Ancient Greek Wedding Ritual

Ancient Greek Wedding Ritual The Wedding Ceremony For a young girl, marriage rites marked three phases: separation from her oikos , transition to a new home, and integration into her new roles as daughter and wife within a new oikos.19 She changed from a parthenos, a maiden, to a nymphe, a married woman without children,…

Athena Tritogenia Ritual

Athena Tritogenia Ritual The third day of the month is sacred to Athena Tritogenia, as the symbolic day of Her birthday. It is also sacred to the Charites. 1. LIGHTING THE SACRED FLAME Before the start of the ritual, light the incense and candle or oil lamp and recite Homeric Hymn #24: “Hestia, you who…

Agathos Daimon Ritual

The second day of every Athenian lunar month is the sacred day devoted to the Agathos Daimon. Agathos Daimon is most often represented in the form of a snake, a symbol of healing, or of a young man with a cornucopia. “The great mind of Zeus steers the daimon of the men whom he loves”…

Noumenia Ritual

History The Noumenia was the first day of the lunar month and also a religious observance in ancient Athens and much of Greece. The Noumenia was marked when the first sliver of moon was visible and was held in honor of Selene, Apollon Noumenios, Hestia and the other Hellenic household Gods. As celebrated in Athens…

Basic Hellenic RItual

Basic Hellenic Ritual Reconstruction Ritual is important. Ritual brings us closer to the Gods by directing our complete focus towards the divine. Greek ritual is based on the concept of Kharis, reciprocation. We are welcome to ask our gods for guidance, protection, favors, and revenge. What we give in return is ritual gesture of contemplation…

Hellenic Magic Ritual

Hellenic Magic Ritual Hellênikê Magikê Teletê Magicus Ritus Graecus General Framework Apollonius Sophistes © 2000 i. Introduction: The following is a general framework for a Neopagan Hellenic Magical Rite (Greek: magikê teletê, Latin: ritus magicus) derived from ancient sources. The general structure derives from the Neoclassical Sacrifice: General Celebratory Ritual Outline, which contains full annotation…

Apollon Purification Ritual

purification rituals were different. It rids us from pollution or any harmful element or ritual miasma. It can mean everything to birth, death, murder, blood, etc.. contact with these things are considered ritual miasma. Purification through ritual differ. There are two kinds of purification: one through blood and another through water. Purification through water is explained below, but purification through blood is different. One doesn’t wash their hands in clean water, but this method is more or less derived from the blood ritual where the blood flows on the head and hands. Afterwards these are washed. This was usually done for the insane, murderers, etc.. These persons must be left alone until they are purified.