Dionysia 2019

Our Dionysian weekend retreat was a success! There were fun conversations, powerful rituals, and creative approaches to the Greek pantheon. A good portion of the Pandemos community turned out, and some new people joined us, too. In particular, attendees enjoyed: – Learning about the traditional symposium customs – Experiencing a modern, inclusive symposium – Acting…

Dionysia 2019: Devotional Cocktail Tasting

A truly great cocktail (or mocktail) is a work of art. Every spirit has its own unique character; every ingredient has a story. A truly great mixed drink is not only a culinary work, but, done correctly, a theatrical one as well. Whether the garnish is a plume of fire or a few suggestive sticks…

Pandemos at Pantheacon

2020 is the last Pantheacon. On a personal level, we had a lot of mixed feelings about that. As a Non-Wiccan group full of LGBT and POC Polytheists, and as a group that has specifically opted out of any pan-polytheist conglomeration, we’ve faced some hostility. Despite this, we’ve made many important connections at Pantheacon. We…

New Application Process

Pandemos is growing and changing. While this is a good thing, it also means that we need more structure. Previously, we were a “free and open” community, but in the interest of better serving our members and keeping our community safe and hospitable, we are introducing an application process. To apply, send the following information…

Dec 13-15, Weekend Retreat: Dionysos and Ariadne

Too often-hailed as “party gods” (though they are that, too), Dionysos and Ariadne are also deities of life indomitable, joy, self-exploration, self-expression, and most importantly of all, Freedom. This event is semi-private. You may attend if you are recommended by a member of Pandemos. Those of you who already know one of us can get…

We Welcome Godspouses

Hellenic deities love, marry, and sometimes immortalize human beings. This is a facet of the ancient myths which many modern practitioners take issue with. We don’t. I’d give you a list of ancient godspouses, but it’s a very, very long list. Rather, if you have your doubts, put the name of any Greek god and…

Congratulations, Nayja!

Last night, E.K.D. ordained and initiated our member Nayja as a Priest of Dionysos. Nayja is a shining example of Dionysian virtues. She is outgoing, joyful, and concerned for the wellbeing of her fellow community members. She holds freedom as her highest virtue and believes that the freedom of all people is something to be…

Artemis Devotional: Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, of children, and the wild. She is the sister of Apollon, and an important goddess in the cultus of the Olympians. Pandemos additionally honors Artemis as patroness women and femme non-binary people who have forsworn romantic entanglements with men, or who were never interested in them to begin…

Aphrodite Devotional, Sunday, March 27th, 2pm

Temenos Pantheon will be having a devotional for Aphrodite.¬†Our priestess, Dia, will be leading a ritual¬†which blends Recon and Neo-Pagan elements, honoring Aphrodite as a Goddess of all people, and of all beauties. Where: Sunnyvale. When: Sunday, March 27th, 2pm What to bring: Food to share, offerings to burn