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Jan

13

The Alfar

As the Aesir deal primarily with the defense of the cosmos, the Vanir deal with its mechanics, and the Disir deal with its proliferation through fertility, the Alfar are the ones who actually drive the natural forces and entities that make up our universe. The sun is pulled by Sol in the lore, the moon

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Jan

13

Frigga

Odin’s wife and mother of the Aesir—Thor, Baldur, and Hodur with him; she also gave birth to Frey, Freya, Blik, Blid, Frid, Eir, Hlif, Hlifthrasa, Thjodvarta, and Bjart with her brother, Njord. Such a close union is allowed among the Vanir (but not the Aesir), and we would see this as an aspect of divinity

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Jan

13

Honoring Ancestors

We have seen the Odinist methods of paying tribute to the dead through the Helfaring, but one more duty is placed upon the living in paying tribute to the dead. This is figuring out how to honor them after they have moved on and become revered ancestors. There are three ways that this can be

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Jan

12

Hödur’s supposed blindness

HÖDUR’S SUPPOSED BLINDNESS. To all that has been said of Hödur above, one statement in Gylfaginning stands in the sharpest and most irreconcilable contrast: the statement that Hödur, the warrior, dragonslayer, archer, and sportsman was blind! The uncritical manner in which Gylfaginning has previously been handled has enabled this statement to remain in mythological textbooks

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Jan

11

The Purpose of Sacrifice

Sacrifice is never viewed as a form of humility on our part . There is even evidence that the gods sacrifice to one another . The reason for this is that we believe such offerings empower the divine , which allows them to perform magnificent feats , usually to our benefit.When Ódin , in Hávamál

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Jan

11

Gullveig

Since we have already discussed the first Giants or Etins in the creation story, it is now time to progress to the role of these creatures of Chaos after civilization has been established. Heimdall taught the humans all sorts of skills to help them create a culture, giving them the holy fire as well as

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