Sept. 2001 APA newsletter

Appalachian Pagan Alliance Newsletter Sept. 2001

Editress; Ginger Strivelli

This month was a historical one. The terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11th of course effected the Pagan Community the same way it effected all others. A lot of the month the APA spent discussing the unfolding news, attending prayer services, and working magic to help the healing country.

The official APA Prayer for Sept. 11th, 2001, "The Day Lady Liberty cried."

"These attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, are attacks on the whole World, and on religious tolerance and diversity. Terrorists have attacked the United States because we here in the USA, lead the world in the honorable practice of religious freedom, diversity, and tolerance. They on the other hand see fit to practice prejudice, discrimination, hatred, and even mass murder, in the name of their God. Such insane ideas that any God would want hatred, ugliness, and war waged in Their name, is unbelievable to all truly spiritual people of all religions. Let us as; Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and all other Pagan Traditions, join with our Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and other religious Americans to say such religious intolerance is not only un-American, but inhuman, and sacrilegious, no matter what faith you follow. Let us, pray to our Gods for justice, deliverance from this evil and fear, and ultimately for peace to prevail. Let us work magic to bring those blessings into our lives and the lives of our fellow Americans and fellow earthlings. Let us work together to make the world a safer, more tolerant, and more just place. In the name of Lady Liberty, let us go forward now, and undermine the evil intentions of those who would terrorize the world in the name of religious intolerance and hatred."


Pagan Parenting Workshop by Ginger Strivelli

Who: Your most precious gifts from the Gods, your Witchlings

What: Teach them everything

When: start as soon as possible and continue daily

Where: Everywhere but inside the broom closet

Why: Why Not?

1) Follow yourselves- Be good examples of good Pagans, show them how you worship the Gods, share your faith with them

2) Follow the Blessed Muses- Use music, art, poetry, literature, and crafts to teach “The Craft” to your babes

3) Follow the Gods- Witchlings, (like their elder Witches) should build altars, and build relationships with the Gods. They need to learn to work magic, say prayers, and invoke the Gods and Goddesses in daily life.


Imra- Kafir (Afghanistan) Creation God

Inana- Sumerian Goddess of fertility and war

Ignerssuak- Eskimo Sea God

Idunn- Nordic God of the 'apples of immortality' Ifa- North African God of Knowledge and learning

Igalilik- Eskimo God of Hunting

Inari- Shinto God/dess of rice and other food…seen as either Male or female

Indr- Kafir (Afghanistan) God of weather

Inazuma- Shinto Goddess of lightning

Iris- Greek/Roman Goddess of rainbows. "Messenger of the Gods"

Inti- Incan Sun God

Isara- Sumerian marriage, childbirth and the swearing of oaths

Iord- Nordic Earth Mother Goddess

Istar- Mesopotamian Goddess of war and fertility

Ix Chel- Mayan Moon Goddess

Iuturna- Roman Goddess of wells, springs, and groundwater

Ipy- Egyptian Goddess of breastfeeding

Ihy- Egyptian God of music

Ilat- East African Rain God

Ixquimilli-Itzlacoliuhqui - Aztec God whose name means "Bundle of eyes, with curved obsidian knife" God of Justice

Isis- Egyptian Goddess of the Moon, Magic, healing, and motherhood.

Back to newsletter archives
Visit our APA 9-11-2001 memrial page
Back to APA main menu