A Simple Blót for Freyr (and others) Building Right Relationship: Part 1 A More Personal Heathenry BREAKING NEWS: Texas House bill could prevent Heathens from fostering or adopting children Skaði’s Protection: A prayer for troubled times Fun With Eggs: Celebrating Oschdre Handspinning for Beginners – Finishing Your Yarn A blurb from a Scandinavian on Vikings! Book Review: “The Basics of Heathenry: For Kids” By Jennifer Lohr Anterior líder de Bifrost Stine Helen Skår Buscando Establecer Lazos Oficiales Con La Asociación Yggdrasil de Costa Rica Bifrost’s Former Leader Stine Helen Skår Looking to Establish Official Relations With Yggdrasil Association of Costa Rica The Rational Heathen: Honoring Ancestors: Do I Really Have to Worship Aunt Mabel? Então você quer ser um heathen Why Heathenry is Awesome: A Detailed List Folkish owned company takes stand against racism Book Review: “Norse Mythology” By Neil Gaiman History Channel’s “Vikings” has gone down hill. Loki in Fjölvinsmál: Lævateinn and Lýr Paying the Price Arizona man files suit against The Asatru Community, Heathen Talk Network, and The Troth Making Your Own Butzemann So you want to pronounce Old Norse names… Ranting Recon: ¿Cuáles son las festividades Heathen? Equality and Gender in Heathenry So you want to be a Heathen The (Other) Most Wonderful Time of the Year The Rational Heathen: Is it Time to Abandon the Irminsul? The Ancestors as Bridges Instead of Barriers Asatru Means Faith, Not Hate Heathen Spirituality Heathens Deface Historic German Landmark The Last Breath of the Old Year Exceptionally rare buckle discovered with possible depictions of Loki My Vision for Heathenry Handspinning for Beginners – Plying Yarn 12 Devotional Days of Yule The Sacred Duty of Food The Skirnismal: How (And Why) Freyr Won Gerd Canadian Heathens Spearhead Pagan Declaration Lusse – Midwife of the Sun The Rational Heathen: Getting B!%¢#-Slapped by the Gods [NSFW] Fast-growing Swedish Asatru org exposed Rare Bronze Age Petroglyph Discovered in Denmark Heathens Around The World Take a Stand With Standing Rock Sioux A Heathen’s Journey to Devotional Polytheism Over 200 Oath Rings Just Discovered in Sweden Sigyn: Lady of Oblation and Victory Alvablot and Winternights Declaration 127 The Rational Heathen: Blood Sacrifices and Other Moronic Things The Reconstructionist Method O maior inimigo de Odin – Depressão no contexto Heathen The Rational Heathen: Women’s Role in Cultures Women In Heathenry: Their Words Women in Heathenry Grief and Loss in a Heathen Context A Dedication Contract for Freya São Paulo, A Thriving Hub of Heathenry? Handspinning for Beginners – Starting to Spin Celebrating the Feast of Zisa Michigan Heathen Runs For US Congress Building a Stronger Community The Rational Heathen: When Did the AFA Join the Westboro Baptist Church? Freyja Detroit Harvest Festival: How Some Heathens Are Giving Back To Their Community Urglaawe: One of History’s Best-Kept Secrets How To Write Old Norse In Runes Is Heathenry Really Missing Something? Writer’s Block from a Heathen Perspective The Real Story Behind ‘Camp Courage’ And The AFA Offerings for the Gods, Part 3: The Jotnar New Leadership Takes A.F.A In More Bigoted Direction What You Reap is What You Sow Offerings for the Gods, Part 2: The Vanir Creating Sacred Space Freyr isn’t going to Bless those PopTarts The Younger Futhark Runes: An Instructive Guide Approaching the Gods: Building The Vé “What is Valhalla, and who goes there?” The Rational Heathen: Can a Heathen Follow Christ? Deconstructing the Brisingamen Myth Urglaawe – An Introduction The Elder Futhark Runes: An Instructive Guide Heathen Families’ Summer Camp Offerings for the Gods, Part 1: The Aesir ¿Tenían los vikings tótems animales? Did the Vikings Have Totem Animals? Teaching Heathenry to my Kids Odin’s Greatest Enemy, Depression in a Heathen Context Where Strong Gods Are Found Tales of Ragnarök Hail Frigga What is Forn Sed? Everyday Heathenry: Making Midsummer Heathen Marriage: Anatomy of an Oath A Step In The Right Direction? T.A.C. Takes Action. The Rational Heathen: So, What IS a Heathen, Exactly? Heathenry is a Religion of Questions Handspinning For Beginners – Pre-Drafting and Drafting Fiber Ranting Recon: Becoming The Beast
urgl

