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Journey of the Fool at Midwinter

Sometimes you need to do what is right for your mentality, even if it puts your body under physical stress. Feel free to disagree with me, but the back/knee/hip pain was absolutely worth the drive to Stanwell Park Beach to watch the sun rise on Midwinter’s Day. Six weeks ago I hurt my back and… Continue reading Journey of the Fool at Midwinter

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Kings of Oak and Holly on Contract

It all began with an image a friend shared on Facebook. I love the story of the Kings of Oak and Holly, of them battling for control of each half of the year. But this image got me thinking: does the story still “work”? It’s something we seem to do a lot in the Southern… Continue reading Kings of Oak and Holly on Contract

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31 Days of Devotion – Finale

  I’ve been holding off on completing this until I knew what I wanted to say. I didn’t want to simply copy and paste from my previous 30D0D. I wanted to write the right words, find the right way to say how important Herne is to me, just how amazing he is. I know I… Continue reading 31 Days of Devotion – Finale

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31 Days of Devotion – Week Four

A quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly with. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. – Edgar Allen Poe The most common and widely referenced when speaking of Herne comes to mind… There is… Continue reading 31 Days of Devotion – Week Four

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31 Days of Devotion – Week Two

Variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.) He was local to London, to Berkshire, and to Windsor Forest. His reach extended out from there through story, through generations, and then through his comparison to Cernunnos. He certainly isn’t Cernunnos, as Cernunnos is as old as time. Herne was once a man. He was a… Continue reading 31 Days of Devotion – Week Two

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31 Days of Devotion – Week One

A basic introduction of the deity. Herne the Hunter is an old British Deity, often associate with Cernunnos and Pan, as they are all antlered Gods. However, they are all very different individuals. Herne was once a Hunter of King Richard II’s court. He was beloved by the King for his ability to always bring… Continue reading 31 Days of Devotion – Week One

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Updating 31 Days of Devotion

It’s been two years since I first posted the “30 Days of Devotion” for Herne the Hunter. Two years! Holy crap, Batman! Hearth Witch Down Under over at patheos.com has posted that the “31 Days of Devotion” is somewhat of a blog challenge for the month of August, and has begun hers on Hekate. As… Continue reading Updating 31 Days of Devotion

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The Oracle of the Antlered Road

Elen of the Ways is an antlered Goddess of British mythology. She is Sovereignty, she is the Green Woman. She is of the ancient tracks and path ways, and is helping me journey down one particular path Herne has claimed as “Women’s Business”. There is not much written about her from the old texts, as she… Continue reading The Oracle of the Antlered Road