Monthly Archive: March 2017

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Building Right Relationship: Part 1

I recently read an article which ended up prompting me to think again about how modern Polytheists (including Heathens) have begun to re-relate to their deities. Much has already been written about the fusion that has been forming between ancient Polytheism and modern pop-culture in some circles, with arguments ranging between “pop-culture is a doorway to the gods” to “portraying the gods as pop-culture figures is entirely disrespectful”.

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A More Personal Heathenry

I wanted to write about a something a little different today. Over at Ranting Recon, I usually stick to exploring Lore, Tradition, and ancient history, but that’s not the ENTIRETY of Heathenry. So, since I have occasionally been accused of being little more than a dusty book-hoarder, I wanted to take a step back and talk a bit about how Heathenry impacts my life on an entirely personal level.

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Fun With Eggs: Celebrating Oschdre

If you grew up in the United States, you’re doubtless familiar with a custom that our German immigrants brought to this country when they settled in Pennsylvania in the early nineteenth century: coloring eggs for Easter. Did you ever wonder why in Germanic languages, like English, we refer to it as “Easter”, when other languages derive their words for this time from the word for “Passover”? (Hint: It’s got nothing to do with a certain Babylonian goddess, no offense intended to Her!)

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Book Review: “The Basics of Heathenry: For Kids” By Jennifer Lohr

It should really speak to how much I wanted this book to be a success that I personally spent $12 of my own money just so I could write a review on this book which a few of our readers asked about. It’s entirely possible I went into this review with unreasonably high expectations, but “The Basics of Heathenry” was mostly a bit of a disappointment.

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Anterior líder de Bifrost Stine Helen Skår Buscando Establecer Lazos Oficiales Con La Asociación Yggdrasil de Costa Rica

El Ásatrú latinoamericano ha crecido mucho en épocas recientes, aunque ya tiene años de haber iniciado su práctica en países de Centro y Sur America, es sabido que sus grupos tienden a ser muy inestables, excepto en países como Costa Rica, México y Colombia. Costa Rica ha estado en el radar del ásatrú mundial en múltiples ocasiones, siendo presentados incluso en televisión nacional costarricense y para varias revistas impresas y online como “Idunna” de”The Troth” y “The Wild Hunt”. El país centroamericano suele ser representado principalmente por el Kindred Irminsul y más recientemente por la Asociación Ásatrú Yggdrasil, fundada en 2015 como una organización general para practicantes individuales y agrupaciones más pequeñas para buscar el reconocimiento legal. Actualmente ambas organizaciones forman parte del Programa de Relaciones Internacionales e Intercambios de The Troth y han recibido la visita de Victoria Clare en el año 2012.