Herminius Mons

Herminius Mons is a project dedicated to the revival of the native European traditions and paganism, with a focus on the culture of the Iberian Peninsula.

Here you will find content discussing the ancient practices, culture and beliefs of the Iberian peoples based on archaeological and written evidence. Connections to our modern day traditions and culture rooted in the ancient religion are also presented.

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Iberian Winter traditions, the New Year and the Wild Hunt

Nota: A versão Portuguesa desta publicação estará disponível nos próximos dias. Another Winter is upon us, and with it our favorite festivities: Christmas, the New Year and Carnival. As we all know, we celebrate these festivals since we have memory, being ancient traditions with very deep roots. Have you ever asked yourselves, however, where did … Continue reading Iberian Winter traditions, the New Year and the Wild Hunt

A Fíbula de Bragança – uma representação do Cosmos Ibérico (Portuguese Version)

Languages: English | Português Uma peça de joalharia normalmente esquecida do período La Tène da Península Ibérica foi recentemente chamada à minha atenção. Este artefato tem o nome de Fíbula de Bragança, uma fíbula de ouro feita por volta do século III a.C.. Inicialmente, estava surpreso com o nível de perícia com que a fíbula … Continue reading A Fíbula de Bragança – uma representação do Cosmos Ibérico (Portuguese Version)

The Fibula de Bragança – an intricate representation of the Iberian Cosmos

Languages: English | Português An often forgotten piece of jewelry from the Iberian La Tène period has recently come to my attention. This artifact is called Fibula de Bragança, a gold fibula crafted some time around the 3rd century BCE. Initially, I was astonished at the craftsmanship. The work done with gold was unlike anything … Continue reading The Fibula de Bragança – an intricate representation of the Iberian Cosmos

O Halloween na Ibéria, as cabeças cortadas e Crouga (Portuguese version)

Languages: English | Italiano | Português O Halloween, ou Dia das Bruxas, é uma das festividades mais populares no mundo moderno. Durante o mês de Outubro, decorações com a temática desta celebração podem ser encontradas por toda a parte. Devido à comercialização das celebrações do Halloween importadas para os diferentes países, a população no geral … Continue reading O Halloween na Ibéria, as cabeças cortadas e Crouga (Portuguese version)

Iberian Halloween, the severed heads and Crouga

Languages: English | Italiano | Português Halloween is one of the most popular and celebrated festivities in the modern world, whether people love it or hate it. Everywhere you go during October, you see decorations related to it. Due to the commercialization and other bastardisations of Halloween celebrations being imported into most countries, people tend … Continue reading Iberian Halloween, the severed heads and Crouga

Lusitanian Deities with Scarce Archaeological Evidence

My last few posts about Western Iberian deities presented Gods and Goddesses whom we have many archaeological evidence about their worship. This allowed us to arrive at more solid conclusions about their functions and importance in the religion of these ancient peoples. However, this is not the case with many other divinities. With the Romanisation … Continue reading Lusitanian Deities with Scarce Archaeological Evidence

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