The God

Throughout the years, the God has not been forgotten or changed because he had a role that wasn’t ‘suited’ to him. He is the Lord, the consort to the Lady, he is the sun to her moon. While reading about many Gods (and Goddesses) I noticed that as we learned more, we would force the God to take on roles that were held by a Goddess. One of these roles, I believe, was that of the sun (I forget which culture this is from, sorry.). Also, when Christianity came around to convert the ‘pagan heathens’ they were having a rough time of it. So over their many travels all over the world, they found a Babylonian God (heard this part on a National Geographic Special, and yet again I forget the name. I saw it years ago, sorry.) and didn’t like him. I think he had horns, or cloven feet. So when they came to Ireland and other Celtic countries and saw Cernunnos they got an idea. They put Cernunnos and the Babylonian God together, the result, Satan aka Lucifer. Don’t you just love converting people now? Also, if you want to know where Christianity was at a certain time, just look at the holidays. The holidays are all based off of old Pagan ones. Why? It made converting the “Pagan Heathens’ easier. Now enough of the history lesson, which I’ve gathered from TV shows, friends and family over the years. (Parts of what has been mentioned earlier may not be right, since its all from memory. You have been warned.) If you want to learn more about The God and his various forms please read:

The Witches’ God By: Stewart Farrar and Janet Farrar
An excellent book that talks about Gods from all over the world.

Now the God I started out with was Cernunnos. Just like with the first Goddess, Brighid (Brigid, Brigit, or Brid), I started to feel very warm. However, I never really asked Cernunnos for help, because he confused me. I tried to understand him, but no luck. As I sit here typing this I’m desperately trying to understand him, desperately trying to figure what his job. So when I felt the need to look at the book again, see above picture, I was happy to do so. The God I got next was Thoth or Djeheuty (pronounced Tehuti) (Te hoot ee or Te hoo tie or Te Ho Teh). I was thrilled to say the least. Why? Well unlike Brhighid and Cernunnos, Thoth and Ma’at are a couple (they are each others consort). Also, Thoth is the god of wisdom, inventor of writing, patron of scribes and the divine mediator. I love to write stories, and when I hit a writers I take a break for a while before asking for his help. After doing more research, I learned more about him and grew to like him more and more.

Cernunnos

Sure his head is that of an Ibis and he has the body of a man and he’s an ancient Egyptian God but I DON’T CARE! He works of me, I understand him. Thoth and Ma’at have always been there for me. Whenever I ask for help they answer me as best they can, even though the only offerings I can give them is my eternal thanks and a small bowl of water. I guess what I’m trying to say is this. You know your God and Goddess better than anyone, and so you know what they will and will not accept as offerings. So do your research, get to know your deities and be yourself.

Thoth or Djeheuty (pronounced Tehuti) (Te hoot ee or Te hoo tie or Te Ho Teh)

That’s all for now. Blessed be to all who come. Only love shall enter and only love shall leave.

Autumn SilverMoon

Mabon/Autumn Equinox

And before you ask, no this isn’t my house. I was taking a walk and loved how it looked, how it screamed fall is here. That I took a picture of it, and then decided to share it with all of you.

I know, know. The next post was supposed to be about The Gods, but I’ve been so busy decorating and trying to understand Mabon that I’ve decided to make it the next post. Up until recently I’ve  always found it hard to tell Lughnasadh/Lammas and Mabon apart. However, after some research (and talking to friends) I know how to tell them apart. Lammas gets you worked for the harvest season. It gets you to reflect on what you’ve done so far, and to figure out what you need to do to harvest what you’ve done so far. Example: projects, and the like. Mabon on the other hand, is when you harvest your projects, your plans, and it is also a time to give thanks. If you want to differentiate between these two Sabbats, then you can think of Mabon as the Witch’s Thanksgiving.

For decorations, all you have to do is either browse the aisles of stores that sell them or just look to nature. I’ve found Acorns, pine cones, and some red/pinkish colored berries. I put them in a bowl and put the bigger pine cones around the bowl and I’m done! I also have a pumpkin made from grapevines in the living room. Some leaf shaped plates scattered around the first floor. A bowl filled with fakes leaves and miscellaneous hollow plastic gourds sits in the kitchen. My next project  consists of figuring out how to make “Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones” because well I’ve been seeing them stores, a lot. Since I have no money, and I know that my parents won’t buy them. Why not make them, right? So far I’ve found two recipes. One calls for oil, while the other has three recipes as well some tips. How To Make Scented Pine Cones With Essential Oils and Easy Homemade Scented Pine Cones RecipeTo me, cinnamon reminds me of fall, because goes well with apples, and since pine cones are only seen in fall, this whole idea makes sense to me.

It may not look pretty, but I’m not a professional decorator. The big pine cones need a new home, now that I think about it.

To me the black pot looks like an overgrown cauldron. Found this one while taking a walk, I love the colors in the pot, its fallish!

So get creative this Mabon. If you’re lucky, you just might find some decorations that you can leave up till November! That’s all for now. Blessed be to all who come. Only love shall enter and only love shall leave.

Autumn SilverMoon