Jun. 22nd, 2010

felis_ultharus: The Pardoner from the Canterbury Tales (Default)
Happy (belated) Litha/Solstice to those who celebrate it!

Things are much better this week than last. Another day I might post more about it. But I've got lots of overtime this week, so time is short and I'm not up to my quota of writing.

I did want to say that I have very good friends, though.

Also, how many of you have heard of the Cult of Antinous? Knowing my friends' list, probably quite a few.

For anyone who hasn't, though, Antinous was the beautiful boyfriend of the Emperor Hadrian, one of the best-respected of the Roman emperors. He died in AD 130 - drowned in the Nile, and whether accident or murder is still debated. Hadrian was distraught. He built a city in Egypt (Antinopolis) on the spot where Antinous died. He had statues and monuments to Antinous built. He put his face on coins.

Most of all, he declared him a god. People could and did worship Antinous.

Well, some gay Neo-Pagans have resurrected the worship of Antinous. One of them will be making a guest-post on The Wild Hunt Blog tomorrow.

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