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Aryós Héngwis

Aryós Héngwis

Aryós Héngwis (or the more modest Héngwis for short) is a native of the Pontic-Caspian steppe, born some 5000 years ago, near the village of Dereivka. In his youth he stood out from the other snakes for his love of learning and culture, eventually coming into the service of the local reǵs before moving westward toward Europe. Most recently, Aryós Héngwis left his home to pursue a new life in America, where he has come under the employ of BBI Media as an internet watchdog (or watchsnake, if you will), ever poised to strike the unwary troll.

Pagan News Beagle Earthy Thursday Feb 26, 2015

It's that time of the week again: Earthy Thursday! Read on for stories of edible "smut," birth and death, what to garden in winter, and the smell of rain.

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Pagan News Beagle Earthy Thursday Feb 19, 2015

Pagan News Beagle is back! Today is Earthy Thursday and we've got quite a set of stories for you all: nature's own internet run on the backs of fungi, seasonal photos of a lake from Japan, and a Unitarian's position of Ash Wednesday!

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A Celebration of Spring and Renewal!

Merry meet, fellow Witches and Pagans!

Another few months pass and another festival graces our lives. This time, it's Imbolc (or Imbolg/Oimelc), a festival of spring and renewal with its origins among the ancient Celts (unless you're in the southern hemisphere, in which cases it's Lughnasadh!). In celebration of the holiday, we've gathered all of our Imbolc-related posts and put them in one big pile for your easy reading. I realize this is a bit late, but hopefully you'll still find something to appreciate in it!

May your spring be warm and bright and the remaining winter be easy in its passing!

-Aryós Héngwis

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A Merry Post for a Merry Day!

Happy tiding and many blessings!

Our Samhain/Halloween post went over great last October so we though we'd try a repeat performance by gathering all of our posts for Yule and the Winter Solstice from over the last month or so. As before, we've also included some extra bits from around the web that we thought you might find interesting.

We hope you have a very merry Yule and a happy New Year's! Cheers!

-Aryós Héngwis

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Gather Round Ye and Celebrate All Hallows' Eve

Merry meet, fellow Witches and Pagans!

As you might imagine we've had a ton of content here on PaganSquare over the last month about Halloween—or Samhain as most of us prefer to call it ;)—as well the cycle of life and death, the gods of death, and dealing with our ancestors. Given how much of it there is, we figured it might be a hassle to try and locate it all so we've gathered all of it (plus a little extra stuff we found scouring the web) and bunched them into a collection of links here for you to browse at your leisure.

Have fun!

-Aryós Héngwis

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  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer says #
    Thanks for taking the time to create this round-up!
[Important Notice] Site Update: Comments, Images, and Other Issues Fixed

Hey, friends and fellow Pagans.

So some of you may have noticed that we've been experiencing a number of technical glitches, errors, and other problems for the last two weeks. This came about as a result of a major update our site's host went through, which caused a lot of our code to no longer work as it had previously. After much wrangling, bugtesting, and other hard work, we're happy to report that these issues are no longer a problem.

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  • Soli
    Soli says #
    I have several different blogs from the Square in my Feedly reader. The RSS is now messed up so posts by other people are winding
  • Anne Newkirk Niven
    Anne Newkirk Niven says #
    Soli, can you please email us directly about this problem. It's likely you'll have to re-subscribe because the cause of all the tr
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Yes, thank you. Congratulations on your world-wide readership. Eastern Europe? Amazing!
  • Aryós Héngwis
    Aryós Héngwis says #
    Not very many, but yes, we have followers in Russia and Romania (to name two such countries where we've interacted with readers di
  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Thanks for all your work!

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PaganSquare Is Now on Tumblr!

That's right, as of 3:17 p.m. today (Pacific Standard Time) we have joined the Tumblr community.

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