Phallephoria 2014 — Honoring Dionysus in Athens
1. “Phallephoria, the carrying of a phallus in procession in honor of Dionysus. For the first time after almost two thousand years, Phallephoria was celebrated in Athens.”
And that is tremendous. There is also a longer, 30-minute YouTube video
Although the weather looks rainy in the video, was it always so, archaeologists wonder.
2. After thirty-some years of attending festivals, I know that the Wiccan ritual model of casting a circle is not the solution for big groups—too much standing around and waiting. Instead, the quintessential Pagan large-group creation of ritual space should be by processing, whether in the streets or the open country.
And the Greeks do a good job with masking too.