Healing the Land

Watching the Environmental Restoration group work on the field across the street this week has brought up an interesting line of thought for me; it’s posed some interesting questions about how I view the Fae in relation to the land, and interactions with them- questions I want to pose to the rest of you. Continue reading “Healing the Land”

Resurrecting the Irish Gods: Fliadhais

As an Irish Polytheist, whenever I try to learn about my Gods I tend to look towards the lore before anything else. On another hand, however, it is impossible for me to separate the Gods from both my heritage and the landscape around me. As a result, not only am I exploring Lore and reading their stories in order to understand them… But I am also exploring my state and imagining how the Irish would have seen their Gods in our Landscapes had their native Polytheistic faith survived and made the journey with them.

I have shared some of these discoveries on Tumblr when I was still active, but now I want to take a deeper dive into it and really hash it out- starting with Fliadhais, a figure who has been bothering me quite a bit as of late.

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From Orchard to All Out Homestead

When it came to what what my Husband and I wanted to do for the rest of our lives, we really struggled with making a decision; first we wanted to move to Florida. Then we wanted to (and almost did) move to Kentucky. Then we inherited 30 acres from my Mother-in-Law and he wanted to stay here. Then we wanted to move to Florida again. We’ve never really been able to make up our minds, but I’m happy to say that we finally have! Continue reading “From Orchard to All Out Homestead”

[Recipe] Coconut Fever

Sushi has always been one of those foods that I just can’t ever get enough of. The best roll I’ve had, though, comes from a place called Kyoto’s in Stillwater; the Okinawa Roll (as it’s known there) combines Spicy Mayonnaise, Coconut Mayonnaise, tempura fried shrimp, and a few other ingredients into what is quite possibly the most delicious combination of sweet and spicy that I’ve ever tasted. Continue reading “[Recipe] Coconut Fever”

What it means to say “Historically Oriented”

I noticed that the lovely voice behind The Modern Southern Polytheist here on WordPress, tonight, reblogged a post which called for practitioners of Gaelic Polytheism. His reblog included a response that I had made a while back when I initially reblogged it myself, wherein I had referred to myself as a “Historically Oriented Irish Polytheist”. And in Johnathan’s own response to that post, he said that [he’s] “totally gonna have to steal that leading btw”- which I can only assume references the Historically Oriented aspect of that identifier of mine.

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My Journey to Irish Polytheism [Revisited]

I’m excited to be a part of The Gaelic Roundtable both as a contributor and as one of the people behind it. The lovely Radha, a good friend of mine, brought up the idea last year during a private discussion on how to encourage community building and growth among Gaelic Polytheists, and we’re happy to announce that it officially launched on the 1st of this month- kicking off with the Topic of Journeys. Continue reading “My Journey to Irish Polytheism [Revisited]”

Rearranging the Irish Holidays: Fuarán

For those not in the know, I don’t celebrate the Irish Holidays despite being an Irish Polytheist… Or, at least, I don’t quite celebrate them like everyone else. So while the rest of the community was celebrating Imbolq or Lá Fhéile Bríde last month, I was patiently waiting for March 1st to roll around… And here it is, finally! What a better way to celebrate that than a post dedicated to it? Continue reading “Rearranging the Irish Holidays: Fuarán”

Muddy Waters and Muddier Bloodlines: Fosterage in Early Ireland

Like most Irish Polytheists, I have a hard time keeping the relations of the Tuatha Dé straight at times. In all honesty, it’s really not all that far off the mark to say that if even one thing is consistent about the surviving Irish Lore… It’s that Irish Lore is incredibly inconsistent. This is particularly true when it comes to Bloodlines; while the family unit was arguably an important part of Irish society, the fact of the matter is that Irish Bloodlines in Lore are often murkier than a freshly stepped in puddle- if not far, far murkier than that. Continue reading “Muddy Waters and Muddier Bloodlines: Fosterage in Early Ireland”