Category Archives: Prayer cards

New Prayer Cards: Anubis and Sokar

I have two new prayer cards that should be available next week: 

Anpu Full

Anpu (Anubis) by Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa

Sokar Full

Ptah-Sokar-Ausir also by Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa. 

Check out his interview here to learn more about this amazing polytheistic artist. 

Newest Prayer Card – Scathach by Halldora

Here is the newest prayer card. it should be available in a week or so. 

scathatch-final copy

Scathach by Halldora

Agon Updates

Just a little housekeeping to cover: 

Per divination, the winner of the Agon for Maia is Kira R. (I’ll be contacting you shortly privately to arrange for your prizes). 

The winner of the Orpheus Agon is Neve (ibid), and the winner of the Achille’s Agon is J. Breuer (ibid). I’ll be having the cards printed this week. 

If you have not done so already, and you contributed a prayer to the Agon, please contact me at Krasskova at gmail.com with your address, or just a reminder to send your prayer card. I’ll get those out this week. 

JUNE’S AGON is for Loki. I choose the God or Goddess for each month’s Agon via divination and Loki was most insistent. 🙂 Everyone who submits will receive a prayer card for Loki and the winner will receive a copy of my devotional to Loki’s wife Sigyn, “Our Lady of the Staying Power,” and a copy of all the current Loki prayer cards. The Agon will end June 30, 9pm EST. 

Here is the Achille’s card by Grace Palmer. 

achilles painting 2x4

The next card in progress by Grace P. is a card for Mithras. If you are interested in contributing to this card, please contact me at Krasskova at gmail.com.

Current Submissions to the Orpheus and Achilles Agon

Here are the submissions that I’ve received so far for the Orpheus and Achilles agon which ends Saturday, 9pm EST. if you are considering submitting, please do so sooner rather than later. Winners will be determined via divination late Saturday.

[EDIT: I’ve added the latest submission from Sparrow as of 11:08 pm May 26):

Prayer to Orpheus
by Sparrow

I sing of the long haired and sweet voiced Orpheus
Son of bright Apollo and melodious Kalliope
Prophet of the wild and intoxicating Dionysos
Husband of faithful Eurydice
To you, great bard and prophet, I raise my voice in praise
Please hear this simple song.

You most gifted Orpheus
Could move trees and rocks whenever you sang and plucked your lyre.
The wild animals of the forest would become tame
And sit at your feet to hear your lovely song.
Fountains would stop flowing so they could hear your blessed music.

Please great Orpheus help me in my artistic pursuits
Please instill in me the discipline to practise my art every day
Please help foster any talent that I may have
Please help me to find inspiration and to continue to grow as an artist.

Praise be to you inspiring Orpheus!
May you always be remembered for your talent,
For your love for Eurydice,
And for your devotion to Dionysos.
Io Orpheus!

Prayer to Orpheus
By Neve Antheus

Hail to you,
Founder of traditions,
Connecting the worlds
By way of your songs and charms.

Hail to you,
Who penned hymns
To the immortal Theoi,
That we may piously call out.

Hail to you,
Maenadic decapitated
Oracular head washed ashore
To sing of holy powers evermore.

Prayer to Achilles and Patrokles
By J. Breuer

Son of gods, son of mortals,
Achilles and Patroclus,
Hear our prayer and attend to our voice.
We worship you,
We praise you,
We honor you in your glory.
Warriors together,
Friends, lovers, partners in life and afterlife,
We offer you these words of thanksgiving
And ask your blessings upon us.
Let us live that we may love,
Let us love that we may serve,
Let us serve that our devotion and observance
Be an example to others.
Achilles and Patroclus,
Let your presence fill our days with joy and comfort,
Let the pleasure you take in one another
Be the pleasure we take in your veneration.
Hear our prayer, heroes, and our rejoicing.
Receive our praise and may your holy names be known throughout the world,
Now and in all times.

Prayer to Achilles
by Andrew Bayless

Arise, O Swift-footed Achilles, the mightiest warrior in the Achaean army!
Son of Peleus and Thetis, you were fated to either live a long but forgettable life at home or to die a short but glorious life by fighting at Troy!
Your destiny was inevitable and so it was that you prepared to face the rage of war but it is this same rage that made your Goddess mother fear for your health.
Dutifully, your mother dipped your body in the Stygian river so that you would be invulnerable to all blows and cuts!
Bravely you fought on, proclaiming that you would rather burn up than fade away.
When it was revealed to you that your beloved Patroclus had been slain, you rushed to slay Man-killing Hector in retaliation.
Advised not to for it would assure your demise, you fought on anyways knowing that your valor would be rewarded in this life and in the next.
Even now we sing of your chase around the well-walked citadel and your victory over the mightiest of Priam’s sons.
Mighty Achilles, hear our prayer, and be with us always!
May we be guided by you to be ever bold in the face of doom.
May we rather burn up like you in a blaze of glory than fade away like a witless shade.
Io Achilles!

