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  The Knot - American Weddings: An Afrocentric Libation Ceremony
The libation ceremony can also be used as an opportunity to honor the elders in a family, asking them to pass on their wisdom and guidance.
Here is an example of a libation ceremony used by Dawn Comer and David Jefferson at their Martha's Vineyard wedding:
Therefore we cast our libations to the North, to the South, to the East and to the West.
www.theknot.com /ch_article.html?Object=A00322163702&keywordType=2&keywordID=164&parentID=527   (464 words)

  
  Hands-On Hellenism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Libation is a type of offering in which an edible liquid is poured straight onto the ground.
The libation is therefore the purest and highest form of renunciation.
Indoor libations may be poured into a clean dish and taken outside to be poured onto the ground at an appropriate time (such as after a ritual or devotion is complete).
www.sponde.com /Libation.html   (388 words)

  
 Libations in Hellenismos
A libation to the heavenly gods (Olympians, etc.) is usually done by having the drink in a glass, bowl, or jug, and pouring a little out, in a controlled way, onto the fire, altar, or ground.
The sacrifice is violent and bloody; in contrast, the libation marks the end of such actions, at it is bloodless and peaceful (3).
Libations are not only for rituals; they can be made in the context of a prayer.
persephones.250free.com /libations.html   (382 words)

  
 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/libation
The act of pouring a liquid (usually wine) either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice to some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.
Hearing that the train had lost one of its engines and that the remainder of the trip would be very slow, I headed for the bar car for a libation and a snack or two to soothe my growing hunger pangs.
Libation is from Latin libatio, from libare, "to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out as an offering."
dictionary.reference.com /wordoftheday/archive/2000/07/30.html   (133 words)

  
 MelaNet:AWG:History and Traditions:Ceremonial Symbols
Like the wine in a communion, liquids are often used in libation; some will include water, as a symbol of the continuity of life, and some may use palm wine or oil, a household staple in Nigeria.
The libation closely follows the family lineage and in many cases, it is a recitation of a couple’s links to each family member, living, dead and unborn.
Libations can be simple expressions of good wishes, or complicated choreopoems with refrains of call and response.
www.melanet.com /awg/review/history/libations.html   (652 words)

  
 The Water Libations - OU.ORG
During the seven days of the Festival of Sukkot a libation of water was added to that of wine together with each of the daily morning offerings.
This water libation is not explicitly mentioned in Torah but it is a law revealed to Moshe on Sinai to which the Sages have found allusions in the Torah.
Accompanying the Water Libation were festivities entitled Simchas Beis HaShoavah, or happiness of the house of the water-drawing) refering to the waters, which were drawn from the pool of Shiloach (which is referred to as the waters of salvation).
www.ou.org /chagim/sukkot/libations.htm   (260 words)

  
 SparkNotes: The Libation Bearers: Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
Discuss Aeschylus's use of metaphor in The Libation Bearers.
Discuss the role of the chorus in The Libation Bearers.
Others have said that it presents important issues in its own right and that its importance should not be overlooked.
www.sparknotes.com /drama/libationbearers/study.html   (263 words)

  
 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: About Libation Bearers
The Libation Bearers is the second part of Aeschylus' great trilogy, the Oresteia.
In the case of The Libation Bearers, the Chorus is constituted by the slave women who live in Clytaemestra's palace, captives from old wars.
Consistent with the norms of Greek drama, The Libation Bearers is not divided into acts or discrete scenes.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/libation/about.html   (793 words)

  
 WHY JUNETEENTH AND AFRICAN AMERICANS FREE OF SLAVERY TODAY IS A REALITY
This Libation Ceremony is historic because for the very first time we are making a libation offering on the very spot where John, Thomas and David James established the historic first Forks of the Road enslavement trafficking market that once stood inside of this tri-angle land site.
The Afrikan Libation Ceremony is one of the world’s oldest spiritual rituals dating back to the Afrikan origin of civilization in the up South Nile Valley land of the Khui (Ancestral Spirits) at the Mountain of the Moon in central Africa.
The Afrikan Libation Ceremony presented to civilization the understanding of there is life after death or that life is continuous and that understanding is present today in various religions.
www.coax.net /people/lwf/afrikan_libation.htm   (1854 words)

  
 The Oresteia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the palace of Argos, Clytemnestra, who now shares her bed and the throne with her lover Aegisthus, is roused from slumber by a nightmare: she dreamt that she gave birth to a snake, and the snake now feeds from her bosom and draws blood instead of milk.
A group of women (the libation bearers of the title) are to assist her.
Herbert Weir Smyth, 1922 - prose Agamemnon Libation Bearers Eumenides
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Libation_Bearers   (2003 words)

