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Week 10 prompt – Seasonal or Elemental Gods or Spirits
Wading and splashing, floating and swimming,
Ill-fated Daphne, knew not what would be;
Loving and laughing, leaping and running
Down the riverbank, she flew free;
Woe to that which the Moirai have spun,
An account of obsession called love;
Tis better to remember, so young and so tender, ‘fore
Eros struck with lead-tipped arrow, the naiad who was;
Resplendent and innocent, Apollon now sees– and He wants.
And so the Lord Apollon commanded: Find His people– His true people– those who embody and affirm His ethos in the work of their everyday lives. Those whose ferocity is untamed and uncontainable. Those whose words strike with the force of truth. Look not toward the meek, those overly humble ones, for they have not yet reached the core of their fire. You burn. You burn too hotly to remain in the company of the cold.
So dwell in fire, and in rage. Let the venom fill your fangs, and bite! Bite, for you are the serpent of the darkness! Your voice is the sting of a pain yet to come! Like the slow death of fever, or consumption, swift in dragon fire– you herald the end.
All is dark around you, but there is no fear, for you are the darkest dark, and the dark shapes itself to your will. You focus the light, as did our Lord Apollon, when the light of Helios caused the dragon’s flesh to rot from its bones. Helios is the Sun, but Apollon commands, for He is the Lord of Light, and the Prince of Shadow. So shall you command the light within, to illuminate, and to awaken the sleepers among you.
All those who are enamored of Him must heed this command, for He is not known for His mercy. Find the others. Find your brethren and you sistren. He calls you to come together, for the world is ripe for His true return. Ready yourselves, and be ready to sharpen your blades of truth. The time is near. Soon, the Oracle shall speak.
Week 5 prompt – Air, Wind, Life Giving Gods or Spirits
[Two weeks late with this one! Playing catch up!]
Circling in the violent winds, Your ire rises and falls, yet we
Endure. So clever are You, in Your destruction.
Never predictable, and often deadly, Your form reaches down– a
Tornado, like a Divine finger, sweeping away all in its path. But
Even as You tear life and limb from us on Earth, inside all of that
Restlessness, exists a quiet center, a place for the
Opening of Self, which allows You,
For brief moments, to know our fear. Yet this knowing does nothing to
Assuage Your appetite. The center within fuels Your need to wipe clean
Stagnation in all its forms, You who purifies
Through destruction. Telchinios, we know You, and as we proclaim
Our awe, we are careful not to draw Your attention, for there is
Risk involved, should Your curiosity lead You to notice our
Most hidden and precarious faults.
The second slot has been filled. Thank you to all who submitted their interest.
The second slot for oracle for the first of only two ritual session during the Hyperborean season is still available. If you would like to receive oracle from Apollon, now is the time to fill out the Contact Form, beginning your comment with “Hyperborean Oracle”.
Do not send your actual inquiry in the comment. If you are chosen, I will ask for your inquiry when I inform you of your status, via email. All entries will go through the process of choosing, by Apollon.
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