Category Archives: Prayer

Evocation of Hera

Queen, from whom Sovereignty cascades, like water falling from a mountaintop; You who are Most Fair among Goddesses, and supremely regal in Your bearing! You who rule, equal to the King in all ways; Triple-formed Hera, lovely in all aspects, hear our call!

Hera Pais, O holy virgin, sweet as the apple blossoms of springtime, whose everblooming petals attracted the love of Zeus!  Hear our call, Lovely One, and attend to these rites, if ever You wished to be adored!

Hera Teleia, wife full-grown, ripe as the apples hanging heavily upon the summer branches!  You who are Matron and Queen, hear our call and attend, Powerful One, as we lay out the feast in Your honor!

Hera Chḗrē, the widow who is a comfort to Herself in autumn, and secure in the passage of Her life, during winter’s firm grasp; She who falls like an apple seed to the ground, ready to be renewed by water and Earth!  Most Revered One, hear our call, and attend to the love of Your mortal children!

We who are Your own cry out in witness to Your glory, Great Hera, Queen of us all, Governess of the fates of women, Protectress of the marriage bond!  We call upon You this day, in the hope that we may lavish adoration upon You, and show You our deepest respect!

Here lays the feast, our gift to You, among many others, that You may be filled with Earthly bounty in our gratitude!  Here also do we pour out sweet libations, to quench even Your thirst, O Sublime Goddess!

Hear our call, and attend, O Lovely Queen, and we shall cherish Your presence for as long as You decide to remain here with us, and longer still, after!

Blessed Hera, be welcomed!

© Columbine 2017

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Loud Moaning (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 6 prompt – Water, Sea, Storm Gods or Spirits

[For my Lady, Amphitrite, Queen of the Sea.]

Lady ruling the wide seas, Queen whose will is reflected in
Ocean waves, glorious and beautiful are You, Amphitrite!
Undines sing Your praises, and men falter,
Desirous of calm waters preceding Your arrival; they are
Merely current in a long line
Of very hopeful
Admirers!  Blessed Queen, take their praises and offerings,
Now, deep under, where You dwell
In company with the other
Nereids, and be merry, for Your happiness
Gives pleasure to all the creatures of the sea, and land, alike!

Dwelling in the Deep (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 4 prompt – Earth/Cave, Wilderness, Reclusive Gods or Spirits

Divine Mother, O cave dwelling Gaea,
Wellspring of life, and the knowledge of its
Eternal dance, come and attend these rites of
Love and joy upon the face of the
Living Earth, for You have promised us Your
Immeasurable blessings, that we may
Never want for the produce of the
Green Earth that is Your body, and our home
In all the ways that matter.  Be with us
Now, Your children, who lay fragrant offerings
To appeal to Your love of beauty, and the reward of
Honest labor, which, by Your grace, brings us food to
Eat and the very gifts we return in glad payment of such
Delightful wealth.  Know that we are always
Eager to hear Your voice roll through the deep,
Enlivening us with Your splendor, full and
Powerful, leading, as we sway like tall grass in the wind.

Drive Away the Impure (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 2 prompt – Healing, Purifying, Kathartic Gods or Spirits

[Written for Apollon, out of necessity.]

Dominate the will of the One who dares to walk
Roughshod over the boundaries of one who is Yours,
In spirit and in flesh, and in all other ways manifest in the
Vast Universe!  O Lord of the Bow and the Golden Sword,
Erase all trace of the Trespasser, that He may be driven out of
All spaces herein!  Deliver me, O Prince of Destruction, from the
Wily, waiting hands of He who causes me harm; from He who
Afflicts pain and torture upon the minds of those He captures!
You, O Lord Striking From Afar, are my only hope of
Turning His depraved advances away for all time; so
Help me, my Beloved, and You know I will love and honor You
Eternally!  And though my love does not hinge upon Your
Intervention in this matter, know that my gratitude will
Make it all the sweeter!  I implore You!  I call to You in deepest
Prayer, and most fervent desire!  Only You, Apollon, can end this
Unrest, and send the Uninvited One back to the
Realm of His origin, where He will trouble me no more,
Escaping not the justice of Your holy arrows, and righteous aim!

Reintroducing, My Patreon!

I’ve had a Patreon account just sitting around for at least two years, which I hadn’t really done anything with.  I would occasionally toy with the idea of reopening it, but mostly I could never think of exactly how to utilize it to its fullest potential.  But, now that’s changing!

Thanks to some encouragement from a friend, I’ve decided to try it again. So, if you can entertain the thought of tossing me and my kids some monthly support, in exchange for Patreon-exclusive hymns, prayers, poetry, stories, mythic retellings, and my daughter’s awesome digital art, please check it out and pledge if you can.

Content will be available at various pledge levels, and some will even be free.  There will be perks, as well, which come in when you pledge at the $20+, or $50+ levels.  I really need to diversify my income, as I’m having trouble buying enough food for my kids, and keeping the rent up to date.

So, if you’ve ever wondered how you can help us out, other than purchasing divination from me, or shopping at my jewelry store, this is another great way to show us your support.  Please, consider it, and have a fabulous day!

https://www.patreon.com/Columbine