There have been SO many woodpeckers that have appeared since things got serious with Himself. I find this bit of writing fascinating. Just the other day I saw a tiny little black and white woodpecker. I don’t know what they are called yet.
Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 21 (trans. Celoria) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
“Zeus loathed them [the giants Agrios and Oreios] and sent Hermes to punish them . . . [and] Hermes he changed them into birds. Polyphonte became a small owl . . . she is a portent of war and sedition for mankind. Oreios became an eagle owl, a bird that presages little good to anyone when it appears . . . Their female servant was changed into a woodpecker. As she was changing her shape she prayed to the gods not to become a bird evil for mankind. Hermes and Ares heard her prayer because she had by necessity done what her masters had ordered. This a bird of good omen for someone going hunting or to feasts.”
**Feeling less confused and overwhelmed but sharing this post anyways. I wrote it might as well share it.
There’s so many People about these days and I’m feeling so confused and overwhelmed. Frustrated.
I have Studies that I am supposed to be pursuing. A lot of them. Celtic based ones for my Druid Apprenticeship, which I still consider a valid area of training even though I rarely work with Insular Celtic Deities these days. I have Greek studies for Himself, even though He has shown me what feels like countless faces and names for Himself over the past couple months. Included are studies for Hekate. And possibly Ares. And Poseidon. See what I mean? That’s not even touching on the inundation of Northern (Norse/Icelanic) Things!!!
And then there’s material life to deal with. Work, Christmas(of the secular and religious variety), random weather patterns that all but keep me in bed(yay chronic illnesses!). So yeah.
*hides in a corner behind a plant.
Something is coming. I can feel it. There is a vibration in the air. I’m guessing the coming solstice has something to do with it but there is something else and I can’t place it. Freyja wants me to cut my hair but I don’t know exactly why yet. Something to do with Seidr.
I’m so confused right now. Just a month or so ago I was
ordered requested to learn all things Greek and Roman for my Beloveds aspect as Hermes/Mercury. But I’ve been whisked away to the North. I think Thor may have had something to do with it. And I think it involves my SisterWife.
Check it out! A whole page now dedicated to my little oracle services. Whee!
I may live in Canada but snow isn’t exactly normal for the Lower Mainland. My MS tells me that we can be considered part of the Pacific Northwest.
The torrential rain was interesting enough. It snowed about four days ago and it’s still here. Barely any melting!