“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.
Khalkeia, the Bronze Festival, was celebrated every year in Athens on the last day of Puanepsion. This festival of Athena Erganē (Athena Craftworker) and Hēphaistos Klutomētis (Hēphaistos Famed for Skill) has echoes in today’s Labor Day: a day set aside to honor artisans and crafters of all sorts, all the people who make the things […]
Libation to Ares in TX Hosted by the Kerykeion Proto-Demos of Hellenion Sat. Nov. 10th @ 7pm North Richland Hills, TX More info / RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/776375116084316
Activity for current Hellenion members only Join us for a forum-based chat on Monday, Nov 5. We’ll start at 10am EST and will run until about 10:45. We’ll be using the chat box feature. As a starting point for the conversation, we’ll begin with this quote from chapter ten of Campbell’s Old Stones, New Temples: […]
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