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Dec

21

The Ætts

 For years we have been seeking to fully restore our ancient way of life, utilizing various methods in our practice to bring our folk together under a banner of kinship and camaraderie. Because of this, we feel that it is time for us to take the next step into rebuilding our tribal heritage once and for

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Dec

21

Nerthus Vs. Hertha, An Earth Goddess by Any Other Name .

 While some scholars have disputed various aspects of the Nerthus cult, from her name to her status as a genuine Germanic earth goddess, none of these arguments has proven particularly effective in light of a comprehensive examination of the evidence. Most often doubted is the name Nerthus itself. Tacitus writes, Nerthum, id est Terram matrem,

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Dec

21

Where the Wild Things Are: Frau Percht and the Wild Perchten

Costumed Holiday traditions are quite common throughout northern Europe, as well as in England and Scandinavia. In some regions, Holda, Percht and Bercht play a prominent part in them. Indeed, vivid visual descriptions of her may allude to a popular portrayal, perhaps as part of a seasonal festival or holiday drama. In 1522, in The

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Aug

13

Exploring the Blot pt. 1

Exploring the Blot pt. 1 The word “blot” is an Old Norse term designating a sacrifice or offering. It is etymologically linked to English “blood”, which was its original meaning; since in ancient times animal and even human sacrifices were performed to the Gods and Goddesses, with their blood being a central object of observance.

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Aug

8

Saehrimnir

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, Gunnars Slagr

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