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The Dagda: the good god with a killer harp

The words "Mythology Mondays" in a cursive script rest over a picture of the sun shining at a stone circle (likely Stonehenge).

Welcome to another instalment of Mythology Mondays! The winner of our poll was The Dagda, a member of the Tuatha De Danann. (Runner-up was Manannan Mac Lir.) I actually put him on the poll because I saw a post about him on Folklore Thursday a while back, and the picture shared of him made him look a lot like my… Read more »

Hera: Queen of Heaven, Enforcer of Boundaries

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Welcome to another installment of Mythology Mondays! Today we’re going to learn a bit about Hera, Greek Queen of the Gods. (Thanks to Kayla for suggesting her in the comments on my Facebook post!) Hera gets a bad rap, honestly, especially with TV shows like Hercules: The Legendary Journeys being one of the main ways most modern Westerners know of… Read more »

Hephaestus, renowned artificer of weapons and wheelchairs

Welcome to the first instalment of Mythology Mondays! Every other week (to start) I’ll be posting a short intro to a figure from mythology. Any mythology that I know something about is up for grabs — Hellenic, Roman, Irish, Buddhist — you name it, I might cover it. I’ve studied a lot of mythology over the years, both because I… Read more »

30 in 30: Day 08 (in which I’m just asking for some hatemail)

A book everyone should read at least once The Bible. I know, I know, it’s a total fucking cliche, right? And you never expected this from your favorite Witchy author, right? I’m sorry to disappoint. BUT. Nearly everything in English literature is based off ideas found in the Bible — or based off a rejection of those ideas. Only in… Read more »