Tsk, Tsk, Tsk, Giving Yourselves Away

So the humanist and Marxist “pagans” over at G&R apparently seem to think that our Gods are dead. In a recent post one of their authors completely reduces Dionysos to an accessory, using the name as a prop for mis-managed, poorly researched entheogen work. It makes a difference how we talk about our Gods and doing so doggedly in the past tense likewise makes a powerful statement. “Dionysos was….” well, no, children. Dionysos IS but if you actually were to put it in the present as it ought to be you’d have to deal with the fact that you’re co-opting and appropriating the Gods, images, and symbols of a living cultus to which you do not belong. Tsk. Tsk. What would the social justice warriors think?

Of course it’s clear by Rhyd’s response to being called out on this by a priest of Dionysos that he clearly doesn’t care. The Gods simply aren’t important to these people and neither are our traditions or our communities. How can they be when G&R is so clearly pandering to the humanists and atheists (ally with them and you’ll outnumber actual polytheists won’t you? Fortunately for us, we court quality over quantity every time). Can’t have the reality of pesky Gods messing things up. Apparently can’t have consistency or respect for living traditions either.

I posit that G&R in general and Rhyd in particular have a vested interest in making sure that our traditions cease to be LIVING traditions and become merely fronts for his Marxist garbage. This article is just one more vivid example at their game of erasure: of our Gods, our traditions, and our polytheisms. Piss on them.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on June 21, 2016, in community, Misc., Polytheism, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The ongoing situation with G&R reminds me of the story ‘The Doom That Came to Sarnath’ by H.P. Lovecraft. A society and culture based entirely on erasure, blasphemy, and desecration cannot and will not last, no matter how much they congratulate themselves and consider themselves righteous.


  2. I’ll also point out, just so it’s on the record somewhere, that Rhyd’s response to this also includes censoring comments made on that post, including a rather detailed comment I made in response to his bit about “I was just hanging out with some people drunkenly dancing and that equals being Dionysian” nonsense. He deleted that comment and several others on that post, giving himself the last word and shutting down any kind of discourse on the topic. Of course that’s his right (though I wonder what the actual author of the post thought, since he never weighed in), but it would have been nice to at least see some transparency there.


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