Yule 2012: Pre-Game Show

Today is the big ritual! We set up the table yesterday, which was an all-day undertaking. Ryan did an AMAZING job, everybody pitched in and created something that is going to be so magical tonight!

Odin

For our Yule celebration, and as ADF dedicants, we decided our sacred tree should be Yggdrasil. Originally, we were going to hang a small Odin/Wotan figure on the tree, but time constraints required a bit of flexibility. I bought a couple of thrift store Father Christmases and cannibalized them for parts. Here is my Odin/Wotan (sans eye patch, I need the right material for that):

odin
odinback

The mess of crap on his hat looks better in person. Note the addition of the “ashen faggot” on his back. The gays and I are deeply amused by the name of that particular tradition.

Stick a Fork in Me…

Thanksgiving kicked my ass. We drove for 2 1/2 hours to see my family. We caught the 10am ferry heading out and the 11pm ferry coming home. Having MS means shit like that leaves you in a heap of wasted flesh for days afterwards. In addition, I have a new annotated copy of the Poetic Eddas that I am wallowing in like a cat in nip, as well as reading Dostoevsky’s “Notes from Underground” on the recommendation of my German instructor (I do adore that man) and practicing 6 German Christmas songs for Winterfest at the college. AND we are planning our big Yule/Midvinter feast right now, so I have been very busy over the last few days. I have several posts in the barrel, not quite ready to be fired off yet, if I can pull my head out of a book or away from Skyrim long enough to polish them up. Fear not, Gentle Reader, I will return shortly!

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Introspective Maenad

Thoughts of an Unlikely Dionysian

Pixiecraft: Adventures of Magick and Devotion

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where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry

The House of Vines

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The Flaming Thyrsos

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Syncretic Mystic

Exactly correct. You inhabit two worlds. So far, I see nothing strange.

Root Craft

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Eternal Bacchus

Dionysos from the end of antiquity to the present

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Black Witch

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Aspis of Ares

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4 of Wands

A celebration of me and my interests. Unapologetically.

Down the Withywindle

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learning, growing, reaching, being :-)

The Druid in the Swamp

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The Druid's Cosmos

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A Forest Door

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The Wild Hunt

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Pagan Reveries

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