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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.

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Bifrost’s Former Leader Stine Helen Skår Looking to Establish Official Relations With Yggdrasil Association of Costa Rica

Latin American Ásatrú has grown a lot in recent years. Countries like Costa Rica have been on the radar of the worldwide Ásatrú movement on multiple occasions. The Central American country has been represented mainly by the Irminsul Kindred and most recently by the Ásatrú Yggdrasil Association (AYA), founded in 2015 as an umbrella organization for individual practitioners and smaller groups seeking legal recognition.

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The Rational Heathen: Honoring Ancestors: Do I Really Have to Worship Aunt Mabel?

One of the things I like about Heathenry is the concept of honoring our ancestors, or as anthropologists would term, “ancestor worship.” But, honestly, if some of my relatives were a pain in the ass when they were alive, why would I want to draw strength from them when they’re dead? Well, the answer is both yes and no.