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Feb

24

Birth

We have seen the origin of the cosmos and of the Gods as told in the Odinic creation story. That the elements examined must be external simply derives from observations of the natural universe, even to the furthest reaches of outer space. No matter where you look these elements persist and continue to play a

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Feb

18

Law in the Ættarbók

Law in the Ættarbók: the Official Guide to the Sedian Nation It is crucial to the maintenance of a well-ordered and harmonious organization for laws to be in place that are respected and followed by its members. Ours is no different. Every person involved should at least have some idea of the laws of your

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Feb

15

The journey of the Dead Part 2

Excerpt from VIKTOR RYDBERG’S “OUR FATHERS’ GODSAGA” Translated by William P. Reaves © 2003 Chapter 38. Part 2 / 3 THE NORNS. THE JUDGEMENT ON THE DEAD. THE PLACES OF BLISS AND PUNISHMENT. – original title – In the underworld, the common path of the dead first winds in a westerly direction through deep and

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Feb

13

Jörmungrund

THE ÁSATRÚ EDDA IV – Jörmungrund 1. Jörmungrund is the most ancient land, which was inhabited and decorated long before the other worlds.(1)Originally it was divided by three realms, each separate from the other.(2) 2. First, there is Niflheimr, which lies north of the Niđafjöll.(3)Here is the gloomy, muddy, and cold land of frost, which

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Feb

11

Defining the Elements

Describing the four elements as we have may lead some to think that we are heading in some ‘New Age’ direction or something like that. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are simply defining these materials as they are explained in our creation story, and how they can be presented in both realistic

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Feb

8

The Grotti Mill

Besides creating lands of pristine forests and majestic mountains for Gods and men to dwell in, the Aesir joined with the primeval Giants to build the first form of technology: the great mill known as Grotti. This too has a connection to the Water/Fire/Spirit concept, for the mill causes the ebb and flow of the

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Feb

3

Renewal

From every death comes life, and with the destruction of the world a new one shall arise. In the Ragnarok prophecy, after the conflagration has ended the Underworld, Jormungrund, will rise up out of the sea to become the new Earth. This is likely based on the same observations that developed our creation myth, when

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Feb

2

Ragnarok

Our cycle ( of Ages ) concludes with the return to Chaos, with the breaking down of the Order so that all must either defend the light of the Gods or succumb to the darkness within and join the forces of corruption. Our lore is quite explicit in its telling of the end of this

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Jan

27

Acceptance and Duty

Acceptance and Duty Of course, there are moral implications involving a belief in fate, which in turn involves the power of choice. If I believe that my choices are mine and that they are not guided, driven, or predetermined, then the responsibility is mine and mine alone. But if my choices are predetermined, then whatever

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