ELVES ON THE SHELVES: GNOMES and MISNOMERS
The Nature and Purpose of the Germanic Hearth Cult Recently I have had opportunity to examine the primary evidence for the Germanic Hearth Cult, loosely defined as the regular rituals heathens of old practiced in their homes. The modern pagan concept of the Hearth Cult in recent years is based on the scholarship of Claude
A Kings Counsel
A passage from the Sverris Saga in which the Eponymous King Sverrir gives brave counsel to his assembled men at arms by relating to them a story. From this story we see here detailed our ancestors unshaking devotion to the implacability of their preordained fate and how it was used to justify an intensely martial
SEIþR: JOTUN WITCHCRAFT AMONG THE GODS.
Our sources do not record how seiðr was practiced, so any modern book of seiðr practices is going to be the modern UPG of its author, regardless of who writes it. What we know of seiðr must be gleaned from the sources. In the Saga of Erik the Red, seiðr is accompanied by women singing
SKIDBLADNIR: WHEN YOUR SHIP COMES IN
Along with Thor’s hammer Mjöllnir, one of the magical artifacts created in the contest between the Sons of Ivaldi and the dwarf Sindri, was the ship Skidbladnir, given to Freyr. A ship may seem like an odd gift for the harvest god, until we remember that Freyr is the son of the wealthy sea god
It’s Elementary! Know the difference between the Poetic Edda and Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda. The former is our primary source of information about the Norse gods and their mythology, the later is a secondary work of scholarship on the old heathen poems, written from and advocating the Roman Catholic Worldview and World History. Tacitus tells
Could URD be Identical to BESTLA ?
The sources call Urd Neri’s nipt (kiswoman), and we can identify Neri as Mimir [Rydberg’s arguments]. So Urd is definately related to Mimir, if not his sister. She could be a sister, a daughter or a niece (sister’s daughter) according to the uses of the word nipt, elsewhere. So the relationship is uncertian within that range.
The Transition from Peace to War, Our Epic reconstructed – Part 2
15 Runes of Witchcraft. Gullveig’s First Burning. 8* The forces of the giant-world, the descendants of Ymir’s feet, who dwell in Niflhel and Jotunheim, hated the race of men that the gods had created and protected. They hated the holy songs Odin received from Mimir, and all the good learning that our race received from
The Creation of the World and The Primeval Age of Peace, our Epic Reconstructed – Part 1
I. THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. 1. Chaos. The World-Tree. Ginnungagap. This world had a beginning. There was a time when none of its elements existed. However in the empty abyss, three forces were at work: Cold, Heat, and Creative Power. These rose up out of three springs of unknown origin which, after Creation, took
Every religion in the world has certain restrictions that generally serve in curbing wanton desires or malevolent tendencies. These taboos represent time-tested principles based upon human experience expressed through the folk-will. Ásatrú, our Teutonic heritage, developed this using common sense and practical thinking. There are no bizarre limitations dictating how we eat, how we
EVIDENCE THAT DIETERICH “OF BERN” IS HADDING
EVIDENCE THAT DIETERICH “OF BERN” IS HADDING. THE DIETERICH SAGA THUS HAS ITS ORIGIN IN THE MYTH CONCERNING THE WAR BETWEEN MANNUS-HALFDAN’S SONS. The appearance of Hamal and the Amalians on Hadding’s side in the great world war becomes a certainty from the fact that we discover among the descendants of the continental Teutons