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Aug

20

New Agers At It Again

New Agers at it again… So now there are some going around claiming that “our ancestors had no concept of good and evil.” Seriously, where do these guys come up with this ridiculous nonsense? It’s almost every day we have to debunk some idiotic rumor being spread by these people that spreads around like a

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Jun

11

Hierarchical Devotion

Each step of our inner-circle, from self to family, family to clan, clan to tribe, tribe to nation, nation to world and beyond acts as a springboard towards the appreciation of life, diversity, and society. As Odinists/Asatruar we reject the notion of a brotherhood of man, and see devotion to life as a hierarchal system

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Apr

4

Oera Linda Book

For years The Norroena Society has made arguments as to the validity of The Oera Linda Book based on a stringent investigation into the contents of the text, rather than knee-jerk reactions from academics we do not trust in the first place. One of our primary arguments was that OLB contains an account of the

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Mar

1

The merry wives of Asgard: Odin and his women

Excerpts from the book Odin’s Wife by William P. Reaves Odin is said to have at least two wives, Baldur’s mother, Frigg, and Thor’s mother, Jörd, as well as giantess concubines such as Gunnlöd and Rind. In this regard, he is compared to other Western Sky-Fathers of Indo-European descent, coupled with an Earth Mother figure.

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Feb

13

Jörmungrund

THE ÁSATRÚ EDDA IV – Jörmungrund 1. Jörmungrund is the most ancient land, which was inhabited and decorated long before the other worlds.(1)Originally it was divided by three realms, each separate from the other.(2) 2. First, there is Niflheimr, which lies north of the Niđafjöll.(3)Here is the gloomy, muddy, and cold land of frost, which

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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

The Vanir Gods Njord and Nerthus

Original title :CIRCLING THE WAGONS:The Vanir Gods Njord and Nerthus Although some scholars have pointed out possible foreign models for Tacitus’ account of the Nerthus cult, it is more probable that he based his account on native Scandinavian tradition. A divinity in a wagon is well-known in Germanic lore, thus there is little need to

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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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