The day is mostly over at this point, but before too much more of it ticks away, I wanted to at least get the “opening salvo” of the day’s holy purpose underway, for your further thought and practice.
For the observances of previous years, and for a day that happened not too long ago as well, see the following entries: for 2010, for 2011, for 201, and 55 days ago. Also, as he is a member of the Treískouroi, you might want to read up on that concept here and search for that term elsewhere on this blog as you might wish.
On this day, I often lament that we have no images of Lucius Marius Vitalis, and while I’ve used various ones in the past from antiquity for this purpose, I’ve realized over the last year and change that doing this constantly makes it seem as if the gods, heroes, and other divine beings we worship are, well, stone, colorless, lifeless, and often broken or fragmentary, rather than living, breathing, existing beings who change, who have likes and dislikes, and who are not passive and unchanging like the materials from which their images were composed. So, here’s a photo of a young man who could very well be Lucius Marius Vitalis.
[Or, if he’s not, at least he’s pleasant enough to look at! ;) ]
I hope to have a poem of some sort composed by later this evening; and, if all goes well, at least one and up to three other blog posts as well besides that. We shall see…
But for now, let us praise and remember the Prince of the Sancti, Lucius Marius Vitalis!