Some time ago I had spoken of the fact that I have a lovely curved dagger that I had brought back over the seas that I have recently been keeping at the shrine of Aphrodite. I felt it was appropriate since the dagger was bought in a celebration of love that it be kept at the shrine of the goddess of love. It never ocurred to me that it would be better placed at the shrine of that god which I love (which makes more sense in retrospect). The dagger is inlaid with white and gold colored metals along the sheith, and the darkly stained wooden hilt is setwith a disc, which seems to me as the sun, of gold-colored metal, the center of which is etched to resembled a fully bloomed flower.
My inclination to set it at the shrine of Aphrodite I reasoned that not only is the goddess that who rules love, but also the duality in the beauty and lethality of the curved dagger itself. Yet last night when I was in one of my more quiet moments I had a flash of inspiration that while the dagger was fine housed at the shrine it’s meaning belonged to my worship of Apollon. This inspiration was in the form of a mental image of me performing dance for Apollon with this dagger. Therefore with prayers of thanks for the blessings of Aphrodite, I will be moving the dagger to the shrine of Apollon where I will use it in activities of dance involved in my worship.
And because all is fair is strange occurances, it turns out that the small square drum (painted with a flower) that I had bought on my second trip to use in my worship of Apollon, is actually for Hera. So not all best laid plans end up working out the way we initially think 😉