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HYPE: Unto Herself

July 10, 2012

Unto Herself:  A Devotional Anthology for Independent Goddesses from Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Edited by Ashley Horn

Artemis. Athena. Columbia. Coventina. Freyja. Hekate. Hestia. Isis. Kuan Yin. Lilith. Mary. Minerva. The Morrigan. Nehalennia. Neith. Skadhi. Tabiti. Vesta. These Goddesses and countless others have forged their own paths and, in so doing, inspired women around the world.

In this collection of prayers, poems, rituals, essays, and short stories, we honor those Goddesses who are complete unto themselves, and teach us to be the same.


“Hestia” by K.S. Roy
Introduction: Breaking the Standard by Ashley Horn
Goddesses and Their Holiest Priestesses as Virgin Mothers  by Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D

Nehalennia by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
cosmogony by Rebecca Buchanan
In The Palace of Lapis by Christa A. Bergerson
Neith – The Ancient Virgin Goddess by Frances Billinghurst
Neith Upon the Horizon by Christa A. Bergerson
Hymn to Neith I by Rebecca Buchanan
Anoukis by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
An Unusual Holiday for Hestia in Roman Egypt by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

Blessing by Jen McConnel
Prayer to Hestia by Melia Suez (Hey that’s me!  😉  )
After Hestia Gives Her Throne to Dionysus by J. Gay
20 Adorations of Hestia by Sparrow
Hearthsong by Jason Ross Inczauskis
Hestia of the Flame by Amanda Sioux Blake
Plays Well With Others: A Brief Meditation on Hestia by Rebecca Buchanan
Hestia Home Blessing by Amanda Sioux Blake
Vesta to a Virgin by J. Gay
Keeper of the Flame by Galina Krasskova
Acknowledgment of Vesta by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Tabiti, Lady of Fire by Blythe “Collie” Collier

The Dancing Seshen For Isis by Christa A. Bergerson
Call to Osiris by Christa A. Bergerson
The Accessible Goddess, Kuan Yin by Heather Kohser
Compassion by Rebecca Buchanan
Coventina by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Hail Mary … by Annie Herring
Goddess of Pohjola Tahni J. Nikitins
Bear Goddess by Anne Welch
Ephesus by Annie Finch
A Quiet Day in the Forest by Jason Ross Inczauskis
A Ritual to Celebrate the Kharisteria, for Groups by Amanda Sioux Blake
Hymn to Artemis II by Rebecca Buchanan
The Folly of Aktaion by Amanda Sioux Blake
Artemis’s Boys by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Festival of Artemis Leukophryene, for Groups by Amanda Sioux Blake
Sea and Mountain A Song by Michael Schütz
Shadow Lady — For Skadhi by Galina Krasskova
Resilience by Michaela Macha
Prayer to Skadhi I by Rebecca Buchanan
Courting Skadhi by Sophie Reicher

Lyssa by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Cathubodua by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Dark Moon Light For Hecate by Christa A. Bergerson
The Cross at the Roads by Sunsmith
Dark Goddess by Lore
Tribus Lamiae by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Lilith by Kimberly Gibbons

Prayer of Praise by Lore
In Praise of Freyja by Sarenth Odinsson
Freyjasenna: A Midrash on the Lokasenna (or The Flyting of Loki) 
by Blythe “Collie” Collier
Two Haikus for Freyja by Rebecca Buchanan

72 Adorations for the Morrigan by Galina Krasskova
Minerva Capta by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Disciplina’s Tragedy by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Minerva, Lest Athena by Brandi Auset
Athena and Breaking Gender Boundaries by Literata
Athena, Lost then Found by Christa A. Bergerson
Offerings to Athena by Literata
Athena Parthenos: An Acrostic by Jason Ross Inczauskis
For Athena by Rev. Rob Henderson
Columbia: An American Athena by Literata
Prayer to Columbia by Literata
Three Roman Virgins by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Senua by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Arianrhod permalink
    July 10, 2012 9:32 PM

    I ordered 2 copies, I for myself, 1 for my youngest daughter. Thank you for putting out devotionals that inspire & let our spirits soar in the ether.
    Blessings of Hathor, may She fill you with joy!
    Donna Swindells “Aphrodite’s bee”
    Iseum of Hathor, Lady of the West


    • July 10, 2012 9:52 PM

      I’d love to hear what you thought of the book! While I did not put any work into this devotional (I did edit the one for Zeus) beyond my prayer contribution, I’m sure the editor, the editor-in-charge, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the group Neos Alexandria appreciate your purchases. Proceeds from BA’s devotionals are either plowed back into making more or given to charity.

      Blessings of Zeus and his Lady upon you!


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