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Twice-Born

July 8, 2018 7 comments

The God caught Himself in the mirror and stood in awe

Absorbed, never thinking

That behind Him stalked His killers

 

Torn limb from limb

Body boiled, limbs roasted

 

The wine stained eyes fell from His mirror

Rolled up to His Father, whose wrath blazed

The furious bolt crashed

 

Dead fell the feasters

Dead fell the God-hungry

Living fell the beating heart of Lenaeus

 

Taken up by Athena it was blessed with knowing

Taken up by Demeter it was blessed with vitality

Taken up by Rhea it was blessed with purification

Taken up by Zeus it was blessed with power

Devoured by Semele, Dimetor came forth

 

The ivy-haired God shone forth

Twice-born of Semele learned again

To crawl, to step, to walk, to dance, to sing, to rave, to fight

 

He took up His gifts and power in glory

His sword felled every foe before Him

His thyrsus struck frenzy into His followers

His grapes crossed the world and brought wine to all peoples

His wine poured and dythrambic verse fell in power from His mouth

His ivy marked His paths and ways for worshipers and pilgrims

To follow Him where He would lead

 

O Zagreus Dimetor, O Reborn One! You show us the Ways!

O Isodaetes, You give free that we may give!

O Mighty Dragon, Your jaws have torn the foe!

Io Dionysos!

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Faces of Dionysos

March 13, 2018 Leave a comment

Ivy-climbed hands lift

The swollen fruit high

Laughter peals across the vineyard

 

Hooves shake Earth

The neck bends back

Blood swells from the cloven throat

 

Practiced hands lower

The mask cover over

Gods descend among the theater

 

Teeth rend flesh

The sacrifice is taken

Bite by bite from death to life

 

 

Inspiring Blogger Award

August 8, 2012 Leave a comment

I have been given an  Inspiring Blogger award from Darkamber of Fire and Ink.  Thank you very much!

The “Rules” of the award:
1.  Display the award certificate on your website.
2.  Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
3.  Present 7 awards to deserving bloggers.  Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
4.  Post 7 interesting facts about yourself.

I give the Inspiring Blogger Award to:

Galina Krasskova of Gangleri’s Grove

Sannion of The House of Vines

Elizbeth Vongvisith of Twilight and Fire

Dver of A Forest Door

Lupa of Therioshamanism

John Michael Greer of The Archdruid Report

Esoterikei of Pagan Health at Every Size (HAES) 

 

7 Interesting Facts About Myself

1.  I am a huge fan of anything by Hayao Miyazaki, but I am especially obsessed/a huge fan of Mononoke-hime, aka Princess Mononoke.

2.  On Career Day when I was 5, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be.  I told her I wanted to be a shaman.  She said she wasn’t sure I could be that, and asked me to choose something else, so I chose to be a police officer.  Irony.  ^_^

3.  I am a student going for my B.S. in Psychology, minor in Religious Studies.  I am looking at double-majoring in Anthropology.

4.  I used to be part of a nonprofit that helped teach kids in computer clubs about how to work with computers, how to animate movies in Flash, and develop skills to be computer-literate otherwise.

5.  I am a very new amateur wood-carver, pyrographer, and leatherworker.

6.  I hope someday to get land together to open up a public or semi-public temple or hof.  

7.  I am an amateur techno and meditative soundscape producer.

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