I have held off from heading in a Hellenistic direction for a long time, at least a year, even though I knew even then I would end up going there anyway. Besides the fact that heading in a Reconstruction direction is a very different way of worship and I wasn't sure I was ready for that, there was another huge reason I didn't feel comfortable committing to Hellenismos; Brighid, one of my patron Goddesses.

Taken from: Celtic Lady

I love Brighid with all my heart. She has been with me since I was a little girl and really, really needed someone to hold me. She's been with me through it all and she's never expected much in return. Yet now I move away from Her. I still honor Her but in all fairness, I have never done Her worship justice in the first place.

So now I'm on the threshold of Hellenismos, I have Her hand in one of mine and one hand reaching out to the Hellenic pantheon. And I don't know if I should let go or not. Perhaps I can combine my Hellenistic worship with Her worship. I intend to create a separate shrine to Her when I move to a house with a bit more space to practice. For now all I can offer her is a place on an altar dedicated to the Theoi.... and that seems sort of disrespectful.

So these words are my ode to Brighid, the Goddess whom I honor by publishing Little Witch magazine. The Goddess whom I turn to when I need to be comforted or when I'm really scared. Without Her influence in my life, I probably would have ended up at a very different place. And for that, I am eternally grateful.