It's time for another links round-up. There's quite a bit of interesting material having recently been written.
First, isn't this a cool picture of the Goddess Brigid? With Imbolc, Her feast day right around the corner, I figured it's a timely and appropriate image. (It's a common domain image, but the artist wasn't listed so if anyone knows who did this, let me know and I"ll give credit). I like how She looks so firm and fierce and there's something about the association with fire, and the reds and golds used here that speaks of tremendous creative power. I had a friend who used to call Her the "Hammer of the Heavens" because when She decided to inspire a person, that's precisely what it felt like! Hail, Brigid, a truly magnificent Goddess (so much so, Christians just had to deal with Her and they did, by canonizing Her! This amuses me). Anyway...onto our links.
Check out this excellent article on polytheism by Elizabeth Vongvisith, author of "Trickster, My Beloved": http://twilightandfire.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/a-few-things-to-consider-about-hard-polytheism/
Another excellent article on polytheology, this time from "Anomalous Thracian". This is part ii, but you can access part I from the site too: http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Paths-Blogs/on-the-backs-of-the-gods-part-ii.html.
There is a new children's book out that I highly recommend, a charming tale called " Shango's Son." You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Shangos-Son-Dr-Winmilawe/dp/0983931801/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358913788&sr=8-1&keywords=Shango%27s+Son. We need more books like this for our children, in all our respective traditions.
my friend Sophie is doing a series on the Archangels. Her latest is here: http://sreicher.weebly.com/1/post/2013/01/56-adorations-to-uriel.html but if you check out her blog, you'll see several other posts about them too. Interesting stuff.
My friend E. sent me an interesting article on Groundhog Day customs: http://groundhog.org/groundhog-day/history/. With Imbolc right around the corner this seemed timely.
Here's an interesting historical article on the Sacking of Vikings at Limerick: http://www.medievalists.net/2013/01/20/the-sack-of-viking-limerick/.
Finally, here is another interesting historical article, this one on the remains of a feast to honor a dead shaman recently found in Israel: http://www.livescience.com/8522-remains-ancient-feast-honor-dead-shaman-discovered.html.
Imbolc is coming up in a week, and Charming of the Plough is not far away either. What is everyone going to be doing?
That reminds me, last year i wrote a series of Adorations for my Pagan and Celtic Polytheist friends, adorations to Brigid. For those who might be interested, here's that link too: http://krasskova.weebly.com/1/post/2012/02/for-my-pagan-and-celtic-polytheist-friends-72-adorations-to-brigid.html.
Now, I really am done, though if anyone wants to share their Imbolc or Charming of the Plough plans, I'd love to hear them.