Last month I had a brilliant idea: I would make a Hellenic polytheist zine.
(If you don’t know what zines are: basically usually-tiny, amateur, artisan magazines. “Amateur” in the sense of “love not money”; a lot of zine makers who’ve been at it for a while have quite a bit of skill.)
And I didn’t want to do this by myself. So I talked to Hellenion forums and Hellenion_Chat YahooGroup, and a few people sent in contributions, and now look! It’s real!
I mean, this photo shows the test copy, and you probably see how the text on the other side of the sheet bleeds through to the front cover. (I clearly need to print the real copies on thicker paper.) And you probably don’t see the really egregious editorial error (I’ve fixed it in the master copy), but I promise you the egregious editorial error is present in this photo.
So. If you want any number of paper copies to distribute, shoot me an email at delmarvanikephoros at gmail dot com with the address I’m mailing the copies to and the number of copies you want. If you’re in the US, you don’t have to worry about postage; if you’re not in the US, or if you want to help cover the expense of paper-ink-staples-envelopes-and-stamps regardless of where you’re located, I would really appreciate it if you dropped some money in my paypal.me.
The table of contents for the January 2017 issue of Rainbow-Winged is as follows:
1: “Shrine to Zeus Ktesios”, photo by Gitana
2: “Hail Hestia”, hymn by Rob Henderson
2: “Hail Polyhymnia, Muse of Many Praises”, hymn by Rob Henderson
3: “Hail, Dionysos Melpomenos”, hymn by Rob Henderson
3: “Hail Thalia”, hymn by Rob Henderson
4: Homeric Hymn IX to Artemis, hymn translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White
4: Homeric Hymn X to Aphrodite, hymn translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White
4: Homeric Hymn XI to Athena, hymn translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White
4: Homeric Hymn XII to Hera, hymn translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White
4: Homeric Hymn XXIV to Hestia, hymn translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White
5: Orphic Hymn LXXV to the Muses, hymn translated by Thomas Taylor
5: Orphic Hymn LXXVI to Mnemosyne, hymn translated by Thomas Taylor
6–7: “Social Justice and Hellenic Polytheism”, essay by Alexeigynaix
8: “Altar for a ritual to Hera”, photo by Gitana
8: “Shrine to Athena”, photo by Gitana
9: “Shrine to Aphrodite”, photo by Gitana
9: “Altar for Eleusinian Mysteries ritual”, photo by Gitana
10–11: “The Third Day of the Flower Festival”, flash fiction by Alexeigynaix
12–13: “Honoring the Theoi through Daily Life”, essay by Gitana
14: “Dionysos and the Dryad”, flash fiction by Suzanne Thackston
15: “For thee, unto the altar will I lead”, poem fragment by Sappho, translated by Henry de Vere Stacpoole
15: “The moon has set beyond the seas”, poem fragment by Sappho, translated by Henry de Vere Stacpoole
15: “Bride, around whom the rosy loves are flying”, poem fragment by Sappho, translated by Henry de Vere Stacpoole
15: “That man, whoever he may be”, poem fragment by Sappho, translated by Henry de Vere Stacpoole
16: “Altar for ritual to Hermes”, photo by Gitana
Keep an eye on this blog—or Hellenion forums or Hellenion_Chat YahooGroup—for the announcement of the call for submissions for the next issue of Rainbow-Winged! I had fun putting this together, so, while I’m not sure when the next one will be exactly, there is definitely going to be a next one.