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« on: July 27, 2013, 11:48:47 pm »
Hello, folks! I have been very much drawn to Taranis as of late. I don't know if that's him, or me. Regardless, I was wondering if any of you have had any experiences involving him. Or if any of you particularly honor the Thundering Lord, or generally such, how do you do so? I've left him a burnt offering and I pray to him daily. I was curious on how any of you approach him.
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Re: Taranis
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 03:42:13 am »
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Hello, folks! I have been very much drawn to Taranis as of late. I don't know if that's him, or me. Regardless, I was wondering if any of you have had any experiences involving him. Or if any of you particularly honor the Thundering Lord, or generally such, how do you do so? I've left him a burnt offering and I pray to him daily. I was curious on how any of you approach him.
Thanks!

 
I am a follower and devotee of Taranis! Yes burnt offerings are good, also during thunderstorms light a candle and ask for his protection! He also may be linked to oak trees as well. Libations seem to be well received by him especially your favorite beer! He is a great protector of the seasons, so I preform rituals at the beginning and end of seasons to honor him!
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Re: Taranis
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 04:19:52 am »
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I am a follower and devotee of Taranis! Yes burnt offerings are good, also during thunderstorms light a candle and ask for his protection! He also may be linked to oak trees as well. Libations seem to be well received by him especially your favorite beer! He is a great protector of the seasons, so I preform rituals at the beginning and end of seasons to honor him!

Excellent! I light a candle during storms to honor him. I have heard of his connection to blasted oak. I wonder if anyone sells pieces of it... Most trees around where I live are maples and walnut, I might venture into some local woods after a good storm to see if I find any oaks. I'm going to offer him hard cider as well. :) I knew about his seasonal connections, I'll have to come up with something for those. One more question, though: When you say you are a devotee, do you mean you did a dedication of some sort, or that you are a registered priest?
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Re: Taranis
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 05:31:21 am »
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Excellent! I light a candle during storms to honor him. I have heard of his connection to blasted oak. I wonder if anyone sells pieces of it... Most trees around where I live are maples and walnut, I might venture into some local woods after a good storm to see if I find any oaks. I'm going to offer him hard cider as well. :) I knew about his seasonal connections, I'll have to come up with something for those. One more question, though: When you say you are a devotee, do you mean you did a dedication of some sort, or that you are a registered priest?

 
I am by no means a preist, but I committed to honoring and worshipping him, and dedicated myself to him in a ritual I came up with, as well as I did with my other 3 deities!
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Re: Taranis
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 12:35:25 pm »
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I am by no means a preist, but I committed to honoring and worshipping him, and dedicated myself to him in a ritual I came up with, as well as I did with my other 3 deities!

 
I'm going to wait before I make any dedication ritual. Due to the fact that I was so sure, about a year and a half ago that I was going to be a pseudo Wicca like eclectic Pagan. That was back when I first got into Paganism. I got out of that in around February.

I became a Brythonic Polytheist around April. As I thought I'd either do that, or Saxon Asatru. Both sound appealing, however I felt a bigger connection to the Celts.

But, when I first learned of Celtic Paganism, I only found material on the Irish and Scottish forms. I then discovered Y Mabinogi, I read the four branches, and I also started learning about the other Brythonic gods. Since the Welsh are Brythonic, I bore in mind that the Mabinogion wasn't the be all end all of the Welsh Pagans, since they too, are Brythons.

Due to my respect for the survival of Welsh culture, being one of the few remaining Brythonic cultures, I actually refer to Taranis as Taran. His Welsh name. I also have *slowly* began to teach myself Welsh. However, I also embrace to the best of my ability the Celtic culture of the Lost Lands, which they shared as well.

I have noticed that the Brythonic expression of Celtic Paganism isn't a common path. Not that that makes a difference to me, it surely does not. I went on the Caer Feddwyd forum, I don't know if you're aware of the Brython project or not, but the forum is a gathering place for Brythonic Pagans. I was the only active American member! The only other American hadn't been on there for like a year. Hahaha!

Not that it was an issue. Very helpful and informative bunch, they are, though. This makes you the only other Brythonic Pagan I know of in the U.S. So, iechyd da, ffrind!

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Re: Taranis
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013, 09:09:36 pm »
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I'm going to wait before I make any dedication ritual. Due to the fact that I was so sure, about a year and a half ago that I was going to be a pseudo Wicca like eclectic Pagan. That was back when I first got into Paganism. I got out of that in around February.

I became a Brythonic Polytheist around April. As I thought I'd either do that, or Saxon Asatru. Both sound appealing, however I felt a bigger connection to the Celts.

But, when I first learned of Celtic Paganism, I only found material on the Irish and Scottish forms. I then discovered Y Mabinogi, I read the four branches, and I also started learning about the other Brythonic gods. Since the Welsh are Brythonic, I bore in mind that the Mabinogion wasn't the be all end all of the Welsh Pagans, since they too, are Brythons.

