With an Adamantine Sickle: A Devotional to the Titans

Edited by Rebecca Buchanan
Price: $12.99
Publication Date: 25 July 2022
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 979-8818917481
Pages: 212 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5″ x 8″

They are the Primal Powers of Sun and Moon and Star, Mountain and River and Sea, Time and the Seasons. They are the Titans, first born of Earth and Heaven.

The Titans are an enigma. Who are they? Which aspects of creation do they guard or represent? How were they honored by the ancient Greeks? How are they honored by contemporary polytheists? And what, exactly, is a Titan?

Broadly defined, the Titans are the elder generation of Hellenic Deities and their immediate offspring, and sometimes their grandchildren. Though sometimes their grandchildren are counted among the Olympian generation who eventually supplanted the Titans as the ruling Deities. The distinction between Titan and Olympian is as much political as it is generational.

There is more to the Titans than a few passages in the few surviving stories that have been told and retold across the millennia. The Titans may be largely forgotten, but they are still worthy of due respect and honor. They are Powers, greater than us, more intimately connected to and responsible for the workings of creation.

Within these pages, you will find poems and hymns, meditations and rites, artwork and essays and fiction. This devotional has been a labor of love for its contributors. It has been a long time in coming, and we hope that it will inspire polytheists everywhere to take a closer look at these Forgotten Powers.

It can be purchased immediately in paperback format through Amazon, and will be available through other retailers in print and digital format soon.  All of the proceeds from With an Adamantine Sickle – 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 Greek and Egyptian 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 the Titans – but your money will be going to do good work and help the revival of ancient polytheistic religions.

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Dedication … 3

Introduction … 4

The God of the Sickle and The Great Mother

Abundatia by Peter Paul Rubens … 15

Beneath an Adamantine Sickle by J.K. Bywaters … 16

Homer’s Island by Sophia Kouidou-Giles … 38

Hymn to Cronos by Ϫⲓⲙⲟⲩⲥ … 39

Hymn to the Great Mother Rhea-Kybele by Robin W. … 40

Kronos and Rhea in Pythagoreanism by John Opsopaus, Ph.D. … 41

Meditation With the Earth Mother Goddess, Cybele by Rev. Donna M. Swindells … 71

Praise to the Magna Mater Cybele by Rev. Donna M. Swindells … 75

Prayer to the Great Mother Rhea-Kybele by Robin W. … 77

Rhea the Mother by Rachel Iriswings … 78

Rightly I Am Called by Rebecca Buchanan … 79

The Titans by Rebecca Buchanan … 81

To Dione by Ariadne Rainbird … 85

To Kronos by Ariadne Rainbird … 87

To Rhea by Ariadne Rainbird … 88

To the Titans by Ariadne Rainbird … 89

The Heavens and the Deep

Uranus and the Dance of the Stars by Karl Friedrich Schinkel … 93

Helios by Rebecca Buchanan … 94

Hymn to Helios I by Rebecca Buchanan … 95

Hymn to Okeanos by Rebecca Buchanan … 96

Hymn to Selene III by Rebecca Buchanan … 97

Leto’s Gift by Rebecca Buchanan … 98

Ouranos by Rachel Iriswings … 99

Ouranos on the Westbound 5:14 by Tisdale Flannery … 100

A Prayer to Leto by Rachel Iriswings … 103

Prayer to Leto I by Rebecca Buchanan … 104

Selene by Ariadne Rainbird … 105

To Helios for Therino Iliostasio by Ariadne Rainbird … 106

To Hyperion by Ariadne Rainbird … 107

To Kreios by Ariadne Rainbird … 109

To Leto by Ariadne Rainbird … 110

To Okeanos by Adriadne Rainbird … 111

To Selene by Ariadne Rainbird … 112

Whither Atlas? by John Muro … 113

Atlas and the Hesperides by John Singer Sargent … 114

Memory, Intellect, and Time

Prometheus Forms Man and Animates Him With the Fire From Heaven by Hendrick Goltzius … 115

Lethe by John Muro … 116

Mnemosyne by Suz Thackston … 117

Mnemosyne, Goddess for the Ages by Tom Cabot … 125

O Metis, Grant Your Wisdom Well by Alexeigynaix … 138

Memory Aids Wisdom by Alexeigynaix … 139

A Prayer to Mnemosyne by Rachel Iriswings … 140

Prayer to Mnemosyne I by Rebecca Buchanan … 141

Prometheus by John Muro … 142

Prometeo scende dal cielo per dare il fuoco by Carlo Spiridione Mariotti … 143

Remembering Metis by Rachel Iriswings … 144

Selective Memory by Gerri Leen … 145

Themis and Phoebe by Rachel Iriswings … 156

Titanic Spirituality: The Aeon of Saturn by Darius Matthias Klein … 157

To Iapetus by Ariadne Rainbird … 165

To Koios by Ariadne Rainbird … 167

Prometheus and Epimetheus Before Pandora by Hermann Julius Schlosser … 168

To Prometheus by Ariadne Rainbird … 169

The Underworld

Hekate by Maximilián Pirner … 171

Epithets of Hekate by Rachel Iriswings … 172

Hekate and Her Ghostly Retinue by Rebecca Buchanan … 173

Hekate’s Domain by Gerri Leen … 174

Hekate by Ariadne Rainbird … 176

Hellenic Hekate Ritual: A Self-Dedication Rite by Tina Georgitsis … 177

Illuminating the Path: A Hymn to Hekate by Tina Georgitsis … 181

King and Queen of the ‘Neath-lands’: An Excerpt by Alexeigynaix … 182

On the Dark of the Moon by Suz Thackston … 183

To Hekate for Hekate’s Deipnon by Ariadne Rainbird … 189

Appendix A: The Titans … 191

Appendix B: Our Contributors … 199

Appendix C: About Bibliotheca Alexandrina — Current Titles — Forthcoming Titles … 207