Hollow Hills Gallery

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Brighid's Cross Making 2006


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Puanepsia 2006


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Samhain 2007


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Lughnasadh 2007


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Anadikia 2007


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Butser Farm 2006


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Anthesteria 2007


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Incense Making February 2008


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Summer Solstice 2006


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Lughnasadh 2006


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Spring Equinox 2008


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93 viewsKevin teaching the Brighid's Cross making class. We do this class annually.
Finished Brighid's Cross85 views
Blessing Branches Puanepsia 200670 viewsWe made little blessing branches because it's a tradition in Greece to go from door to door giving out branches in return for beans as "payment". The branches are laurel, sacred to Apollo, and have charms on them. The charms on them are a bunch of grapes, a goblet and a harp - in honour of Apollo.
Green Man Carving75 viewsBeautiful Green Man carving done by Hollow Hills Protogrove member, Tior.
Anadikia altar AFTER the ritual85 viewsAfter the ritual there was barley everywhere, honey and oil on the altar, poppy seeds scattered everywhere, and wine splattered on the statues. Hollow Hills really gets into our rituals!!!
Hekate for Anadikia85 viewsStatue of Hekate splattered with wine for our Anadikia ritual. We got a bit enthusiastic in making wine offerings!
Incense Making115 viewsLucy making incense
Incense making84 viewsCloseup of incense being made. Hollow Hills Protogrove often makes incense to use in their rituals. In this class, Doreen Taylor gave step by step instructions for making 2 incenses dedicated to the goddess Hekate and the Earth Mother.

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Sacred Fire with offering189 viewsOur sacred fire with a phallic offering for Dionysos.

Give way! Make room
For the God! For it's His will
To stride exuberantly
Erect through the middle

-- Semos in Athenaios XIV 622B (Kerenyi, p. 287)
Mar 30, 2008
Spring Equinox 2008 Altar208 viewsAltar- on the altar are offerings of honey, figs, barley, wine, mead (for the Waters of Life), more wine, incense, ivy, flowers, statues of Dionysos and Hermes (our gatekeeper) and a large libation bowl. The Honda lawnmower had no part in this particular ritual.

Our ritual was dedicated to Dionysos, god of wine, drama, poetry, vegetation/trees and inspired madness.

Homeric Hymn 26 to Dionysus :
"I begin to sing of Dionysos ivy-crowned (kissokomes) the loud-crying (eribromos), splendid son of Zeus and glorious Semele. The rich-haired Nymphai received him in their bosoms from the lord his father and fostered and nurtured him carefully in the dells of Nysa, where by the will of his father he grew up in a sweet-smelling cave, being reckoned among the immortals. But when the goddesses had brought him up, a god oft hymned, then began he to wander continually through the woody coombes, thickly wreathed with ivy and laurel. And the Nymphai followed in his train with him for their leader; and the boundless forest was filled with their outcry. And so hail to you, Dionysos god of abundant clusters (polystaphylos)! Grant that we may come again rejoicing to this season, and from that season onwards for many a year."

Mar 30, 2008
Close up of Spring Equinox 2008 altar173 viewsDionysos was our main deity and Hermes was our gatekeeper deity.Mar 30, 2008
Spring Equinox 2008303 viewsTior and Dean admire the phallus we made in honour of Dionysos. Mar 30, 2008
Bread Phallus293 viewsWe made a bread phallus in honour of Dionysos for Spring Equinox 2008. Born from the thigh of Zeus (Zeus had been tricked into killing his mother with a thunderbolt), Dionysos is the god of vegetable life, especially the grapevine and ivy. As such he is the god of wine, fertility and poetry and the theatre
One of his attributes is the phallus, especially the erect phallus
Mar 30, 2008
Another wine offering206 viewsTior gives an offering of wine to the fire in honour of Hestia!Mar 30, 2008
Spear Lughnasadh 2006195 viewsSpear decorated by members of Hollow Hills Protogrove in honour of the Irish God Lugh. Photo by Rebecca Alexander. Feb 25, 2008
Frankincense192 viewsFrankincense burning as an example of one resin used in incense making.Feb 24, 2008