Nature, tradition, and ancestors

Originally posted on Dowsing for Divinity: I am very keen on rejecting, resisting, and repudiating the infiltration and co-opting of Paganism by the far right, and so I found Amy Hale’s article on The Pagan and Occult Fascist Connection and How to Fix It a very useful resource, particularly the questions at the end. I…

Nature, tradition, and ancestors

Timeline of Events Between Scotland & England – Roman Era to 1900

[Extra Articles Contents] 85  Agricola’s army defeated by the Caledonians at Mons Grampius & Agricola’s Wall built between the rivers Forth and Clyde.  120  A new wall built by Hadrian further south between the rivers Tyne and Solway.  139  Wall completed by Antoninus.  843  Northumbria claimed by Kenneth II. The river Tweed becomes Scotland’s southern […]

Timeline of Events Between Scotland & England – Roman Era to 1900

The two Dyfrigs

The earlier Dyfrig or Dubricius was a son of Brychan. He is listed in the Llyma Frychan Brycheiniog a’i blant thus: Dyvric ap Brychan ysydd yn sant yNgredigiawn. LlFB 2.15 His father was Brychan II. He was a contemporary of Arthur and appears in the Historia Regum Britanniae as Dubricius. He is also the individual […]

The two Dyfrigs

Shiva As Kirata – The Hunter Of The Himalayan Wilds

It is MONDAY – Lord Shiva’s Day ! And therefore – a fine sculpture of Lord Shiva as Hunter. Now, this particular representation is of Shiva as a Kirata. These days the term refers to a particular and significantly Sino-Tibetan ethnic sphere found in the northeast of the SubContinent (this sculpture is situated in Namchi […]

Shiva As Kirata – The Hunter Of The Himalayan Wilds

Dis Pater: Who was he?

Originally posted on We Are Star Stuff: Julius Caesar wrote that the Gauls believed they were descended from Dis Pater. In his writings, he did not give the local names for his deities, substituting ones his readers would recognize. (This was the interpretatio romana, giving foreign deities Roman names and attributes.) Dis was originally the…

Dis Pater: Who was he?

Cernunnos: God of Wealth, the Wild, and Big Gold Torcs

Originally posted on We Are Star Stuff: I was seriously tempted to call this piece “Cernunnos: God of Bling”. This may seem a wildly inappropriate way to describe a god revered by neo-Pagans and possibly the divine ancestor of the Gauls, but when so many images of him feature one or more torcs, which are…

Cernunnos: God of Wealth, the Wild, and Big Gold Torcs