Prayer to Orpheus
by Andrew Bayless

Arise, O great Orpheus, blessed prophet and musician!
You who is celebrated for your sweet song, we contemplate your sway over creation for it is you who quelled the disorder within the natural world and within the hearts of your fellows with honey-like harmony!
Yet your crowning feat had yet to come.
On a quest to retrieve your love, the mysteries of life and death were revealed to you!
Wondrous Harrower of Hell, it is known by your followers that you returned with instructions necessary to save our souls from the fate that is due mortals.
O Orpheus, not even dismemberment could end your glory for your severed head is said to give oracles as true as those of Apollon at Delphi!
O great Orpheus, hear our prayer, forever guide us in the mysteries you delivered to humanity and continue to sing sweet words in our ears that we may be in accordance with your teachings.
May we hear your blessed lyre plucking out the tune to which we will dance in heaven!
Io Orpheus! 

orpheus painting 2x4

^Orpheus by G. Palmer (forthcoming)

Thanks to everyone who’s submitted so far!

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Two Forthcoming Prayer Cards

There are two prayer cards currently at the printer: 

Hebe, image by me. 🙂 (from my book “Numinous Places”):

shadow hebe copy

and Antinous the Liberator, image by W. McMillan:

Antinous_final 

They should be available later this week. 

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Be sure to check out my other sites:

Wyrd Curiosities at Etsy

My academia.edu page

My amazon author page.

Walking the Worlds Journal

My art blog at Krasskova Creations

My blog about all things strange, weird and medieval.

And if you like what you see, consider becoming a sponsor at Patreon.

A Contest and Fundraising for Two New Cards

The next two prayer cards soon to be forthcoming will be Orpheus and Achilles, both by Grace Palmer. 

I am in need of prayers to them both so I am holding a little side contest. 🙂 

If anyone has a devotional relationship with these Heroes, please consider submitting a prayer to me at Krasskova at gmail.com. I figure you have about two weeks until the cards are done so I’m going to end the context 9pm EST on May 27, 2017.

I’ll choose the winner via divination. The cards are 2 1/2×4 inches so the prayer has to fit on that size. That’s about 25 lines. 

Everyone who submits will get a prayer card of either Orpheus or Achilles and the winner will get both of them, plus Hermes, Dionysos, and Apollon. 

Help. lol. 

Also, if anyone is interested in donating toward production costs, I would be quite grateful. Again, you’ll get recognition on the back of the card as sponsor, and a half dozen of the cards when they’re printed. Each card, both the artist’s fee and printing costs costs $450. 

That is all for now, folks. 

Final Card in the Mothers Series

The Mother’s Series is finally finished. Here is the final card in the group: Penelopeia by Grace Palmer.

penelopeia painting2x4

 

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Be sure to check out my other sites:

Wyrd Curiosities at Etsy

My academia.edu page

My amazon author page.

Walking the Worlds Journal

My art blog at Krasskova Creations

My blog about all things strange, weird and medieval.

And if you like what you see, consider becoming a sponsor at Patreon.

Latest Prayer Cards

The Mother’s Prayer Card Series is nearly complete. The latest card will be available for purchase by week’s end. It’s Pasiphae, Mother of the Minotaur, and the image is based on Grecian vases which likewise show Her holding the baby Asterios. 

Pasiphae is one of the ten Mothers of Greek Gods and heroes honored in my latest novena book: “Honoring the Mothers.” 

I am still accepting donations toward the cards. Each card costs $450 including printing so every little bit toward the cost helps in the creation of more images of our Gods. If you’re interested in donating, there are perks. Please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com. 

pasiphae painting 2x4

Pasiphae by Grace Palmer

There is also a prayer card by Basil Blake currently in the works for the Finnish Goddess Meilikki. I believe this is the first prayer card to a Finnish Deity. 🙂 It will be available likely next week (I am working on the prayer for the card, though if any of you honor Meilikki and would be interested in contributing the prayer, please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com. In return for writing the prayer, you will receive six cards of your choice).

Mielikki

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Be sure to check out my other sites:

Wyrd Curiosities at Etsy

My academia.edu page

My amazon author page.

Walking the Worlds Journal

My art blog at Krasskova Creations

My blog about all things strange, weird and medieval.

And if you like what you see, consider becoming a sponsor at Patreon.

New Prayer Card: Alkmene by Grace Palmer

Here is the latest addition to the Mother’s Prayer card series. (I am still looking for donations to cover the cost of the last few cards. If you’re interested in helping out, regular perks apply. Contact me privately).

alcmene painting 2x4

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Be sure to check out my other sites:

Wyrd Curiosities at Etsy

My academia.edu page

My amazon author page.

Walking the Worlds Journal

My art blog at Krasskova Creations

My blog about all things strange, weird and medieval.

And if you like what you see, consider becoming a sponsor at Patreon.

New Prayer Card: Khnum by B.Blake

This card, by artist Basil Blake will be available next week.

khunm