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

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

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 […]

The Nine Vices

  Every religion in the world has certain restrictions that generally serve in curbing wanton desires or malevolent tendencies. These […]