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”). We will discuss the rites and traditions surrounding this in the chapter on sacred space. For now, it is important to note that the altar is central to the ceremony and is considered the home

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

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

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 […]

Good and Evil Exist

New Agers at it again… So now there are some going around claiming that “our ancestors had no concept of […]