Hail the Mighty Dead

Renata Burnham

Renata Maria Burnham

02/15/1939 to 04/06/2017

Known in Magickal Circles and Places as

Lady Siobhan

lesbian, druid, pagan, witch, rune mistress, heavy drinker, accomplished tarot reader, heavy vapor, pagan-Wiccan Elder, occasional pothead, partner, friend and one of the Mighty Dead

THE MIGHTY DEAD

The spiritual Ancestors of a pagan/Wiccan community are as sacred as familial ancestors are to many. These Spiritual Ancestors are often called the Mighty Dead. Persons whose spiritual, intellectual, and/or emotional influences have shaped the energetic essence of a coven or community. Willow is humbled, honored and up to the task of acknowledging Lady Siobhan as Willow’s first Mighty Dead.

Lady Siobhan, René, Renata Maria Burnham, is Willow Dragonstone Community & Coven’s very first Mighty Dead. I know she has not and will not leave us. Her conviction of a space that is safe and welcoming across the often-divisive lines of philosophy and dogmatic beliefs that can be present in paganism today, continues to resonate anew in those who stumble into Willow and join us at the table of commonality. Her beliefs of hard drink and good German beer, can be felt when Willow travels to festivals or has drumming nights. Her unwavering belief in the gods and goddesses, the power of the tarot, the power of the runes, and the power inside each of us will steel our back bones and our resolve.

And when we turned to the West and shout in an equal voice –

LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY DEAD!

It is Renata’s strong sure voice that will shout back –

BRING THE GOOD GERMAN BEER & YAGERMIESTER!