Hail to Apollon! Hail to the Pythias!
In my household, the first day of November is celebrated as Pythias’ Day, wherein we honor those women who were Apollon’s Oracles at Delphi, in antiquity.
The traditional offerings (in accordance with my family’s traditions) for this day are olive oil, honey, milk, water, and cinnamon incense, along with a tall pillar candle as a focal point to represent them, as a whole. And lastly, a new perfume. However, this year I had to forgo the perfume for budgetary reasons.
Taken together, these are an offering that I find profound in their simplicity. The Pythias crave their recognition. More so than any of us claiming their title for ourselves, they demand real recognition for their work and devotion, and so long as we give that to them, I find that they are at peace.
So, praise to them, and Blessed Pythias’ Day.