bibliomancy for a Monday morning

“On the evening of the second day, the crescent of the new moon would become visible in the evening sky, as though having sprung from the head of the sun, a phenomenon in which we recognise the cosmic referent in the birth of Athene. The greatest festival of Athene thus contained two cosmic situations: the time of the conjunction, the night of the new moon, which is shrouded in darkness and during which the sun and the moon seemingly encounter each other, and an epiphany.” (Karl Kerenyi, Athene, p41)

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