Meet our Authors

Segomâros WidugeniSegomâros Widugeni (42)

Segomâros Widugeni is a well-­known leader in Gaulish Polytheism, having been practicing for almost two decades, and in other related communities for more than 30 years. He is a co­moderator of the Gaulish Polytheism Community on Facebook, as well. He has been active in the Celtic Reconstructionist group Imbas, and the Druid group Ar nDraiocht Fein. He is also the author, under the name Aedh Rua, of the book Celtic Flame, on Irish Polytheism. He hold two Master’s Degrees, in 20th Century German History and Library Science, and speaks two Celtic languages, one of them very rusty. He lives with his wife, who has her own careers, in the woods of rural Central Florida.

Impurity and Sin
Edward P. ButlerEdward P. Butler (19)

A practicing polytheist for over 25 years, Edward Butler received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research in 2004 for his dissertation "The Metaphysics of Polytheism in Proclus". Since then, he has published numerous articles in academic journals and edited volumes, primarily on Platonism and Neoplatonism and on polytheistic philosophy of religion, as well as contributing essays to several devotional volumes. He also has a strong interest in Egyptian theology, and has written entries on over 150 Egyptian deities for his "Theological Encyclopedia of the Goddesses and Gods of the Ancient Egyptians", which he hosts on his site, Henadology: Philosophy and Theology, where more information about his work can be found.

The Nature of the Gods (VII): Providence and Powers
P. Sufenas Virius LupusP. Sufenas Virius Lupus (17)

P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is a metagender person, the founder, Sacerdos, Mystagogos, and Doctor of the Ekklesía Antínoou (a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous--the deified lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian--and related divine figures), a contributing member of Neos Alexandria, a practitioner of Gentlidecht and Filidecht, with additional devotions to deities from Roman Britain, Wales, Gaul, and much further afield, as well as dedications to various land spirits (especially Mt. Erie) of North Puget Sound and its islands. E is widely published in the Neos Alexandria devotional volumes, as well as other periodicals and anthologies, particularly in poetry but also with essays and fiction. Eir published books include The Phillupic Hymns (2008), The Syncretisms of Antinous (2010), Devotio Antinoo: The Doctor's Notes, Volume One (2011), All-Soul, All-Body, All-Love, All-Power: A TransMythology (2012), A Garland for Polydeukion (2012), A Serpent Path Primer (2012), and Ephesia Grammata: Ancient History and Modern Practice (2014). Follow em and eir work further at eir blog, Aedicula Antinoi.

Pantheons as the Battleground of Syncretism
The Dionysian ArtistThe Dionysian Artist (10)

Markos Gage Δ (The Dionysian Artist) – Australia devotee and initiate of Dionysos – Artist and writer.
[Formerly known as The Gargarean].

A Polytheist Artist Proposition
Tess DawsonTess Dawson (10)

With over fifteen years of experience, Tess Dawson is one of the foremost specialists in the field of revived Canaanite religion. She enjoys spinning, weaving, doing odd stuff with string, and making up silly songs about objects around the house.

Politics and Polytheism
Dagulf LoptsonDagulf Loptson (10)

Dagulf Loptson has been a devotee of Loki for 20 years and counting, following a childhood, love at first sight encounter. Despite his insistence that he was a Heathen, many gods from different traditions have become a part of his life over the years, who he loves and honors with the precarious balance of a trapeze artist. When he's not writing about gods, he's an graphic artist, a professional tattoo/piercing artist, and horror movie junkie. He is the author of "Playing With Fire: An Exploration of Loki Laufeyjarson", through Asphodel Press.

Breaking Loki’s Bonds
Galina KrasskovaGalina Krasskova (9)

Galina Krasskova is a Heathen priest, vitki, and Northern Tradition shaman. A devout polytheist and devotee of Odin she is the author of over a dozen books on the Northern Tradition, devotional work, and more. She is the editor of "Walking the Worlds," a bi-annual journal of polytheism and spirit-work () and maintains a rather active personal blog at http://krasskova.wordpress.com/. Galina holds a Masters in Religious Studies, a diploma in interfaith ministry, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Classics.

Toward a Heathen Theology
River DevoraRiver Devora (8)

River Devora is a multi-trad spirit worker, healer, Gydhja, Seidhkona and Santera. She has been an active member of the Bay Area pagan and polytheist communities since the early 1990s, and has led classes, rituals, workshops and other programs locally and nationally. In 2013, she founded South Bay Heathen Shenanigans, a ritual and learning group for folks interested in the spirituality, magic and folkways of pre-Christian Northern Europe. She initiated as a community priestess with Waxing Muse Coven in 1996, initiated as a priest of Ochun in 2011, and has oaths of dedication sworn to Odin, Freyr, Loki, Juksakka, and the Morrigan. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her extended human, animal and spirit family.

Hreda and Eostre, The Goddesses That Bless This Time of Year
Rev. Tamara L. SiudaRev. Tamara L. Siuda (6)

Tamara L. Siuda is a professional Egyptologist and the founder and spiritual leader (Nisut) of the Kemetic Orthodox Religion, a modern form of ancient Egyptian religion. She has written books and numerous academic papers about Egypt, has been featured on a History channel documentary, and recently attended the Polytheist Leadership Conference in New York as keynote speaker. She has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, published author, and lecturer on Egyptian religion.

