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30 Days of Paganism: 10. Patrons

I can only assume that this rather vague topic prompt is meant to refer to *my* patrons in particular, since the topic of patronage has already been covered.

Bast has been around me for about as long as I remember. I don't know that Patron would be the word, but we're pretty tight. Anubis and I are also pretty tight. He and Bast seem to go hand-in-hand quite often. These two seem the most likely to intercede on my behalf. My relationship with these two is more familial than patrician though. Is patrician the right word? Whatever.

There are a great many presences I have more than passing acquaintances with, but I don't know that any of them would be patrons per se. At least, not at present. Some have in the past given patronage, and I have done works for them. I honestly don't know who, if anyone, has that kind of stake in my life right now. I was close to Babalon for a while, we've always had a dialogue, but again I don't know if Patron is the word. Lilith too. On occasion Hekate. Malek Taus. Tiamat, primordial she-dragons and serpents. Santa Muerte or Libitina, Holy Death by any other name. Snake presences from all sectors. The moon. Crow. Openers of Ways as Legba and Wepawet. Patrons, no, but close working acquaintences perhaps, friends, extended family members.

Sara e Kali has been around me a long time, forever. Perhaps she is the closest to a lifelong Patron I have. I can't even say that with much confidence right now, though it is highlighting a need to speak to her soon. Once I make landfall I will arrange to go to France and see her.

This post is all mushy. Bleh.

30 Days of Paganism

addendum
wikisurfing my beloved & well-thumbed copy of the awesome Encyclopedia of Spirits by Judika Illes, I happened to note that the Machiavellian Rebel Angel Azazel is credited with teaching women the arts of cosmetics and metalwork. With Lilith and Melek Taus, they are a formidible trifecta of ancient and willful desert presences. It's interesting, because I'm currently a make up artist, and when I make landfall I am taking up...


Metalwork.

More on the resultant mindfuck later.

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Comments

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xredcordialx
Jun. 27th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
Poor Machiavelli. He trolls the fuck out of renaissance Italy and the next thing you know the very thing he was lol-ing at is associated with him forevar.
opalblack
Jun. 27th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)

You should take note :p

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opalblack
Jun. 27th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)

What I'm currently intrigued by is that for most of my life I've lived in what is essentially an oasis, and an improbable one at that. Come November I'll leave for good, and I am curious about what the desert presences will do. They won't like Ireland, it's cold and damp and small and there's no indigenous reptiles, it's not their style at all. Will they follow, abandon me, watch or aid from afar, try to lure me back--it'll be interesting. Lilith is in the moors and forests, this I know. But the others, I'm not so sure.

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