What's You're Favorite?

Well it's been a few weeks and I have yet to post in here so let's start off with this.

What's Your Favorite?

It can be anything related here. Are you a mythology enthusiast? let me know what your favorite pantheon or culture is? Are you a lover of things of the occult? Let me know what you're favorite creature/demon/legend etc. is. Are you a practicing pagan or heathen? et me know the path you follow and if you feel comfortable the god or goddess you have as your favorite. Are you a practitioner of magick or things of occult nature? Let me know what one of your favorite things to do is or deity to call on.

Me personally? I'm a Norse Heathen and I also do things of an occult nature. I'm still working on things myself but I do have some practices that I do though I have fallen out of habit with them. I'm working on getting an altar built (maybe a few depending on how it goes) for the gods I feel closest to though I won't neglect the rest. Also gotta keep in mind having a place for the ancestors and local spirits as well.

Let me know in the comments what you're favorite is, even if it's just which pantheon or culture you think has the best stories or artwork! I want to start doing a minimum of 1 post in here weekly and I will draw from the comments here for my first ideas for weekly posts!



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Not a heathen myself, but I do so love mythology and folklore. Folklore more because it's strongly connected to daily living and personal histories and thus feels more intimate. I head up a mythology podcast with 2 pals where we explore a type of mythic creature each year (season) but we just started last year so we're still small. We covered dragons for our first season. Because, awesome.

As for favourite mythology/pantheon... that is difficult. I quite love Kazakh myth which is really just Tengrism with some flavour. But I also really love Norse myth, it was the first I really studied in depth, though I'm no Neil Gaiman. It's difficult to choose because mythologies are intertwined with each other and finding which is the original of what is... exhausting and mostly fruitless an endeavour. But ancient Tengrism and Norse seem to be the main culprits of many European and central Asian mythologies, along with Hinduism.

And the stories in Tengrism are wild. Fantastic in some cases. It's an ancient belief, too, so lots and lots of material. I reckon you'll find some fascination with it, too. The idea of Yggdrasil, the squirrel and eagle and serpent at the roots? You get similar in Kazakh myth, haha. Instead of Nidhoggr, it's Aidakhar which is a hybrid serpent of wolf head and eagle wings. But Aidakhar is a world serpent, sort of a combination of Nidhoggr and Jormungandr.

Considering the Norse were known to have travelled down the Volga river, this isn't really surprising. The two cultures definitely traded in stories as well as goods, I'd think. It was inevitable. And it's really, really fascinating and I could probably go on and on about it. 😋

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That's awesome! What's the name of your podcast and where can I find it? I will also have to start digging into Tengrism more, as im not very familiar with it. !PIZZA

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The mythsterhood of the Travelling Tales is our podcast. A mouthful, haha. Tengrism is pretty fascinating, especially when drawing all the parallels with other myths.

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