Offerings and colours of the gods

Labrys: «Κατάλογος προσφορών» (December 3, «2009»), from: Labrys (Texts), as consulted online on January 25, «2012». Complementary source (with the primary/ancient sources): Labrys: «Ελληνικός Πολυθεϊσμός: Οικιακή Λατρεία», p. 46-63, Athens 2014 (eng. Labrys: Hellenic Polytheism: Vol. I: Household Worship, Athens 2014). The corresponding planets, weekdays, Platonic solids, elements, virtues, gemstones and precious metals have not been taken into account in this text. Translated by Stilian K. Ariston.

APHRODITE – ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ
Offerings: roses, myrtle, anemone, quince, apple, aromatic incenses.
Symbols: shell, mirror, ankles (dices).
Colour: sky blue.
Sacred animals: dove, sparrow, goose.
Plant/Flower: rose, poppy, pomegranate.

APOLLON – ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ
Offerings: laurel, red rose, heliotrope, image of a dolphin, frankincense.
Symbols: lyre, bow, tripod.
Colour: gold.
Sacred animals: wolf, swan, dolphin, raven.
Plant/Flower: palm, laurel.

ARES – ΑΡΗΣ
Offerings: copper weapon, image of a swan, frankincense.
Symbols: shield, sword, rhombus, helmet.
Colour: red.
Sacred animals: swan, owl, dragon/poisonous snake.
Plant/Flower: mint.

ARTEMIS – ΑΡΤΕΜΙΣ
Offerings: cedar, image of a deer, jasmine, myrtle, white flowers, frankincense.
Symbols: bow, arrow, torch.
Colour: green.
Sacred animals: deer, bear, dog.
Plant/Flower: amaranth, cypress.

ATHENA – ΑΘΗΝΑ
Offerings: olive branch, olive oil, image of an owl, self-woven robe, aromatic incenses, anointing oil or myrrh incense.
Symbols: spear, shield.
Colour: blue, ocher yellow.
Sacred animals: owl.
Plant/Flower: olive.

DEMETER – ΔΗΜΗΤΗΡ
Offerings: poppy, image of a pig, styrax incense and mint for the Chthonic Demeter.
Symbols: scythe, torch.
Colour: scarlet of poppy.
Sacred animals: dove, bee, pig.
Plant/Flower: ear.

DIONYSOS – ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΣ
Offerings: ivy, grapevine, styrax incense.
Symbols: thyrsos, mirror, phallus.
Colour: dark green.
Sacred animals: panther, bull.
Plant/Flower: ivy vine and grapevine, pine.

HEKATE – ΕΚΑΤΗ
Offerings: saffron, rosemary, styrax incense and dried laurels, garlic, goatfish.
Symbols: yellow veil, torch, double-edged dagger, snakes, bronze, key.
Colour: saffron yellow.
Sacred animals: weasel, dog, bull, lioness.
Plant/Flower: oak.

HEPHAISTOS – ΗΦΑΙΣΤΟΣ
Offerings: daisies, frankincense.
Symbols: flame, copper, hammer, anvil, ax.
Colour: red.
Sacred animals: donkey, crane.

HERA – ΗΡΑ
Offerings: lilies, peacock feathers, apples, incense of various aromas, pomegranate.
Symbols: crown, scepter.
Colour: blue.
Sacred animals: peacock, cuckoo.
Plant/Flower: pomegranate, lily.

HERAKLES – ΗΡΑΚΛΗΣ
Offerings: Wild olives, nuts, red roses, frankincense.
Symbols: mace, bow, magnet.
Colour: gold.
Sacred animals: lion.

HERMES – ΕΡΜΗΣ
Offerings: image of a tongue, rosemary, pine, almond tree, image of a goat, frankincense, styrax and mint for the chthonic Hermes.
Symbols: caduceus, winged sandals, shepherd’s flute.
Colour: saffron yellow and gold.
Sacred animals: rabbit, turtle, aries, falcon.
Plant/Flower: wild strawberry, crocus.

HESTIA – ΕΣΤΙΑ
Offerings: aromatic incense.
Symbols: flame, altar, veil.
Colour: white.
Plant/Flower: orange tree.

PAN – ΠΑΝΟΣ
Offerings: wild flowers, wild flower-incense and incense of various aromas, image of a goat.
Symbols: phallus, horn, syrinx (panpipe).
Plant/Flower: pine, grapevine, fern.

PLUTON – ΠΛΟΥΤΩΝ
Offerings: cypress, grave fork, pomegranate, yellow narcissus, lent lily (daffodil), styrax incense and dry laurels.
Symbols: scepter, cart, throne, key.
Colour: white and black.
Sacred animals: owl.
Plant/Flower: peppermint, cypress, narcissus, silver-leaved poplar.

POSEIDON – ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝΑΣ
Offerings: image of a horse and a bull, sea anemone, frankincense myrrh.
Symbols: trident.
Colour: blue-green.
Sacred animals: bull, dolphin, horse.
Plant/Flower: pine.

ZEUS – ΖΕΥΣ/ΔΙΑΣ
Offerings: oak, image of an eagle, cloves, branch of a wild olive tree, styrax incense.
Symbols: lightning, shield.
Colour: purple.
Sacred animals: eagle, bull, swan.
Plant/Flower: oak.