Unto Herself: A Devotional Anthology for Independent Goddesses

Edited by Ashley Horn and the Editorial Board of Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Price: $10.99 (paperback)
Publication Date: 10 July 2012
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 1478174072 / 9781478174073
Pages: 142 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″x8.5″

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.

Unto Herself may be purchased in paperback format from Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Barnes and Noble. It is also available for the Kindle and Kindle app here. All of the proceeds from Unto Herself – as well as many of the other volumes in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series – will be used to help promote the revival of the worship of the ancient Gods, with a portion of the proceeds given to a worthy charitable organization in their name.  So, not only will you be getting a wonderful book about the modern worship of Anoukis, Athena, Skadhi, Vesta, and many other Deities – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

ATTENTION Librarians, Teachers and Retailers: Unto Herself is also available at reduced cost for academic institutions, lending libraries (public and private) and retailers. Check our online store, or email baeditor@gmail.com with any questions.

We are rebuilding the Library of Alexandria one book at a time!


“Hestia” by K.S. Roy
Introduction: Breaking the Standard by Ashley Horn — 1
Goddesses and Their Holiest Priestesses as Virgin Mothers  by Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D — 2

Nehalennia by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 13
cosmogony by Rebecca Buchanan — 14
In The Palace of Lapis by Christa A. Bergerson — 15
Neith – The Ancient Virgin Goddess by Frances Billinghurst — 16
Neith Upon the Horizon by Christa A. Bergerson — 22
Hymn to Neith I by Rebecca Buchanan — 23
Anoukis by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 24
An Unusual Holiday for Hestia in Roman Egypt by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 25

Blessing by Jen McConnel — 29
Prayer to Hestia by Melia Suez — 30
After Hestia Gives Her Throne to Dionysus by J. Gay — 32
20 Adorations of Hestia by Sparrow — 33
Hearthsong by Jason Ross Inczauskis — 34
Hestia of the Flame by Amanda Sioux Blake — 35
Plays Well With Others: A Brief Meditation on Hestia by Rebecca Buchanan — 36
Hestia Home Blessing by Amanda Sioux Blake — 38
Vesta to a Virgin by J. Gay — 40
Keeper of the Flame by Galina Krasskova — 41
Acknowledgment of Vesta by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 43
Tabiti, Lady of Fire by Blythe “Collie” Collier — 44

The Dancing Seshen For Isis by Christa A. Bergerson — 52
Call to Osiris by Christa A. Bergerson — 53
The Accessible Goddess, Kuan Yin by Heather Kohser — 54
Compassion by Rebecca Buchanan — 57
Coventina by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 58
Hail Mary … by Annie Herring — 59
Goddess of Pohjola Tahni J. Nikitins — 60
Bear Goddess by Anne Welch — 62
Ephesus by Annie Finch — 63
A Quiet Day in the Forest by Jason Ross Inczauskis — 64
A Ritual to Celebrate the Kharisteria, for Groups by Amanda Sioux Blake — 66
Hymn to Artemis II by Rebecca Buchanan — 69
The Folly of Aktaion by Amanda Sioux Blake — 70
Artemis’s Boys by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 72
Festival of Artemis Leukophryene, for Groups by Amanda Sioux Blake — 73
Sea and Mountain A Song by Michael Schütz — 75
Shadow Lady — For Skadhi by Galina Krasskova — 76
Resilience by Michaela Macha — 77
Prayer to Skadhi I by Rebecca Buchanan — 78
Courting Skadhi by Sophie Reicher —  79

Lyssa by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 80
Cathubodua by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 81
Dark Moon Light For Hecate by Christa A. Bergerson — 82
The Cross at the Roads by Sunsmith — 83
Dark Goddess by Lore Bernier — 84
Tribus Lamiae by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 85
Lilith by Kimberly Gibbons — 86

Prayer of Praise by Lore Bernier — 94
In Praise of Freyja by Sarenth Odinsson — 95
Freyjasenna: A Midrash on the Lokasenna (or The Flyting of Loki) 
by Blythe “Collie” Collier — 96
Two Haikus for Freyja by Rebecca Buchanan — 105

72 Adorations for the Morrigan by Galina Krasskova — 106
Minerva Capta by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 108
Disciplina’s Tragedy by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 109
Minerva, Lest Athena by Brandi Auset — 110
Athena and Breaking Gender Boundaries by Literata — 111
Athena, Lost then Found by Christa A. Bergerson — 114
Offerings to Athena by Literata — 116
Athena Parthenos: An Acrostic by Jason Ross Inczauskis — 117
For Athena by Rev. Rob Henderson — 118
Columbia: An American Athena by Literata — 119
Prayer to Columbia by Literata — 121
Three Roman Virgins by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 122
Senua by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus — 126

About the Contributors — 127
About Bibliotheca Alexandrina — 132
Current and Forthcoming Titles — 133


11 Responses to Unto Herself: A Devotional Anthology for Independent Goddesses

  1. How’s the project coming along? Are you still waiting for more submissions, or is it off being printed now? I’m quite excited to see it when it’s done! 🙂

  2. Anne says:

    Woot! Looking forward to my own copy :).

  3. amejo amyot says:

    how do I order this from your site?

  4. Bex van Koot says:

    Any plans to make an ebook copy? Pulp and binding books just aren’t a possibility for me right now, unfortunately…

    • We would love to be able to release all of our titles in eformat. Finding a reliable software engineer/layout artist to do so, however, if proving problematic. We are looking into making the books available on Kindle (and the Kindle app), though, which might be a bit faster and easier.

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  6. Hello my dears, I was one of the contributors for this (I’m Lore), and I was wondering, if on the website you could credit me as Lore Bernier? I’m in the process of setting up a Goodreads Author Page, among other things, and I’m trying to get things to be a little more consistent. Thanks for your time and patience.

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