Hlautbolli

We understand that Hlautbolli or Blótbolli is a term that must relate to the Underworld fountains, which also corresponds to the ritual usage of the bowls and relates to the sacred kettles. The fact that Hvergelmir means “Roaring Kettle” certainly confirms this. Three vessels with three sacred liquids referring to the three fountains that each contain their own specific drink. This is a symbol that permeates our lore and is the basis of our creation story. From our research we have

Elements: WATER

The elements of nature are the starting point of all, the constant within our ancestral religion. The eternal elements are the building blocks of all of life, and our creation story describes this explicitly. This makes these elements particularly holy for us, and their usage only requires consecration to designate them specifically for ritual, for they are the perfect form of sanctity, the first powers, the holy forms of evolution itself. They can be used to bless, or to send an offering,

Reið

The sacred procession, or Reið, is attested in several sources, and should be used as a means of transition from […]

Nauðeldur

In the Saxon Indiculus Superstitionum et Paganiarum, which is a list of Christian edicts banishing pagan practices, there is a proclamation against “fire rubbed from wood that is nodfyr (Need-fire).” There is a theory that this term derives from Old High German hniotan which means “to rub,” but it could also refer to a sense of need, in the same way we will show the Nauðum and Bjargum, Needs and Aids, which is a defining feature of our notions on sacrifice. In this sense, we

The First Concentric Circle: The Self

Excerpts from Trúnaðarbók: The Loyalty Writings Ancient Germanic virtues speak of honor, honesty, wisdom, piety, courage, loyalty, independence, generosity, and […]

Blót

It is the most sacred observance of our religion, mentioned in many sources as the premier means of communicating with […]

Hamarsigna

Also called Hamarsmark, this ritual is found mentioned specifically in Hákonar Saga Góða ch. 17:

En er hit fyrsta full var skenkt, þá mælti Sigurðr jarl fyrir ok signaði Óðni ok drakk af horninu til konungs. Konungr tók við ok gerði krossmark yfir. Þá mælti Kárr af Grýtingi; hví ferr konungr nú Svá? vill hann eigi enn blóta? Sigurðr jarl svarar: konungr gerir svá, sem þeir allir, er trúa á mátt sinn ok megin, ok signa full sitt Þór; hann gerði hamarsmark yfir, áðr hann drakk.

Poles

Sacred poles form an important aspect of worship and the development of sacred space within our religion, and should be […]

Vagn, Reið

Full skal signa ok við fári sjá ok verpa lauki í lǫg; þá ek þat veit, at þér verðr aldri meinblandinn mjǫðr.
The Full shall you sign and guard against peril, and a leek cast in the liquor: then I know that you
will never have mead mixed with treachery. As shall be demonstrated, the Veizla is broken up into three different parts: the Leikr, the Reið, and the Blót. The Reið, or Procession, is a very important aspect of this, with the Vagn or Wagon/Cart as its central