About the blogger

Images by author, Wikimedia
Images by author, Wikimedia

River Enodia (they/them, formerly Scarlet Magdalene) is a witch, magician, and priestess living in Boston, Massachusetts. They are a priestess of Apollo, Dionysos, and Hermes and honors Hekate as their tutelary deity, and have been a polytheist for most of their life. Within the Hellenic polytheist community, they are best known as Kyrene Ariadne, one of the founding members of Hellenion, an international Hellenic polytheistic organization.

Prior to their entry into the craft, they were an initiate and initiator in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn for over ten years and ran a local temple before turning to traditional witchcraft both Wiccan and non.

Currently River is a 2° in the Chthonioi-Alexandrian Wiccan tradition and a member of the Sheaves of Demeter coven. They are also a 1° in the Blue Star Wiccan tradition and a member of the newly founded Sapphire Grove. In addition, they are currently in the second level of Jason Miller’s Sorcery of Hekate course.

Scarlet is published as Kyrene Ariadne in an essay featured in the anthology Wings of Flame, Coils of Light: A Devotional for Apollo by Jonathan Souza and was interviewed in the Esoterinard podcast and the ROpocalypse Now! podcast.

In addition to blogging at Patheos Pagan, River Enodia runs their own website at Alchemical Musings and an introductory primer to Hellenismos/Greek polytheism over at Temenos Theon. They also run a number of virtual online temples to the Greek gods including Apollo, Dionysos, and Hermes.

You can also find River Enodia as a tarot reader and spiritual advisor/intuitive life coach as part of their service to the god Apollo as his priestess. They have worked as a reader in various psychic fairs throughout New England including Salem, MA. In addition, they taught various classes locally on subjects such as the elements and their history and use in modern magic, the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and its origins and purpose, and on the Golden Dawn elemental grades.