Úrarhorn

The Úrarhorn or “Aurochs-Horn” connects to our sacred cow, Auðhumla. She is the provider of sustenance who licked the rime to create the first God, Buri. Her milk then became saturated with this substance and thus became the holy Aurr by way of Ymir. When he drank of her milk he became so fertile that he sweated children out of his body. When the Gods killed him his flesh became the fertile soil through this act of drinking. This is a very important event in our lore and is

Heita and Biðja

It is important in our practice to examine and understand the nature of ritual and how its fundamental mechanics work, in order for us to be able to effectively establish a foundational basis for what we are doing. The idea here is that we use source material to develop both actions and words so that we create a sacred tradition linked to our ancestral ways, while giving us a proper spiritual course for today. The idea is not to simply recreate actions from books,

The Nine Square Grid

Now that we have examined the gates themselves, it is important for us to look at why a Nine Square Grid was used and what purpose it serves. We know that the number nine is the holiest of numbers in Teutonic Polytheism, and many believe that this is due to it being the number of months in a pregnancy. If we consider the connection this may have to the Nornir and to the Underworld, this may very well be the case. But before we look into the nature of birth

The Process of Reconstruction

It must be understood that the ultimate goal of practicing a traditional, ancestral religion is to obtain the most accurate incarnation of these beliefs from the time right before the conversions, then use the sources the best that we can. This is not a perfect process, for the faith was subjected to generations of persecution and was outlawed by the Church. Documents were hidden or destroyed, priests banished or executed, and sacred lines

Sedian Orthopraxy

The establishment of a Sedian Orthopraxy, as laid out by the sources left to us, is pivotal in the work we are doing, for it allows us to have a firm foundation for the beliefs we hold dear. The idea is to have a litmus, a true north if you will. Otherwise, your beliefs become subject to either an uneducated mob, or can be led by grifters seeking fame or wealth, who have no idea what they are doing. The days of developing half-baked “programs” for people to become

Gullveig-Heid-Aurboda

“The narrative of Snorri’s Edda is based for the most part on old mythological poems, in particular Völuspá (“The Sibyl’s Prophecy”). But there are discrepancies of one sort and another between the poems, and the other fragmentary sources about the pagan religion are either disjointed or terse and difficult to interpret. Völuspá is a collection of vivid poetic visions, and was probably rather enigmatic originally; in addition, it was in a poor state of preservation

The Æfinrúnar – Book 1

-The Æfinrúnar Book 1- The Æfinrúnar are the runes of earthly life, the sacred practices handed to us by the […]

The Helthing

The “Helthing” is a representation of the judgement given when one dies for our deeds. First we should examine the 9 nids found in our lore in multiple references to understand how our eschatology can be viewed. We have identified the nine nids as follows:
Murder – Völuspá 40, Sölarljód 64, Vafthrúdnismál 43, Germania by Tacitus.
Perjury – Völuspá 40, Völundárkvida 6-8, Skáldskaparmál 4, Vafthrúdnismál 43, Sigrifumál 23, Germania by Tacitus

Loki is NOT an Heathen God

This statement: “Getting hung up on the Abrahamic ‘good vs. evil’ mindset is counter productive. Good and evil weren’t even concepts our ancestors subscribed to,” in defense of honoring Loki demonstrates that Loki-worship is simply an anti-christian reaction and has nothing to do with heathenry. Loki is not a heathen god. He no longer is oathed to or living among the Aesir, and hasn’t since ancient times, according to the primary sources of information we have