War, Violent Action, Honor,
Associations: War, Warriors/Soldiers/Armed forces, Victims of Violence, Weapons (primarily bladed),
Offerings: Blood offerings (carful with this one, as he finds them binding), Poppies, Red Whine, Salty food, Copper, sharp things,
The Bloodied One is a grim entity, incredibly serious, and unendingly devoted and loyal to those he has sworn to, or who have sworn to him. Despite this seriousness, in contrast to his sister, the Eyes in the Night, and his lover, the Lightening Struck Tree, the Bloodied One in a surprisingly social deity. He prefers to surround himself with comrades and siblings-in-arms, favoring them with honors, glories, and protecting them from the dangers in their lines of work. It isn’t only warriors and soldiers who can appeal to the Bloodied One, but victims a well. Any one who has ever faced violence in their lives, any one who has spilt blood, or whose blood has been shed, can approach him and be cared for equally.
In many ways I am still getting to know the Bloodied One, I have never really been a warrior, nor, thankfully, have I ever been a victim. I have the deepest respect for him and those in his keeping, and with a number of veterans and active servicepersons in my family I pray constantly to him on their behalf. I hope to become more familiar with the Bloodied One, his bailiwick being so crucial to the world we live in currently.
It was easy to find the pieces of the Bloodied One, though his reassembly was no mean feat. There are a number of great battle fields in the Otherworlds, and arenas of blood sport, places where the earth was once soaked with blood where the fragments and shards of his essence fled to when they could hold together no more. Once collected these fragments had to be cleaned, rust scoured away, dried blood soaked out of cloth and scraped from metal. Once clean, the shards of the Bloodied One fit together like armor, like battle gear, to form the complete entity.
(This is a little out of order from what I posted on Tumblr, I’ve been so bad at keeping up on wordpress, but I’m going to try a shift my focus a little to be more balanced. Tumblr is kind of pissing me off)