Mythical Calendar: March 15


Of course the Greeks will be starting off the week by having a Festival for their Goddess Rhea, who happened to be the daughter of Uranus and Gaea. Rhea was said to be the mother of Zeus. Priests of Rhea were called Curetes and her rituals and rites were made up of noisy dances, feasts and so forth. Why? Because when Rhea gave birth to Zeus, there seemed to be trouble amongst the gods. She had to flee to an island named Crete in order to hide from the God Cronus. While giving birth to Zeus, the sounds were covered up by her aids, Curetes–demons who beat on their shields with their swords in order to prevent any of the Gods from hearing her child bearing screams.

Rome will not be without their version of Rhea either today, whom they renamed and called Cybele. Cybele was their Mother Goddess and today, the Romans would throw her and her lover Attis a great festival. All Pagans will be allowed sexual freedoms on this day…only to be followed by 9 days of abstinence and fasting!

It is also the Ides of March in Rome.

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Mythical Calendar: March 14


Egypt will be honoring the Goddess Uadjet. Does anyone remember the spitting cobra which helped to conceal and hide Isis when she was pregnant with Horus? Well, that was the Goddess Uadjet taking form. Pharaohs wore her image proudly for her same protection.

Meanwhile, Rome takes the lead again as the Ancile –(a shield of protection given to Rome by the Gods) are carried by their Priests through the streets. Sacred to MARS, and at the end of the parading, a great feast was held called Mamurius Veturius—who made eleven of the shields to protect the Ancile—the one made by the Gods.

Today the Runic Half Month of Beorc shall begin.

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Mythical Calendar: March 13


Burgsonndeg—welcoming Spring and the rebirth of the sun. Pagans will be lighting the bonfires at Twilight.

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