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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…

BYRGENHĀM I: An Introduction

Nearly four years ago, I began exploring Heathenry. I had ended my practice of Kemetism two years prior and was, at the time, focusing on the death positive movement in the West. But I also felt adrift, unanchored by any…

Favorite Books of 2019

Every year since 2016, I have participated in the Goodreads reading challenge. To participate, you set a goal to read a certain number of books per year, then log each book you read throughout the year for it to count…

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…

A Heathen Midsummer Picnic

This past Saturday, I invited a couple of local Heathens and our guests to celebrate the Midsummer holiday and enjoy a picnic. We picked Font Hill Wetlands Park as our location, a small park with a gazebo in the middle…