No Day Is a Bad Day to Invite Hermês for Supper

Yesterday, our House decided to prepare a feast for Hermês for no reason other than that he deserves one. For who amongst the Immortals is dearest to Man than the fleet-footed Traveller?

Yes, our outdoor altar used to be a big, fat tree.

This week’s outdoor altar used to be a big, fat tree. (Yes, that is a tree stump.)

Under a mango tree

And nowhere better to hold the rites than under this young mango tree …

A meeting place for city-dwelling mortals and their wild friends

… Amidst a sea of green that, unfortunately, will not last for long.

"Glorious is your portion and your right, for without you, mortals hold no banquet, where one does not duly pour sweet wine to Hestia, both first and last."

“Let us pray with a good fire.” — Rig Veda 1.26.9

Special cinnamon-spiced chocolate-covered almonds I made for Hermês

My homemade cinnamon-spiced, chocolate-covered almonds were the confection of the occasion.

Table wine from France and a strawberry beverage from gods-know-where for the God of travel

But there were also French table wine and a beverage from Korea for the God of travel and trade …

Pastries and fruit for the sweet-toothed God of graces

… And pastries and fruit for the sweet-toothed God of graces.

Dat ass belongs to the Bearer of the golden rod.

If dat ass comes from all them sweets, Imma feed him more.

Four-faced Hermês knows all directions, all roads, all ways.

For who amongst the Immortals is dearest to mortal Man than four-faced Hermês who knows all directions, all roads, all ways?

"Shine bright for those who gather around you."

Start with a good fire, end with a good fire. May we always pray with a good fire.

I thank you, Hermês, for all your awe-full and wonder-full surprises. May my work please you for ever and always, and may I always be blessed by your friendship. What more could one ask for, really?

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