Yesterday marked the end of the transitional holidays — can’t really call them “winter holidays” for us here because, you know, no winter — and now it’s back to regular programming for the rest of us.
(Well, unless you’re from Eastern Europe, in which case, I greet you a Happy Christmas!)
Monday, we celebrated our second Vialia (a festival we’ve adopted from Helio‘s fasti) and made our first offerings to the Traveller and his train of goodly road-spirits. May the path be opened to all things beneficent and auspicious, and may no evil ever cross our path!
Here are the new wreaths we laid out for them:
A wreath for Father Janus
A bough for the Unconquered Sun
A bouquet for the Herm God
And the sweet offerings we shared for breakfast:
Always auspicious to have your kathiskos jar bursting with grain.
We also baked our own version of libum for the Gods of the household:
I used cheddar, though, not ricotta.
More pictures from the New Year where we cleaned the hell out of our house and re-painted the altar:
After an intimate dinner with Father Janus and the laughter-loving Sons of Zeus, we also painted our individual daruma dolls with their right eyes (thank you, Murmur, for the gifts), signifying our goals to chase this year. Before the year ends, I pray that the dolls will see with two eyes the fulfillment of our promised goals.
May we always pray with a good fire and ever share good food with Her.
Our newly painted house shrine c/o the talented Laya.
May all our comings and goings this year be swift and safe and may we make many good memories. Also, more money to go places and travel the world!
Salve, Mercuri! Salvete, Lares viales! Χαίρετε!