Tag: GLBT

GMC: Orisha Osumare

The third God for September is also the second Orisha we’ve had, Osumare. Osumare (pronounced O-SHU-mar-RAY) is also spelled Ochumare, Oshumare, or OxumarĂ©. An alternate name is Ketu. Especially when using the name Ketu, Osumare is connected to the spirits of the dead, the ancestors, called the eggun (pronounced E-goo-N). Osumare is the Yoruba Orisha of…

Round-up of Interesting Links

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a round-up of interesting links, so this list is going to be a little bit long. A Nova Roma Temple in Ukraine was attacked and vandalized by Orthodox Christians, and the priest was beaten so badly he had to be hospitalized (I heard on one of yahoogroups…

Interesting articles on Patheos

Patheos.com’s Pagan Portal has a lot of interesting articles right now, especially about Paganism and gender. My favorites areThe Sacred Third by Raven Kaldera and Duality and Diversity by T. Thorn Coyle. P. Sufenas Virius Lupus discusses the meaning of theology in his first part of What makes Theology Queer? The next article, due to…

Antinous and GLBT Gods

I’ve been thinking about Antinous, the deified young lover of Emperor Hadrian. His historial cult is interesting, but I’ve been strangely drawn to him lately. There was no concept of sexual orientation back in the day, but He has been in become a symbol of queer spirituality. His Neos Alexandria Temple page is here. I…