Who I am?

Nov. 29th, 2010 09:03 pm
disenchantedenchantress: (Default)
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 A Mongrel Witch.

I would love to say I follow an ethnically correct tradition, but quite frankly wtf would that be? My heritage is English, Welsh, Irish, possibly a bit of Scots with a hefty dose of Bangladeshi...

My mum was born in London, not one mile away from where she was born.
My dad was born in Birmingham.
My mum's mum was born in Leicester
My mum's dad was born in London (I think) His mum was Welsh. His dad was Irish.
My dad's mum? The Midlands (I think there is more Irish there)
My dad's dad would have been the bit of India that became East Pakistan (1947), that become Bangladesh (1971).

Does that mean I can pick and choose which Celtic Witchery I like, and add in a big dose of Islamic mysticism. (And/or Hinduism?) If I go back far enough in my British history, since I have ancestors from the North, will there be Viking blood? Should I add in Norse Asatru?

It literally makes my head ache.


Date: 2010-11-29 09:59 pm (UTC)
elle: (Goddess)
From: [personal profile] elle
I could not say I follow anything ethnically correct as far as my heritage in this lifetime is concerned. The blood of the German runs heavy in my veins with potentially a smattering of French. That said I have naturally occurring red in my hair which leads me to think that somewhere way back in my ancestry there is a Celt as clearly I have a recessive gene coming out. I've tried to work with the Germanic Goddesses but I just don't gel with them. It's all about the Celtic and the Greek for me.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:21 am (UTC)
elle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] elle
Nah, I don't think that's naughty at all. I think there's a fine line when it comes to cultural appropriation and actually believing and practising. I don't think anyone is ethnically authentic any more. The world has become too much of a melting pot to!

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