Due to my respect for the survival of Welsh culture, being one of the few remaining Brythonic cultures, I actually refer to Taranis as Taran. His Welsh name. I also have *slowly* began to teach myself Welsh. However, I also embrace to the best of my ability the Celtic culture of the Lost Lands, which they shared as well.

I have noticed that the Brythonic expression of Celtic Paganism isn't a common path. Not that that makes a difference to me, it surely does not. I went on the Caer Feddwyd forum, I don't know if you're aware of the Brython project or not, but the forum is a gathering place for Brythonic Pagans. I was the only active American member! The only other American hadn't been on there for like a year. Hahaha!

Not that it was an issue. Very helpful and informative bunch, they are, though. This makes you the only other Brythonic Pagan I know of in the U.S. So, iechyd da, ffrind!

 Yes we are very uncommon brother! We need to stick together to keep the Brythonic beliefs and deities alive!
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013, 09:45:41 pm »
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Yes we are very uncommon brother! We need to stick together to keep the Brythonic beliefs and deities alive!

 
Indeed we do! Praise be to Taran! I love and respect the rest of the Celtic Pagan community, but they shant forget that followers of Brythonic ways are here as well.

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Re: Taranis
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 01:14:09 am »
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Indeed we do! Praise be to Taran! I love and respect the rest of the Celtic Pagan community, but they shant forget that followers of Brythonic ways are here as well.
When I first got into and felt called to Paganism or Celtic Paganism is was always Brythonic and Welsh Deities and stories that took me in. I am also learning Welsh through an online course.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 01:53:07 am »
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When I first got into and felt called to Paganism or Celtic Paganism is was always Brythonic and Welsh Deities and stories that took me in. I am also learning Welsh through an online course.

 
I go through Say Something in Welsh. I just recently started downloading the lessons.

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I go through Say Something in Welsh. I just recently started downloading the lessons.

 
That's exactly the same one I use, it's great!
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 03:01:34 am »
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Yes we are very uncommon brother! We need to stick together to keep the Brythonic beliefs and deities alive!

There are a fair few Brythonic Pagans in the UK. I know several. A lot of us tend to start with our local gods. I honour a local river goddess myself, whose name is Roman-sounding, but who presumably had a Brythonic name before that. I'm mainly Gaelic in my god-focus otherwise - which gets me a lot of sarcastic comments about 'foreign gods' over here :D So don't worry - the Brythonic gods are getting their worship!
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 11:14:24 am »
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There are a fair few Brythonic Pagans in the UK. I know several. A lot of us tend to start with our local gods. I honour a local river goddess myself, whose name is Roman-sounding, but who presumably had a Brythonic name before that. I'm mainly Gaelic in my god-focus otherwise - which gets me a lot of sarcastic comments about 'foreign gods' over here :D So don't worry - the Brythonic gods are getting their worship!

 Right. I network with some of those UK Brythonic Pagans. I'm sure there is probably more than just Cryfder and I in the US who honor the gods of the Brythons, but they aren't vocal if they are.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with that. I have zero problems with the Gaels, their religious path, or the followers thereof. The Celtic family is big enough to share. That and with the Gaulish folks.

Anyway, I don't know the ratio of Gaelic to Brythonic Pagans in the UK, I'm sure that varies by which country one is in. The two most active members on another forum full of Brythonic Pagans are Scots, I know that southern Scotland had Brythonic tribes as well, not that it should affect who honors them or not.

If it were me, talking to the people who made comments on you honoring Gaelic gods instead, you're drawn to what you're drawn to. There was a Brythonic Pagan from there that basically said he didn't understand why an American would be drawn to Brythonic gods. He wasn't rude about it, though, and never excluded me, though. We just politely disagreed.

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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 11:16:54 am »
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That's exactly the same one I use, it's great!

 
Did you go with Northern or Southern Welsh? I went with Southern, but eventually, I'm going to do both.

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Re: Taranis
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 11:19:01 am »
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If it were me, talking to the people who made comments on you honoring Gaelic gods instead, you're drawn to what you're drawn to. There was a Brythonic Pagan from there that basically said he didn't understand why an American would be drawn to Brythonic gods. He wasn't rude about it, though, and never excluded me, though. We just politely disagreed.

 
Yeah - I've had someone outright tell me I "should" be honouring British gods, because I'm in Britain. I smiled politely and said nothing. There is something wonderful about honouring gods of the land where you live, but it's not the only reason to work with a god, nor are people only called by the gods of their area.
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 01:46:05 pm »
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Yeah - I've had someone outright tell me I "should" be honouring British gods, because I'm in Britain. I smiled politely and said nothing. There is something wonderful about honouring gods of the land where you live, but it's not the only reason to work with a god, nor are people only called by the gods of their area.

 
That's a pretty weak argument from them, considering the Saxons are Gremanic, some British also honored Roman gods, and there were gods from many other lands that the Romans brought with them to Britain. Not to mention the three Abrahamic faiths that have large followings in Britain.

You're going to go with what you're connected. I'm not a fan of, say, calling on gods from different groups in one setting, like calling on Taranis as well as Thunor. However, that's me, I don't tell others what they should or should not believe. I have my opinions, but they are just that.

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