Posted by: aediculaantinoi | December 22, 2013

On the Sixth Night of Saturnalia…

…I’m feeling a bit tired, to be honest.

As a quick update on this situation: while no longer in the ICU, Mary is not improving much as they try to take down the rate at which she’s been given oxygen to maintain her proper levels. They think that, like many in her family, including both of her parents, her cousin (my nephew), and myself, that she may have asthma, which I predicted going into this situation–damn. Meanwhile, my sister and brother-in-law are exhausted, and my sister is getting sicker again. It looks like they may be in the hospital for several more days, at least…maybe they’ll be home by the 25th, but it’s not certain at this stage.

I’m still feeling relatively happy with how things went yesterday, and while we didn’t get to do as much as I would ordinarily prefer, nonetheless we did something, and that’s the main thing, I think.

But, that brings us to today’s particular observances.

anacortes

Today’s festival involves the Lares Permarines, and as I have lived for much of my life in maritime-connected communities (it’s hard not to be such when one lives on an island!), and I have also worked in my career life with a population that is connected to the Navy, this festival has some special and direct significance on a day-to-day level for me. The view above is of Anacortes from Cap Sante Point, where I almost always take visitors to my town, and where we’ve often had post-ritual hang-outs with food and beverages and long conversations in and out of cars. Yesterday, in connection with a holiday (but you know which one I’m referring to when I say that, I’m sure–i.e. neither Saturnalia nor Solstice nor anything else I’ve been reporting on here) concert that takes place in the port building downtown near the water, they have a holiday boat parade with lights and such. I wasn’t at it, because I was celebrating a ritual with my friends and co-religionists, and then was at our feast afterwards; but, it would be nice to have such a parade in connection with this holiday at some point in the future. Now, I just need to meet someone who has a boat and would offer its usage for that purpose…they say in Western Washington, the likelihood is that you know more people who have boats than who have air conditioners, and while that is true, most of the people I know who own boats aren’t exactly close friends of mine, and most certainly aren’t people who are interested in the religious activities I am. Alas.

Nonetheless, here we are, and so we have a few verses more to the hymn for this purpose. (And, just because I realized I didn’t have a verse for such for yesterday, another one praising Nyx/Nox even more, despite her mention in every chorus of the hymn.)

Lares

Gaudete Invictus Natus

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Sol et Luna praesident
super firmamento
Duo nunquam resident
manent permanento

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Deus Sol Invictus est
Imperator caeli
Sustentatus terrae est
similiter Nili

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Festa Saturnalia
adveniant hodie
incipens laetitia
laudamus te Saturne

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Dea Magna Epona
Galli et Equorum
Protectrix cum Orbona
per noctem liberorum

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Mater Ops Dea Cereris
filia Telluris
Vos Deae laudaberis
pro benedictis puris

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Hiems Dea cum Nievem
ancillam eam
advenient in hanc noctem
cum animam frigidam.

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Glacies Clivicolae
venenum eius dirum
advenient in nocte
Di mittet auxilium

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Antinous Epiphanes
similiter solem
et liberi Harpocrates
adveniunt gentem

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Isis et Venus Aegypti
in formis vaccarum
in prior temporem scripti
Reginae Dearum

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Miles in forma canina
natus Hiberniae
versipellis Palatina
proelantur Romae

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Angerona silentia
observat ad templum
Hercules, et fundamenta
virium victorum

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Nox Dea Superba omnis
Regina caelorum
timidissimus hominis
sed honos deorum

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

Lares Permarini super
nautis custodiunt
iuvenes aeternus puer
sed ei forma sunt

Gaudete, gaudete Invictus natus
nobis matre ex Nocte, gaudete!

*****

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

Sol and Luna preside
over the firmament;
The two, never subsiding
remain with permanence.

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

The Unconquered Sun God is
Emperor of the sky,
He is the sustenance of the earth
like the Nile.

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

The feast-days of Saturnalia
have arrived today
beginning with joy–
we praise you, Saturn!

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

Great Goddess Epona
of Gaul, of horses,
Protectress with Orbona
of children through the night.

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

The Goddess Ops is Mother of Ceres,
daughter of Tellus;
You, Goddesses, will be praised
for your pure blessings!

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

The Goddess Winter, with Nix [Snow]–
her handmaiden–
comes on this night
with [her] cold breath.

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

Ice–the dire bane of him,
Clivicola [god of hills and sloping streets]–
comes in the night…
Gods, send us help!

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

Antinous Epiphanes
(like the sun)
and the child Harpocrates
come forth into the (world’s) nations.

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

Isis and Egyptian Venus [Hathor]
in the form of cows,
as in past times it was written,
are Queens of Goddesses!

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

A warrior in a bitch’s form
is born in Ireland;
werewolves of the Palatine Hill
battle on behalf of Rome!

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

The silent Angerona
watches at the temple
of Hercules, [its] foundations
the strengths of victors.

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

The Goddess Nyx, Supremely Exalted over all
is Queen of the heavens:
the most fearful one of humans
but the honored one of the gods!

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

The Lares Permarini
look after sailors
but an eternally young boy
is their form…

Rejoice and delight! The Unconquered One is born
from our mother, Nox [Night]–rejoice!

*****

Hail to the Lares Permarini! Hail to Saturn! Hail to Sol Invictus! Hail to Nyx! Hail, Hail Antinous!


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