Felix dies natalis Sol Invictus!

You have returned O Sun, as I knew you would For this is your part in the way of things You have your role, and you play it well I ask that you inspire me to do the same: To know the right thing to do And to do it with passion, and joy, and…

Questions about Antinous

anonymous  asked: I’m 99% percent sure I didn’t mix you up with anyone else, and if I did I apologize. I was wondering what drew you to worship Antinous/how you connect with him. It’s something that I’ve been curious about, and I can’t really draw as much connections with him as I do with other…

The Birth of Antinous

A telamon is a sculpted male figure serving as an architectural support in place of a column or pillar; also called an atlas. A caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving this purpose. This pair of telamons depicting Antinous-Osiris were carved from red Aswan marble from Egypt date to the 2nd century C.E. They were discovered…

Antinous bust

I am serious about trying to get a 7in/18cm bust of Antinous created that will sell for around $25 U.S. plus applicable taxes and shipping. I have been talking to the owner of a shop at Etsy who is willing to produce one after having received 25 preorders. The questions I need answered are: How…

Sacred Nights of Antinous:

I am Osiris. Hail, thou divine first-born, who dost enter and dost speak before the divine Scribe and Doorkeeper of Osiris, grant that I may come. I have become a khu, I have been judged, I have become a divine being, I have come, and I have avenged mine own body. I have taken up my seat…

Sacred Nights of Antinous: Antinous in the Underworld

Anyone, Egyptian or foreigner, known to have been carried off by a crocodile or drowned by the river itself, must by all means be embalmed and wrapped as attractively as possible and buried in a sacred coffin by the people of the place where he is cast ashore; none of his relatives or friends may…

Sacred Nights of Antinous: The Death of Antinous

Hadrian mourns the Dead Antinous by Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781–1835). Today, October 28, the modern cult of Antinous commemorates the death of Antinous on the Nile in 130 C.E., in Upper Egypt, near the village of Hir-wer, known also as Besa, along the north bank of the river.

IN LIVING COLOR: Greco-Roman Polychrome Sculpture and Architecture

  The restrained good taste of the late 18th-century version of antiquity is compelling and still very much with us. It is also completely wrong. Source: IN LIVING COLOR: Greco-Roman Polychrome Sculpture and Architecture Image: Modern color reconstruction of Chios Kore, c. 510 BCE-540 BCE, Munich, Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek.

The Troth takes a stand against racism, sexism, and homophobia

On Tuesday, August 30, the Troth issued an official statement on its blog: Racism and Homophobia are not Heathen, that is not what our service folk bring to our banners. Loyalty, courage, self-discipline, honour and frith you may find in our teachings, industriousness, self reliance and hospitality as well. You will find no hate in…

Are most polytheists okay with Galina being our self-appointed spokesperson?

Does anyone else see the irony in Galina’s outrage about the Troth’s statement strongly condemning racism, homophobia, and similar forms of discrimination? How does she expect anyone to take her seriously when complains about “polytheists attacking another group of polytheists – and not just verbally but with real world consequences”,  while her blog is a record…