BYRGENHĀM II: The Mothers Revealed

Mōdraniht (Mothers’ Night) approaches. An Anglo-Saxon Heathen holiday, it focuses on venerating “the Mothers,” a grouping of deities who were worshiped throughout Celto-Romano-Germanic Europe as Matres or Matronae. (The Old English word for Them is Mōdru.) They were very localized deities, named for geographic features, bodies of water, the people They protected, or Their attributes. […]

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The Ascent

I have written before about my struggles with exercise and body weight. Unfortunately, I must report that my love affair with weightlifting did not last; I lifted for three months and then quit. My reasons for quitting are complicated and layered: I started feeling lonely going to the gym by myself all the time, I […]

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