December 28, 2019 –
A gathering to welcome in the new lunar month and share books and other resources/discussion on Hellenic Polytheism.
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 Theoi (gods). Afterwards, we will sit down with tea and snacks to discuss Hellenic Polytheism, Greek Gods, modern Hellenic Reconstruction, mythology, etc. Bring any books you're reading, interesting articles you've found, or questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to talk and share!
If you would like to, bring a small offering to add to the ritual or a snack to share.