Jennifer — known variously online as BrigidsBlest, ScavengerSpirits, and In A Hawk’s I — is a devotional polytheist who honors the gods, goddesses, demigods, heroes, and associated spirits of the Hellenic, Irish (Tuatha de Danann), Gaulish, and Norse pantheons. (She has also had the occasional encounter with Thoth, Bast, Sekhmet, and Seshat.) She makes offerings weekly and also serves the gods as a bard and skald, writing poetry at Their commands.
Jennifer belongs to several Pagan/Polytheist organizations, including the Troth, Hellenion, and Ár nDraíocht Féin. Originally raised Catholic, she realized in early adolescence that it was not a good fit for her. She left and has never looked back; a polytheist for thirty-six years now, many of her other interests fit in with her personal experiences with the Gods. Those other interests include gardening, herbalism, hiking, camping, animal osteology, and reading. She has earned a B.A. in English (concentration in Literature, specialization in Medieval Lit) and a B.S. in Criminal Justice (concentration in forensics), with a single post-graduate class in Latin.
Jennifer lives with two cats and a small crowd of land wights, ancestral spirits, guardian spirits, house wights, and a veritable army of Nature’s Dead in a small apartment on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, in Buffalo.
March 1, 2015 at 9:42 pm
Howdo 🙂 I just read your poem for Rhyd, I was also touched by ‘Your Face is a Forest’ and always good to meet other polytheists. I like the name of your blog ‘All Their Voices.’ I’m also interested in Their Voices, particularly the ones that normally go unheard!
March 7, 2015 at 5:38 pm
Thank you, Lorna! It’s nice to “meet” you. Ironically, I bought a copy of “Enchanting the Shadowlands” at the same time as I got Rhyd’s book (I heard about it from him). Still reading it bit by bit, and hoping to do a review of it soon! 😀