Wepwawet, “Who Directs His Running” (Epithet Project #4)

Starting out in polytheism, I didn't expect that half-marathon training would become a regular part of my devotional routine. On Saturday, as I laced up my running shoes, I offered the upcoming 10-mile run to Wepwawet, Who Directs His Running. But running didn't start out as a devotional activity, as I was still an atheist …

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Greeting Persephone: Gods of Our Ancestors, Gods of Our Choosing

The gods of my ancestors and I met for the first time last night. A couple months ago, I had stumbled upon an advertisement for the local Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) [1] chapter's Anthesphoria event, which honored Persephone's return from the underworld. Although I'm not a druid, ADF fascinated me in that it was solidly …

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He Who Eats with His Mouth (Epithet Project #2)

Sobek is a complex, multifaceted god, simultaneously the gentle "Lord of Love" and fiercely aggressive "Lord of Fear." [1] He rules the rivers, the marshes, brings life forth from primordial water, spreads fertility throughout the land; He is deeply connected to natural forces and living things. As I've slowly gotten to know Him in the …

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