I am Heathen, which honestly is not the same as pagan. I am a hard polytheist who understands the gods and goddesses, however imperfectly we understand them, are discrete knowable entities with a nature that springs not from our need, but from their essence. The gods that I have built a relationship with are the gods of my northern European ancestors; those familiar to the Scandinavian or German, rather than the Celt, Frank, Latin, or Pict that is also in my lineage.
We build relationships with them through the gifting cycle because of our need, but I do not honestly think they are born from it, anymore than I think Oxygen is released by plants because we need to breathe it. We need much from them, and I would suggest from the length of the reciprocal gifting relationships we have built between our folk and our gods and goddesses, that…
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I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for visiting my blog. You’ll see I write much about the female principal. Every poem in my third collection is about a female archetype, whether goddess or historical figure. I look forward to reading more of your work.
So awesome; I’m beyond stoked to read more of your work – of course and especially, the poetry – hehehe 😏! Thanks so much for sharing it with the world 🌎…! ✌ ⭐ 👏 ⭐ 🙋
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I don’t understand…you are also “Celt, Frank, Latin, or Pict that is also in my lineage.”?
Not sure I understand your question, Hon…this is a reblogged article – I am NOT the original author but as the link to the original blog is available (highlighted in the post itself!) –I would suggest contacting the original author with any questions…Good Luck! 😏
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