Ecclesia Ordinis Caelestis Templum Olympicus/Celestial Order and Temple of Olympus

Festival of Theseia

October 23

(Greek) Ancient: 8 Puanepsion (first quarter).
The eighth of every month is sacred to Poseidon, so it is appropriate that His son, Theseus is honored on this day following the Puanepsia and Oskophoria (as well as on the eighths of other months). There is a procession, sacrifices, athletic games (team torch-races and track and field events), and a feast at which meat is distributed to the people (celebrating Theseus as popular benefactor and democratic hero). The feast includes Athare (or Athera), a porridge of husked wheat and milk. [PFA 81&8211;2]