Tagged: Lore

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Self Taught Heathenry: Learning How to Learn

In this day and age, it is incredibly easy to go online and find resources. It is actually amazing that so many of us have small devices in our pockets that allow us to look up virtually anything. Of course, this “virtually anything” includes a lot of opinions, especially when you’re researching a religious topic.

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Real Rune Magic: What it is and how to do it

It’s no secret that the subjects of magic and mysticism are a bit of a hot-button topic among Heathens. Arguments for or against aside, one thing I think most Heathens of any persuasion can agree upon is that there is a LOT of poorly researched, misunderstood, or outright BS sources out there on the subject of “Rune Magic”.

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Frostrune: The Heathen video game you’ve always wanted

Have you ever wanted an engaging video game that feels like it was MADE for Heathens? Not just another “Viking” game where you run around hitting things with an axe, I’m talking about a game that’s more than skin-deep. I feel confident in saying that while the game might not have been made by Heathens, “The Frostrune” is most certainly the kind of game that so many of us Heathens have been waiting for!

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A More Personal Heathenry

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.

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Book Review: “Norse Mythology” By Neil Gaiman

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...

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So you want to pronounce Old Norse names…

If you’re anything like me, or really the majority of primarily English speaking Heathens, figuring out the correct spelling and pronunciation for some of those Old Norse names can be tricky at the best of times. So with all of this confusion, what’s a Heathen to do? How are we supposed to know if we’re even pronouncing the names of the gods correctly? Well, here’s a handy guide to help you do just that!

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Equality and Gender in Heathenry

A while back, John T Mainer wrote a great piece called “Women in Heathenry”, which nicely summarized some of the common shortcomings of the Heathen community regarding gender equality. The responses to this article were rather baffling…