Agathos Daimon means “good spirit” and is a religious observance held on the second day of each lunar month, immediately following the Noumenia. It is the third celebration of a trio of household monthly observances. A good spirit usually refers to a type of divine being that is less powerful than a God, is personal to each family, and can bring the family good luck, protection, or some type of assistance. Household spirits are usually seen as either snakes or a s a young man with a horn of plenty in hand.
I celebrate the Agathos Diamon by pouring a libation to the spirit and asking for his continued blessings on our family. If there is something in particular that our family wishes help with, I may give an additional offering to our family’s protective spirit. Although I know I can always approach the Gods directly, the Agathoi Diamones are seen to be helpful intermediaries between the Gods and man.