Cailleach by Ashley Brynner When I began my Pagan journey, I was told it was important to find my deity. I definitely didn't mind doing that because it involved a great deal of research into mythology. I focused mainly on Gaelic and Celtic pantheons because that's my heritage. It was enjoyable, but I confess it … Continue reading Shopping for Deities in the Season of the Crone
I'm getting pretty excited about the upcoming release of Struggling With the Current, the first book of the Telverin Trilogy! So, I decided to make this fun little quiz so that you can learn more about the world of Telverin and find your place in it. Give it a go! TELVERINIZE ME!
Before I write anything else, I'd like to apologize for how long it's been since I updated my blog. I've been pretty ill lately and I'm just now recovering from it. I've had a lot of catching up to do in all areas of my life. That being said, I will need to start blogging … Continue reading Curse of the Wendigo
As I write this, it is the First of October (or the First of Halloween...yes, I'm one of those people). There's a full moon tonight, the first of two we will have this month. I'm thinking of spooky things and witchy things. On full moons, I like to go out and place a jar of … Continue reading Lykaon, Father of Werewolves
I want to hear from you! I enjoy writing for this blog so much, and I hope that you have enjoyed reading it! I really want to know what you would like to see more of on this blog. I've provided a poll below. If you just don't see the right answer for you, please … Continue reading Blog Feedback!
I have a confession to make. I don't love all fairytales alike. I know. Shocker. There's one that's my favorite, Snow White and Rose Red (sometimes known as The Ungrateful Dwarf). It's a very simple story, but it has a lot going for it. Probably my biggest affection for it comes from my personal connection … Continue reading Snow White and Rose Red: Things Aren’t Always How They Appear
Oya by Francisco Santos Before I get into the meat of this week's blog post, I want to apologize for not sharing a fun fairytale, folktale, or myth last week. I'm working hard on getting things ready for the release of "The Telverin Trilogy Book 1: Struggling With the Current" and needed a week to … Continue reading Oya – An Ancient Goddess for Modern Feminists
As a young child who was an "old soul" (read: my social circle was mostly made up of my Mom's friends and I spent more time reading than playing with other kids), I did a great deal of research into obscure myths, folktales, and fairytales. As you can probably tell, I'm still doing that. When … Continue reading Princess Rosette and The Perils of Monarchial Government
I don't usually do this, but anyone reading this blog deserves to know my all-time favorite book. I've owned this same book since I was a teenager, and it is very loved on. There are dog ears (don't wince) and clobbered corners from years jostling around backpacks, among lesser books. Even though it's a hardback, … Continue reading Rusalka and The Duality of Feminity
I decided to rehash an old subject that I went over at length on Twitter as a #FairyTaleTuesday prompt. I asked my followers recently what their favorite fairytales were, and a few responded with Sleeping Beauty. Mostly, they're thinking of the Disney version. One writer who responded, Katherine Macdonald, is even writing a more feminist … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty is Creepy