I call bullshit or Odin is not your babysitter

Gangleri's Grove

There’s a meme making its way around Facebook lately that presents us with the story of an abused child who dies and is taken to Valhalla. Everyone, especially Odin, comforts the child and in the end, that child brings comfort to another abused child who also ends up in the hall of warriors. It’s lovely. It’s emotional. It’s sentimental. It’s also utter bullshit.

Now before this piece gets spun by the tumblr crowd as “Galina hates abused children” let me encourage reading comprehension. Let me also point out that an abused child is a survivor. They are resilient and worthy of immense respect. They are not however, warriors. We are so removed from the realities of our ancestors, from the idea that a necessary and expected passage into adulthood was serving as a warrior or soldier, that we use terms like ‘warrior’ and ‘battle’ metaphorically. There is a role for…

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Sobek Devotional PSA: Send your submissions in! — Per Sebek

We’re closing in on the last six weeks-ish or so of the submission period, so if you’ve been working on submissions, or been thinking about it, now’s the time to send them in! Submissions will close on Dec 31st! I’ve had a few more submissions in over the last month, including one short story, but […]

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Clearance stock — Beloved in Light

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My friend Lykeia is doing a clearance sale of several paintings and a few statuettes. If you are interested you can find her blog post about it below.

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Trying to clear some stuff out, so here are some slashed clearance items. To purchase items PayPal me at lykeiabotanica@gmail.com Ares oil painting 16×24 Shipped off frame. 50.00 plus 15.00 shipping Sobek 12×12 acrylic painting. 35.00 plus 15.00 shipping Serapis 16×24 oil painting. Shipped off frame. 50.00 plus 15.00 shipping Fulfuns 9×11 acrylic painting. 35.00 […]

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Bit of a financial hiccup

Hello everyone,

A friend of mine who is an artist producing devotional art pieces celebrating the Gods could use some help. Hopefully, me reblogging this will make her and her Etsy-shop a bit more widely known to people who did not know her or her work before. She makes beautiful pieces, her paintings particularly are stunning, but she also makes really nice statuettes. I myself own a herm that was made by her, which I use in my doorway shrine to Hermes Enodios, and am very happy with it. So, be sure to check out her Etsy shop, and don’t hesitate to contact her if you have any commissions.

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So I lost my phone this weekend. I had an insurance plan so I got it replaced….unfortunately this added 225.00 to my bill that I am already stressing on paying since our household income has taken a huge hit. Somehow I am going to have to scrape up 450.00

That said I am looking to do some business. Get good prices right now on statues and icon paintings so I can get bills paid. The more immediate concern being the phone!!

Also I can’t get into my Facebook right now so please email me any work requests! lykeiabotanica@gmail.com

Or message me via my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/lykeiasbotanica

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PSA: Send me things for the Sobek Devotional!

A Sobek devotional is in need of more entries, so if you feel like it, do contribute!

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We’re a month in and I’ve had some submissions so far, but I would love to have more. If anyone’s thinking of submitting something, please send it in! This devotional can’t happen without your submissions, so please get in touch.

sobekdevotionalATgmail.com <— SEND ME THINGS

If anyone has any rituals, prayers, artwork, fiction, essays, or other ideas they want to run past me, get in touch! They don’t need to be perfect, I can help you edit them, but please, send me your work! I’d love to see as many of us Sobek devotees represented in this anthology as possible. 😀

Do it for Sobek. Send me things to make this happen. Do it!

sobekdevotionalATgmail.com <– SEND ME THINGS

Reblog, pass it on to all the Sobek kids you know, send it around the interwebs. Let’s make this happen. 😀

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Blog about indigenous Mexica polytheism

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Just a reblog today, to point those who might be interested towards a new blog on the topic of indigenous Mexican practices. Specifically the Mexica traditions, that is the traditions of the people most know as the Aztecs. Check it out if you’re interested.

The decision to coin a word to refer to the old Mexica religion was due to have a proper name to call our Tradition, the same way Greek Reconstructionists have Hellenismos or Anglo-Saxon Reconstructionists have Fyrnsidu, in this way and as there wasn’t a word used by the own Mexicas to name their believes, I decided to follow the pattern of Modern Paganism, so on, Huehue Tlamanitiliztli is Classic Nahuatl […]

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Hindu temple destroyed and households attacked in Mannar (Sri Lanka) by Christians.

Christian love in action.

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Catholic Attack on Hindu temple and households at Vellankulam, Mannar (Sri Lanka) to Christianize the locality.

B Upendran | HENB | Chennai | May 2, 2017:: Former UN adviser on food and agriculture, a Tamil Scholar and Chief Coordinator of ‘Siva Cheanai’ in Jaffna, Maravanpulavu K. Sachithananthan has reported the recurring Catholic conspiracy in Mannar District, northern province of Sri Lanka. Sachithananthan also reported the destruction of a Pillayaar temple at Vellaankulam, in Mannar district.

Catholic priest in charge of the parish Devanpiddy, a village to the west of Vellankulam towards the coastline led the vandals at midnight on 23rd/ 24th April to destroy the Pillayar temple and attack the Hindu residents causing extensive damage to Hindus and their properties.

A police case has been registered. Government officials including the Provincial Police Director, Hindu Cultural Officer had visited the site of vandalization but no action has been taken to arrest…

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