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Dec

26

OH MY GODDESS! FRIGG AS ALL-MOTHER.

That the gods form a family is self-evident in their leadership. Odin is the All-Father, as well as their ruler. The gods together are esteemed “Frigg’s progeny” (Friggjar niðja) in a skaldic kenning by Egill Skalla-grímsson in Sonatorrek 2. As previously demonstrated, numerous poetic references designate the Earth as Odin’s wife and Thor’s mother, and

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Dec

26

Worshipping the Gods

To understand the true nature of the worship of our Gods and Goddesses, we must first understand the anatomy of the human brain. Neuroscience has determined that our brain has two sides—a left side that deals with logic and reasoning, and a right side that deals with creativity and imagination. The left side is very

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Dec

24

JULA-GALT, THE YULE BOAR

“THE BOAR’S HEAD IN HAND BEAR I” . In a group of petroglyphs from Litsleby in West Sweden, one image depicts a man driving a plow pulled by two horned draught animals. In one hand he holds a budding branch or a small tree and in the other an undefined object which may be a

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Dec

24

The Elements of Man

“From the ancient North comes the spiritual legacy of our folk , passed on from the very words of our highest God , whom we call Odin . His blood flows through our veins , for he is our creator , our earliest ancestor who gave us life with his divine wisdom . He and

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Dec

23

Yuletide Customs

“They set the table for the Queen of Heaven,—whom the common people call Frau Holda” Like the White Lady, Frau Perchta and Berchta, Frau Holle was also connected with prophecy, although on a more domestic level. Near Hörselberg in Thuringia, maidens would place new fiber on their distaffs on Christmas Eve before Frau Holle began

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Dec

23

The Vanir

As the Aesir are the defenders and protectors of the World Order, the Vanir are primarily concerned with its maintenance and function. Because of this, we often view them as nature divinities, and as such they can be closely correlated to the natural sciences. Frey owns the Grotti-Mill that regulates the ebb and flow of

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Dec

23

Rider on the storm: Wodan, master of the Wild Hunt

WODAN, MASTER OF THE WILDWhat Jackson Crawford Left Out. Despite various historical figures being placed at the head of this host, the Wild Huntsman himself is most often identified as Wodan. According to tales collected by Ernst Meier, he is described as handsome, proud and extraordinarily large, far superior to human size. He possesses inexhaustible

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Dec

22

Saehrimnir

He is the boar of plenty, the beast of sustenance that feeds the warriors in Vahall. This boar is a sacred animal representing two of the most revered aspects of any religious belief: the sacred feast and regeneration. Here is what is stated in The Odinist Edda about Saehrimnir (XXV.7, using Grímnismál 18, Gylfaginning 38,

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Dec

21

War

There are those who believe that the Odinic faith is one that celebrates war and conflict above all else. What they fail to realize is that polytheistic religion, in all cultures, is and always has been a representation of natural forces (mortal and divine) as well as the many aspects of human life. Agriculture is

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