A little belatedly (but the sky isn’t dark here in Washington yet!), “Making Prayer Beads” is an essay from Lyssa Little Bear of the Apple Blossom Demos of Hellenion. Some people start with a prayer they want to have beads to guide them through and some people make the beads and then design the prayer […]
The sun is setting on the Pacific coast of Turtle Island, and our Khalkeia celebration is coming to an end. Join the recessional from the temple with a brief prayer in the comments. Homeric Hymn 20 to Hephaistos tr. Apostolos Athanassakis Sing, O clear-voiced Muse, of Hephaistos renowned for skill, who along with gray-eyed […]
In this video recorded in February, Alexeigynaix’s cat Thea is such a help with Alex’s weaving.
Members and friends of Hellenion, share your artwork and craftwork here! Especially if it’s up for sale—hail to Athena Agoraia!
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, […]