Pagan Holidays for May 7, 2010

Today, Greece would have been holding an added bonus to their already two day festival. The Observance added would have been called Thargelia. Now who can celebrate Aphrodite and Eros if we don’t throw Apollo into the mix, hu? All first fruits of the season would have been offered to Apollo right after a formal procession.


Oh, and let’s not forget about another Greek favorite known as Hecate!

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Hecate or Hekate was said by the Greeks to  have risen up from her dark, beautiful Underworld on this day or night,  taking a stroll through our world with her entourage of spirits. Hekate is a Goddess of Night whose name is no secret to those of our day. She represents all the stirrings which are invoked once the moon rises such as love and passion. Now, Hekate is known for many things but one of which is the fact that the Styx are her loyal pets. And of course, she is said to give great power to Witches and Sorceresses.


For those who follow Rome’s calendar, today marks the Nones of May!




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