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May

2

Sedian Orthopraxy

The establishment of a Sedian Orthopraxy, as laid out by the sources left to us, is pivotal in the work we are doing, for it allows us to have a firm foundation for the beliefs we hold dear. The idea is to have a litmus, a true north if you will. Otherwise, your beliefs become

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Apr

24

Gullveig-Heid-Aurboda

By William P. Reaves, author of “Odin’s Wife” (2018) “The narrative of Snorri’s Edda is based for the most part on old mythological poems, in particular Völuspá (“The Sibyl’s Prophecy”). But there are discrepancies of one sort and another between the poems, and the other fragmentary sources about the pagan religion are either disjointed or terse and difficult to

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Apr

15

The Æfinrúnar – Book 1

-The Æfinrúnar Book 1- The Æfinrúnar are the runes of earthly life, the sacred practices handed to us by the divine. In the Rigsthula, Heimdallr bestowed gifts to the classes of men. He gave them the tools of civilization, as well as the Æfinrúnar and Aldrúnar. But Konr the Younglearned runesÆfinrúnarand Aldrrúnar;further he couldhelp people,blunt

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Apr

12

The Helthing

The “Helthing” is a representation of the judgement given when one dies for our deeds. First we should examine the 9 nids found in our lore in multiple references to understand how our eschatology can be viewed. We have identified the nine nids as follows: Murder – Völuspá 40, Sölarljód 64, Vafthrúdnismál 43, Germania by

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Mar

23

Trúnaðarbók: The Loyalty Writings

The Norroena Society presents: Trúnaðarbók: The Loyalty Writings By Folcweard Lárġyfa With Foreword by Mark Puryear  Using the illustration of concentric circles, Trúnaðarbók is a series of essays discussing how we define and prioritize our levels of loyalty « The First Concentric Circle: The Self Ancient Germanic virtues speak of honor, honesty, wisdom, piety, courage, loyalty,

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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

20

Calendar: Lunisolar Vs Misseri

I want to post here a source that I feel is extremely important regarding the debate between the use of the lunisolar calendar vs. the Misseri Calendar. The fact is, no source connects any blót to any lunar cycle, anywhere. The idea that Jólatungl is a term that connects this doesn’t mean anything, because Jól

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Dec

13

Hákon’s Blót

Snorri Sturluson presents a vivid account of Jarl Hákon’s Oðinnic sacrifice in his Heimskringla. Hákon, depicted as a devoted and unrelenting pagan, just has been coerced into accepting baptism at the insistence of his Danish overlord, the newly Christianized Harald Bluetooth. Harald’s conversion seems sincere, motivated by witnessing Bishop Poppa’s ordeal of iron. Hákon has

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Dec

11

SEIÞ-MENN vs. SEIþ-KONA Gender-Bias in Black Magic Debunked

While the story of the “Little Volva” and “spa-kona” practicing spa (prophecy) on the seið-stool in Erik the Red’s Saga chapter 4 is usually taken as the prime example of seið-work, we have a parallel example from Laxadela Saga chapter 35, of a married man with two sons practicing seið on the seið-stool to raise

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Nov

4

On Cogfodas

Cofgodas: Glossy New Penates for the 21st CenturyThe Classical School of Interpretation In the 21st century, a new orthopraxy has emerged in the pagan movement, self-identifying as “Hearth Cults”, In the Germanic sphere, this practice is commonly centered around the German Kobold, said to be closely akin, if not identical to the Anglo-Saxon cofgodas, defined

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