This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist.

This is the ritual for Democratia, which celebrates Democracy. Since this is Athena’s area then I’ll be using a simple Athena ritual for this one, but changing it a bit to reflect this holiday. I hope that you all enjoy it and have a wonderful Democractia.

1: Light two white candles to represent Athena.

2: Welcoming prayer to Hestia, Goddess of the Home, Hearth, and family.

Prayer to Hestia

Hestia, gracious goddess who sits at the heart of each home, who lives in the heart of each one who reveres you, each one who holds you dear, each one who turns to you for strength and harmony.

Hestia, goddess most needful, goddess most serene, goddess most esteemed, the heart of the city is yours as well, great goddess; within your realm are those who serve the state, who work for all the good of all–your blessings fall on the honest, goddess, your wrath on the corrupt, on those who betray their trust for gain. Defender of the householder, guardian of the hearthfire, Hestia, I praise and honor you.

3: Tell Athena that your here by saying, “Athena, Hear me,” this isn’t a commend, this is just telling Athena that your here. Use her titles (Of Ares, Warlike, Of Council, Dewfall, Of Horses, Golden), and then tell her why that your here and remind her of things that you have given her.

4: To an Evocation to Athena

I call to Athena, clear-eyed daughter of Zeus; from his head you burst forth, all in brilliant armor, a warrior from your first breath, born with all the skill, all the insight, all the guile of an old warlord.

In ancient times were you well honored, goddess; in every town your name was spoken with love and reverence; above all in Athens, the finest of cities, did you receive the greatest devotion.

Bolt Athena whose favor falls on the brave and on the clever, who hones the wit of the scholar and quickens the nimble fingers of the artisan, who offers counsel reasoned and reflective, farsighted builder of cities who leads humanity towards concord and community, granter of the gift of civilization, I call to you.

5: Do a Hymn to Athena

Of Pallas Athene, guardian of the city, I begin to sing. Dread is she, and with Ares she loves deeds of war, the sack of cities and the shouting of the battle. It is she who saves the people as they go out to war and come back.

Hail, goddess, and give us good fortune with happiness.

6: Do a Prayer dedicated to Athena

Steel-eyed Athena, wisest of goddess, daughter of thundering Zeus and Metis of good counsel, patron of great heroes and adventurers, advisor of princes and kings, your favor falls on the bold and the clever, on those who dare and those who tempt the noble Fates.

Athena, weaver of the finest, fairest tapestries, teacher of art and craft to mortal artisans, worker of metals, your soft hands guide the flow of molten ore.

Leader of battles, warrior maid, of tactics and of strategy you know all, of clever trickery and wiles you are the master; with words and wit you may win much, with strength of arm and sharpened sword, at need, you take all contests.

Athena of wisdom, Athena of skills, goddess of the agile mind, for your works I praise you.

7: “On this day we celebrate Democratia. Our goddess, Athena, gave this gift to us. Like all the gifts that she’s given to use in the past. In this land, that we live, we live in a place where Democracy lives and is practice. However we have seen evil come and try and take this gift away. We must stand strong, firm, and with Athena. For she is the only one that knows the true gift that she’s bestowed upon us. We must continue to fight so that everyone can enjoy her gift and not be thrown into chaos and religious suppression.”

8: Pour Libation to Athena, saying, “Accept this libation,you who have given us democracy. May our libation continue the unbroken line of democracy.”

9: Give a portion of your food to Athena, saying, “Accept this offering of food, you who have given us democracy. May no one take it away from us, as it was taken before.”

10: Burn incense to Athena, saying, “Accept this incense, oh great goddess. May the smell be pleasing to you and may it make us stronger than we ever have been.”

11: Do your own personal prayer to Athena.

12: Finish the ritual by doing a closing prayer to Hestia.

End the ritual by saying, “Hestia, goddess of home and hearth, to you I offer last of all as a pious mortal should. Tend to those whom I love and guard the houses of the pious. As the gods will it, so it shall be.”

It is so!

Dump the entire container that you’ve poured your wine or grape juice into outside and then that ends it.