Author Archives: Artemisia

About Artemisia

A Hellenic polytheist lighting stars in the sky and skipping stones across the Styx.

I’ve moved my blog (but it still exists!)

Hey everyone! I haven’t updated this blog in a long, long time but since I still seem to be gaining followers (and the old ones might still be around, who knows), I thought I’d inform you all that I’m currently … Continue reading

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Hair and hair-binding in pre-Classical Greece

I’ve been doing a lot of research on hair-binding lately, as a way of exploring and strengthening my commitment. After discussing the subject with a few other Hellenic polytheists, I have decided to share the product of my study with you … Continue reading

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To Hermes Psychopompos

Hermes, you who speak, you who negotiate, you who shatter all boundaries, you who understand, Friend of Humanity, you who have a great heart, do you know what festers in mine? Do you know that pain, that cold mud that, after … Continue reading

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The Orphic Hymn to Artemis

As part of my project to record some of my favourite ancient texts in the original language and pronunciation, today I am sharing with you the Orphic Hymn to Artemis. After the Hymn to Hypnos, the Hymn to Artemis was … Continue reading

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The Orphic Hymn to Hypnos in Ancient Greek

When I committed to following the Gods back in early 2014, one of the first things I did was learn the Orphic hymns. I needed a devotional activity that I could do every day, but that didn’t require much time, and … Continue reading

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The Summit of the World

She runs between these trees, somewhere just out of my sight. This is her home: these cliffs, they are hers, and so are the yellow-brown hills and the jagged shards of ice piled up on the shores of the lake. … Continue reading

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Paean to Apollon

Midnight. The lights of the hospital car park blink outside my window. My head is heavy with the weight of the medicine I have been given. I should be asleep, but the stinging in my stomach keeps me awake. On the table next … Continue reading

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