Update: He Who Rules with Honey

We are now a little more than halfway through the extended submission period for He Who Rules With Honey, and I have received some breathtakingly beautiful submissions, for which I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

All of the submissions that I’ve received so far have been prayers, photographs, and artwork. I would love to have a prayer for each epithet, so this is absolutely fine, and I’d love to see more. If you have other ideas for pieces you’d like to submit (poetry, re-imagined myths, essays about personal experiences, academic papers, investigations into epithets shared with other gods, photography of statues, etc…), then no one else has done it yet, so just think, you could be first!

At this point in time, I do not have nearly enough material.  Apollon has well over a hundred epithets, and I’d like to cover at least half of them in this book.  This is intended to be a volume that none of us could possibly create on our own as none of us know Him in all of these ways.  This book is only possible if we work together.

Fewer than twenty epithets have received submissions (though there is more than one submission for some):

  • Agyieus
  • Akesios
  • Alexikakos
  • Argyrotoxos
  • Belenos*
  • Boedromios
  • Delphios
  • Erythibios
  • Hyperboreos
  • Karneios
  • Klarios
  • Latoios
  • Lykeios
  • Mantikos
  • Moiragetes
  • Nomios
  • Noumenios
  • Phoibos
  • Pythios

If you have been considering addressing one of these epithets, please do! If you have been considering addressing one of His other epithets, please do! If you would like me to assign you an epithet, please e-mail me! (pythioumelissa at gmail)

Thank you for all of your hard work so far. I am confident that together we can create a volume to truly honor Him, my most beloved of gods.

*I had originally been intending only to address Greek epithets in this book. I have received one submission for Apollo Belenos, but while the submission is fantastic, I am not yet sure if it will be included. I suppose some of that decision rests on what else is submitted.  So, go ahead, submit!

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Announcing: Agon for the Muses

Who may enter?  Absolutely anyone may enter this agon.  I will eat the shipping charges to wherever you live if you win.  Good luck!

What can you enter?  You can enter any piece of artwork (written, visual, or performed) that is dedicated to an individual muse or the muses as a collective whole.  Performed work must be original and submitted as a link to a youtube video of your performance.  The piece that you submit should not have been previously submitted elsewhere – if it was not initially created for this agon, it should be finished or revised for this agon.  This is an honor system – you are the judge of whether an old piece has been revised enough to have become a new piece.  You will retain the rights to the piece only giving me permission to publish it here.

What can you win?  First prize will be a custom blended oil for the deity of your choice and a perfume bloom (not necessarily the one linked here).  Second prize will be a $25US gift certificate* to Snow Moon Spinnery.  Third prize will be a $20US gift certificate* to Snow Moon Spinnery.

When?  Submissions are open beginning now, May 2, 2017 and will remain open until midnight EST on June 1, 2017.

Where can you talk about this?  Feel free to spread the word to any groups that you are a part of.  Tell them about the devotional, too!

Why?  I made a promise two Noumenias ago.

How can one enter?  Simply e-mail me (pythioumelissa at gmail dot com) your written work with the text preferably in the body of the e-mail or send me a photo of your artwork.  If you have written music and you’d like people to hear it in addition to seeing the lyrics or sheet music, please send me a link to a video of you performing it.  If you choreograph a dance or write and perform a play (or part of one) or anything else, take some video, upload it to youtube, and send me the link.

How will the winners be chosen?  I will post each submission as a separate post.  The submission with the most likes wins.  In the event of a tie, I will do divination to determine the winner.

*Due to the nature of Etsy’s coupon codes, which is the only way I can offer a gift certificate, there is a required purchase amount that is 10% higher than the amount of the gift certificate (ie. if you win a $25 gift certificate, the total in your cart must be $27.50 or more in order to apply the coupon code).  If they ever change this to allow us to offer real gift certificates, I will exchange the coupon codes for real gift certificates.  They are transferrable (you can give your prize to someone else), but they can only be used once.