As we are in the middle of the spring holidays and are getting ready for summer, it seemed a great time to finally sit down and write a simple ritual for Freyr. Freyr is often honored at many holidays, such as Frexfaxi, Winternights, and Yule, but for me, His presence is most obvious in the Spring.
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”.
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.
If passed, House Bill 3859 could allow Foster Care and Adoption agencies to refuse to place children with Heathen families/individuals.
Who stood her ground
For naught does Skaði fear to see…
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!)
This is the last article on beginning handspinning using a drop spindle! If you have been following I have gone over everything from obtaining tools such as fiber and a drop spindle to crafting your fiber and potentially plying it. Now to finish your yarn! One of the easiest steps. To begin you will need […]
Written by: Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen
Dear Viking aficionados! I am very sorry to break the news to you, but here it comes. I have lived and worked in both Norway and Sweden, and if there is one thing in the world that I know about us, it is this. We are NOT Vikings!!
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.
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.