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PROTEUS Greek god Old Man of the Sea Charcoal Scented Incense Sticks or 1" Cones - Mythology, Ocean, Witchy, Water, Witch, Wicca, Pagan

PROTEUS Greek god Old Man of the Sea Charcoal Scented Incense Sticks or 1" Cones - Mythology, Ocean, Witchy, Water, Witch, Wicca, Pagan

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These amazingly soothing and fragrant incense cones and sticks are made from charcoal with no wood filler, so you get the clearest, purest scent without as much smoke. This is part of our Gods & Goddesses series of scented charcoal incense cones or sticks, scented with a unique blend of sea breeze, men's cologne, and many ocean and water notes. Comes in quantities of 10 or 20 hand-dipped and dried incense cones or sticks. A must-try incense scent only from Ozark Moons!

Proteus, in Greek mythology, is the prophetic old man of the sea and shepherd of the sea’s flocks (e.g., seals). He was subject to the sea god Poseidon, whose dwelling place was either the island of Pharos, near the mouth of the Nile River, or the island of Karpathos, between Crete and Rhodes.

Proteus knew all things—past, present, and future—but disliked divulging what he knew. Those who wished to consult him had first to surprise and bind him during his noonday slumber. Even when caught he would try to escape by assuming all sorts of shapes. But if his captor held him fast, the god, at last, returned to his proper shape, gave the wished-for answer, and plunged into the sea. The word protean, one meaning of which is “changeable in shape or form,” is derived from Proteus.

Proteus was a primordial deity in Greek mythology, protector of the seas, rivers, and other bodies of water. He was one of the figures that Homer called Old Man of the Sea.

In a different myth, Aristaeus, son of Apollo and Cyrene, had beehives, but all of them suddenly died. He was then advised to go to Proteus and hold him in a similar fashion that Menelaus had done so that he would reveal what should happen next. Indeed, Aristaeus managed to capture Proteus, who then told him that the death of the bees was a punishment for causing the death of Eurydice. What he should now do was to sacrifice twelve animals to the gods, and return three days later. So he did, and upon his return, he found a swarm of bees in one of the animals, which he captured and took back home.


Scent: A very watery fragrance with notes of the ocean and sea breeze along with a hint of men's cologne

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Incense Cone Burning Instructions:

🌛 Prepare a place to set your incense cone after it is lit. You should pick a fireproof surface that won't be damaged by heat or direct fire, such as an incense burner specially made for burning incense cones, foil on top of the sand in a large clay or metal container, Anything that's heat-resistant and will hold the cone is a suitable container. Make sure you place the container away from anything flammable, such as curtains, lampshades, or paper.

🌛 Light the smallest end of the incense cone at the tip. You will want to keep the end lit with a flame on it for 30-60 seconds, or until the tip of the cone glows orange *all the way across it* when the flame is extinguished. You want a nice, solid orange glow at the top of the incense cone - once you've established a nice solid orange glow on the top, extinguish the flame by blowing it out, or using a candle snuffer if you prefer. If it is not lit thoroughly before extinguishing the flame, your cone will not burn, it will just go out, so keep it lit with a flame until you achieve that solid orange coal burning.

🌛 After getting the top lit with a strong orange burn and then extinguishing the flame itself, set the incense cone down on your prepared surface or incense cone burner and enjoy!

All incense will produce smoke, but our incense smoke is only pure fragrance, unlike most incense which is made mostly of wood filler. Without wood filler, you get pure fragrance!

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