Witch Life

Finish Fiber Projects or Displease Frau Holle

In the upcoming 12 days of Yule, no fiber arts projects should be started adn year’s spinning, weaving, and knitting should be finished before the year is out. Unfinished projected suggest laziness to Frau Holle, who has been known to punish lapses in work. Those who are true to their fiber craft are rewarded by Frau Holle with inspiration and…

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Polytheist

31 Days of Devotion: Hekate Variations

Hekate rules over heavens, hells, land and sea. She reigns over witchcraft, crossroads, boundaries and gateways. She is a Goddess of beasts, domestic dogs and sacrificial animals as well as serpents and toads. “And she [Asteria] conceived and bare Hecate whom Zeus the son of Cronos honoured above all. He gave her splendid gifts, to have a share of the…

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Polytheist

31 Days of Devotion: Hekate’s Many Names

Day 7 of the 31 Days of Devotion to Hekate is all about Her various names and epithets. There are actually whole articles, blog posts, even chapters of books dedicated to Hekate’s many titles and names. I’ve decided to focus on those I associate with Her the most. Arkuia / Arkyia – ‘Spinner of webs’, ‘Entrapper’ which adds the the…

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Polytheist

31 Days of Devotion: Hekate and Related Deities

I used to avoid syncretizing deities because I feared offending a deity or tipping into the All-are-One-God belief that I don’t buy into. I had to find a balance between the old world concept of connecting deities of like duties or descriptions and still honoring that singular deity as a whole. To me, connecting these deities doesn’t necessarily say they…

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Northern Tradition Paganism

Beginning Rune Magick

I was recently asked to share how I work with runes. I want to start with saying I am not an expert and only starting this journey purposefully in 2016 despite being aware of and learning about runes off and on over the years. Beginning Rune Magick is a process that I still feel like I’m a novice at so…

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Witch Life

A Prayer to Frigga for Brides and Wives

Queen of Asgard, faithful wife of the All-Father Keeper of the keys to the hall Lead me to walk in your footsteps Guide my steps on the path of the wife. She who keeps Odin’s secrets Silent seer of the spindle Help me to keep my own counsel Let not my tongue wander nor cut my beloved. Lady of the…

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A Prayer to Frigga to Bless a Child

All-Mother of the hearth Wrap my child in your protection. Solicitor of oaths, Minder of mistletoe Let nothing harm my child. Beloved of Aesir, Mother of Golden Baldr Secure my child from those that do ill. Lady of Fensalir enthroned on Hlidskjal Shelter my child when they are far from home. Daughter of Fjorgynn May my child’s footsteps lead to…

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Saturnalia
Witch Life

Io Saturnalia!

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the god Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that…

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Northern Tradition Paganism

A Devotional for Frigga CFS

Frigga has asked for a devotional. It makes sense. She is Queen of Asgard, wife of the All-Father Odin, Mistress of Fensalir and shares the throne of Hliðskjálf. She too bears a great gold necklace of lore and has a retinue of Goddess handmaidens who are all great and powerful in their own right. She is a Seeress and Goddess…

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