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Re: Aphrodite

Postby Moon Petal » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:23 pm

Are there any devotional/prayer books for Aphrodite?
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Re: Aphrodite

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Re: Aphrodite

Postby Siona » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:03 pm

Moon Petal wrote:Are there any devotional/prayer books for Aphrodite?


Laurelei Black has two, 'Aphrodite's Priestess' and 'Cult of Aphrodite: Rites and Festivals of the Golden One.'

Neos Alexandria/Bibliotheca Alexandrina has also published an anthology style devotional called Blood and Roses. It's by many different devotees, includes prayers, poems, essays, and so on.
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Re: Aphrodite

Postby Moon Petal » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:14 am

Thanks!

Does Aphrodite have any special days/festivals dedicated to her? I know there’s Aphrodisia but I’m unclear when that is celebrated?
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Re: Aphrodite

Postby Siona » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:53 am

Moon Petal wrote:Thanks!

Does Aphrodite have any special days/festivals dedicated to her? I know there’s Aphrodisia but I’m unclear when that is celebrated?


The fourth of every lunar month (which begins with the new crescent moon) is sacred to Aphrodite, according to the Athenian Greek calendar.

The trouble with Greek holidays is that they're more lunar based, so it moves on the modern calendar every year. Aphrodisia was in the month of Hekatombaion, the first month of the Greek year. In 2018 that started on July 14th, in 2019 it will begin on July 4th. I don't know the exact date of the celebration - I would guess the 4th of the month, but I'm not certain.

I don't know of any other festivals specific to Aphrodite, but there were probably more. I believe the 'rites and festivals' book I mentioned earlier has some of those ancient festivals in it.
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Re: Aphrodite

Postby Moon Petal » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:22 pm

Thank you! Those books seem exactly what I need.
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Re: Aphrodite

Postby Moon Petal » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:37 pm

I feel bad that I can’t honour Aphrodite properly right now, with an altar, statue, and offerings. But I use my rose quartz for meditation to communicate with her, and I sleep with it under my pillow. Do you think she can still hear my prayers and thanks?
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Re: Aphrodite

Postby Lady_Lilith » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:12 pm

I definitely think she can. Aphrodite is a powerful goddess who controls the fates/love lives of all mortals and gods. (except the virgin goddesses.) She is the oldest of the fates according to some Greek texts which goes back to her being Inanna and being one of the 7 gods who decree fate. I think she can hear you anytime or anywhere.
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