was born of Maia, the daughter of Atlas, when she had mated with Zeus, a shy goddess she. Ever she avoided the throng of the blessed gods and lived in a shadowy cave, and there the Son of Kronos used to lie with the rich-tressed (euplokamos) nymphe at dead of night, while white-armed Hera lay bound in sweet …

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30 Days of Hermes: Lore

Day 4: Favourite myth or myths of this Deity “Now when the Son of Zeus and Maia saw Apollo in a rage about his cattle, he snuggled down in his fragrant swaddling-clothes; and as wood-ash covers over the deep embers of tree-stumps, so Hermes cuddled himself up when he saw the Far-Shooter. He squeezed head and hands and feet together …

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30 Days of Hermes: Hermetic Appearance

Day 3: Symbols and icons of this deity; or How does Hermes appear? “The Guide, the Slayer of Argos (Argus), contrived within her (Pandora) lies and crafty words and a deceitful nature at the will of loud thundering Zeus, and the Herald of the gods put speech in her; the Father sent glorious Argos-Slayer, the swift messenger of the gods, …

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30 Days of Devotion: Why Hermes?

Day 2: How did you become first aware of this deity; or more importantly WHY? “Hermes, draw near, and to my pray’r incline, angel of Jove [Zeus], and Maia’s son divine; Studious of contests, ruler of mankind, with heart almighty, and a prudent mind. Celestial messenger, of various skill, whose pow’rful arts could watchful Argus kill: With winged feet, ’tis …

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Hermes of the 30 Days

Note: I think it is rather interesting that I have been doing these types of devotionals for years (40 days, usually), and now there is a whole “thing” people are doing for 30 days. Or, maybe it was independent of what I was doing…but whatever the case, I am happy to see so many Pagans actually doing the work through this …

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Will the REAL Hekate please stand up?

I live between two rival gang areas, near a bridge that gets ‘tags’ quite frequently; the city is actually quite good about re-painting within a week of the spray painting. Usually the gangs include roman numerals or words misspelled in some kind of Spanglish. I have been tempted to go over them with red pentagrams,  Satanic sigils or protective talismans. Maybe …

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PBP: “B” is for Baphomet

“And he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divided his sheep from the goats. And he shall set the sheep on his right, but the goats on his left.” — Matthew 25: 32-33   Spooky and adorning more than a dozen heavy metal album covers and t-shirts, this spirit is something conjured out of the middle ages; literally. An …

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PBP: “A” is for ABRAHADABRA

Last March I began attending a public dark moon devotional in honor of Hekate and Hermes. Now, anyone who has been reading my blog for ANY length of time already knows I am very partial to Our Lady of the Crossroads. Except for the occasional Luciferian consort, my work with Hekate has developed into sort of henotheistic path (who was …

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