Year 24 Oracle of Aset
HélioHélio (5)

Hélio is a Portuguese Roman polytheist who's into the habit of piling rocks on the roadside and leaving coins in public spaces (but he won't tell you exactly where). He's a Mercury devotee, having joined the ranks of the fleet-footed through a series of suspicious coincidences involving internet glitches, lost money, mail delivery and a small lottery prize. He's also very fond of the Norse Vanir gods and thus he often finds himself "liminaling", i.e. exercising the very hermetic art of translating. Which is a fancy way of saying he's into Latinized cults of Scandinavian deities. He’s also a medieval historian, a Pratchett and Monty Python fan, dog-friend, cyclist for the fun of it and a completely amateur potter at least once a year. Occasionally, he bangs coconut shells in public, but that's another story.

Feeling like a Dornishman
Julian BetkowskiJulian Betkowski (3)

Julian Betkowski is an artist living in South Western Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in psychology and is interested in examining the impact of polytheism on Contemporary American life. He describes his personal practice as Neoclassical Syncretism and believes that while religion should recognize history and tradition, it must also be capable of looking forward and adapting to modern life.

On Representation: Icon and Allegory
Grant GuindonGrant Guindon (2)

Grant Guindon is currently living in North Vancouver, British Columbia and has been on the path of learning the shamanic arts for many years with a focus on Animal and Plant spirit medicines. He moves through this world learning to embody the wisdom of his ancestors and works to bring the awareness of Spirit into the common place.

Animal Spirits: Shapeshifting, familiars, companions.
GimbalGimbal (2)

Gimbal is an African raven living in the Northeast of the United States. Gimbal has enjoyed cohabitation with humans and dedicated oracular serpents for his entire life, having been raised in a Thracian Temple. He is romantically linked to a red-haired priestess of the Morrigan living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enjoys committed friendships and ritual kinship with several of the Great Queen’s dedicants. When not eating cheeseburgers and building an armada of corvidacalypse robots, Gimbal performs divination and oracular services for clients and devotional family. His first words were “Shut up and die”. Gimbal is an initiated priest in two traditional lineages, and graciously permits his human family to tend to the shrines, altars and offerings associated with these paths of devotion.

Week Two
Amorella MoonAmorella Moon (2)

Amorella Moon is a Poet, Painter, Mother, and Infernal Polytheist from the High Desert of New Mexico. Dedicated to Nox and Her assorted Children, she is working on claiming new ground for Deities and Spirits that the world needs now more than ever.

The Question of Why
Scott RoweScott Rowe (1)

Scott Rowe has been skulking around the corners of the San Francisco Bay Area Pagan scene for over twenty years now. He is an initiate of an American magical and spiritual tradition, a founding member of a Polytheist priesthood, and a damned fine cook. When he isn’t pouring out various fluids for various beings or engaging in spirit work, he can be found fencing, hiking, teaching, shooting, singing, gaming, and occasionally breathing.

Stumbling Toward the Gods
Hellfurian LiontariHellfurian Liontari (1)

Hellfurian Liontari is a full time artist with clients around the world, co-owner and professional witch with The Vodou Store, and has been a practicing polytheist for almost 20 years. His primary area of study focuses on the cults of Greece and Rome, and traditional magic and folklore of the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, and Ireland.

On Household Cults to the Modern Polytheist
Khi ArmandKhi Armand (1)

Khi Armand is an NYC-based shaman and hoodoo rootdoctor who aims to live as if every day is spa day. Proprietor of Conjure in the City and founder of San Simón Indigenous Spiritual Temple, he's pretty sure that engaged animism is key to our overcoming the ravages wrought by industrial society and objective empiricism. A priest in the Unnamed Path contemporary queer tradition and a devoted spiritworker with affiliations in African diasporic traditions, he is especially committed to indigenous rights advocacy and LGBTQI re-membrance and visibility. He blogs regularly at cityconjure.wordpress.com and eats regularly at a pretty decent Dominican place a few blocks from home.

Hearts of Fire
Rhyd WildermuthRhyd Wildermuth (1)

An intractable tea-swilling leftist-punk bard, Rhyd Wildermuth has left bits of his heart(h) everywhere—in a satyr’s den in Berlin, hanging from an elder tree over a holy well in Bretagne, scattered in back alleys of Seattle, and lost somewhere in the bottom of his rucksack. He’s devoted to Welsh gods, breathes words, makes candles, plays recorder, fumbles with tech, and refuses ever to learn to drive. He also writes for The Wild Hunt, Patheos Pagan, and on his blog Paganarch.com.

Polytheism and the Anti-Modern
Michael EldritchMichael Eldritch (1)

Michael Eldritch is an avid reader, illustrator, poet, and polytheist who is currently serving time in the state prison system of Florida. He has developed profound spiritual connections, personal integrity, and an effective understanding of himself and his environment. Michael brings a view of polytheism in a practice that has unique challenges and struggles in a place largely removed from the world outside the walls.

Shines within darkness