As I absorbed articles and scrolled past images of the Charlottesville Racists this week, I was more than disturbed. I was one angry Heathen. Three people were killed last weekend, by fear and terrorism. Ignorance and toxic rage marched in the streets carrying burning torches. Fools shouted words they could neither respect nor understand the true meanings of. Impotent children hoisted up flags emblazoned with hate speech and stolen symbols. In the center of some of those flags, I saw the Elder Futhark rune Othala.
Wyrd is a commonly misunderstood concept both within and outside of Heathenry. It’s often wrongly thought of as a punishment and reward system, or seen in terms of systems that are foreign to it, su