First Entry for the Juno Agon

Juno in Her Many Guises

by Sparrow

 

Oh stately Juno,
Goddess of many names and many things,
Protector of the great city of Rome,
Please hear my prayer.

Juno Regina,
Queen of the Roman Gods,
Wearing a bright diadem and long flowing robes,
Please help me to be as dignified as You.
May I carefully watch my speech and actions,
May I act in a way that is befitting to You.

Juno Februa,
Queen of the feast of Lupercalia,
Which was celebrated on February 14th.
Your priests would whip women with goat skin thongs so that they would become fertile,
Please make my mind fertile.
With Your help, may I find inspiration for prayers, poems, and stories for You and the other Gods and Goddesses.

Juno Lucina,
Goddess of childbirth,
Please protect pregnant women and new born babies.
With Your help, may the babies see the first light that strikes their eyes.

Juno Moneta,
Goddess of commerce and money,
Please help me look after my finances.
With Your help, may I pay off all my debt,
Learn the basics of banking and investing,
Wisely invest and save my money,
Donate my money to worthy charities,
Be generous to my friends and family,
And when I die, may my descendants receive their inheritance without confusion and debt.

Ave magnificent Juno! May You always be praised!

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 30, 2015, in Polytheism, Roman Things and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is good–but Lupercalia is on the 15th, not the 14th…?!?

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  2. Doh! Right you are, Lupus. Lupercalia is on the 15th. I got my info from the book The Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan. I got confused by the following passage (pg. 63) “She (Juno) was celebrated on the feast we now call Valentine’s Day, February 14 – indeed, the very month derives its name from her, for she was Juno Februa. As such, she was a queen of the feast called Lupercalia, celebrated the following day…” Thank you for catching this error.

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