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Knowing Freya. Part 6: Animals

The old Norse religion, as well as much of modern Heathenry, could be quite accurately described as shamanistic. As such, it shares many components that are common in shamanistic spirituality. One of these is the belief in guiding animal spirits and power animals. The fylja, for example, is a personal guiding spirit which takes theFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 6: Animals”

Swedish tax agency rules child cannot be named after the Fenrir wolf

Skatteverket, the Swedish tax agency which also for some reason is the government agency which decides what names people are allowed to have (is that a thing in other countries?), has denied a Södertälje couple’s demand to name their child ‘Fenri Sulven’. The two names together sound like ‘Fenrisulven’, which refers to the Fenrir WolfFortsätt läsa ”Swedish tax agency rules child cannot be named after the Fenrir wolf”

17th January 2022: The Day of the Betty White challenge

Today is the day legendary actress and TV-personality Betty White would have turned 100 years old. Sadly, she passed away on New Year’s Eve 2021, at the age of 99 and still too soon. White’s television career spanned over eight decades and she was a pioneer in many ways. Among other, she was the firstFortsätt läsa ”17th January 2022: The Day of the Betty White challenge”

Beautiful and fierce like a swan

Today, I was at a local second-hand shop to give away some books I was done reading. I wasn’t planning on buying anything while I was there but, out of curiosity, I took a look around. That’s when I found this beauty and knew I had to have it on Freya’s altar. Swans are notFortsätt läsa ”Beautiful and fierce like a swan”

The snowy city is full of life

It has been snowing like crazy in the last couple days and I love it. I might be a bit irritated over the public transportation never running on time if I had to work. But as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m not currently working. I’ve taken the opportunity to go on long walksFortsätt läsa ”The snowy city is full of life”

Bugs and bones

Today I went with members of my family to pick chanterelles in the forest. We only found a few but what we did find plenty of was animal bones. The area is one heavily frequented by hunters, so this wasn’t much of a surprise. It’s been way too long since I was in nature. ProbablyFortsätt läsa ”Bugs and bones”

Dinosaurs!

Found at the top of the Harfa shopping mall in Prague. Some of them move: I thought I’d gotten the T-rex moving and roaring on camera but turns out my phone wasn’t recording. Disappointing since that was the coolest thing in the park.