The Zen Pagan: The Only God to Whom Jupiter Must Bow

Boundaries in their role as both endings and beginnings are also on my mind because this will be my last column for Agora. The good news is that this is because The Zen Pagan will soon be its own full-fledged blog here at Patheos Pagan! But this change too is the crossing of a line, a passing of a boundary. The Romans had a god for that: Terminus, the god of boundaries. [Read more…]

Purification of the Front Door

In the Religio Romana the first day of the New Moon is called the Kalends. The Kalends of February holds a special significance as this is the month of purification. A ritual purification of the front door of a house is therefore held on 1 February. The door ought to be washed down with water [Read More…]