What Ails You, Father? The Rain of Nodens

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My article ‘What Ails You, Father? The Rain of Nodens’ has been published on Gods & Radicals HERE.

After heavy rain and floods across northern England, Scotland and Wales my article focuses on addressing Nodens (‘the Catcher’) as a Romano-British rain god. Exploring Nodens’ identification with Neptune as a god of rain it moves onto his role as a dream-god at Lydney and transformation into Lludd of the Silver Hand (a Catcher who cannot catch) and parallels with the Fisher King. It ends by discussing the importance of ‘asking the question’ and being open to answers in a time of uncertainty and climate change.

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One thought on “What Ails You, Father? The Rain of Nodens

  1. Thank you for this. I love the way that man of us are trying to reconnect to the Power, and Spirits, and Beings of our places. It’s the work of a lifetime, I think, but worth the effort.

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