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Posts tagged "Ásatrú"
Suggestions Wanted - Kicking Ordinary to the Curb

Suggestions Wanted – Kicking Ordinary to the Curb

I almost finished packing up our Yule Decorations yesterday, and like always, I hated doing it. It’s not just the work; I mean, yes, I can admit laziness is one of my cardinal vices. But the real reason is that after the color of Halloween and Yule, the house looks so plain when the tree...
Symbel: A Great Ritual for a Mixed Religious Crowd

Symbel: A Great Ritual for a Mixed Religious Crowd

Symbel (or sumbel… one of the great things about studying an ancient faith is the non-standardized spelling!) is a Norse tradition that has been written about in various old works from Beowulf to Snorri’s sagas, with regional variations in the exact performance and significance thereof. The word itself most likely comes from an Old Norse...
Pagan, Heathen, Druid... What’s in a Name?

Pagan, Heathen, Druid… What’s in a Name?

I’ve been reading the Eddas (the Norse mythological cannons) and spending more time with local heathens. My ancestry is mostly Teutonic (German/Scandinavian), and the idea of getting a better glimpse into what they might have practiced appeals to me. But one thing that continues to strike me as strange is the heathen (and Hellene and...