14 Songs for Lupercalia (Valentines Day)

I could use some music today. How about you? I’m officially filing this under 13 Things, but I had to add a little extra awesomeness. Read more on Lupercalia. Always makes me think of Mark Anthony running naked through the streets of Rome. Rawr! 14. Tainted Love – Soft Cell 13. Pagan Girl – Emerald [Read More…]

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For the Prettiest Valentine!

Sometimes I think marketing people are on crack. That’s the only explanation I could think of when I found myself faced with something so absurd that I actually had to buy it to bring home and blog about. But first let me tell you a story… Zeus and Hera threw a party for some newlyweds. [Read More…]

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Lupercalia: It’s Not Just for Pagan Fetishists…

No matter what some Christians (and none too small a number of Pagans) might like to think, the connections between the Roman festival of Lupercalia on February 15 and St. Valentine’s Day on February 14 are, in fact, few to none.  The idea that Lupercalia is “all about fertility,” and thus some sort of distant, [Read More…]

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Love Conquers All

My coven’s more or less unofficial motto (we never went through a formal process of adopting it, on the other hand nobody saw fit to argue with me about it) is Omnia vincit amor.  I am a devotee of Ishtar, and its her kind of turn of phrase. Love…and battles. My inner eleven-year-old recalls that [Read More…]

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A Quieter Kind of Valentine (UPG inside)

Yesterday Galina Krasskova wrote that she finds Aphrodite terrifying. I get that. Aphrodite doesn’t terrify me but she’s not my style. She’s as relevant to me as the World Cup or who cuts Justin Bieber’s hair. Besides, Aphrodite doesn’t care for me and that’s ok. You see, I’m devoted to Hephaistos, and he and Aphrodite [Read More…]

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Happy Aphrodite’s Day? (A Few Curious Ramblings)

Aphrodite scares me. I have this list of Gods and Goddesses in my head (mostly Goddesses) Whom I will go out of my way not to offend, annoy, or otherwise irritate (not that I want to offend, annoy, or irritate any Deity!) and Aphrodite tops the list. She beat out Hela, the Norse Goddess of [Read More…]

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A Valentine for the Single Folks

Valentines is a time to celebrate romantic love, and some folks feel they need to be in a relationship for Valentines Day or they feel like crud. What silliness. I say Valentines is a time to celebrate healthy romantic love, and making good relationship choices. Part of making good choices is not only being in [Read More…]

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Valentine to the Gods

Music is healing. I know this to be true. When I feel bad the right piece of music can ease my pain and discomfort, give me space to to unravel my illness and heal it. Right now it feels like all the little green guys from the Mucinex commercial have invaded my throat. My body [Read More…]

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