A Clan, or Ætt, is established as part of an alliance using a proven method employed by many different organizations, where a probationary period of one year is required; here called The Year of Establishment. However, this period is not designed for us to simply monitor groups and individuals to see if they shall be
When you look into the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a vile creature worthy of scorn and hate? Do you see a monster consumed by greed or racism or apathy for the whole world? All around us different groups and individuals want to sell us their version of a guilt-complex. They want
” A cowardly man thinks he will live forever if he avoids the fight ; but old age will give him no peace , though spears may spare him . ” “ To his friend a man should be a friend , and requite gifts with gifts ; laughter with laughter men should receive ,
By placing inordinate weight on the words of Snorri’s Edda and paying insufficient attention to what the older heathen poems say regarding the fate of the dead, we have been mislead into believing that the gods did not judge their followers and that only warriors were rewarded for leading a virtuous life according to the precepts of heathen morality.
Once the first world was established, the fountains of Jormungrund received their guardians. Mimir would take care of the central fountain, hence called Mimisbrunn ‘Mimir’s Well;’ his sons, the Alfar, would guard Hvergelmir, and the Norns, who will be described below, became the caretakers of Urdarbrunn ‘Urd’s Well.’ The primal forces of creation would now be manifested in three holy meads, the purest liquids in all the worlds, which are coveted by every race of beings, including the Gods.
By Mark Puryear We are told that the fylgjas, who are tutelary spirits in the Odinic faith, are women who die as virgins and are thus led to serve Urd in this capacity. Their virginity is based on the idea that the family and clan must always be kept together, and since they have no
by William P. Reaves The Eddas tell us relatively little of Heimdall, the guardian of the gods. As the offspring of the nine giantesses who turn the great world-mill, churning beneath the sea, Heimdall represents the holy fire, created by friction. As such, he acts as the spark of life, commonly generated by the rubbing
Therefore, if I am to have positive things in my life I must positively influence those around me. It’s just that simple.
By Mark Puryear “Out of the initial, savage stage of creation was born the first living being, named Ymir. The icy poison-drops from the rivers in Jormungrund met the warm winds in Helheim in the south (where Urdarbrunn is located) and thus formed the Giant. “There was a quickening in these flowing drops and life
In ancient Europe, there existed a tradition that played a part in our ancestors’ appreciation of the land. It was called the “odaľ and was so sacred that one of our runes was named after it (also called “Othala”). The odal was an inherited property or estate, passed on from generation to generation. It was