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How To Cross A River

I crashed a wedding with my friend Jes last weekend.

Not–particularly precisely exactly crashed.  More like hid amongst the ferns and jasmine and exotica of a conservatory, gawking (politely) at flowers with beards… 1,719 more words


Dahut At the Floodgate

This is part of a series of posts I’ve realized I’ve needed to write for awhile but am only now understanding why.  This is also a review of Many Gods West, as much as an organizer can possibly review his own event.  3,747 more words

Gods And Mortals

Where They May Be Found: Arianrhod

(this was originally published on A Sense of Place last year.
For some reason, it’s been hardcore in my head the last few days. I’ve been feeling a ‘summons,’ I guess.
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Gods And Mortals

Beltane 2015

At last! Beltane!

Another wet one this year, but that’s ok.  How can we enjoy the green of Spring and Summer if the plant realm isn’t watered?  520 more words


Arianrhod and Gwydion: the contest

The fourth branch of the Mabinogion is shaped by exchanges between Arianrhod and Gwydion. From the moment he brings her into the story by suggesting her as Math’s footholder (which seems such an innoncent idea: let’s get my sister, your niece, to do it!) the two are at odds. 1,653 more words


Arianrhod, mermen, and sunken islands

“It was said that she lived a wanton life, mating with mermen on the beach near her castle and casting her magic inside its walls.”

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Arianrhod: Silver Wheel

In an earlier post I talked about the goddess Matrona, or Mother. This time I want to look at a goddess who is totally unmaternal, Arianrhod. 1,416 more words