The Wolf and the Bear: a tale of Spirits for children.

The Wolf and the Bear never were friends. They lived by the river, in the side of the mountain, surrounded by the forest. They had the same water, shelters and foods, but they never were friends, and they tried to avoid each other every time they could.

One day, the Bear was wandering in the middle of the trees, and he found an abandoned dead deer. It was half eaten, but all alone lying there in the middle of the woods. The Bear thought: “Well, it’s here… abandoned… I don’t think that it could hurt anyone if I eat a little bit. The Winter is coming, and I’m going to sleep a lot. I need to eat all that I could.”

So the Bear went to the deer and started to eat. When he was in the middle of his unespected meal, he hear a growl on his back. The took a look, and saw the Wolf, all the hair up, all the teeth out, looking and growling at him. “Why are you eating my deer?”, the Wolf asked.

“The deer was alone in the middle of the woods. I didn’t know that it was yours.”, the Bear aswered.

“Well, you know now. Leave my deer, I’m not afraid of you.”, the Wolf growled again, walking towards the Bear, all the hair up and all the teeth out. He put the tongue between the teeth and looked the Bear like he was his next target. “Fight! I’m not afraid of you! Even if your big and strong.”, the Wolf grasped.

The Bear looked at the dead deer, and then looked at the Wolf. “Nor you nor I need to fight. Take the deer, it’s all yours.” And he left the deer and the Wolf there in the middle of the trees. He walked away, slowly, to the river, where he could find juicy fishes to full his belly for the Winter.

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[DP] Virtues: Wisdom

Wisdom (DP Handbook definition): Good judgement, the ability to percieve people and situations correctly, deliberate about and decide on the correct response.

Wisdom (Collins Concise Dictionary): 1. the ability or result of an ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. 2. accumulated knowledge, erudition, or enlightenment. 3. (Archaic) a wise saying or wise sayings or teachings.

Wisdom, like weaving in the threads of knowledge…

Wisdom, waves that come and go, now and away…

Wisdom, when the bear chooses not to fight the wolf…

Wisdom, and the salmon eating hazelnuts in the pond…

Wisdom here and now and always.

The Grey Wanderer Man with the Beard,

The King in the Throne that was and will be,

The Teacher that waits and help you see…

I always wonder, what is Wisdom?

And my answers go away…

The word is playing with me,

The meaning is hiding from me.

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever going to be wise enough…

Sometimes I wonder if Wisdom is running away…

And other times, I simply wait… I wait and see…

What’s around me, and what I learn about it.

I don’t know what is Wisdom or I try to not know?

Wisdom is when you don’t doubt the answer,

Wisdom is when you know.

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DP Program: I-E Studies Book Review

Well, I’m currently reading “In Search of the Indo-Europeans” by J.P. Mallory for the I-E Studies Book Review, and I have to say that I’m enjoying it more than I expected. It’s a College-level book, a little harsh at times, but very informative and interesting.

I’m in the second chapter, where the author writes about the different Indo-European peoples that lived in Asia and Near Asia. He uses Linguistics and Archaeology to place the Indo-Aryans, Persians, Tocharians, steppe peoples and another bunch of alleged Indo-Europeans on the map. The problem here seems to be that the archaeological remains could not fit with the linguistic remains, so it’s more a work of speculation more than anything else…

Even with this in mind, I find really interesting all the linguistic comparations between different ancient I-E languages and the modern ones. I love really much all this kind of stuff, but the pottery and ware part is harsh, I never really liked it even when I was in the University doing my degree (I studied Prehistory, Ancient History and Archaelogy); I remember that I hate specially the practices joining little pottery pieces like a puzzle, even if the final result could be nice and worthy of a good study…

I hope that the next chapters could be as interesting as the previous two. I’m gonna cross my fingers…

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30 Days of Druidry

I watch this meme in some blogs that I read, so I want to give it a try. I doubt that I could make it in 30 following days, so I’m going to leave this post here and I promise that I’ll write every Saturday an entry.

The original idea was by Alison Leigh Lily, so I give her proper credit for this, and it’s based on another old meme called 30 Days of Paganism. The schedule is as follow:

30 Days of Druidry

  1. Why Druidry?
  2. Foundations: Cosmology
  3. Foundations: Nature and Earth
  4. Foundations: The Three Realms
  5. Foundations: The Elements
  6. Foundations: Altar, Grove and Nemeton
  7. Foundations: Day-to-Day Practice
  8. Relationships: Gods/Deities and Spirit
  9. Relationships: The Ancestors
  10. Relationships: Spirits of the Land
  11. Relationships: Ritual and Worship
  12. Relationships: The Fire Festivals
  13. Relationships: The Solar Festivals
  14. Relationships: Rites of Passage
  15. Inspirations: Awen and Creativity
  16. Inspirations: Prayer and Meditation
  17. Inspirations: Storytelling and Myth
  18. Inspirations: Music, Poetry and Aesthetics
  19. Inspirations: Ethics, Virtues and Values
  20. Inspirations: Divination and Magic
  21. Inspirations: Mysticism and Philosophy
  22. Everyday Life: Druidry and Family Life
  23. Everyday Life: Druidry and Romance
  24. Everyday Life: Druidry and Work/Career
  25. Everyday Life: Conservation and Environmentalism
  26. Everyday Life: Druidry and Community
  27. Everyday Life: Peace and Social Justice
  28. Everyday Life: A Life in the Day of a Druid
  29. The Future of Druidry
  30. Advice to the Seeker
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The Boar, the Roe and the Oak

Well, this is an introduction and I hate introductions, I never know what to say… so I’m gonna keep it simple. I’m Saevor and this is my little experiment. I’m going to try to keep it updated and to write everyweek at least one time, but I’m very bad at this so maybe I won’t.

My intention with this is to have an online notebook for my ADF’s Dedicant Program, but I want to put another things and musings here too, all related to the path that I’m trying to follow. I started in the ADF (Ár nDráiocht Féin, A Druid Fellowship) as a Heathen, a Norse polytheist, but in this year my practice has evolved in a different way returning to a more Celtic-oriented path, and I’m starting to studying the old Gods and Goddesses from my land. So this is going to be a part of what I’ll try to write here too.

I hope that you enjoy this travel with me!

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