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missvespera:

poupeemorbide:

cleancutaesthetics:

A woman has converted a tiny cabin in the woods in to her dream Victorian home. 
I am in love. 

http://curious-places.blogspot.co.nz/2011/01/victorian-cottage-delhi-ny-usa.html

Wow!

Want the same in darker colors. v”’v In loooooove!!!


bravehearx:

mythology meme → one of nine non-greek gods/goddesses
AMATERASU – Amaterasu (天照) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru meaning “shining in heaven.” The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-ōmikami, is “the great august kami (God) who shines in the heaven”. The Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.

bravehearx:

mythology meme → one of nine non-greek gods/goddesses

AMATERASUAmaterasu (天照) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru meaning “shining in heaven.” The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-ōmikami, is “the great august kami (God) who shines in the heaven”. The Emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.


jeannepompadour:

Ancient Egyptian Goddess Maat

jeannepompadour:

Ancient Egyptian Goddess Maat


Who works with whom: the Netjeru and tumblr kemetics

intaier:

I compiled this list from recent big kemetics-of-tumblr roll-calls, when people started mentioning names of the Netjeru they’re working with.
Please feel free to reblog/reply with additions and corrections, and I will update the list!
The Netjeru are listed in alphabetical order

Amun

nehetisingsforhekate

Anpu (Anubis)

thejackalsdance
bigbadjackal
tangopup
hellhoundkin
satmstyw ()
underhuntressmoon
littleredjackal
satdjehuti
theshe-wolf
simplywitchy
java-dragons
the-darkest-of-lights
rachelmuldrake
spirithighway
intaier
germanforhell
virakul
scalesojudgement
satsekhem
marazazel
trickstarbrave
condwiramurs

Anupet


theshe-wolf
thejackalsdance
marazazel
bigbadjackal

Aset

obsidianwitch
heartof-lion
thesewingghost
astralraindrops
rachelmuldrake

Bast

shadowstep-of-bast
thepaperwitch
booksandtails
miw-sher-akh
satbast
aspiritualseeker
satmstyw ()
heartof-lion
candied-canine
theshe-wolf 
some-witchy-bits
simplywitchy
the-darkest-of-lights
novas-grimoire
spirithighway
nehetisingsforhekate [Bast-Mut]
littlestcrouton
khenneferitw
bibliophilicwitch

ka-will-fuck-you-up

Bes

nehetisingsforhekate

Djehuty (Thoth)

satdeshret
intaier
booksandtails
artsy-witch
theonewhoseeksknowledge
hermes-seer
dementedfangirl
templearckanum
underhuntressmoon
heartof-lion
satdjehuti
marazazel
germanforhell
spirithighway
outcasted-animal
marazazel
satmstyw ()
bibliophilicwitch
satsekhem
silentmania
trueriptide
kuroitakai
sparkypie


Duamutef

marazazel

Geb

rachelmuldrake
satsekhem

Hathor (Hethert)

pahethert
obsidianwitch
nehetisingsforhekate
idanceitarotiart
satsekhem
undertowofkmt
kuroitakai
virakul

Hatmehyt

helmsinepu

Hapi

undertowofkmt

Heru-sa-Aset


obsidianwitch
shezep
virakul

Heru-Wer

satsekhem
obsidianwitch
nehetisingsforhekate
blackwithstarlight

Iah

undertowofkmt

Khnum

divine—dreams
ecseas-dreaming
lavenderbiscuits (?)
templearckanum

Mafdet

tinyrosemarysparrows
marazazel

Meret

bigbadjackal

Montu


into-strange-skies

Mut

satsekhem

Nebthet (Nephtys)

outcasted-animal

Nefertem


mehinefertemra [Nefertem-Ra]

Nehebkau

undertowofkmt

Ogdoad (of Hermopolis)

intaier

Osiris (Wesir)

thejackalsdance
thetwistedrope

Ptah

igamuinacra-merenptah
khenneferitw
obsidianwitch [Ptah-Sokar-Wesir]

Ra

sent-to-the-sun
tinyrosemarysparrows
shezep
virakul
sparkypie

Sekhmet

kemetduasekhem
satsekhem
helmsinepu
underhuntressmoon
idanceitarotiart
sobeqsenu [Sekhmet-Mut]
heartof-lion [Sekhmet-Mut]
ab-sekhem

khenneferitw
kuroitakai
sparkypie

Serqet

undertowofkmt

Seshat

thepaperwitch
helmsinepu
blackwithstarlight
bibliophilicwitch
outcasted-animal

Set (Seth, Sutekh)

thetwistedrope
tangopup
satbast
thepaperwitch
thejackalsdance
mehinefertemra
littleredjackal
satdjehuti
outcasted-animal
ka-will-fuck-you-up
condwiramurs
obsidianwitch

Sobek

marazazel
into-strange-skies
scalesojudgement
trueriptide [Sobek-Ra]

Wadjet

amberflamesesoterica
marazazel
trueriptide
blackwithstarlight


Wepwawet

bigbadjackal
sobeqsenu
blackwithstarlight
helmsinepu
theshe-wolf
marazazel
satmstyw ()
khenneferitw
kuroitakai
sparkypie


