Look at these beautiful examples of craft and artisanry from the private collection of Gitana, Epistates of Hellenion! First, a miniature shyphos (drinking cup) recovered from an archaeological dig. Unknown provenance. Fair condition. Currently on the Epistates’s shrine.
This morning’s ritual has been recorded for your later viewing.
“The History and How to of Komboloi aka Greek Worry Beads“, an article from the Greek Reporter, discusses the history and use of komboloi, Greek worry beads. The modern Greek word komboloi derives from kombos (knot) and logio (collection) or the verb leo (say). It is said that it is short for the phrase “in […]
These photos from Ariston Zoe show the progress of a commissioned pair of bookends, on which the artisan is wood-burning a public domain image of Athena.
“Khalkeia Workshop Blessing“, a video from last year, shows Gitana, woodworker at Ariston Zoe, asking the blessings of Athena and Hephaistos on her workshop. Hail, Athena! Hail, Hephaistos!
“Spinning and Weaving in Ancient Greece“, an essay from the Women in Antiquity blog, discusses spinning and weaving in ancient Greece, and how important those were to women’s daily lives. Representations of women, weaving, and spinning, in myths and oral storytelling are particularly interesting because of the potential link between myth and female storytelling. Women, […]
“Making Greek Pottery“, a video from the Getty Museum, describes the ancient Greek process of making vases. You can learn more about the process at ancient.eu and find a modern artist at work with these techniques at Sifoutv Pottery’s Youtube channel.
Alexeigynaix of Hellenion is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Together we shall celebrate Khalkeia with offerings and praise to Athena, Hephaistos, and the Mousai. Topic: 2018 Khalkeia Rite Time: Nov 8, 2018 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/281393001 Or iPhone one-tap : US: […]
“The Technique of Bronze Statuary in Ancient Greece“, an essay from the Met, describes how the ancient Greeks created bronze statuary. The earliest large-scale Greek bronze statues had very simple forms dictated by their technique of manufacture, known as sphyrelaton (literally, “hammer-driven”), in which parts of the statue are made separately of hammered sheets of […]
“Offering to Hestia” by Mari Shahrizai from Laureate Make your offerings, father, mother children, beloved. At the hearth, say her name, eldest daughter of mighty Kronos and mother Rhea. Bring her the first taste and the last, the origin and source of our well-being.