  
 Libation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The vessels used in the ritual, including the patera, often had a significant form which differentiated it from secular vessels.
Euripides describes the dire consequences of failure to include certain gods in libations in The Bacchae, a theme common to many Greek tragedies.
In his Pneumatica, Hero of Alexandria described a mechanism for automating the process by using altar fires to force oil from the cups of two statues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libation   (286 words)

  
 Libation Has Served Ghana Better   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Libation has been the way of communicating with GOD, and it has pleased HIM to bless us with all the values, norms and ideas, which helped Ghana to be a country of abundance and order.
The basic necessity of life – FOOD – was never a problem in Ghana when the help of GOD was sought through libation at the beginning of the farming season, and young men were encouraged to toil for their livelihood, and the community rewarded them for their hard work.
Within the same mind set, policy makers-turned-Christians have become theologians and are exposing their ignorance by speaking against libation – a Ghanaian religious practice, which does not infringe on the right of anyone.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=29266   (1340 words)

  
 The End Of An Era: Libation To Close - Gawker
Heralded by a press release for the ages, Libation was the first superclub to bring an uptown, velvety rope vibe to the (at the time) hipster-dominated LES, and it was right smack in the middle of Hell Square.
I say turn Libation into a multi-level S&M themed club for the shirts that ruined that entire area.
Libation was, of course, the first official landmark of douchebaggery in the LES..."
www.gawker.com /news/nightlife/the-end-of-an-era-libation-to-close-229939.php   (553 words)

  
 The Roite of Libation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This passage has its traditional association with alcohol because it is the first time a boy is offered "Libation" (an ancient term for the alcoholic beverage, often with religious overtones) by an adult "male mentor" figure, which symbolizes transition.
Also, because, in the Book of Pheryllt (which deals specifically with Libation in a detailed manner), such an element was of importance in Druidic ritual tradition.
Given within The Pheryllt are four formulae for Libations, each corresponding to the four primary Grove Festivals of the Celtic year.
www.angelfire.com /sc/majick/libationrite.html   (221 words)

  
 The Libation Bearer
The Libation Bearer is the second plays in The Oresteia.
Clytamenestra told Electra and other slave women to come to the tomb of Agamemnon to pour libation bearer on it.
-Aeschylus, "The Libation Bearer" in The Oresteia -
members.tripod.com /eddyho/libation.html   (175 words)

  
 Libation Has Served Ghana Better - A Rejoinder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When one makes a controversial claim that libation has served Ghana better, and proceeds to debunk the foundations of other well established religions like Christianity, I expect him to have the necessary tools of argumentation to justify such assertions.
The writer is puzzled why the politicians who call for a ban on libation do not fancy resigning from their posts to become evangelists.
Boahene writes, “ As a young boy when libation was frequently poured and GHANAISM was effectively practiced in my town, there were few thefts and violence.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/features/artikel.php?ID=29794   (1903 words)

  
 The Libation Bearers
The Libation Bearers is a tragedy that was first performed in Athens, Greece, in 458 B.C., along with two other plays: Agamemnon and The Eumenides.
The Libation Bearers is sometimes referred to as Choephori, Choëphoroe, and Choephoroi, all English transliterations of the original Greek title.
Infidelity: A Motif in Agamemnon and The Libation Bearers
www.cummingsstudyguides.net /Guides4/Libation.html   (3719 words)

  
 The Temple Institute: Events Archive: The Festival of the Water Libation
The focus of this rejoicing was the ceremony surrounding the commandment to pour water on the altar - the water libation.
All this was done to honor the commandment of the water libation."
And this was followed by the celebration of the festival of the water libation, which lasted the entire night, and we would begin again" (Jerusalem Talmud, Sukkah 5).
www.templeinstitute.org /water_libation_festival.htm   (634 words)

  
 African Pledge
Libation is offered to our ancestors as a convocation for auspicious events.
The offering of libation involves the pouring of liquid, which can be water or wine, on the ground in a special pattern while homage is paid to the ancestors.
We pour this libation to bring into our midst their venerable African spirit, radiating their great wisdom, courage, dedication, and unyielding commitment to victory by any means necessary.
www.swagga.com /libation.htm   (454 words)

  
 Classical E-Text: AESCHYLUS, LIBATION BEARERS
LIBATION BEARERS, TRANSLATED BY H. The tomb of Agamemnon.
But it is in no way amiss to inquire how, from what motive, she came to send her libations, seeking too late to make amends for an irremediable deed.
Then she sent these libations for the dead in the hope that they might be an effective cure for her distress.
www.theoi.com /Text/AeschylusLibation.html   (9877 words)

