Goddesses, Gods, Hekate, Hera, Hestia, Oracle Cards, Polytheism

Review: Mythic Oracle: Wisdom of the Ancient Greek Pantheon

Image of the Box, Guidebook and three cards from the Mystic Oracle: Wisdom of the Ancient Greek Pantheon.

This is a review of the Mythic Oracle: Wisdom of the Ancient Greek Pantheon by Carisa Mellado and artwork by Michele-lee Phelan.

Items Included

  • Cards
  • A Guidebook
  • A sturdy box

The Guidebook

This book has a table of contents and each card is listed with the page number, but the cards are not in alphabetical order. They have sections: Protogenoi (Uranus, Hemera, etc.), Titans (Rhea, Prometheus, Mnemosyne, etc.), Olympians (Hera, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, Apollo, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hades, Hebe, etc.), Magical Beings (Hecate, Pandora, Chiron, The Moirae, Thanatos), and Heroes (Perseus, Psyche, Helen of Troy, Heracles, etc.).

There is an introduction and then there is a section on spreads to use with the Oracle cards. Each page about each card has an image of the card, a small paragraph about each deity and then a message of the card. The messages are longer than in most decks, but they are insightful, useful, and applicable to the querent’s question. Excellently done.

The Cards

Three Rows of the Cards from the Mystic Oracle.

The cardstock is sturdy. The cards are on the larger size so they are slightly hard to shuffle, but maybe that’s just me.

The artwork is beautiful. Athena has her helmet, spear and owl. Hestia is holding a huge hearthfire. Hecate (Hekate) has three forms (two of which look more maiden like and one is elderly. While the image is beautiful, initially Hecate was a maiden (even three formed Hecate were all maidens and only got the older form in the Roman period, iirc). Hades has a dark cloak. Persephone holds a scepter and it looks like she’s in the Underworld as she’s the Queen of the Underworld. Hera is seated on her throne holding peacock feathers.

Three Rows of Oracle Cards from the Mystic Oracle.

The images are wonderful. I highly recommend this deck to anyone who loves Greek Mythology, Greek Gods and Goddesses and Oracle Decks.

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Update

I have sent the Wepwawet book, Lord of Strength and Power to the formatters!  I decided to take the Anubis section  out since  I wanted  this to be just about Wepwawet.  I can send  the Anubis material to  Bibliotheca Alexandrina and see  if  they need  it.

I have also sent another poetry book to the formatters.  This is a companion  to Divine Words, Divine Praise.  It  has poems  to Athena, Athena and  Zeus, Athena and  Poseidon, Hestia, Hela, Hekate, Frigga, Hera and Zeus, and many Orisha (Oya, Yemaya, Oshun, Osanyin, Shango, Obatala, and Nana Buruku).  I’m calling it  Holy Words, Holy Praise.  I’m hoping to come up  with a better title.  It sounds pretentious to me.

 

 

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Divine Words, Divine Praise is Now Available!

DivineNamesDivinewords ebook
Cover Design by Andrew Meit

My new book is now available for purchase!

Here is a collection of poems about various Goddesses, Orisha and Gods from around the world.

Within Divine Words, Divine Praise, you will find poetry of:

  • Asherah, Lady of the Sea.
  • Athena, the Bright-Eyed.
  • Brighid,Fiery Arrow.
  • Brigantia, Heavenly Queen.
  • Frigga, Queen of Asgard.
  • Hela, Queen of Helheim.
  • Hera, Queen of Olympos.
  • Hestia, Hearth Goddess.
  • Isis, Queen of Heaven and Sarapis, Lord of the Sea
  • Oya, Queen of Wind and Rain.
  • Skadhi,Ski-Goddess and Odin, Lord of Asgard.

Here is the information page: Divine Words, Divine Praise.

Here is the link to the Paperback on Lulu:  Divine Words, Divine Praise

Here is the link to the PDF on Lulu:  Divine Words, Divine Praise

 

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Updates on Projects

In case you missed it, I have published Magician, Mother and Queen.

I have finished and am preparing to publish another poetry book. The title of this now is Divine Words, Divine Praise:  Poetry of the Holy Powers.  I have sent it in to the formatters.

I have sent in the permissions for Lady of the Sky: Ancient Hymns of the Goddess Aset from the Temple of Dendera.  We’ll see what they say.  I’m still waiting.

I have been compiling all the material for this book She Who Speaks Through Silence:  An Anthology of Nebet Het (Nephthys).  I am still waiting on some submissions. 

I am compiling a compilation of scholarly papers I wrote in Graduate school (and afterward) about various goddesses, Orishas and a saint (Mary); and I have one other essay about women’s healing and talismanry (I know it doesn’t fit, but I have no idea where else I could publish it.  I may take it out and publish it by itself. I’m not sure.).   I’m thinking of making this into another book.  My working title is Holy Lady, Holy Queen:  Papers on the Feminine Divine.

 

 

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Personal Epiphany

I am learning throughout this time in my life where I am changing and shedding skin while making way for the new: There is so much more mercy, understanding and forgiveness than I could have possibly hoped for. I have more strength than I ever imagined.

I am loved by more people and spirits and Gods than I ever thought possible–and I am worthy of that love.

I am changing and growing. I am becoming someone new. I am becoming who I am. I am becoming myself.

I am not finished, yet the road is paved for me to walk. I travel on this road to embrace the star that is my soul.

May it become. Kheperu.

Hail the Gods and Goddesses of Egypt! Hail the Gods and Goddesses of Greece!

Calendar, Festivals, Hera

Hera’s Festivals

Hekatombaion/Creteon – July/August

Metageitnion/Diomedeon – August/September

20-Sacrifice to Hera, the Goddess of Charm/Hera Thelchinia

Boedromion/Hippeon – September/October


Pyanepsion/Gereon – October/November


Maimakterion/Hespereon – November/December


Poseideon/Cerbreon – December/January

Gamelion/Nemeaneon – January/February

1 to 30-Month Sacred to Hera
26-Sacred Marriage of Hera and Zeus
27-Festival of Hera Teleia and Zeus Teleios

Anthesterion/Lerneon – February/March

Elaphebolion/Archaedeon – March/April

Mounichion/Erymantheon – April/May


Thargelion/Augeon – May/June


Skirophorion/Stymphaleon – June/July

Sources

Parke, H. W. Festivals of the Athenians. London: Thames and Hudson, 1977.

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I found a possible Festival of Hera Teleia

So I found an article about Aset/Isis (You’re shocked, I’m sure!) and within it, the author spoke of Isis and Hera syncretism.

4 Peret/Parmuthi/March
11-Festival of Hera Teleia

The article also says that this is a festival of Isis, but that she’s assimilated with Hera, so I’m not sure if this is an Isis festival, a Hera Teleia Festival or an Isis-Hera Teleia festival.

It also mentioned a triad of Zeus, Hera and Athena being honored. Hera also has an epithet called Hera of the Great Throne.

Source

Bricault, Laurent. “Un trône pour deux.” Mythos. Numero 3, n. s., 2009, pp. 131-142. The festival itself is on page 136.