Roman Gods of the Month: April — Neptune’s Dolphins

April for Romans is the time of opening buds. Flowers appear, trees come into leaf, and new crops are coming up. At this time, most of the festivals are centered on honoring the fertility of the land and protecting the crops. The Gods honored are either female or ambiguous. Of the various festivals that I […]

Roman Gods of the Month: April — Neptune’s Dolphins

Panagia Aphroditissa, the most holy, the mother — Hellenismos heute

Did you ever heard of «Panagia Aphroditissa»? Aphroditissa is one of the many epithets and cults of the Virgin Mary in Greece and Cyprus, known in both countries as «Panagia» (The most holy one) and «Ourania mitera» (Heavenly mother), where she is highly venerated in her capacity as «the mother.» In the Cypriot village Kouklia […]

Panagia Aphroditissa, the most holy, the mother — Hellenismos heute