Three eagles (most likely Bald Eagles)
Black squirrel
Crows (in flights of three)

Unidentified hawk
Heard Norther Flicker calls
Northwestern Crow
A robin
Song Sparrow

Luna’s Hare

Originally posted on Two Twitch A Tale:

Luna's Hare_NEW_0001“Sometimes, when you’re deep in the countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and on to these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, like the moonlight. In fact, it is the moonlight, the moon itself, which is why they don’t carry a distaff. They’re not Fates, or anything terrible; they don’t affect the lives of men; all they have to do is to see that the world gets its hours of darkness, and they do this by spinning the moon down out of the sky. Night after night, you can see the moon getting less and less, the ball of light waning, while it grown on the spindles of the maidens. Then, at length, the moon is gone, and the world has darkness, and rest…..

…on the darkest night, the maidens take their spindles down to the sea…

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Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism

Originally posted on Loki's Bruid:

“We have been told for a long time that the best way to deal with this sort of harassment and violence is to laugh it off. Women and girls and queer people have been told that online misogynists pose no real threat, even when they’re sharing intimate guides to how to destroy a woman’s self-esteem and force her into sexual submission. Well, now we have seen what the new ideology of misogyny looks like at its most extreme. We have seen incontrovertible evidence of real people being shot and killed in the name of that ideology, by a young man barely out of childhood himself who had been seduced into a disturbing cult of woman-hatred. Elliot Rodger was a victim – but not for the reasons he believed.

Misogyny is nothing new, but there is a specific and frightening trend taking place, and if we’re not going to accept it…

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The Crux of the Matter

Originally posted on The Heart of Water:

Yesterday’s post on Misogyny in Modern Hellenismos has stirred up a lot of conversation, some in the comments and some on other blogs.

I want to extend a huge thank you to all of  you who have commented, shared, and understand what the issue is about. See, there seems to be some people who are derailing the conversation about how ancient Hellenic men treated women (as if that is the excuse for 21st century men to behave the same way), and/or there seems to be confusion over what is the real root of the issue.

Allow me to lay this to rest:

The issue/offense isn’t the blatant pornographic image that violated Facebook Terms and Conditions and was therefor deleted. The issue/offense isn’t that the woman was sporting a plethora of pubic hair and if she was hairless then women wouldn’t be offended (actual hypothesis put down by one of the…

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Modesty in a Pagan World


Very good post on modesty and veiling, I am modest/veiled for the same reasons.

Originally posted on Strip Me Back To The Bone:

(Before I get this post going Beth says that I need to let my readers know I have a Youtube channel now. My first video, Thoughts on Pagan Veiling, can be found here. The quality isn’t great — it’s all about the cellphone! — but it’s my inaugural video, and it’s good enough for me.)

I’ve been thinking a bit about modesty again, specifically the idea of pagan modesty and what that might look like. Originally I was going to make this into the next video, but instead this week I have the crud, including a voice that is sort of on its way out, and a lovely cough that won’t quit. In part, I’m thinking about modesty from a pagan perspective (or from THIS pagan’s perspective, rather) because of two books I’m reading: Aphrodite’s Tortoise: The Veiled Woman of Ancient Greece and Introduction to Roman Religion. The…

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Misogyny In Modern Hellenismos


Spreading the word…

Originally posted on The Heart of Water:

Misogyny: Hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.

It all started with a photo posted in a public Facebook Hellenic Polytheist group of a former playmate/porn star laying back, spread eagle, showing off her personal grooming preference. All in praise of Aphrodite.

The photograph was immediately reported to Facebook for its pornographic content and was deleted, and then, the flood gates of misogyny came pouring out.

In that one day, in that one group, there were four posts about women’s “bush”. Four posts talking about the aesthetics of a woman shaving or “going natural”.

Four posts, people.

Four posts.

Three of the four posts were headlined with a photo of a woman’s “bush”.  Two of them were of ancient statues with no other description of the photo other than “bush”.

I commented in response to one of these photos and this is what ensued:


Misogyny: Hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.

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