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May

11

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

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May

9

Heita and Biðja

Excerpt from Æfinrúnar- Book 1 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

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May

4

The Nine Square Grid

– An excerpt from Æfinrúnar book 1 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

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May

3

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

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Jan

26

Loki is NOT an Heathen God

Loki is NOT a 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

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Dec

11

Spinning seiðr

In an article called “Spinning seiðr”, which is the basis for the modern connection between seiðr and the Norns, scholar Elder Heide writes: ‘This paper argues that seiðr was about spinning a mind emissary, sending forth such a spun emissary, or attracting things or doing other things with such a mind emissary.’ He begins: ‘The

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Dec

3

EVIDENCE of a CHRONOLOGICAL MYTHIC EPIC

From Creation to Ragnarokby Margaret Clunies Rossfrom Prolonged Echoes, Vol. I, ch, 7, 1994 “It has been argued (Bauschatz 1982,119-54, esp. 140-3) that there was such a thing as a ‘Germanic’ conception of time which divided it into past and non-past, not into past, present and future. I can find no support for this notion

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Sep

14

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.

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Aug

23

The Vices

  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

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Aug

15

HALFDAN’S ( MANNUS ) CHARACTER. THE WEAPON-MYTH

The myths and heroic poems are not wanting in ideal heroes, who are models of goodness of heart, justice, and the most sensitive nobleness. Such are, for example, the Asa-god Baldur, his counterpart among heroes, Helgi Hjörvarðsson, Beowulf, and, to a certain degree also, Sigurður Fáfnisbane.  Halfdan did not belong to this group. His part in the myth

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