Memoirs of Elysia

October 4, 2019

I chose Nott as the final deity in the Theriomorph pantheon as all people end up in her embrace—the embrace of death. She is one of the most feared and least understood gods. Nott/Vor is the raven-haired goddess of night, sleep, dreams, the underworld, and of course, d...

August 26, 2019

In religions where multiple gods reign in the heavens, there was typically one god that was acknowledged by the others as their ruler. In some mythologies, this architype was named Zeus, Odin, or Osiris. Even the predecessor to the Greek gods, Kronos—sometimes spelled...

April 23, 2019

The Theriomorphs believe not only in a deity that represents love but also a second deity who embodies the darker sides of desire including lust and seduction. This division is not commonly found in world mythologies but is applicable to the religion of the shape shift...

March 21, 2019

When you think of the sea, what comes to mind? Maybe it is the calm and peaceful lapping waves during a beach vacation. Maybe it’s the eternity of blues, greens and grays that stretch from one horizon to another. Or maybe you think of the endless rocking of a ship duri...

March 8, 2019

Love and beauty are often tied hand in hand. These attributes are personified in highly attractive deities of both genders. The most recognizable is Aphrodite (Venus) in Greco-Roman mythology who was famously depicted by Botticelli as rising naked from the ocean while...

February 22, 2019

What would a pantheon be without a god or goddess who oversees knowledge and wisdom? Hendren represents this aspect along with virtue and health. Benevolent and compassionate by his very nature, he is one of the most approachable Theriomorph deities.

In many mythologies...

February 15, 2019

Mother Earth.

This metaphor of the earth as a living being is readily understood and frequently appears in world religions. Although Mother Earth is personified as a woman, typically that woman is a goddess with the power to grant plentiful harvests and control the chan...

February 7, 2019

Most non-Christian religions worldwide have some sort of fire/volcano god(s) and/or goddess(es). And there are numerous cases where those same gods also protect or represent blacksmiths. There is an intimate relationship with fire, furnaces, and forging weapons, valued...

October 27, 2016

As I sit on the end of the dock, sea salt drying on my legs, I hear my sister laughing.  With the unhindered fascination of childhood, she watches crabs scuttle under the pier. My eyes focus on the horizon.  There is not a ship in sight. Clouds are building, teasing a...

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