Hi! I was wondering if you knew of any gods/goddess that one might pray or make an offering to if one wants protection and good health for their pets? Like is there a God of dogs or domestic animals out there?

Artemis is known as Potnia Theron, Lady of the Beasts, and she is very fond of her hunting dogs. Hekate is also associated with dogs.  But I’ve always thought of Sirius as the patron deity of dogs. The star Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) has a long association with canines. The Akkadians and Sumerians called it…

CULTURAL & THEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND OF MUMMIFICATION IN EGYPT by John S. Knox

ahencyclopedia: CULTURAL & THEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND OF MUMMIFICATION IN EGYPT: MANY myths and falsehoods concerning the Egyptian practice of mummification have been promoted to the general public in movies, television shows, and documentaries. While these offerings are entertaining and fascinating to watch, the purposes and details regarding the ancient preparation of the dead were quite complex,…

Pagan Ritual for Pulse, Orlando

The ritual is available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Polish (and we will shortly also have a German version). It has been suggested that it be performed between 25 June and 2 July. It can be solitary, or performed as a group. The creators tried to make it adaptable to any Pagan or polytheist…

Poseidon fighting Polybotes

via-appia: Attic red-figure kylix (detail), Poseidon fighting Polybotes Greek, Attic, 475-470 BC During the Gigantomachy (the war between the theoi and the gigantes) Poseidon destroyed the giant Polybotes by crushing him with a piece of the island of Kos.

Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds at the British Museum

[] Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds at the British Museum through 27 November 2016. Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Named after the Greek hero Heracles, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world…

The death of Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus

for the gods by lisa-im-laerm, 2010. “He divided his life into care for the state and devotion to the altars, associating with the gods in countless initiations, mourning for our desecrated temples, when mourning was all that he could do, but then, when the opportunity came, taking up arms for them. He restored the ruined…

Hermes Psychopompos by Mark Thompson

Hermes Psychopompos by Mark Thompson, circa 1980. (1104006 on eHive) Psychopomp comes from a Greek word meaning “guide of souls”. One of Hermes’ responsibilities is to conduct the souls of the newly deceased from Earth to the afterlife.

Thanatos by gracedpalmer

gracedpalmer: Thanatos: In classical Greek mythology he was the spirit personification of death. He and his twin brother Hypnos (sleep) were the children of Night and Darkness. Originally treated as spirits to be feared, these daemons eventually came to be seen as the custodians of peaceful rest. Later depictions show Thanatos (with or without Hypnos)…

Hermes and Persephone by a-gnosis

a-gnosis: Many thanks for all your good wishes for my trip tomorrow. ❤ Here is the obligatory “A-gnosis draws Hades and Persephone being cute to ease her stress and nervousness”.