The Ekklesía Antínoou is pleased to announce that the proposal that was submitted to host a discussion and ritual at Many Gods West was accepted! We will be hosting River Gods West: Antinoan Devotions to Cascadian River Deities.
Much of Devotional Polytheism is local practice. Regardless of where our Gods originated we are often practicing our rites and devotions at our home altars or temples, in our local forests, and in the shadow of our local mountains. Antinous was made a God in the waters of the sacred Nile River in Egypt, but His devotees are all over the world doing devotion near their own local rivers. The Ekklesía Antínoou will host a discussion on how to bring wider mythology into local practice, and will invite attendees to participate in a devotional ritual to Antinous that honors River Gods and Antinous, focusing on the spirits and deities of various rivers worldwide, but especially the rivers of the Pacific Northwest and the Deschutes River in Washington that ends in Olympia, Washington.
Many Gods West is a gathering of polytheists of all sorts, consisting of three days of presentations, workshops, panels and rituals, meeting August 5 – 7 in Olympia, WA. We hope to see you there!