Today I came across a piece on Patheos where Angelo Nasios reacts to claims from the famous British Classics scholar Mary Beard, that because there are no modern believers in the ancient Gods she can make controversial claims without having to look over her back. You can read the blog post by Angelo Nasios here. Continue reading →
A little impromptu post today, based on a clip which I saw on Facebook. The clip is from a Tamil movie called “Maha Sakthi Mariamman”. The clip shows that the Deities, in this case, a Goddess Whom I do not know the identity of, prefer true piety and devotion to lavish offerings. See for yourself at this URL. Continue reading →
With the arrival of the new video game “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” a topic has resurfaced once more in online discussions. The topic being the disrespectful and dismissive depiction of the Gods, polytheism, and polytheists, in popular media. I wanted to write something about it here and express my thoughts. Continue reading →
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…
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 […]