Agon for the Goddess Juno

Well, I’m right in the path of hurricane Juno, or winter storm Juno, or the end of the known world as we know it here in Dutchess county (lol). I’ve made arrangements to get into the city and to classes (though I’m pretty sure Tuesday’s class at least will be cancelled — can’t take the risk it won’t be), and I’ve a full pantry and, and, and….not thrilled about the storm. Still, it gives me a good nudge to host this Agon for the Goddess after Whom the storm is named: Juno, Dea Romana,  Regina Divum, Lucina, Moneta, and known by many other names to Her people as well.

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I’ve previously hosted agons for Zeus and for Hera (I consider Her to be quite distinct from Juno), and I”ve been playing with the idea of doing the same for Juno for quite some time now. I figure tonight is as good a night as any to start. So, starting tonight, I am accepting entries. Here is the relevant info:

When: January 25 until 9pm EST February 14.

What: I am seeking poems, prayers, images in honor of Juno, Queen of the Gods.

As with the other two Agon, after 9pm on 2/14, I’ll gather up the names of everyone who submitted, put them on slips of paper, and with offerings and prayers put them on Her shrine. When divination shows the time is right, i will offer prayers to Her, that She select the winner, and draw from the bowl of names. That person will be judged the winner.

Prizes: Ten prayer cards of the winner’s selection and a new, hard cover copy of C.S. Lewis’ “lost Aeneid: Arms and Exile.” Edited by A.T. Reyes, it’s Lewis’ translation, along with quite a bit of introductory material, of Vergil’s great Roman epic. The book offers the Latin and English text. It does not offer the complete translation—apparently the entire thing did not survive a bonfire. This book collects the texts that have survived, having been pieced together by Reyes.

Entries should be sent to me at krasskova at gmail.com. Good luck, folks.

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About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on January 26, 2015, in community, Roman Things and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m sure I’ll come up with something! (Winning…that’s another matter entirely!) 😉

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  2. It’s interesting that you consider Hera and Juno to be quite different. Most people consider the Greek and Roman gods one and the same, as did the majority of historical Greeks and Romans. This definitely has me thinking that idea over again.

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