Ascent of the Goddess: 7th Annual Brigid Poetry Festival

Song of Springtime John William Waterhouse

Here's my contribution to the 7th Annual Brigid Poetry Festival:Clean water, rose-scented, bright linen sheets: wind-rippled.Droplets race down her skin, carrying death back to the earth. Sun-brown women carry pitchers filled with lavender water for hair matted, plaited in patterns of death.Throw those rotten shoes into the sea! Banish these tattered rags to the mountain! Exorcise this filth from her pure body!Caramel skin glows radiant as the decay falls away, hidden … [Read more...]

By the Hair On My Chinny, Chin, Chin

If I had 100X more chin hair I would do this, only in pink and black. Click the pic to read an article about a disturbing beard trend.

Like many women, I have wild hairs that grow on my chin. Amidst the barely visible down that adorns every woman's chin, I have random stiff hairs, standing dark and proud. Staunch, rugged individuals among the insubstantial fluff. Rebels.I tend to keep these hairs plucked and my chin tidily feminine, but a week of wrangling boxes and furniture left my boar bristles free reign. My chin looked decidedly mangy this morning as I lucked each pioneer, each thick outpost, from my face.On … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Drew Jacob on Lúnasa with “The Family”

What are your plans for this Lúnasa? Hold a ritual? Make offerings? I'd like to suggest a different perspective on the holiday, and some ways to celebrate it that many Pagans may not be familiar with.For four years I've been a devotee of Lugh. I had felt a pull toward him for far longer, but also knew he's a demanding deity with high expectations of his followers. I waited until I was ready.When I first apprenticed myself to Lugh, I made a one-year contract starting May Day, the … [Read more...]

Brighid Poetry Festival: This Fire Will Not Die

The 6th Annual Brighid Poetry Festival is an internet tradition to honor Brighid, Goddess of Smithcraft and Poetry. It is that time of year again, when bloggers around the world post a favorite poem in honor of Brigid, the Irish goddess and patron saint of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, so between now and then is the perfect time to publish a poem to celebrate. Here at Pantheon we decided to join in:This Fire Will Not Die by Star FosterThis fire w … [Read more...]


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