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Prometheus and Epimetheus: A Tale of Two Brothers

After Kronos defeated Ouranos, he called together all of the Titans and he said: “Now that the power of Creation is ours, let us create. Let us cover our Mother with all manner of living things to Her glory.” And he called upon the brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus to fill the Earth with living creatures […]

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The Ant and the Grasshopper

Once upon a lovely spring day a young grasshopper was frolicking in a meadow when he happened to meet a pretty young ant out on a scouting mission. “Hello dear lady.” Said the grasshopper. “Will you walk with me awhile?” The ant considered and said, “Alright sir. I will walk with you, but I must […]

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Tir Na Nog

Tir na n-Og, Land of the young Far away across the sea Part the waves, oh Mannanan Show Tir na n-Og to me Was a maid in Tir na n-Og Ever young and fair to see Queen of the young, in Tir na n-Og Far away across the sea You shall not wed, her father […]

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Rites of Passage

Wedding Chants

The following chants can be chanted around the circle before or after the wedding or handfasting rite begins or during a procession. In our time of joy and plenty We will celebrate together In our time of pain and fear We will comfort one another. The road you travel Has brought you to this place […]

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Spiral Dance

As the sky is the grasses And the river the sea Each part of the other So you are to me When the spring flowers blossom And the trees spread their leaves They dance to the rhythm You’ve found within me When the skies send soft showers And the earth is made new The rain […]

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Sisyphus Tricks Death

Who is Sisyphus this man who struggles endlessly in Hades to push a rock to the top of a mountain, only to watch it roll down again. Who is this man who knows only labor and futility in death. This man who is denied rebirth by Persephone the merciful and denied rest by his very […]

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Orpheus and Eurydike

Orpheus was a bard, a singer of great renown, son of the Muse Calliope and also the King of the Cicones, a tribe that lived in the Rhodope Mountains in Thrace (part of what is now Bulgaria). They say that he was the first to master the lyre that Hermes made upon the first day […]

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Autumn Prayer

Comes the blessed autumn like an artist in the night Painting green things gold and silver In the summer’s fading light All the mother’s children scurry ‘neath the skies that weep And grow plump upon her many gifts As the earth prepares to sleep ~ Dawn Black 2005

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Thanksgiving Prayer

The Earth Gives us the food we eat The Sun warms it and makes it sweet And we remember all who give Of themselves so we may live The wind and creatures spread the seeds That one day my family feeds They’re nourished when the rain falls down And men and women tend the ground […]

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Pagan Family Movie Night

This is my compiled list of favorite movies for Pagan families to watch together. They have the potential to spark thoughtful discussion of values and themes that Pagan families often hold dear. These are in no particular order and I will continue to add to the list as I discover or remember more. Brother Bear – […]

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