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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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Canadian Heathens Spearhead Pagan Declaration

Today, at about 2 PM GMT, an interfaith group in Canada officially released the “Canadian Pagan Declaration on Intolerance”, just in time for the International Human Rights Day 2016. The effort was spearheaded by Jade Pichette, an Ontario area Heathen and a Gythia for the Vindisir Kindred.

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Fast-growing Swedish Asatru org exposed

In a recent interview, Nordiska Asa-Samfundet’s (NAS) Spokesman, Stenar Sonevang, claimed that the NAS is entirely non-political and open to anyone who wishes to explore the faith. Unfortunately, this narrative quickly crumbles upon close inspection. HHH has uncovered shockingly unsavory ties to some of Sweden’s most radical underground groups.

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A Dedication Contract for Freya

My relationship with Freya has been a long one which has involved much wooing on both of our parts. It started when I was 19 and had just found Wicca; She turned out to be my Patron Deity. A few years later, I found Heathenry, and I was able to put my worship of her into her a more coherent cultural and religious context. Many years later I went through a really bad relationship and subsequent divorce, and She helped me put my pieces back together and become whole again. In the years since my divorce, I’ve deepened into a clergy role for Her, and in doing so, I found myself in need of a Dedication Contract.

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Offerings for the Gods, Part 3: The Jotnar

When I first started this series, I thought it was going to be pretty straightforward. I mean, everyone knows who the Gods are, right? However, relatively quickly I found out that this was not as easy as it sounds. Does Freyr’s Jotun bride, Gerd, count as a Vanir or as a Jotun? Balder is clearly an Aesir god, but no one seems to actively worship Him, so should He even be included?
Long story short, Norse mythology is messy. It just is. Best to accept it and move on.