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Where?

What? When? Who? Why?
As Hermes speeds through your life.
Here one moment and gone the next.
Leaving nothing but a ghost of a smile and a hearty laugh.
You must ask yourself.
Where did my wallet go?

Here and There!

Well it has been sometime since I have posted here. I suppose I have myself to blame for my laziness and ability to forget. Ah, we’ll at least I can say I have been living a very Hermes minded life. Granted, I haven’t exactly moved very far but I certainly have been many different places in body and spirit. Hermes is there showing the way or giving a nudge to us throughout our lives. We just have to be careful to not be too carefree otherwise one will be walking the same road for sometime.

Still, to Hermes I give my thanks for my life. For safe travels for my kin and I, quick wit, good fortune (of various kind), and a interesting life. I may crave a more stable life but, I am young and still have so much of this world to see and many more mistakes to make!

Prayers for a Hermes Prayer Bead

How lucky for me! I have discovered my notes and prayers that I first thought up for Hermes and the gods when I just started as a Polytheist more then four years ago! New Years is always the anniversary of when I was compelled to seek out and understand the gods.

One of the things I did was, upon taking inspiration from the Hellenion Zeus Devotional Bead:

http://www.hellenion.org/campbella/garland_drewcampbell.html

Though with my own prayers to Hermes, and not taken from the Homeric Hymns. I also just included Four Small Beads instead of Twelve due to Four being Hermes’s number. I had those beads for sometime but, somewhere I lost them or maybe Hermes claimed them. I definitly need to make another set… So here I offer to anyone interested some insight and inspiration if they want to make devotional beads of their own.

Opening Prayer: I give praise to Hermes, Messenger and Trickster of the gods. Son of Zeus and Most Cunning.

Large Bead Prayer: Much honored Hermes. I speak to you this prayer. Hear me, O’ Quick Footed One and grant me health, good luck, peace, and safe travel in this world and guidance to the next.

Small Bead Prayer: Hermes is the Messanger, the Trickster, the Traveler, the Luck-gover. Guide to, and Helper of All.

Closing Prayer: Cunning Hermes, Who Guides the Living and Dead. You grant your many boons to those who take heed. Oh pure and blessed one carry my pains and prayers away. Bring goodness to us all. Thank you.

Γειά! Hello! Вітаю! 你好! Selamat siang! Selam! Yadda, yadda, yadda…

Greetings one and all as I make this first blog post here. Right now. This very instant!

I have made this blog in devotion to that Thrice Greatest God, the Trickster, Traveler, Luck Giver, Guide of Souls, and Many Tounged!

Hermes!

Since becoming a Hellenist/Greco-Egyptian I have fealt the most affinity immediatly to Hermes because he embodies my passions in life, the world itself and communication. Enfact this right now is a devotion to Hermes because he is also the god of the Internet! Just think of it, millions of people over thousands of miles connected together in connecting roads of virtual and cyber information speeding across the planet at unfathomable speeds! Glorious.

So here I will devote many things to Hermes ranging from my own thoughts on the god and self created hymns to his name, but also my own thoughts on the Polytheist/Pagan movement and maybe now and then some news (I usually go to Wild Hunt to get my pagan news fix and I doubt I could ever compete with the awesomeness there).  Even if no one else is reading this, let it be my own symbolic geasture to Hermes, because I know somewhere he is, at least.

Therefore I end this opening post with a little something from the Orphic Hyms, courtesy of Theoi.com, the best source for classical e-text of Greek and Roman surviving accounts of the gods.

“Hermes, draw near, and to my pray’r incline, angel of Jove [Zeus], and Maia’s son divine;
Studious of contests, ruler of mankind, with heart almighty, and a prudent mind.
Celestial messenger, of various skill, whose pow’rful arts could watchful Argus kill:
With winged feet, ’tis thine thro’ air to course, O friend of man, and prophet of discourse:
Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine, in arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine:
With pow’r endu’d all language to explain, of care the loos’ner, and the source of gain.
Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Corucian, blessed, profitable God;
Of various speech, whose aid in works we find, and in necessities to mortals kind:
Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear;
Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, give graceful speech, and me memory’s increase.”

http://www.theoi.com/Text/OrphicHymns1.html#27

Khaire

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