31 Days of Paganism: Day 6
6. Are you a Solitary witch or have you worked with others in a Coven?
Very much solitary, unfortunately. I say “unfortunately” because I would love to be part of a Coven. There aren’t any in my area, though. There used to be a large one close by (I attended their Samhain meeting and talked to the members there a good bit), but they suddenly dispersed after internal quarreling killed the entire group. I’ve lost all connections since then, and while I’ve tried looking on WitchVox, there simply isn’t anyone or anything nearby.
To be honest, that’s the main reason I made this Tumblr in the first place. I may be an introvert, but I love bouncing ideas off of other people and having deep discussions. I’ve met a lot of wonderful pagans on here, so I’m not nearly as alone as I once was; at least I now have like-minded people to talk to. I’m still very much a solitary, though, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I’m still waiting for the day I can talk about paganism with someone in real life.
31 Days of Paganism: Day 5
5. Do you have any ethics or moral codes that you follow?
I believe in karma, and so I try to do the most good as possible. Of course, the problem here is defining “good”. That’s a huge gray area, and it’s definitely hard to define. For example, some practicing witches I know say it’s wrong to do any kind of “negative” spells or curses for whatever reason. I can see that to some extent, but at the same time there could be cases where casting such spells could be for the better—say, in cases of abuse/harassment/danger/what not. It’s very difficult to say if an action is wholly good or evil (after all, inaction could be considered a form of evil in itself). In most situations, I would say it would come down to the lesser of two evils or what would apparently cause the least damage in the long-run. I certainly would never use energy work to manipulate or harm people for my own amusement; that much I can say.
Of course, even with the best of intentions, mistakes can be made. In that case, I suppose I’ll just have to deal with the karma that comes with it. So my personal moral code comes down to helping as many people as possible while accepting the consequences of my actions.
If I could send a friend a custom-colored Bad-Dragon gryphon dildo wrapped in a God Tier hoodie of their aspect, tied up in a Signless pendant and shipped priority via UPS…you bet I fuckin would. Because sending friends fun things makes everyone happy. And let’s be honest, BD dildos are hilarious. You could mount it to the wall and just look and laugh at it if you’re having a bad day.
If you did this, I would worship you as a gryphon god. 8D
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Dragon, that’s definitely adware. I’ve had that on my computer before, too. Just run a virus scan in Safe Mode, and that’ll take care of it! It’s usually pretty easy to get rid of, thankfully. More of a nuisance than anything.
skygryph asked: Hello Devo! I'm sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if you could help me with an Egyptian goddess question. I was meditating this morning, trying to receive messages from any deities that are interested in working with me. I was met by a goddess, who said she is Egyptian and the goddess of rivers/the Nile. She was wearing white robes and a strange headdress, and said she could help me work on temperance. She referred to herself as what I heard to be "Nester"; upon doing some research (cont)
I’m wondering if she was saying “Netjer” instead. My question: Is it normal for Egyptian deities to not give their name and refer to themselves as Netjer instead? Also, do you have any idea who she could be? I stumbled across Anuket while researching, and she does have a headdress as well, so this could be a match. Any thoughts, or do you have of any good resources you could point me at? Thank you very much, and I apologize for the long-winded question!
I would agree that it was probably her saying NTR, which is essentially the word for “deity”. I would ask what her headdress looked like, as that is sometimes the only way to tell who or what is going on.
There are a few deities tied to the River in Egypt, but the one who comes to my mind is Hatmehyt. She is the Foremost of the Fishes, and she has a fish that looks a lot like a dolphin on her head. Her cult overlaps with Isis and Aset in the later periods, and Aset’s tears are said to cause the inundation and Anukis (Anuket) is also tied to the inundation, so there is that to consider.
Additionally, there are lots of smaller deities that we might not even have on the register, or that I wouldn’t know the name of that could be at play here.
It is common for a lot of non-physical beings to not give out names. I think its pretty standard for deities to be coy about their name, too. Otherwise we wouldn’t have so many questions and requests for help on identifying certain deities XD Certainly would make it easier if they handed out their name.
For research, I’d recommend Henadology, or Wilkinson’s Complete Gods and Goddesses of Egypt- if you can get ahold of it.
If any other Kemetics floating around have any ideas who this mystery NTR is, feel free to chime in :3
I was wondering if it could be Satis, too. Right now, it really seems to be a toss-up between her and Anukis. From what I’ve read, it could go either way. This is really bothering me. ^^;