Author Archives: DeoMercurio

About DeoMercurio

I’m a Gaulish polytheist, now back living in lands ceded by the Council of Three Fires after several years’ sojourn in Anatolia and in the land of the Senecas, with frequent travels to Gaul along the way. My grandfather’s family came from the area around Trier, and I identify closely with the Treveri in my religious practice.

Rectifying a shocking omission

So I was up to my elbows working on another project concerning Epona, which I will blog about here in due course (probably on March 18), when I realized that on my own website, DeoMercurio.be, the page on Epona remained … Continue reading

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A hymn to Lenus Mars

Dark boughs in raging flurries are tossed in the holy grove of Lenus Ares. Stout, strong, their lofty limbs do not break but, undaunted, battle on for life and glory. Quick-flowing water rushes from the spring and its music sounds … Continue reading

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A hymn to Hibernia

The fumigation from turf. I speak to thee, Hibernia, irrepressible and unbowed, goddess eternal, invincible guardian: nought but thy sacred vigil could preserve thy people through centuries of turmoil, hunger, and loss. Thy fingers pluck the strings of thy sacred … Continue reading

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A hymn to Epona

Following up on my theme from yesterday of experimenting with different metres for hymns for particular deities, below is a hymn to Epona. Hear me, majestic Epona my queen, you who delight in the flying of hoofs pounding the earth … Continue reading

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A hymn to Mercury

So I’ve been playing around with metres lately, and it occurred to me that it might be fitting to fashion the metre of a particular hymn so that its cadence would be particularly evocative of the genius of the deity … Continue reading

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An Hibernian excursus

As attentive readers of this blog may be aware, I travelled to Ireland last May for a variety of causes. The immediate impulse for the trip was last year’s Brexit vote, which made me think that it might not be … Continue reading

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Ode to Maia

Seven are the daughters of Pleione, whose stars bedazzle the winter sky—       most beautiful of all the seven       is Maia, daughter of Atlas. She it is who rejoices in May flowers’ bloom, the lengthening days, and the growing … Continue reading

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