Though I've been a devoutly practicing heathen for 18+ years, I've never had an altar until August of this year. My collection of statues and things for the gods I honor is extensive and every room in my house has something of or for the gods. Yet it wasn't until the revelations at ECT that … Continue reading When Cats and Offerings Collide
I was three years old when we moved to West Germany. The base and town we first lived in had been an SS training camp during WW2, and our downstairs neighbor was a sweet old lady who knitted sweaters for me while she told my mom stories about her time as a secretary for the … Continue reading Heathens Against Hate
Not sure how many people are reading this or if anyone has noticed that I switch back and forth between using "Lokian" and "Lokean," but I feel the need to address it anyway. I admit I don't know if there's a particular difference in meaning in the spellings, and I haven't researched it because it's … Continue reading Lokian vs Lokean
My sweet Lokean friend tagged me in this image on Instagram tonight. This is our truth, and if nothing else, I'm not afraid of honesty. What I'm about to share is a brutal truth, and it's something I've been strongly affected by these last few weeks. It's part of why I decided to start this … Continue reading The Big Awful Thing
Don't think I've missed the irony in the title, that as oblivious as I am I still have the nerve to claim that the gods I honor are very blunt creatures. Faith is a funny thing, something that's understood by those who have it and something considered foolish by those who don't. Even the faithful … Continue reading The Story, or Proof the Gods are Not Subtle Beings
If there's anything you need to know about having Loki around, it's this: dude loves to dance. To say I'm not a dancer is a grave disservice to how unrhythmic I am; in situations where people are dancing, you can find me lurking in the darkest corner available, strong drink in hand, discouraging attention while … Continue reading Heathen Karaoke!
Mischief Maker. Bringer of Gifts. Lie Smith. Truth Teller. Sly One. Sigyn's Worry. Sigyn's Joy. Himself. Like the rest of the Northern gods, Loki is many things to many people, and all things to some people. He's a liminal being, one of the more complicated and divisive creatures flitting about. In the stories of our … Continue reading So Who Is He and What the Hell Does He Want With Me?