The altar is the center of the rite, and as such is considered to be the holiest of places for us. There are many considerations for how an altar can and should be set up: from the natural stones of the Hǫrgr to the more elaborate and crafted Stalli (also called Blótstallr or “Sacrificial Altar”).
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,
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
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
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.
15 Runes of Witchcraft. Gullveig’s First Burning. 8* The forces of the giant-world, the descendants of Ymir’s feet, who dwell in Niflhel and Jotunheim, hated the race of men that the gods had created and protected. They hated the holy songs Odin received from Mimir, and all the good learning that our race received from
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
HALFDAN’S CONFLICTS INTERPRETED AS MYTHS OF NATURE.THE WAR WITH THE HEROES FROM SVARIN’S MOUND. HALFDAN’S MARRIAGE WITH DISES OF VEGETATION. In regard to the significance of the conflicts awaiting Halfdan, and occupying his whole life, when interpreted as myths of nature, we must remember that he inherits from his father the duty of stopping the
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
The life-producing, fruit-bearing earth’s female representative among the powers, the goddess Frigg, has, as I shall demonstrate below, mythological prerequisites that go back to the Proto-Indo-European era; but, as a pronounced epic personality, she belongs to the same period that gave rise to Njörd, Frey, and Freyja. In order not to perpetuate an error that lies