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Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: December 4: Pallas Athena

Greeks had a Goddess who stood for wisdom and represented the Arts. Two things which was very important to their culture. A daughter of the Great and almighty Zeus, Athena was her name.  Considered to be Daddy’s favorite girl, Athena didn’t have your everyday, typical birth. Instead of being born of a woman, since Zeus swallowed up her mother, Athena was instead, born from the splitting open of Zeus’s skull. No worries, Zeus survived.

In classical Greece, a festival called, Pallas Athena, would have been held honoring the Goddess.

Ancient Calendar: May 21, 2010

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Are we ready for some Ancient Holidays?

Alrighty then…come on because today is considered to be *drum roll* Plato‘s Birthday. Who’s he? Well, he just so happens to be a Greek Philosopher who ended up being one of the most popular students of Socrates while traveling around the big ol’ Mediterranean and Middle East. Why, Plato was so fab, they even gave him his own crater in the moon above–to honor him eternally.

In Egypt, Tefnut is getting a Festival in her honor. She’s primal deity of rain or whatever moisture. Atum is her big daddy and Shu—god of the Sun—is her brother.

Today would have been the third day of Callynteria in Classical Greece. See Ancient Calendar: May 19th.

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A little announcement. Yes, Ancient Calendar is the same as Pagan Holidays. I just thought this title might be a bit more accurate. We also have our own page, located Ancient Calendar.

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Ancient Calendar: May 20, 2010

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COVER YOUR EARS!!!! Or you would have had too if you were wandering about in Ancient times because today is the Festival of Mjollnir, in honor or Thor or rather, his hammer. This would have been pretty cool where the Norse were concerned because not only would they have battling contests, but also ritual ones. Can you imagine?

Today would have also been the second day of Callynteria in Classical Greece. See Ancient Calendar: May 19th.

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A little announcement. Yes, Ancient Calendar is the same as Pagan Holidays. I just thought this title might be a bit more accurate. We also have our own page, located Ancient Calendar.

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©C.H. SCARLETT

www.chscarlett.net

Coming   Soon from Noble Romance Publishing Click to Purchase

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Pagan Holidays for April 26, 2010

The Numerology number for today is *drum roll please*…

6

This is an extremely harmonious number, associated with love, service, responsibility and balance. It is symbolized by the six- pointed star and linked to the planet Venus, and therefore the two signs Taurus & Libra. Its colors are pale blues, turquoises and greens.

On this fabulous Moon-day, we have two Holidays that our Ancient Ancestors celebrated in order to kick off the business week.

First, let’s peek into Classical Greece where they will be launching a grand festival for their Goddess Artemis. This lovely lady happens to be the daughter of Zeus and Latona. Now, normally myth writes her as a Virgin but I am uncertain if this means our definition of untouched or if it means ancient times definition of being simply unwed. (Something for everyone to research I suppose). Aside from that little mystery though, we do know Artemis was the twin of Apollo and classified as being a goddess of the blessed night. With her trusty bow and arrows, Artemis is famous for hunting down and slaughtering up the monsters lurking during dark hours. And did you know that one of her temples (the one located in Ephesus) is considered to be one of our seven wonders of the world?

Second, hopping the long fence into Egypt, we see their holding their own feast of the Artisan which is all about celebrating Ptah. And since Ptah created the world, the Egyptians will also be honoring Craftsmen because like their God, they do wonderful things.

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