collapse

* "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" Problem Logging In?

If you get an "Unable to verify referring url. Please go back and try again" error when you try to log in, you need to be sure you are accessing the board with a url that starts with "https://ecauldron.com".  If it starts with https://www.ecauldron.com" (or "http://www.ecauldron.com") you will get this error because "www.ecauldron.com" is not technically the same website as "ecauldron.com". Moving to the more secure "https" means it is more picky about such things.

Author Topic: The Use of Animal Bones in Hellenism  (Read 355 times)

goblin-queen

  • Sr. Apprentice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 57
  • Country: gb
  • Total likes: 15
    • View Profile
  • Religion: A hodge-podge
  • Preferred Pronouns: she/her
The Use of Animal Bones in Hellenism
« on: October 21, 2018, 10:25:14 am »
Once my room has been redecorated (yay!) I'm going to be setting up a couple of shrines. The first one that I've been called to make is a wilderness shrine dedicated to Skadi, Artemis & Medeina. I would to incorporate animal bones into the set up, I harvest them humanely don't worry! But I remember reading somewhere that ancient Greeks believed in miasma that would rise up from the underworld.

So I don't know if placing bones on an altar to Artemis would be appropriate. Or would it be ok if the bones were thoroughly cleaned?

Any insight would be really helpful.  ;D
“...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”

Sefiru

  • Senior Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Location: In the walls
  • Posts: 1897
  • Country: ca
  • Total likes: 422
    • View Profile
Re: The Use of Animal Bones in Hellenism
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 06:59:33 pm »
So I don't know if placing bones on an altar to Artemis would be appropriate. Or would it be ok if the bones were thoroughly cleaned?

IIRC, wasn't Artemis associated with hunting? So bones of game animals might be all right? Also, I don't know if the Greeks considered animal remains to have the same underworld associations as human remains.

TheGreenWizard

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2017
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Posts: 259
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 97
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Hellenic Pagan
  • Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Re: The Use of Animal Bones in Hellenism
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 07:54:43 pm »
Once my room has been redecorated (yay!) I'm going to be setting up a couple of shrines. The first one that I've been called to make is a wilderness shrine dedicated to Skadi, Artemis & Medeina. I would to incorporate animal bones into the set up, I harvest them humanely don't worry! But I remember reading somewhere that ancient Greeks believed in miasma that would rise up from the underworld.

So I don't know if placing bones on an altar to Artemis would be appropriate. Or would it be ok if the bones were thoroughly cleaned?

Any insight would be really helpful.  ;D

Artemis is seen as the Goddess of the Hunt, and of Wildlife, so I think having aspects of animals - be it bones, fur, feathers, and so forth - would be fine.

The Miasma part - if I'm remembering correctly - is more about how things may have been tainted. For example, human remains from a wrongful death, equipment that was cursed or used for nefarious means, etc. So I think the only way that would be brought about would be a hunting tool used for murder. But you should be fine if you're just doing animal parts that were ethically killed
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go

goblin-queen

  • Sr. Apprentice
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 57
  • Country: gb
  • Total likes: 15
    • View Profile
  • Religion: A hodge-podge
  • Preferred Pronouns: she/her
Re: The Use of Animal Bones in Hellenism
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 03:16:10 pm »
Artemis is seen as the Goddess of the Hunt, and of Wildlife, so I think having aspects of animals - be it bones, fur, feathers, and so forth - would be fine.

That's what I figured. But I remembered reading about miasma, so I just wanted to be sure. Didn't want to be inadvertently offending anyone. ^^;

The Miasma part - if I'm remembering correctly - is more about how things may have been tainted.

That makes a lot of sense. Thank you!  ;D
“...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”

arete

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2018
  • Posts: 385
  • Country: gr
  • Total likes: 55
    • View Profile
  • Religion: pagan
Re: The Use of Animal Bones in Hellenism
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 03:02:43 pm »
Artemis is seen as the Goddess of the Hunt, and of Wildlife, so I think having aspects of animals - be it bones, fur, feathers, and so forth - would be fine.

The Miasma part - if I'm remembering correctly - is more about how things may have been tainted. For example, human remains from a wrongful death, equipment that was cursed or used for nefarious means, etc. So I think the only way that would be brought about would be a hunting tool used for murder. But you should be fine if you're just doing animal parts that were ethically killed
I want to add to the miasma part that if a human was dead and he wasn't buried properly the dead unburied corpse is a miasma.
I pray that religious animosity will end.

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
6 Replies
1227 Views
Last post February 20, 2013, 04:02:46 pm
by drekfletch
1 Replies
1070 Views
Last post February 10, 2014, 07:57:26 am
by RandallS
2 Replies
929 Views
Last post November 22, 2014, 11:17:18 pm
by Izzie414
2 Replies
1142 Views
Last post November 09, 2014, 08:42:56 pm
by Wren
5 Replies
1771 Views
Last post May 28, 2015, 03:25:28 pm
by veggiewolf

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 45
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 2
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* Shop & Support TC

The links below are affiliate links. When you click on one of these links you will go to the listed shopping site with The Cauldron's affiliate code. Any purchases you make during your visit will earn TC a tiny percentage of your purchase price at no extra cost to you.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Host:
Sunflower

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Darkhawk

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Senior Staff:
Aisling, Jenett, Sefiru

Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, EclecticWheel, HarpingHawke, Kylara, PerditaPickle, rocquelaire

Discord Chat Staff
Chat Coordinator:
Morag

Cauldron Council:
Bob, Catja, Emma-Eldritch, Fausta, Jubes, Kelly, LyricFox, Phouka, Sperran, Star, Steve, Tana

Site Administrator:
Randall