Athena Oil and Incense

The olive is sacred to Athena, so use pure olive oil as an anointing oil in particular, rub between the palms of your hands and anoint your feet, forehead and lips. For the incense:

  • 1 ounce (30 grams) cedar wood chips
  • ½ ounce (15 grams) camphor
  • 7 drops of musk oil
  • Female sweat (as much as possible)
  • 6 olives unstuffed and preferably black

Blend the first four ingredients well, at the full moon, and add the olives. Put in a jar and leave for one month to mature. Then remove the olives (which will have imparted their essences to the rest) and throw them away. Stuffed olives, both black and green, are an obvious food for a ritual of Athena, also stuffed vine leaves, a very Athenian dish. If possible, of course, the wine should be Greek- especially Restina, though that is an acquired taste.