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September 2015

“If the average Athenian or Roman could not be sure
where the boundaries between normal, acceptable practices and strange, possibly
illegal, immoral or irreligious activities should be traced, how can we be
certain today?” p. 11

Luck, Georg. Arcana
Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Collection of
Ancient Texts
, Johns Hopkins, 2006. 

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Epithets for Nyx (work in progress)

ever-born: Orphic Argonautika
black-winged: Aristophanes, Birds
dark mother: Aeschylus, Eumenides
evil: Hesiod’s Theogony
great-bosomed: Bacchylides
of the blue-black headband: Bacchylides
gold-flowered: Greek Lyric V, frag. 1023
kindly: Aeschylus, Agamemnon
holy: Aeschylus, frag. 33 of Heliades
sable-vestured: Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall
of Troy 2
parent goddess: Orphic Hymn 3
dewy: Ovid, metamorphoses
witnessing: Valerius Flaccus, Argonautika
black-girdled: Nonnus, Dionysiaca
silent: Nonnus
laggard: Nonnus
quiet: Nonnus
terror-bringing: Pausanias

 

Sources:
theoi.com

Do you have any epithets for Nyx? I can’t seem to find any

pomegranateandivy:

I don’t know of any either, I’m sorry 😦

A quick perusal of Her page on theoi.com gives us a few: 

ever-born:
Orphic Argonautika
black-winged: Aristophanes, Birds
dark mother: Aeschylus, Eumenides
evil: Hesiod’s Theogony
great-bosomed: Bacchylides
of the blue-black headband: Bacchylides
gold-flowered: Greek Lyric V, frag. 1023
kindly: Aeschylus, Agamemnon
holy: Aeschylus, frag. 33 of Heliades
sable-vestured: Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall
of Troy 2
parent goddess: Orphic Hymn 3
dewy: Ovid, metamorphoses
witnessing: Valerius Flaccus, Argonautika
black-girdled: Nonnus, Dionysiaca
silent: Nonnus
laggard: Nonnus
quiet: Nonnus
terror-bringing: Pausanias 

honorthegods:

Hades and Persephone by Michael Kocvara, 2014. Prints available here

This is Spazzymoedoe, he, who, when I sneeze, always runs over to make sure I’m okay. 
He’s a Turkish Van that showed up outside my place some years ago with a nasty leg injury. 

babygoatsandfriends:

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