Lenaia on The Levels

Lenaia is an ancient Athenian festival held in the month of Gamelion (Jan-Feb) in honour of Dionysos. Scholars suggest the name Lenaia comes from lenos, meaning "wine press", and therefore is a festival of viticulture, though may also refer to lenai, which is another term for maenads.  The Lenaia was an important festival for Athens, … Continue reading Lenaia on The Levels

Crafting Calendars

High days and holy days are one of the most pleasurable aspects of religious and spiritual practices. Festivals can have a variety of purposes, from simple celebrations marking the change of the seasons, to days given over to devotional activities for a particular deity or spirit. As pagans, our religious calendars should reflect our personal … Continue reading Crafting Calendars