Over the last year, I have been getting into historical reenactment with the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA). As part of that, I had to come up with a persona to reenact. For me, I wanted to take on a persona of a historical Pagan. The period range to choose from that the SCA reenacts is 600-1600 C.E. I choose a Pictish Persona from the early part of the 7th century named Taranos Morbet. I still have work to do with my Garb and other supplies needed, but this is a blast to do.
The description of my persona as listed on the East Kingdom Wiki:
Taranos Morbet was born 580CE in Northern Alba (modern-day Scotland) to one of the women in the matrilineal royal line. This alone doesn’t guarantee Taranos will ever be king, but he is amongst the men whose mothers bear potential Kings for the Picts to choose their kings from. Like most Pictish men in the royal line, his father was a foreigner outside the Pict tribes. His father was a respected warrior from amongst the Viking.
As an adult Taranos joined the Pictish scouts and can often be found somewhere in the wilderness. He is also amongst the people of the Picts that still practices the old ways in rebellion to those of foreigner religion that has started to take hold of his people. Taranos is a devout druid of the Picts and the ways of his people and is learning to be a Seer as a member of the soothsayers guild.
Taranos was amongst the Picts scouts that found the invader Donnán of Eigg on April 17, 617 CE on a mission to convert the Picts to Christianity. The Queen of the Picts ordered the invader and his 150 men to be decapitated and burned as they threaten the Pictish way of life. Donnán of Eigg people would later make him a saint of their religion for his attempt at destroying the Pictish ways.
Let me know what you think of my persona so far. I’m still pretty new to all the stuff in the SCA and always wanting to learn more. If you want to look at the official wiki page for my persona check out Taranos Morbet’s official wiki page.
Mush Love 🍄💚,
Marc the Maine Entheogenic Pagan