Cat, called Kaye, never grew up with religion; her mother likes to joke that she raised Cat and her siblings as "heathens," though Norse gods were never a part of her day-to-day life as a child. She grew up with stories and tales told to her by her mother and grandmother, of beasts and spirits and the things that go bump in the night. Belief in ghosts and the fae was never quite frowned upon, and with a head for stories and various tales, she began to find a path through that avenue.
Spiritually speaking, her patron is Anubis, and she is a devotee the Hellenic goddess Persephone. In the last few years, Cat has become something of a deity collector after a few ill-advised words spoken aloud have brought several new deities to her attention. Her path focuses on folklore and mythology; she is currently developing a path based on these old tales for the modern world and identifies as a historically informed polytheist and Pagan. Cat also identifies as a witch, studying hedgewitchery and traditional witchcraft.
Though her religion is never far from her mind, Cat holds a day job as an Editor for a consulting company in the DMV. She graduated with honors in English, minoring in History, Classical Studies, and Medieval Studies because her school didn't offer mythology as a major. Travel has always been a dream of hers, and she aims to see most of the world in the coming years. Currently, Cat divides her attention between studying Italian, Spanish, and German; writing supernatural fiction; kitchen experimentation; and playing tug with her two mutts, Low-Key and Hera.
Angelica is a Norse Heathen and a death worker. Formerly Roman Catholic, then atheist, she practiced Kemetic revivalism for four years before plunging feet-first into a more death-inspired spiritual path. Recently, she has begun studying reconstructionist Heathenry, focusing on the Icelandic and Scandinavian regions. Magically-speaking, she considers herself an urban witch. She is oath-bound to Anubis and is also a devotee of Persephone and Tyr. Her aspirations include becoming a death midwife and providing a free, online resource for her fellow death workers.
In the mundane world, Angelica is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and currently works as an IT analyst. She majored in Japanese language and culture, and loves traveling abroad. Her hobbies include cooking, learning languages, photography, board games, and video games.
Angelica can be found at her website, The Sacred Bones.
Tal is an eclectic pagan whose practice includes aspects of Irish and Norse polytheism. Their practice is druidic in nature and revolves primarily around honoring local spirits of the land, as well as ancestors and deities--particularly their patron god, Loki. Tal identifies as witch, focusing on the tarot and the use of nature within augury.
Outside of the Fellowship, Tal works as a freelance performer, puppeteer, and theatrical lighting technician throughout Washington D.C. and Baltimore. They are a graduate of the University of Maryland's Theatre Department. Tal enjoys stargazing, long hikes, collaborating with others on artistic projects, and long phone conversations with faraway friends.
Former Board Members
Shannon Shaner – Secretary (2015-2017)