The Holiday and Feast Conundrum of 2009

For the first time in my life, I feel like I need a Grimoire. I don’t want to call it a Book of Shadows, because that title has never sat right with me. Actually the need for this has caused me to be unable to blog for a few days (That and pain, but that’s another day’s entry, I guess).

What has really tripped me up currently is trying to put down onto “paper” the holidays and feasts that I celebrate. The main reason is that I really haven’t celebrated anything other than secular holidays in quite a long time – Save Saturnalia. The secondary reason is that I want to have set holidays/feasts for my Greek pantheon, because my personal gnosis says that’s okay for me, personally, to do. Or I should at least be able to plan out a year in advance with it.

However, has anyone else tried to find a proper Hellenist calendar before? I’m probably being lazy, but the one that I feel is reliable is complicated. I followed it at one time, but now I’m left with this sense of “Whoa, whoa, whoa” any time I look at it. It follows the Greek months by name and the months go by the moon instead of what we’re used to.

Dear Hellenists,

Pleast idiot-proof your calendars for those of us that are lazy.

kthnxbai,
Meganne

I have a giant list, and I’m not sure which I want to really follow. I have Neo-pagan, Hellenist, and Modern Secular holidays charted out.

So tell me… What holidays/feasts do you celebrate?

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6 thoughts on “The Holiday and Feast Conundrum of 2009

  1. Hiya, Meganne. I wanted to come and give you another link. This one is more tailored to your chosen pantheon. This is a Hellenic reconstructionism forum. They might be able to help you with calendars, sacred days for Hellenist, etc. I don't know if you know about this already, but in case you don't this is a good forum to read. http://www.ecauldron.net/forum/index.php?board=60.0Forgive my noobyness at not knowing how to make that a clickable link in comments.:(

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  2. Celestite, that is one of the advantages of being Wiccan(ish)! LoL. Honestly though, I plan on celebrating the wheel of the year, too. It brings me closer to my neopagan brothers and sisters after all. :)LJ, thanks for the link! I think I stumbled upon that yesterday, but haven't had much time to look through it. I will have to check into it more. 🙂

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  3. Because I'm known for being curious (okay, nosey), I had to look and see if I could find a simple calendar for you. Not being really familiar with the Hellenist calendar at all, I went right to Wiki to find out more.What I found out is that it's very complicated. No help here.Though I don't consider myself Wiccan, I do follow what are basically the Wiccan holidays – though I do them in my own way.

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  4. "Though I don't consider myself Wiccan, I do follow what are basically the Wiccan holidays – though I do them in my own way." – That's us too.I could be completely way off base but I thought the majority of the Greek calendar was about individual feast days of various deities, and some public holidays… Or maybe I'm lumping Greek together with Roman…

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