The Mageiro

The Mageiro

In Ancient Greece, Mageiros meant cook. But also butcher and priest. The word took its etymological root from “magic”. The Mageiros were the ritualists. The ones who killed the animals for sacred sacrifices, becoming messengers between the gods and the mortals through rituals and stories. They honored the spirits while feeding the guests a delicious feast. They celebrated life and the ineffable quality of getting together to touch upon the divine.

I think it’s time to bring this profession back (maybe without the killing), in a time of disconnection and individuality. It’s time to break bread together again. To create rituals around the food we eat. To tell stories next to the fire. To foster connection. To create wonder.

It’s time for the Ritualists and the Mageiros to remind us that magic can be real.

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