About

Finnchuill’s Mast  focuses on issues of polytheism, animism, reconstructionism, ecological, anti-capitalist, queer, and related issues, including looking at the work of various philosophers that have or can contribute to 21st century Paganism.

I am a Celtic  polytheist (specifically filidecht path) who uses reconstructionist methodology AND aisling (gnosis).  I am also devoted to some Mediterranean deities including Dionysos and Antinous, and an ordained Druid of FoDLA. I’ve been a practicing pagan for over 25 years. I am a poet, a writer, and educator. If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at tadhg04 at yahoo dot com

*The Mast welcomes respectful discussion.

Mast:

A long pole or a spar rising from the keel or deck of a ship and supporting the yards, booms, and rigging.

Nuts (as acorns) accumulated on the forest floor and often serving as food for animals

(from Merriam-Webster’s).

Animistic Celtic Dionysian Druidic Hellenic Polytheistic  Polypraxis

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  4. kate starr

    was doing a search and i found these lines…
    “Sparks soar from hilltop fires, Vulture women swoop high in night air, Battlefire tending, Clutching skulls in talons, While in woods under lunar light”

    where can i find the rest?

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  10. Great site. I venerate the Brythonic gods and goddesses and only just found it and am enjoying the mix of research and poetry.

    Where does the name ‘Finnchuill’s Mast’ originate, by the way?

    1. Thanks!

      The name is from Finn as bright, shining, illuminated, and coll–the hazel.
      The mast as the acorns, etc. shed from the forest trees, hopefully nourishing those who may root around here. A name that ‘came’ to me when desiring a religious name. A second meaning is that of the mast of a boat navigating the waters of myth, a version of which would be that mast of the boat Dionysos transformed into a tree dripping with vines after the attempt to enslave him. Glad to be asked 😉

      1. I see. I wondered if there was a Finn MacCool or Fionn Mac Cumhaill connection.(I think the latter translates as ‘strong / great). Was I barking up the wrong tree?

  11. You’re in the right forest, at the very least.He is one of my heroes, and the name Fionn has the same meaning, and there is the very meaningful to me derivation of his name from the archaic see-poet Find (or Nuadha Find-eces) and on down to Celtic vindos….If that makes sense….

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