A couple of days ago I went about happily blessing the old and new shrines and sacred spots in my yard. I learned a new (to me, anyway) prayer for libations to the Greek gods, used with libations (translation in italics):
Khaire O Hermes. Eleibometha soi. I have poured a libation to you. Leipsometha soi. I do pour a libation to you. Leibometha soi. I will pour a libation to you. Kharin ekhomen soi. I give you thanks. Khaire!I also used barley. The grain can be used as an offering, but it can also be used to mark an offering for a particular god. I sprinkled it on the altar, the upright stones, the moss gardens, and the houseplants I put out for the summer.
|Christmas cactus, before it was offered up.|
In other news, this morning I found my herm covered in centipedes. One of the little guys was walking about with one of its fellows atop its back - is that still called piggyback?
Hermes is an interesting god, since he was still and solid long before he was fleet and nimble, but he retains the qualities of both. I like having him around.