Threskia (religion) is what the ancient Greeks called their Mystery Traditions. Today Greek Pagans take the same name to call their own religion as the contemporary Greek Mystery tradition. This old/new Pagan religion is identified by it's very own unique symbol called The Star of Nyx and is celebrated with it's own seasonal rites, marriage rites and rituals for all occasions. It is not the reconstructing of the ancient traditions but the evolution of the same. It is the constructing anew, beginning the tradition again.
This is generally considered a minor festival celebrated on the two days of July 31 and August 1. In other pagan traditions this festival is called Lammas, first of the harvest festivals, the bread festival. In the threskian tradition it is the time when the Ka within our egg is fully formed. The yearís festivals are fashioned round the Ka egg, itís burial, itís digging up and itís enshrining. The analogy is taken as returning to oneís roots by impregnating mother earth with oneís own seed/soul/Self, the seed within the mother. Inside the Ka egg is a Ka, a primitive=Greek word for the Kabiri. Threskianís use Ka instead of soul, to express that each one of us is a Kabir. The Kabiri are fire deities, beings of light or fire. During the time of Kronia, the impregnated earth contains the fully formed fetus, a fully formed Ka. The purpose of this festival is to invoke the fall equinox, which we call Genesis. The word means birth, for the fall equinox is when we dig up the Ka egg and so is the birth of the Ka or the Self.
(The Temple of the Kabiri on the island of Samothrace)
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