Goods news is that I get to set up a public altar for Apollon, though granted only for a day, but still I managed to squeak in and get a space for the “semi-” local Pagan Pride Day. I usually don’t identify with the word pagan but I get the overall intention of the celebration, and considering the wide ranges of groups who will be there I won’t exactly be the only traditional polytheist there either 🙂 And that is a bit of a relief. So it is in a rather happy spirit that I am getting ready for by Altar for Apollon later this month. It is just unfortunate that I didn’t jump on board earlier so I could have had some Apollon-inspired crafts etc (particularly I wanted to do some sort of mask-making activity in which people can stare fear dead on…represent that which they are afraid of in honor of Apollon Boedromios whose festival Boedromia mythically marks Theseus’ sacrifice to Apollon and the issuance of fear (not unlike the representation in Homer’s poetic work the Iliad where Apollon is the bringer of fear as he weilded the aegis on the part of the Trojans) ) But next year, next year my dears. I will plan better get some things worked out firmly early enough! So this year it is just the altar. I should have my bust back by then, the one of Apollon that I bought at Delphi, to be the centerpeice. I wish I had time to make an image of Apollon Boedromios and Apollon Hyperboreos. The only things I have is my main shrine image (which I suppose will work in a generic kindof way) and the image of Apollon Daphnephoros that I am finishing up which seems a little out of season in my opinion. I still need to figure out the details of what exactly I am going to take with me, and how I am going to set it up. I have never done this before but it is an exciting new adventure to be sure! I know I am making a design for a local group of Pan for some prayer cards based off a painting I am doing for them that they may raffle off (at least I believe that is the plan hehe). So whereas I won’t have a painting to raffle off of Apollon I could do the similar idea (it was my idea anyway so why not lol) and offer small prayer cards. I am just not entirely sure how many I will need to print out. I don’t want to run short but on the other hand I would hate to have a surplus to throw away at the end too!