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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Recentemente, em um grupo do Facebook do qual faço parte, um amigo me fez uma pergunta: “Digamos que alguém se interesse em se tornar Pagão Nórdico; que conselhos e sugestões você daria?”
On Saturday, February 18th, a Folkish owned clothing company called “Tier One Viking Wear” made an official press release, in response to the featured videos; in which Mr. Borba uses a number of racial slurs and threatens to decapitate the owners of two separate Heathen organizations.
Title: Norse Mythology Author(s): Neil Gaiman Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Date Published: February 7, 2017 Language: English Cover: Hardcover/Paperback/E-book Pages: 304 TL;DR “Norse Mythology” isn’t Neil Gaiman’s masterpiece or anything, and it should not be mistaken for any kind of thorough examination of the Lore, but it IS a thoroughly enjoyable recounting of many of our favorite […]