ABOUT VALIEL

Hello World ! Welcome in the sphere of a French young woman who wants to share with a wider community of polytheists and animists.

I thought about this for quite some time! I read several (a lot) of international pagan blogs in english, and I found that terribly interesting. Different points of view from different states and cultures, more choices of traditions, … It’s very inspiring. In the middle, I wished I could be part of it, that some people could be “interested” by my own experiences and research. Because I LOVE sharing. But I wondered then : isn’t it a form of pride, of super ego, to consider I would be an interesting reading for some ? So I waited…

And today, Sannion reminded me of this old craving. And I think : why not ? So let’s try, and then see.

Who am I ?

I don’t know how to define myself, concepts and stuff are just disturbing the experience. I would try to draw the picture with these words : I’m a “hard polytheist” (believe in all Gods from all Pantheons) who used to work essentially with a Celtic/Gaulish pantheon, but it tends to be blurred… by works with specific Gods from all pantheons. Plus, I’m an animist-spirit-worker. So I try to hold a cult to my Gods, have a mystical approach, and I also explore shamanism. I’m here mostly to understand the world and my place in it. Understand what are the capacities that awoke in me, and what I am to do with them, what role I have to play. Mostly I serve.

My Gods

EDIT Fev 2013 : the following pantheon categories are no longer relevant. Well, you can see with whom I worked a lot, but I no longer have a celtic focus, and I ceased to pray/honor a lot of Gofs with whom I do not really work. My focus can shift, and it revolves around my Work (death, rebirth, transformation, the Dead, Magic / Wyrd / the Void). Here are the Gods I mostly deal with :

Guiding Gods : Dionysos, Morrigan, Meretseger, Khepry, Hermes
Kin : Hel, Jormungandr, Ran, Hyndla, the Nornir
Guiding Spirits and kin spirits : The Dead, the Blackbird,  The Ghedes and Barons, Papa Legba…

  • Celtic : The Morrigan, (Manannan Mac Lyr, Cailleach, Rhiannon)
  • Greek : Dionysos, Mnemosyne, Kharon, Persephone, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, Hekate
  • Nordic : Hel, Jormungandr, Heimdall, Mimir, Thor, Tyr, Ran, Hyndla, the Nornir, Skadi
  • Egyptian : Meretseger, Khepry, Ptah, Nefertum, Renenutet
  • Vaudoo Lwas : Papa Legba, Maman Brigitte, the Barons, the Ghedes, LaSirene, Simbi

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My Gods in brief ? (2010-2011)

Guiding Gods : Dionysos, Morrigan, Meretseger, Khepry, Hermes
Kin : Hel, Jormungandr, Ran, Hyndla, the Nornir

My ‘practice pantheon‘, the gods with whom I work the most :

  • Gaulish : Taranis, Belenos, Lugos, Teutatès, Esus, Cernunnos ; Artio, Belisama, Epona, Nantosuelta, Sirona, Rosemerta
  • Celtic : Morrigan, Manannan Mac Lyr, Cailleach
  • Greek : Dionysos, Mnemosyne, Kharon, Persephone, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, Hekate
  • Nordic : Hel, Jormungandr, Heimdall, Mimir, Thor, Tyr, Ran, Hyndla, the Nornir, Skadi
  • Egyptian : Meretseger, Khepry

My ‘devotion pantheon‘, the other gods who I honor frequently :

  • Gaulish : Sucellos, Dagodeuos, Ogmios, Dis-ater, Andarta, Arduinna, the Matres, Aveta, Brigantia
  • Nordic : Njörd, Frey, …
  • Celtic : Dagda, Oengus, Arianrhod, Airmid, Rhiannon, Nyx, …
  • Greek : Hades, Apollo, Themis, …
  • Egyptian : Osiris, Anubis, Thot, Sobek, Nephtys, …

But all Gods from all pantheons are basically in my devotion pantheon since I am a hard polytheist. I also work with Sumerian (Ereshkigal, Enki), Pre-colombian, Indian (Ganesh)… I can’t put them all on paper (should I?). It’s to give you an idea, but I work with any God that comes across my path, which appears in my life, according to my feelings (sensibility to them), or the messages they send.

Besides, I’m a spirit-worker so there are many spirits with whom I work !

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Minerals, stones
  • Spirits from the underworld
  • Faeries & elves
  • Elementals (devas, nymphs, ondines etc)
  • Angelic beings
  • Dragons
  • Sirens/mermaids
  • Saints and ‘Heroes’ (I have to work on that notion, inspirational people in brief, do I bind it to ancestors? Sannion gave me food for thought here)
  • Specific places

Here are some of my allies :

  • Butterfly
  • Dragonfly
  • Mantis
  • Deer/hind
  • Hummingbird
  • Fern
  • Puff-ball
  • Amanita
  • Mint
  • Henbane
  • Turquoise
  • Hematite
  • Red Jasper
  • Birch
  • Spindle tree
  • An old shaman spirit

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