A declaration

Today I ask you who read this post to bear witness to my words.

I am known as Potia, a name given to me on a journey many years ago and linking me to my beloved Epona, She who is my guide, my guardian and my teacher. I am a daughter of the Great Mare and of the Herd Mothers. To the Herd Mothers, Epona and Rhiannon, I swear to do my best to follow their guidance and to trust them. I have sworn to do my best to serve Epona and I renew that oath.

Last month I was claimed again. To the name I have used for many years I now add another.

I add to my name Nighean a’ Chailliche, daughter of the Cailleach. I have sworn that I will serve An Cailleach to the best of my ability within the boundaries agreed between us. In honour of this oath I will now cover my hair with a scarf or hood when I am praying before Her or serving as Her priest.

I am Potia Nighean a’ Chailliche, sworn priest of the Herd Mothers and An Cailleach.

This is my truth.

Author: potiapitchford

Autistic mother with autistic kids. Hearth Druid and Heathen

5 thoughts on “A declaration”

  1. Potia Nighean a’ Chailliche, I bear witness to your oath. I celebrate your deepening relationship with the Herd Mothers and An Cailleach. May this deepening relationship and the paths it opens for you bring you joy, challenge, comfort and wisdom. My blessings to you this day, my friend. xx

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