I was reading the internet the other day (seems like I’ll never get through that thing!) and came across a post about Zeus. I won’t specify the post, I’ve seen a lot […]
A few thoughts on religious polyvalence
There are a couple of ways I find the word “polyvalence”* useful in talking about polytheistic religions and beliefs. Some folks use the word “ambiguity,” also a good and useful term. The […]
Facets of Deity
I am a polytheist, which means that I feel that each god is a unique entity with their own unique character, but I also consider the gods in their full complexity to […]
Why I Do What I Do
Back in another life, I studied technical communication; I’ve never actually worked in the field (due to a combination of factors including settling down so very far away from anywhere it’s a […]
How Hard is Your Polytheism?
Over the last however-many years, I’ve observed the terms “hard” and “soft” polytheism becoming less and less useful, both in the larger community and personally. Getting to know the Egyptian deities was […]
Breaking the Rules
There’s something I heard, a rule of art, when I was young that has stuck with me over the years: you have to know the rules before you can break them. I’ve […]
Seeking Community, Finding the Self, and Why I Love the Internet
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s […]
Remember the Titans
Occasionally I am asked whether it’s all right for a Hellenic polytheist to worship the Titan deities. After all, doesn’t myth tell us that they were the enemies of the Olympian gods? […]
Too Many Gods?
First off, I’d like to say that there is no such thing as too many gods. The gods are the gods, they are as they are, and there are as many as […]
Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
Generally speaking, I am glad to be living in the 21st century. While I draw inspiration from the ancient world, I would not want to live there. I like being in a […]