Chosen or Decided?

Just what goes into figuring out what pantheon to follow, what gods to worship, what spirits to work with? That’s something that everyone comes to differently, and I’m no fan of claiming any one method is better than the others. Each method has benefits and drawbacks, and each person has to do what works for […]

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Modern Gods: Caffeine

If there was ever a “modern” god that I would worship: it would be caffeine. There’s a whole host of reasons, but really–I think in some respects lots of people already do in a way worship caffeine. Not consciously, I would never say that, but in an unconscious kind of way. I seriously love caffeine, […]

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Rules of Hospitality

This is a bit of a rant — (happy 300th post to me!) So front up — I hate disrespect when you’re a guest in someone’s house. It’s deplorable and quite frankly some sign of lack of manners that either one was raised without or a lack of respect for other people’s homes, a conscious […]

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Portrayal of Gods

Piggybacking off the last post (Slavic Mythology), I guess I can discuss a bit more on portrayal of deity. See, while those are the original images that drew me in to researching Slavic polytheism, I don’t see the gods like that. They’re old-world, ancient…probably far more accurate than any modern day portrayal with a modern […]

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Igor Ozhiganov Art

Source: Slavic mythology by Igor Ozhiganov These are the first artistic portrayals of Slavic deities I ever saw. Truthfully, this is what helped to draw me into studying my heritage. I may not always see the gods or goddesses the same way as these portrayals, but they are what gave me inspiration to research and […]

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On the Slavic Pantheon – Real and Imagined

Sometimes I feel like a terrible Slavic polytheist. See there’s these long lists of “Slavic” deities that are constantly cited (Wikipedia gives a good cross section, here). Most of these are actually not real.

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Patroness vs. Matron

Or…one of Emily’s largest pet peeves. I hate spelling errors and problems of grammar. I refuse to use the stereotypical expression “grammar Nazi”, due to my years of studying German culture, society and history. But I will admit that I’m a stickler for correct usage of words. And if I learn I’ve been using a […]

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