Praying into the Unknown

THIS. Every F*cking word. Spot on.

Horn and Hearth

Yesterday I read a post on Twitter that pointed out a major difference between Monotheism and Polytheism is that in Polytheism the human is no longer the main character of the story. The Gods are or, for animist Pagans, nature and all the spirits (not just humans) are. This is strongly the case in devotional Polytheism and why the phrase, “Its not about you!” crops up a lot. This seeded in my head and this morning, I woke up remembering way back in my early devotional Polytheism bloggery days, before this site, I came across a post I think on Tumblr saying (paraphrasing here) “if the gods are still real then why aren’t there more of them. why haven’t their offspring reached out and created new cultus?”

Well, as far as I’m concerned and my experience

  1. They are real
  2. Not all Gods deal with humans.

I mean even in the…

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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

Posted on January 24, 2023, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hail to the Agnostos Theos!

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  2. That reminds me, I still need to write a review of Edward Butler’s latest book on Polytheism. He explains in detail what Monotheism does to counteract any Polytheistic tendency rising up.

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  3. This reminded me of a story in the Bible…I forget the “where” of it but there was an altar with an inscription reading “to the Unknown God”. This was supposed to be a catch all for any Deities that had yet to be discovered or the worshiper had no idea who to pray to about a particular issue, or simply “just in case”. Paul claimed that the Unknown God was Jahova, but I highly doubt it.

    This article is very much needed!

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