  
 CLAS1312 Aeschylus Libation Bearers
Libations offered to the dead = mixture of grain, honey and oil (for gods, wine was used).
Vase-paintings suggest that the tomb was represented by the altar at the centre of the orkhêstra.
The Chorus’s gloomy final reflection (1065-76: for the motif of a third libation to Zeus the Saviour see last lecture) is the strongest assertion so far of the idea that the cycle cannot be broken.
www.leeds.ac.uk /classics/resources/tragedy/Choephori.htm   (1997 words)

  
 Libation Bearers
And I will likewise at my wedding offer libations to you out of the fullness of my inheritance from my father’s house, and before all else I will hold this tomb of yours in the highest honor.
But it is not off the track to inquire 515 from what motive she came to send her libations, seeking too late to make amends [tîmê] for an irremediable experience [pathos].
Then she sent these libations for the dead in the hope that they might be an effective cure for her distress.
www.uh.edu /~cldue/texts/libationbearers.html   (8918 words)

  
 Kristen's Honors Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Aeschylus’s Libation Bearers, traditional ideas of justice are usurped by new conventions of justice, namely that of a jury determining guilt and punishment instead of the gods.
She wonders “But is it right to ask this of the gods?” (Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 122), and it is the chorus that encourages her answering “How could it not be right to repay your enemies evil for evil?”(Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 123).
In Libation Bearers, Apollo is simply foolish and rash for not anticipating the Furies that he would have to defend Orestes from.
www2.bc.edu /~hewittkr/Greektragdey.html   (1465 words)

  
 EncycloWine: Encyclopedia for Wine Enthusiasts - Libation
The vessels used in the ritual, including the patera (broad, shallow dish), often had a significant form which differentiated it from secular vessels.
In Ancient Greece, it was considered an insult to the god if they were not included in libations.
In Euripides' The Bacchae and many Greek tragedies, people come to terrible ends because of their failure to acknowledge certain gods and by excluding them from libations.
www.encyclowine.org /index.php?title=Libation&printable=yes   (273 words)

  
 Libation Bearers - History for Kids!
This is the second of a cycle of three plays written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus.
For the third play of this cycle, click here.
To find out more about Aeschylus and the Libation Bearers, check out these books from Amazon.com or at your local library:
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/literature/libationbearers.htm   (326 words)

  
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 Heaven for a Thug?: Why Libation and Young Warriors Don't Mix: Young Deceased are Not Egun!
When we pour libation to a person we are honoring and invoking their character, behavior and beliefs.
We do not pour libation for people that died of ailments out of norm for their age or that betray a bad lifestyle.
This is why we shouldn’t pour libation to our young warriors that were involved in crime or violence.
www.rootsandrooted.org /thugs.htm   (1072 words)

  
 The Water Libation - Sukkot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the seven days of the Festival of Sukkot, water too was poured on the altar as a libation accompanying the daily morning sacrifice.
The water libation is not explicitly mentioned in the Torah but was accepted by our Sages as a halachah l'Moshe mi-Sinai - a law which Moses received at Sinai at the time that the Torah was given.
A multitude of men, women, and children took part in the celebration which lasted for fifteen and a half consecutive hours, from the time that the daily afternoon sacrifice was offered until the next morning.
www.chabad.org /holidays/JewishNewYear/template.asp?AID=4490   (555 words)

  
 AfricaFiles | Ghana: Libation issue rears up again   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although libation has been in vogue over the years, considerable opposition seems to be growing now regarding the practice of libation at state functions.
In the light of the Biblical evidence, libation cannot be dismissed outright as incompatible with Christianity,» he says.
However, Sellasie Amekor, a social commentator, believes that the pouring of libation shows the Ghanaians’ respect for the elderly —a recognition given them by invoking their memory during the pouring of libation and other traditional rites.
www.africafiles.org /article.asp?ID=831   (1368 words)

  
 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS MEINECK TRANSLATION..... LIBATION BEARERS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Summarize the plot of the LIBATION BEARERS in three sentences or fewer.
Write a few sentences about the importance and meaning of Apollo and his oracles in THE LIBATION BEARERS (269ff, 557, 808, 900, 939, 953, 1030, 1059ff).
Write a few sentences about the importance and meaning of Burial and the Tomb in THE LIBATION BEARERS (1ff, 345ff, 488, 510, 540).
www.uark.edu /campus-resources/dlevine/LibationBearers.html   (350 words)

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