The Theft of Thor’s Hammer, The Lay of Thrym by Larisa Hunter

The Theft of Thor’s Hammer, The Lay of Thrym by Larisa Hunter.


Why I’m Not Pagan

This is great 🙂

  Rogue Priest

So here’s something interesting. My article on expostmodernism and subsequent discussion of expostmodern religion triggered a huge response in the Pagan community.

If you don’t know, Paganism is a group of religions based partly on ancient myth and largely on late medieval folk practices, with a fair dose of contemporary innovation thrown in.

During these discussions a lot of people assumed I must be Pagan myself. It’s understandable; I’m a priest at a temple for the ancient Gaelic gods. I have a lot of Pagan friends and I do a column about the Heroic Life at the Patheos Pagan portal.

Pretty fair mix up, really.

But when I clarified it left some folks scratching their heads. Blogger Teo Bishop asked me if I could explain how exactly I’m not Pagan, since I follow the same gods that many Pagans do. So let’s do this.

Starting Off Young

When I was…

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