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Urglaawe is a very young expression of a very old tradition. For much of its history, Deitsch lore has been oral, and very local, so it can be hard to find your way in. Fortunately, there are lots of resources to help you on your journey! In this article, I’m going to look at four of the best. These are books that anyone with an interest in Urglaawe will get a lot of value from. Along the way I’ll also be pointing out some free online resources as well!
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!)
I’ve been approached too often lately by friends and acquaintances about the blight on the Heathen community: hate groups. Unfortunately, even though I’ve been writing about this topic, and working with others to support the fight against hate in Heathenry, there are still lots of people I know who think that “Asatru” equals “neo-Nazi”. So I interrupt your normal Barn Owl Broadside broadcast to explain some important points on this topic, and to share some terminology that people might not fully understand.
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