My first guide and inspiration will always be Gaia. She is the personification of the Earth, the very land we stand upon. She nurtures us and supports us.
Before I became Pagan I became a conservationist, at a very young age. Our house had a large garden and beyond were fields and woods. So nature was just right outside the door. A dead bird on the side of the road took me to conservationism. I found him when I was about 6 and I couldn’t understand why he was there.
My uncle explained he had been clipped by a car and been killed. We took him home and buried him. This little death shocked me. The idea that this beautiful soul had just died randomly because of a car.
This led me to read and study and search. I poured my passion into doing what I could for nature, wildlife, the environment. When I finally found Paganism this all just seemed to fit. Gaia, the Great Mother, the Earth. She had been what I had been protecting and fighting for.
Along with Gaia I honour Artemis, Isis, Bast, Epona, Hecate, Herne, Anubis and Odin.