Paul "Gage" Mercurio has been a Pagan for over 25 years and a Heathen for 10. His first Trothmoot was at the 25th anniversary in 2012 and has been a member since, becoming the NYC Area Steward nearly 5 years ago. In NYC, Paul created the NYC Heathens group as a space for Inclusive Heathenry in the NYC Metro area, hosting popular monthly lore chats for 3.5 years! Paul is also one of the founding members of North River Kindred located primarily in Brooklyn, NY. As a devotee of both Tyr and Zisa, he is deeply concerned about fairness, integrity, community building and disassembling systems of injustice.
Paul has presented about Urban Heathenry, the History of Paganism, Song Magic and Runelore. He has also led public rituals honoring queer ancestors, land spirits, Zisa, Tyr, the Oschre Sisters and many others. This will be his first time presenting at Trothmoot!