Graveyard of the Gods
Graveyard of the Gods is a farewell to humanity’s forgotten deities. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that there are thousands upon thousands of gods that have been worshipped throughout history, and most of them are no longer worshipped. The Graveyard of the Gods activity is not an attack on religion. It is rather visual reminder of history and an invitation to ponder how and why deities and religions rise and fall.
Graveyard of the Gods happens the week of Halloween each year.
This year, due to the pandemic and the limitations to on campus events, we have retooled our Graveyard of the Gods resources to include social media graphics that you can share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Halloween is a time when, in many cultures, the dead are celebrated and remembered. So, with Graveyard of the Gods, your group can look back at the deceased pantheons of deities and showcase their histories and legacies. Most chapters choose to hold Graveyard of the Gods in the week leading up to Halloween to tie the event into the theme of the season, but any time in October would work well.
Some SSA chapters approach this event in a different way and do something called Graveyard of Great Minds. This version of the event focuses on humans who have contributed immensely to human knowledge and society.
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Social Media Sharables
Includes sample text for your posts