~Coru Warband/Dedicant Priests~
Patrick Graeme is a wanderer on many paths of magic, healing, and warriorship. Patrick’s first exposure to magic and paganism was through the Feri tradition with a strong emphasis on “Celtic” spirituality, though he has delved into numerous other practices such as Taoism, Thelemic Hermeticism, Anthroposophy, and the Sacred Firecircle. Through all of it however, the Morrígan has loomed over his shoulder, ever since his first awareness of Celtic spirituality and history. This relationship was formalized via the Coru in the winter/spring of 2014. Serving in the Coru has been a deeply transformative process, providing Patrick with an outlet for his Celtic leanings unparalleled by anything else. Patrick currently serves as the Chief of the Coru Cathubodua Priesthood.
John Medellin is a spirit worker and Pagan Witch living and working in San Francisco, and is originally from Texas. He has been a devotee of An Morrígan for more than 12 years, and has recently taken oaths to Her. John has spent more than 20 years studying and practicing magic and Earth-based spiritualities, including Conjure work. He is also a former member of Ar nDraiocht Fein. His specialties include divination, protection and warding magics, herb magic, and work with the Dead. John currently serves as the Lore Chieftain of the Coru Cathubodua Priesthood.
Leah Samhain met The Morrígan in 2015 at Uaimh na gCat, and has been a devotee ever since. As a dedicant priest, Leah strives to serve their Gods and community in simple but powerful ways, with an emphasis on hearth-keeping, warding, and pastoral care. They are passionate about learning, traveling, witch-crafting, feasting, and jumping into bodies of water. Leah is also a member of Cauldron of the Celts. Leah currently serves as the Resource Chieftain for the Coru Cathubodua Priesthood.
Addy Street is a spirit worker, Witch, and performer based out of Stockton, CA. As a Devotional Polytheist, Addy is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the Irish Gods through music, performance art, crafting, and ritual. She has an avid interest in continually learning about Social Justice, folklore, divination, and magic. In her spirit work, she works as a spiritual medium honoring the ancestors and descendants. She also specializes in divination and has been passionate about Tarot for over 10 years. When she is not working as a Priest, she performs as a Malevolent Mermaid named Cliona at various events. Addy currently serves as the Communications Chieftain for the Coru Cathubodua Priesthood, operating the Facebook page, fielding inquiries, and facilitating much of our online presence.
Barbara Cormack has been a practicing Pagan and witch for several decades. She holds initiations in two traditions, and in recent years helped found and administer a Golden Dawn Order. Her early love affair with, and study of, Old Irish language and literature led her to the Morrígan, in Whose presence she has since dwelt. Inspired by rosc poetry, she composes prayers and invocations to the Great Queens in Their varied forms. By profession a librarian and data analyst, Barbara also makes jewelry, practices Scottish dancing, and studies crows and ravens. Barbara currently serves as the Vice Lore Chieftain.
Morpheus Ravenna is a spiritual worker, artist, and writer. An initiate of the Anderson-Feri tradition of Witchcraft, she has studied and practiced devotional polytheism and the magical arts for about twenty years. Her primary spiritual practice is her devotion and dedication to the Morrígan within the framework of Celtic heroic spirituality. She co-founded the Coru Cathubodua and is the author of The Book of the Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrígan from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions, her writing can be found on her personal blog, The Shieldmaiden. She also practices medieval armored combat and is very fond of spears. She can be reached through her website at bansheearts.com.
Brennos Agrocunos Gunn is an intuitive spirit worker, runeworker, and activist. A dedicant of the Morrígan for over fifteen years, he serves Her as both warrior and priest and is one of the founders of the Coru. Through his devotional connection with Odin, he has also pursued runic studies for over twelve years. He specializes in dreamwork and Otherworld travel, spiritual counseling, shielding, warding, runework, and contact with the dead. As a priest, he works towards social justice, environmental healing, and sovereignty of the land and writes about these and related topics on his blog, Strixian Woods and on Facebook.
Vyviane Armstrong was inducted as a hearth member at the Gathering of The Morrigan’s Hearth at Lughnasadh 2018. She is the first away member of Coru. Vyviane has been a devotional polytheist for all of her adult life with strong connections to Welsh and Irish Gods and Other Crowd. She met the Great Queen either when she was five and a child’s spell game went wrong or later in 2011 when she dived head first into a cave she found along her route while driving around Ireland. That cave happened to be Oweynagat and it happened to be the Morrigan’s cave. It started a beautiful relationship with this complex Goddess. Vyviane has a growing relationship with Morrigan primarily through Her faces of The Badb and Cathubodua. She is also a proud member of The Cauldron of the Celts. Her practice with the Gods includes a life long service in activism, holding a vocational relationship to Her Gods and their lands through her business Land, Sea, Sky Travel, and ongoing work with animal and plant allies. Vyviane lives with her family, cats and guinea pigs on a small plot of land in Snellville, Georgia, where she does arts and crafts, cooks, and reads in her spare time.
Joe, aka Wolf, was inducted into the Hearth in February of 2019. He’s been a devotional polytheist and witch as long as he can remember, having bonds with the Otherworld Fae and Irish, Welsh, and Egyptian gods. Joe is also a second degree initiate in the Chthonian Tradition. Part of his connection to the land and spirits is shown through his photography at Wolf Mercury Photography. He thinks donuts and lamb are possibly the greatest things to eat, that Sting is the best musician, and is slightly obsessed with the King Arthur legend and Iron Man.