At the beginning of every month, Samantha Williams celebrate Noumneia in her Morgantown, Ky. home. The festival is practiced as a celebration of the new beginning and clean slate. For Williams she practices pagan polytheism and her household gods are Ganesha, Krishna, Hestia, Dionysos, Hermes, Persephone, and Hekate. The gods Williams worships fluctuates depending on who she feels strong connections to during any given period of life. During Noumenia, Williams takes the figurines and symbols of her gods from their places in her shrine and sets them up on the table in order to sacrifice portions of her food. Traditionally, Selene and Apollo are worshiped on Noumenia. Since they are not her specific household gods, Williams acknowledges them with candles and not figurines. She does not force her children to participate, but they always have the option to if they would like to. "Ultimately, you are the one who is the driving force in your own life," Williams said.