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The Gods and their (native) animals

When we think of animal totems, we traditionally think of those that are common or native to the Northern Hemisphere – the stag, the deer, the bear, the crow, the raven. When you live on a continent where an animal is an introduced species, sometimes trying to work with that energy is met with barriers.… Continue reading The Gods and their (native) animals

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When the path you’ve chosen “doesn’t feel right”

With so many branches under the “Pagan Umbrella” it can be overwhelming, especially to someone brand new to this path, as to where to start their learning. Even those of us who have walked this path for a while, we are often lovers of learning and want to approach each to see what works and… Continue reading When the path you’ve chosen “doesn’t feel right”

30 Days of Devotion · Around the Cauldron · For the Gods

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