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    Nótt sources?

    I've been taking more interest in finding my own deity to work with and Nótt has seemed very appealing, but all the sources I've found for her say the same things: night personified, three children, possible affair and offspring, rides a chariot with a horse that brings the dew in the morning, wise old- but beautiful- woman. I've also read a few people saying they see Nótt and Nyx as interchangeable or nearly identical, but that doesn't seem the case to me and feels a little wrong. I've been trying to reach out but haven't found anyone else who has her as a patron but a few who have had Nyx, but it doesn't seem to help me much. Does anyone have sources or their own experiences? I'd really like to know more about her.

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    Re: Nótt sources?

    You may have done better to post this question in the Heathen Traditions board, as Nótt is a Norse deity, not a Celtic one. She's not listed in most of my contemporary Heathen books, only in the Edda, the academic ones and the Northern Tradition books. If you are searching for more info on her, I would be inclined to look at either academic or NT sources. The NT folks have an online shrine to her here.

    I certainly don't see Nótt and Nyx as interchangeable, but then I am a hard polytheist who believes that all deities are individual entities existing in the Otherworlds. Not everyone agrees with that belief system.

    What is it that you'd like to know about? You say all the sources say the same things... well that's not unusual if they are talking about the same goddess! Also, Nótt is a Jotun deity as well as a deity of the sky/daily cycle, so most Heathens don't consider her a deity that you can or should work with or hold as a patron. Anyone who works with her at that level is likely to be in the NT camp. This is really only relevant in terms of guiding you as to where to look for information... don't bother looking at contemporary Heathen sources. If the Edda and the academic sources are too dry and impersonal for you, then look in the Northern Tradition community.

    I would suggest that as well as researching Nótt, you should consider actively seeking a connection yourself, rather than relying on stories of other people's connections.

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    Re: Nótt sources?

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    Re: Nótt sources?

    Whoops, my bad! I'm awful at posting in the correct boards, so thank you for fixing it for me.


    By the sources saying the same things, I mean that's the only information I've found at all, but I'm also not particularly good at researching. If she's not usually found working with people that may explain it, but I'm hoping to find out more about proper ways of worship/dedication/prayer to her. I always like hearing about how deities connect with others and if I find a similar connection, since some are very clear in the ways they speak to who they work with.


    Thank you very much for directing me to the NT camp! It seems like it'll be a big help.

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