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.

By popular demand, part 2: Ðirona

Ðirona, also known as Sirona (and even Sirona and Θirona: tau gallicum for the win!), is a Gaulish deity who should probably get more press than she currently does. Healing! Starlight! Regeneration! Sacred waters! In fact, have I devoted a … Continue reading

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By popular demand, part 1: Mercury

As I mentioned in my post about painting and decorating my new Epona statuette, I’ve had a (monochrome) statuette of Mercury in my domestic shrine area since probably 2005-ish. He’s gone with me from Chicago to Istanbul, and from Niagara … Continue reading

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A vision of Epona

Epona, Gaulish goddess of horses and an august queen among deities, is one of the most famous divine figures from Gaul. After Cernunnos, she is probably the most widely known and widely worshipped today. And she has figured in my … Continue reading

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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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