About T. Rufia Prisca

Three Celtic goddesses, as depicted at Coventi...

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Salvete Omnes!

I am Tita Rufia Prisca, Neo-Romano Celtic householder, student of Druidry and other pagan things. I have two human children, (both teens) and six furry children– 4 cats, 1 dog and a rabbit. I have a degree in Anthropology and I’ve been studying magical and neo-pagan things for a Very Long Time.

Why Rome? Because these are the myths and legends I was brought up with in my very Classics of Western Civilization based education. Why Celtic? Because I have Irish ancestors on both sides of my family. Why Druidry? Because I like learning, I am in accord with the ADF virtues, and I think they strike a good balance between reconstruction/scholastics and living modern pagan practice.

About my HBO Rome posts— I’m watching HBO’s “Rome” series and commenting on it here. HBO went to some trouble to make the series somewhat historically correct in the details even though the plot and characters are very much fictionalized. It’s fun to see the series interpretations of various aspects of Rome’s religion and culture in Julius Cesar’s time.

Cinecitta Studios

Cinecitta Studios, HBO Rome set




  1. Iara C Xavier (P Caecilia Blandia) said,

    May 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Salve domina Rufia Prisca,

    I’m a Brazilian woman and I like and I practic the Gallo-Roman religion.
    Congratulations for your website.

    Vale bene,

    Publia Caecilia Blandia.

    • tlryder said,

      May 8, 2011 at 2:59 am

      Salve P. Caecilia Blandia,

      Thank you for the well wishes and for visiting my site!

      Mille Gratias,


  2. May 16, 2011 at 7:33 am

    wow – fascinating background – I’m American but live in the UK. Where are you practicing?

    • tlryder said,

      May 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      I live in the US on the Gulf Coast. It’s another reason why I’m interested in Roman paganism. The climate here is closer to Mediterranean than the Northern European assumed by the neo-pagan wheel of the year, so my seasons line up more closely with the Roman calendar than the Celtic one.

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