Book Review: “A Dictionary of Urglaawe Terminology”

About

Katla Hase is a military spouse, stay at home mom and aspiring Heathen Homesteader. Her life is an integration of her spirituality and dreams of a more self-sufficient lifestyle. She hopes to share her experiences in learning useful skills and crafts as her family works towards obtaining their own homestead.

urglaawe

Title: A Dictionary of Urglaawe Terminology
Author(s): Robert L. Schreiwer, Ammerili Eckhart
Publisher: lulu.com
Date Published: June 4, 2012
Language: English
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 112

When I came to Heathenry, many years ago, it was sparked initially by a discovery of a connection and then fascination with Frau Holle. (Also spelled: Holda, Hulda, etc…) After a while I connected with others online who felt similarly. At some point through them and through my own research on folk practices brought here through German (and sometimes Dutch) immigrants, I discovered Urglaawe. For quite a while I thought it was simply a grouping of more folk practices, specific to one area, and moved on to other things as there wasn’t much on the subject. Little did I know it was a growing form of Heathenry with books already printed and more in the making.

 

When the lightbulb finally turned on for me I had to know more. I lingered in a Facebook group specific to this path and tried to absorb what I could from the semi-infrequent posts. I then jumped in and bought two recommended books when I saw I may have a chance to meet and question the author at a local gathering. The first was “A Dictionary of Urglaawe Terminology” by Robert L. Schreiwer and Ammerili Eckhart.

goat-1155529_1920
When I received the book it felt small and anything but intimidating. I was wrong. So wrong. After just 76 pages (plus an amazing bibliography) I feel like I just spent a semester in college. As if I should have taken pages of detailed notes, written 12 papers, sacrificed a goat to the finals gods and somehow ended up knowing another language as well. Some aspects I may entirely “mess up” in this article so feel free to correct my review and very basic understanding of this path.
Each term has anything from a sentence to a few paragraphs to describe it and in many cases is comparing the more popular and heavily researched Scandinavian aspect of Heathenry to its Pennsylvania Dutch (despite the name the people are of German, Dutch and other European backgrounds) counterpart with its Continental Germanic ancestry influencing it’s wording and practice. As a person of mainly German descent who grew up with some of the culture and language the things I began to learn about in this book felt very familiar to me. The wording of things may not be entirely the same but I can easily see the Dietsch (the language of the immigrants in the area where Urglaawe has foundations in the United States of America) terminology as a cousin to what my family speaks. The symbolism found in the snippets of stories and artwork shared also hit a soft spot in my heart. To someone without my background the terms shared may be more daunting than I often found them. Especially, when you are trying to remember the English meaning to go with both the Urglaawe and Asatru words shared. Note cards might be suggested to use here in helping you!

 

]This book covers the very basic concepts of some of the Urglaawe rituals, names of months and holidays, gods, other Heathen practices, lore, mindset, lifestyle and much more. It is a great introduction before moving on to read more lore specific to Urglaawe or lore with roots in both Scandinavian and Germanic Europe. The next book one should read after having this text in hand and read at least once is “The First Book of Urglaawe Myths” also by Robert L. Schreiwer. The next book I will be reviewing. If you find Urglaawe of interest this book will be of immeasurable value. It will be your constant companion as you delve deeper in your journey and will inspire more research. The bibliography is a goldmine that will leave your Amazon wish list brimming with books waiting impatiently for that eagerly awaited birthday gift card or your next 12 paydays.

2016 Huginn's Heathen Hof