30 Days of Devotion – Herne the Hunter
I first stumbled across this idea two months ago, when Serpents Labyrinth began posting in devotion to Asmodai.
I began my 30 Days of Devotion on Monday 11 August, 2014. This date is incredibly special to myself and my relationship to Herne, as the full moon in August is the day that I first dedicated my life, and my journey on this path, to Him. I dedicated myself to being His Student, and His Daughter. The night was freezing, and next door’s dog wouldn’t stop barking, but I have never looked back.
I have since added to these writings in my own personal books, and have decided to keep the originals here for those who, like me once upon a time, first heard the call of the Hunter and had no idea where to begin.
This has since taken me on a journey into self discovery; into a process of letting go of the old, and finding the strength to carry on; and it’s taken me onto the path of university study.
Day the First: A basic introduction of the deity.
Day the Second: How did you first become aware of this deity?
Day the Third: Symbols and icons of this deity.
Day the Fourth: A favorite myth or myths of this deity.
Day the Fifth: Members of the family – genealogical connections.
Day the Sixth: Other related deities and entities associated with this deity.
Day the Seventh: Names and epithets.
Day the Eighth: Variations on this deity (aspects, regional forms, etc.)
Day the Ninth: Common mistakes about this deity.
Day the Tenth: Offerings – Historical and UPG.
Day the Eleventh: Festivals, days, and times sacred to this deity.
Day the Twelfth: Places associated with this deity and their worship.
Day the Thirteenth: What modern cultural issues are closest to this deity’s heart?
Day the Fourteenth: Has worship of this deity changed in modern times?
Day the Fifteenth: Any mundane practices that are associated with this deity?
Day the Sixteenth: How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins?
Day the Seventeenth: How does this deity relate to other gods and other pantheons?
Day the Eighteenth: How does this deity stand in terms of gender and sexuality? (historical and/or UPG)
Day the Nineteenth: What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire? What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling?
Day the Twentieth: Art that reminds you of this deity.
Day the Twenty-First: Music that makes you think of this deity.
Day the Twenty-Second: A quote, a poem, or piece of writing that you think this deity resonates strongly with.
Day the Twenty-Third: Your own composition – a piece of writing about or for this deity.
Day the Twenty-Fourth: A time when this deity has helped you.
Day the Twenty-Fifth: A time when this deity has refused to help.
Day the Twenty-Sixth: How has your relationship with this deity changed over time?
Day the Twenty-Seventh: Worst misconception about this deity that you have encountered.
Day the Twenty-Eighth: Something you wish you knew about this deity but don’t currently.
Day the Twenty-Ninth: Any interesting or unusual UPG to share?
Day the Thirtieth: Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity?
30 Days of Devotion was concluded on Tuesday September 9, 2014.
4 thoughts on “30 Days of Devotion”
Very comprehensive study! Don’t think I could get through each task in a day, but I think it would deepen your experience wonderfully… X
This is not only a beautiful act of personal devotion, but an excellent way to learn about a deity or spirit. Thanks for sharing. I’m inspired and will pass this on.
Thanks! I owe it to who I found it off, too. I’ve seen people begin this, but many don’t really follow through to the end, or they don’t believe many questions are suitable so they change them. I loved doing this, as it connected me to Herne on an amazing new level.