Basics: the Clarene (Myths)

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For the next few weeks, we'll be delving into the 30 Days of Devotion, a devotional writing project that helps us explore the gods we worship. We will do each of these for each of the Four Gods. If you are an Other Person or exploring the Four Gods, feel free to add your own comments – or join in! If you have another topic you would like to see written on, you can email me (aine@daoineile.com) or message me on Facebook – but my writing will likely go to one of my other blogs, as we're … [Read more...]

Monday Tarot: the World

by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Every Monday I will do a quick one-card draw from one of my Tarot (or oracle) decks and interpret the card. This isn’t going to be ‘introduction to the Tarot’ or ‘intro to divination’ or anything like that, and my interpretations should not at all be seen as the only or correct way to read the cards. These posts will focus on the interpretation of the card as it is related to the Otherfaith and act as a jumping off point for musing and discussing the Four Gods & their work. The … [Read more...]

Humans Vs. Gods

This space is for the not-human, and you are so very human. This post is going to be an interpretation of this myth over on the Otherfaith blog. I'm hoping this will help some of the new devotees understand what an interpretation can look like, and also to give my own ideas of what the story means. You can meander over to the story to read it, but I'll be providing a brief summary of the piece here all the same. 'The Red Room' is one of the few myths currently published that focuses on the … [Read more...]

on Mythic Writing

This is my required diet for when I'm writing myths - which is basically all the time.

I finished a myth the other day that I wasn’t quite sure I’d ever be able to get down on paper. I had all the important pieces, but I didn’t know what sort of atmosphere I wanted to build, how to string the pieces together, how to make the story make sense. That’s usually the biggest problem – figuring out how to turn a bunch of impressions, images, and ideas into coherent stories. Writing the story down, and considering my process, reminded me that I wanted to write a post about … [Read more...]

Apotheosis [Contemplation]

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The apotheosis of the Dierne is a few days away, and I want to cover the three basic parts of the celebration that laity or those interested in the Otherfaith should focus on when July 31st rolls around. As with the basics of the entire Otherfaith, we’ll be focusing on contemplation – the symbols and meanings surrounding the holy day – daily action – how to approach the day and what to avoid in terms of concrete actions – and prayer. This first post will focus on contemplation, the … [Read more...]

Apotheosis [Overview]

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The apotheosis of the Dierne is celebrated at the end of this month – July 31st. For this reason, I have been super busy lately. (That, and I was struck down with a cold.) In order to keep my blogging here on Patheos up while also not slacking off on my religious duties, most of the posts for the rest of this month will focus on the apotheosis. The apotheosis of the Dierne is one of the most important holy days in the Otherfaith (the other being Reunion, a celebration starting December 25th … [Read more...]

Four Gods: the Dierne

Morning coffee is a favorite offering for the Dierne.

Before we begin covering how to worship the Four Gods, I want to go in-depth into each of these ‘new deities’ (you want to know who you’re talking to, after all!). Each of the Four will receive their own post, and as before, questions are very welcome. These posts will cover their role in the Westernlands and our world, their relationships with the other gods, and links to other relevant posts. the Dierne          “Most beloved of the Four Gods,” the Dierne is the god I … [Read more...]

Four Gods: the Laetha

Whenever I go out for food, I lay aside a portion of my meal for the Laetha. He seems to prefer Italian and Greek food.

Before we begin covering how to worship the Four Gods, I want to go in-depth into each of these ‘new deities’ (you want to know who you’re talking to, after all!). Each of the Four will receive their own post, and as before, questions are very welcome. These posts will cover their role in the Westernlands and our world, their relationships with the other gods, and links to other relevant posts. the Laetha the Laetha, also commonly called the Firebird, was the first god of the Four … [Read more...]

Four Gods: the Ophelia

If you're wondering about the food pictures - they act as ideas for offerings as well as little e-offerings.

Before we begin covering how to worship the Four Gods, I want to go in-depth into each of these ‘new deities’ (you want to know who you’re talking to, after all!). Each of the Four will receive their own post, and as before, questions are very welcome. These posts will cover their role in the Westernlands and our world, their relationships with the other gods, and links to other relevant posts. the Ophelia I hop in the shower every morning and pray to the Ophelia. I’ll take a few … [Read more...]

Four Gods: the Clarene

My friends are surprised by how much chocolate I buy - all for the Clarene.

Before we begin covering how to worship the Four Gods, I want to go in-depth into each of these ‘new deities’ (you want to know who you’re talking to, after all!). Each of the Four will receive their own post, and as before, questions are very welcome. These posts will cover their role in the Westernlands and our world, their relationships with the other gods, and links to other relevant posts. the Clarene the Clarene is the ‘highest and foremost of the gods dwelling in the … [Read more...]


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