Driving out of the suburbs, on Highway 42, into the deep country, certain signs become increasingly visible to the discerning eye. Three crows in a field sit silently, giving no omens except their presence. Omen enough. Less than mile further on, three horses stand in a field, living signs of Who else is there. No telling what Her business is, except it doesn’t appear to concern me. A few miles further, a field of cattle, the wealth of the land, grazing placidly.
Late in the day, a great thunderhead is rising above the green landscape, the Sky God in His terrible power and glory. Everywhere about, the woods are deep green and filled with shadows. I can feel the Presence in them. The God of Pathways lives in there, opening the Way to the Otherworld, guiding the dead. From below, I can feel the God and Goddess of the Underworld, dark but nurturing presences, not frightening at all, givers of wealth. The Sun Maiden is setting to the West, glory and radiance.
The bright Sky above balances the dark Underworld below. The evening is still and fragrant. Lights of homes glow in the forest. Dash lights shine. The road is a ribbon of black, leading homeward into the night.
About the Author:
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 co-moderator 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 Sience, 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.