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Author archives: Dagaz Issa

Oct

30

October 30 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

Odin’s Banishment and The Practice Of Seidr

There is an episode in our lore that is considered to be a bit controversial to some, to the point where they choose not to share it with their children or speak about it openly with others of our faith. They feel that it represents some sort of moral deficiency within our sacred stories and

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Sep

30

September 30 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

Són- The Concept Of Atonement In Norse Tradition

We have previously discussed the passages on retribution for crimes in the afterlife. This is an affirmation of the ideals our ancestors held in regards to balancing örlög and maintaining social order. Actions must have consequences or codes mean nothing. However, the biggest issue we have is that when people violate the code is there

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Sep

28

September 28 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

An Examination Of New Age Belief

One of the things we need to do if we are to move forward as a religious movement is to define the terms we use precisely and reasonably. We do not want to be accused of knee-jerk reactions or simply responding with buzzwords that might help win an argument. The point is to know, to

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Aug

13

August 13 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

What Is Epicism?

What Is Epicism? Our belief is polytheistic. We have a pantheon. We have Gods. We have law. There is no denying this, and those that do so have proven to have ulterior motives. As Children of the Gods it is imperative for us to understand and learn their ways, the ways that have been passed

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Aug

13

August 13 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

Exploring the Blot pt. 1

Exploring the Blot pt. 1 The word “blot” is an Old Norse term designating a sacrifice or offering. It is etymologically linked to English “blood”, which was its original meaning; since in ancient times animal and even human sacrifices were performed to the Gods and Goddesses, with their blood being a central object of observance.

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Aug

9

August 9 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

The Nine Points of Odinic Philosophy

The Nine Points of Odinic Philosophy As members of the faith of Odin, it is imperative that we study and develop a strong theological philosophy around our beliefs, so that we can demonstrate to anyone that ours is the more valid, the more logical, and the more reasonable path for our people. Because of this,

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Aug

9

August 9 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

Harbardsljod and Lokasenna

The purpose of this essay is to clearly define the relationship between the two Eddaic poems Harbardsljod and Lokasenna, while at the same time attempting to clear up some misconceptions surrounding them. It shall be demonstrated that, for the most part, the reason they have been misinterpreted for so long is due to the false

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Aug

9

August 9 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

The Role of Tyr

The Role of Tyr Usually, when I begin writing an essay, I like to get right to it, laying the groundwork for whatever theory or idea I am presenting right away. This time, however, I would like to begin with a vow to everyone that will ever come into contact with any of the works

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Aug

9

August 9 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

Odinism vs. Anti-Christianity

Odinism vs. Anti-Christianity Over a thousand years ago they came to conquer, they came to persecute, they came to destroy or oppress almost every aspect of our ancestral heritage. Their goal was to establish the supremacy of the Catholic order and the Roman Empire. Towards this aim, they painted the lands of our people red

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