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 almost thirty 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 five 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 house on the shore of Lake Michigan, just east of Chicago.