Incense-Offerings to the Gods


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Practical ideas on using incense:

Incense:  A Primer with Sources

 

Frankincense, the most ancient resin used as incense:

Frankincense

 

The history behind a most unusual incense offering:

Gum Ammoniac


Exotic and lovely, this incense offering is often associated with Poseidon:

Labdanum - Αλάδανος


Laurel leaf is the most traditional offering in our ritual:

BAY LAUREL - DAPHNE - ΔΆΦΝΗ


Several of the Orphic Hymns request an incense-offering of manna.  What is manna?

MANNA


When an ancient text calls for a Storax incense offering, what do you use?

Storax


A brief article on blood sacrifice and its reflection in contemporary practice:

Burnt Offerings and Blood Sacrifice to the Gods


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