Friday, March 8, 2019

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Elaphebolion Noumenia

Old Greek festival honoring all the Gods and Goddesses. Flutes were played; prayers were said; offerings of barley, olive oil, incense, and food were burned in an offering hearth; and libations of water and wine were made. [Elaphebolion 1]. It was held at Athens and Phocisduring the month of Elaphebolion(March/April dedicated to Artemis Elaphebolos (deer slayer).  Cakes in the shape of stags were offered to the goddess during the festival. Modern followers of Hellenism (religion)observe Elaphebolia as a holiday.

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