Holy Nights 2022-2023 – The Twelve Groovy Greek Gods of the Olympus

Since I have been organizing and hosting The Holy Nights events for a couple of years now, this year I ran out of subjects. Should I stop after a decade of online Holy Night Events? Mythology is my thing and I thought I had all the ‘common’ subjects covered: Frau Holle (Berchta),  Odin as Santa, Hecate, and even the Knights of Arthur (twice)…

But somehow, once you have experienced the group magic and collective joy of the Holy Nights you are addicted. Scanning all my favorite mythological books it suddenly occurred to me that the good old groovy greeks had 12 Gods upon mountain Olympus.

Why not feature an Olympic God on one of the twelve days?

This year we will have two value packs to choose from:

limited time offer – expires dec 1st 2022 : only 149$ instead of $199

limited time offer – expires dec 1st 2022 : only 99$ instead of $149

Want to know what to expect this year? Watch the full explanatory video or scroll down to read about each night;

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Credits & many thanks for co-creating:
voice-over: susanne van doorn
video: christine anderson
techstuff: juvaniphoto

A Groovy Greek God a day keeps the doctor away: this is what each day will bring:

night one: Zeus

The first night is of course for Zeus.

He has some daddy issues. But luckily his son Ares breaks the circle of family trauma. In the first night, we find that Zeus is pregnant.
It is the night for the Christmas child, the light to come into the world and we will assist the God of lightning to give birth.

night two: Hera

In the second night we will find out that Hera is a beauty. A bit jealous though…
We will dive into the love story of Zeus and Hera that ended up in a marriage. Not a happy one, but when it comes to temper, they were a match.

night three: Ares

In the third night we will see that besides his fury and fighting abilities, Ares is actually a decent father.
He is the proud father of the Amazons. I will tell you all about the magic gift he gave to his daughter Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons.

night four: Aphrodite

In the fourth night Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, will stay over. She expects breakfast in bed.

night five: Hermes

In the fifth night we will find out if we can sent Hermes out for a message.
The good old trickster God can travel as fast as light, thanks to his winged sandals. Did you know he is a child of Maia, the name giver of the month of May?
And that Hermes with his magic wand puts people to sleep?

night six: Artemis

In the sixth night we will help Artemis hunt for a lover.. for her brother Apollo.
She is a happy single and wants to remain that way.

night seven: Apollo

In the seventh night, to celebrate summer, Apollo will show his diversity:
health, music, poetry, prophesy, you name it, he’s got it.

night eight: Demeter

In night number eight Earth fertility Goddess Demeter who tragically lost her daughter
and in her turns the world upside down looking for Persephone.

night nine: Hephaistos

In night number nine we will get to learn Hephaestus better.
He was not treated well by his parents who threw him down the Olympus,
and even though he was a smit, he did not really rock his wife’s world.
But he could do magic, and magic is what we look for these twelve nights.

night ten: Athena

In night number ten we will get to know Athena better.
She only has a father and her clever mind. If you need a strategy,
she is the girl you go to. She thinks straight and fights fair.

night eleven: Poseidon

In night number eleven we will swim away with Poseidon,
in the dark depths of the ocean, the place where dreams are stored.
Take a plunge and dive up a dream that inspires you for the new year.

night twelve: Dyonisos

In the last night we will warm ourselves by the fire of Hestia. Home sweet home. Our own psyche is our home and Hestia keeps it warm and tidy. Are there any hick-ups that keep bothering your brain?
Hestia helps you to clear your head and guard the fire in your inner being. Until, she gives up her seat at the Olympian table in favor of Dionysus.

Now we have gone full circle and we can begin the circle through the months again… will you join us on this journey?

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