The Heathen community has always had a bit of a fixation on the concept of Valhalla. Thanks to the popularizing forces of Marvel, and to a certain extent Snorri Sturluson, there’s this all too common idea of Valhalla as this glorious ‘Heathen Heaven’. Meanwhile Helheim is painted as a bleak and unpleasant existence. This dualistic worldview is really a product of Christian cosmology, and fails to do justice to the beautiful complexity of our tradition.
Many Heathens aspire to live similarly to their ancestors, working to find ways to incorporate their spiritual views into their everyday lives. It’s a way of living their path instead of only having faith and understanding in the gods. One way to do this is to become more self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency was the way of life […]