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Thu, Aug 15



On the Road from Thessaly: The Crossroads of Enodia and Hekate with Dr Paul E. Patton

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On the Road from Thessaly: The Crossroads of Enodia and Hekate with Dr Paul E. Patton
On the Road from Thessaly: The Crossroads of Enodia and Hekate with Dr Paul E. Patton

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Salem, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

About the event

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The earliest literary accounts of Hekate present her as a typical goddess with terrestrial, celestial, and oceanic affiliations. Sometime during the fourth and fifth centuries BCE, she becomes associated with chthonic attributes, witchcraft, and the restless dead. Three centuries before this, the Thessalian goddess Enodia was being worshiped in cemeteries located at the crossroads of the city of Pherai in Thessaly, the mythic hinterlands of Greece and possibly where the archetype of the witch originated. This lecture will consider the historical and mythical context under which Hekate takes on many of the attributes of Enodia. Source materials such as the Homeric Hymns, Classical Greek tragedies, and the archaeological record will be reviewed in the course of the lecture.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Paul E. Patton (he/they) holds a PhD from The Ohio State University in Anthropology with a focus on prehistoric populations and paleoethnobotany. He holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies and a BA in Classical Civilizations and Anthropology. Patton has conducted fieldwork and research in eastern Africa, Greece, parts of South America, and much of Eastern North America, particularly Appalachia. Patton has numerous publications in regional, national and international journals and books focusing on paleoethnobotany and the domestication of plants. In 2021, Patton co-founded the Temple of Dionysos. His current project is a volume on Orphic reconstructionism and its associated chthonic deities.

Brother Yona Glickman (he/him) is a conjureman, cartomancer and teacher of Hoodoo & rootwork. Born in a family deeply rooted in spirituality and folk magic allowed him to nurture his natural “gift” & relationship with the spirit realm. Itis the diversity in his mentorship as well as his personal life experiences that gives him a well-rounded and practical perspective to his spiritual workings. As an approachable,“every day man” he prides himself on using the old time tradition of Hoodoo to find solutions for modern day problems. He is highly skilled and well-versed in candle rituals, biblical magic, herbs, curios and creating handcrafted spiritual products. As One ofthe legacy students of Professor Charles Porterfield, promoting strength in others and keeping the tradition alive is his mission. Contact him at (786)586-9215 or @propheticsoulguideinc on instagram.

Admission Details:

In-person ticket holders - the class recording link will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days of the conclusion of the event. Class doors are closed after the first 5-minutes of the start of the class.

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