September 29, 2019 –
A gathering to honor the Noumenia and talk about books!
The Noumenia is the first day of the lunar month, marking the day when the first sliver of the new moon is visible. In ancient Greece it was, in the words of Plutarch, "the holiest of days", and was marked with public rituals. Today it is common for household worshipers to honor Selene, Apollon Noumenios, and the Hellenic household Gods on this day.
We will begin with a short group libation to Selene, Apollon, and all the Hellenic Gods. There will be grains, cake, and flowers for the offerings. If you would like to, bring a small offering, prayer, or hymn to add to the ritual.
Afterwards we will sit down with tea and cake for a Book Discussion: bring any book you're reading that has to do with Hellenic Polytheism, Greek Gods, modern Hellenic Reconstruction, mythology, etc. Tell us about what you've read so far...and if you haven't read anything yet, you are still welcome to come join in the discussion!