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What a nice list! Can I be added under Bast and Renenutet? And now to go follow all of the Bast worshipers. :p


intaier:

Eight Tips for Managing Multiple Deity Relationships


Veiling in Pagan Religions

intaier:

Links partially copied from: [x]  (but checked & fixed broken ones)

Here is a great Patheos article on veiling in Paganism: Veiling: A Different Take On Pagan Womanhood

Here is another pagan article on veiling: Covered: the Pagan Veiling Controversy

Galina Krasskova’s article on veiling: Pagan Blog Project: V is for Veiling (1)

Another article dealing with veiling and modesty: With All Due Modesty (NSFW)

Here is another post about veiling: 10 Reasons I wear a Veil

++ more from me

On Veils, from PantheaCon
Covering as a subversive feminist act


~~ may be interesting links for thejackalsdance to check out :)
~~~ I just randomly found this pack of links (while looking for more priesthood-related posts :))



…. found nothing quite new, besides some old discussions and nice reference in an old comments thread…  from bigbadjackal about Djehutiemhab’s story with dream encounter with Hathor.

And have read through old discussion about priesthood at KIN… but, same things here and there again.


fer1972:

Today’s Classic: The Veiled Virgin of Giovanni Strazza (1818-1875)


lavenderwrath:

While I am firmly a hard polytheist (meaning all deities are independent and unique from each other) I actually have found one slight area where I am not quite holding true to that policy. Namely, Persephone and Proserpina.

But what about Libera? Proserpina was also called Libera by the Romans. Libera was a goddess of fertility, wine, agriculture and freedom. She was either the sister, consort or both to Liber Pater and made up part of the Aventine Triad with Liber Pater and Ceres.


soloontherocks:

ron-daralki:

soloontherocks:

ron-daralki:

soloontherocks:

cultorofmars:

soloontherocks:

ron-daralki:

soloontherocks:

ron-daralki:

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damnit that was supposed to be religion and culture, I don’t think I’ve fucked up so badly, except for putting that one post that would eventually get this much turmoil.

I dunno dude

that time you claimed romans were hellenic polytheists was pretty bad

I meant that roman polytheism originated from the Hellenic culture, which it did.

bro you know italians existed before they first met greeks right

*screams in frustration as she sees another idiot saying that the Romans stole from the Greeks.* Why does this keep happening solo? Why?!?!

because romans stole from the greeks because people think the Dii Consentes are just the Theoi with Roman names.

I don’t think you guys have read of Aeneus ending up at Italy after the Trojan war.

you realize of course that version of the story was written well into the existence of Rome and was an attempt to further legitimize Rome by linking it to the famously great city of Ilium

also

um

pal

Troy wasn’t Greek

just fyi

that’s why we describe the Trojan war as the Greeks against the Trojans

Regardless, the only difference in between the two is that the Roman gods are more war like, along with various other reasons that aren’t coming to mind at this time, so please just leave me alone about my mistakes in typing.

Wrong AGAIN.

If anything, with the most warlike of the two sets of deities, Ares is FAR, FAR more violent and warlike than Mars, who is a far more mature and fatherly figure in his mythology. 

Not to mention all the MANY places where Athena is far less modest and quiet than Minerva, Diana did not possess Artemis’ huntress aspects until they were added to her after the fact, a COMPLETE rearrangement of the important and seniority of the deity hierarchy, Mar’s fertility elements which Ares does not posses, the MASSIVE distinction between Venus and Aphrodite…

and the fact that Hellenic Polytheism is hard polytheistic and that therefore the gods could be literally identical and yet are still considered to be completely separate and independent pantheons.

AND THAT’S JUST THE GODS.

The religious practices themselves are practically UNRECOGNIZABLE from each other, as I already discussed here.

Really dude you should probably stop pretending to know anything about Roman and Greek religion because it’s pretty obvious to everyone here you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

Yes! Thank you, Solo. I absolutely hate it when someone says the Roman gods are just the Greek gods with Roman names or that Religio Romana and Hellenic polytheism are the same.


Anonymous asked: "I want to know if the pagan community considers roman gods as equated to the greek gods or are they considered separate entities. I've been researching about Minerva for example and I keep getting Athena's mythology for her, they're just bunched in together all the time, are they the same entity or are they separete figures? Thanks."

thepaganstudygrouppage:

Minerva and Athena are incredibly different figures. This page helps to outline some of the differences between Roman and Greek mythology, showing why they are not exactly the same despite common educational systems’ teachings.

Ghost

That third link isn’t really a good source… For one thing, it says the Roman and the Greek gods are the same and that’s not really true. The Roman gods share a lot of similarities with the Greek gods but they are not exactly the same. The Romans did take the Greek myths and apply them to their own gods but the Romans also had their own myths (Pomona and Vertumnus, for example). A lot of the Roman gods had non-Greek origins (Sabine or Etruscan origins for example). There are also other differences in the way rituals and worship were done. Household worship and household gods were different too. There was a pretty big Greek influence on Rome but the Romans still had their own gods and culture.

As for Minerva, here are some other pages that might be helpful: